Posts Tagged ‘solar’

Weekly Solar PV Installations (ending 6th May 2012)

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has once more published and updated solar photovoltaic installations for the week ending 6th May 2012. Solar panels demand in the UK continues to drop as we could see last weeks, and overall have dropped off a cliff since the new Feed-in Tariffs started, lending support to these who say this decision was taken too fast, damaging thousands of homeowners and businesses.

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Coventry Cathedral Ditches Plans for Solar

Coventry Cathedral

Government Shambles on Solar Tariff

The historic cathedral, that was rebuilt after Nazi bombing raids in the Second World War, was thinking of investing over one hundred thousand pounds installing the panels.
However cuts in the so-called ‘Feed in Tariff’ offered by the Government now make the project financially impossible.

At the beginning the offer of 43 pence for every unit of energy generated meant that the cathedral would be able to pay back the costs of the investment and make money on top.
But the Government’s decision to slash the so-called ‘Feed in Tariff’(FITS) by over half to 21p means that this is now financially impossible.

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Solar Panels Help Power Revamped King’s Cross Station

Solar panel on the roof of King's Cross Train Shed

A massive £1.3m project to fit a 240 kilowatt solar system to the roof of King’s Cross station is nearing completion.

The station’s new roof captured imaginations when it opened last week and impressed many that saw it. Now the process of installing solar panels along two new curved glass roofs soaring high above the platforms and concourses is in many ways just as spectacular.

The solar PV cells are set into 1392 glass laminate units that form part of the 2,300 square metre glass roofing structure.

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Chicken Farmer Installs a £1.2 Million Pound Solar Panel System

One of the largest solar projects in the UK has been installed on a chicken farm in the Midlands, at a cost £1.2m.

Over 2,300 solar panels were installed on the roof of two massive building belonging to poultry farmer Edward Davies during the project, which stretched a distance of 210metres in total.

The plan includes a one hundred and fifty metre long ground array of 1,200 panels installed on the farm also.

Andy Boroughs, managing director of Organic Energy, who managed the project, said that it was one of the biggest of its kind anywhere in the UK.

“The Ludlow site is the single biggest installation ever created in Shropshire and we believe the Powys array is probably the largest in Mid Wales too,” he said.

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UK’s Top 20 Greenest Cities Revealed

Newcastle Conquers All

Newcastle has been crowned the UK’s greenest city, beating off competition from Brighton, Bristol and even London. The annual survey undertaken by Forum for the Future named Newcastle at the top of its Greenest UK Cities list for a second year in a row.

The city’s willingness to accept green technology has seen it rapidly become a vibrant eco hub benefitting greatly from the blossoming green economy. (more…)