After a long time looking forward to see the results from the first weekly installations of August 2012, figures seem to be not as bad as expected. Still awaiting updates1 from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, this week ending 5th August there have been 2,368 up to 50kW solar PV installations in the UK compared to 922 done the first week after the cuts of Feed-in Tariffs in April 2012.
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Followed by the great results of last week solar pv installations, this week figures were even better! Still awaiting updates1 from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the first results published reveal that nothing more and nothing less than 9,390 solar photovoltaic installations were done in the UK during these last seven days! (more…)
The UK Government has introduced today the New Feed-in Tariffs scheme. From 1st of August on, residential tariffs for homes which have a Level D Energy Performance Certificate or above, will drop down from 21p per kWh to 16p, and the payment time will decrease 5 years, standing at 20 instead of 25. On the flip side, the Export Tariff will increase to 4.5p/kWh. The total benefit estimated now for a homeowner installing solar panels on or after 1st August is £866 in Year 1. (more…)
The aerodrome at Dunsfold Park, more known as the home of BBC’s Top Gear test track and studios, made history last 28th of June, becoming one of the nation’s only business parks to be powered entirely on ‘green energy’. (more…)
With more than 6,000 solar PV installations, this last week solar figures have overcome the expectations in the UK. Still awaiting updates1, the Department of Energy and Climate Change published today the new Weekly Solar PV Installations and Capacity document, revealing great results for this week ending 22nd July. (more…)
The UK’s biggest solar farm has just been launched on the Cadland estate in Fawley, Hampshire, with 30 acres of solar panels to provide enough electricity to power around 1,000 homes. (more…)
Great news coming directly from the South West of England: a report published by Regen SW last Wednesday reveals renewable generation capacity in this region of the UK has more than doubled in comparison to the last year, increasing from 217MW in 2010/11 to 525MW in 2011/12.
Although really good figures showed up for all the renewable energies generation, the growth is dominated by solar photovoltaic. The number of projects has increased from 7,500 in the last year to almost 55,000 in 2011/2012. This has raised the installed capacity to 188 MW from small and medium scale solar PV installations, and at least 75 MW from stand-alone solar farms. Solar thermal also accounts for 8.9 MW of renewable heat capacity in the southwest, from just over 3,000 projects. (more…)
With only two exact weeks left to the beginning of the new Feed-in Tariffs, the UK Government has published again some good figures for the latest installations made in the UK. By the looks of it1, 4,186 people have installed solar panels this last week ending 15th July, increasing the installed capacity by 18MW. Now, the total number of installations registered on the MCS database is 350,452 up from 341,827 from the last week, and the total capacity installed stands at 1.2GB.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change has published latest statistics of solar PV installations for the week ending 8th July. Given the amazing figures from last week, we don’t expect less from the next three weeks before the new Feed-in Tariff start!
Our country has seen a huge number of installations these last weeks due to the more than close change in the Feed-in Tariffs scheme. Although these first statistics have to be reviewed1, this last week 3,284 installations have been registered in the MCS database - compared to 3,434 confirmed from week ending 1st July. The total number of solar PV installations done in the UK is now 341,827 , and the total capacity installed increased by 10MW, keeping the total capacity installed at 1.17 GW right now.
A new 2,121 UK face-to-face in-home survey conducted with a representative sample of adults aged 16+, carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change has revealed 79% of the interviewed support renewable energy, and 69% think renewable energy industries and developments provide economic benefits to the UK.
The survey, set up to understand and monitor public attitudes to the Department’s main business priorities, began in March and will run four times a year from now on.