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Solar Roof Tiles

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The quest to harvest renewable energy sources for domestic use is a challenge that many want to take on-board. However, it is entirely unrealistic to expect home-owners up and down the country to suddenly splash out on expensive solar panels. Moreover, such investments are especially impractical in the current economic downturn. Whilst solar panel installations […]

Latest ECO and Green Deal figures

New boiler replacement

Please note: On 23 July 2015 the government announced that it has ceased funding for the Green Deal. This means there will be no further funding to the Green Deal Finance Company and no more releases of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund. The latest statistical information for the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation […]

DECC launches RHI calculator to estimate financial rewards

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has launched their Renewable Heat Incentive calculator to demonstrate the financial rewards available to households who invest in renewable heat systems, including heat pumps, solar thermal panels and biomass boilers.  The online tool allows consumers to calculate how much money they can potentially earn if they were […]

Renewable Heat Incentive now open for domestic customers

April has been quite a significant month for domestic owners of renewable heating, thanks to the long awaited launch of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI). Delayed for near on five years, households with ground source heat pumps, solar thermal hot water systems, air source heat pumps and biomass boilers will now be able to […]

Deadline looms for MCS renewable heat installations

If you’re the owner of a renewable heating system and you haven’t registered your product with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) then time is a ticking, because the 22 October deadline is exactly four weeks away.  The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme is due to be launched next Spring, and in preparations for its […]

July heatwave helps solar PV prove its worth

Britain’s stock of solar photovoltaic panels produced more electricity in July than during any other month, according to sources within the solar industry and official government figures. July 2013 has been one of the hottest, driest and sunniest on record. Added to the fact that solar panel installations in the UK now number more than 450,000, […]

Government confirms Renewable Heat Incentive tariffs for green heating

Households with renewable heat technologies such as solar thermal systems, heat pumps and biomass boilers will be pleased to hear that after nearly four years the Government has finally confirmed the level of support available under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) when the scheme launches in Spring 2014.  The Government hopes that the RHI will […]

Energy saving improvements can increase property prices by up to 38%

We all know that embracing energy saving home improvements such as cavity wall insulation and fitting a modern A rated condensing boiler can bring down the cost of household energy bills considerably. But did you know that energy efficiency measures can also boost the market value of your home by up to 38%? According to […]

Will solar panel anti dumping tariffs do more harm than good?

Following months of political wrangling, the European Commission has opened the door to a trade war with the second-largest economy in the world after imposing levies on Chinese solar panels. The commission believes that China is responsible for exporting solar panels to the European Union (EU) at sub-market rates. Although making a substantial loss on sales […]

Government promises more help for green heating

The British Government has promised to help people make the switch to green heating by increasing the size of grants made available under the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP). The grants were introduced to provide interim relief to households in the months leading up to the launch of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The RHI […]