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Weekly Solar PV Installations (ending 29th July 2012)

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…)

New 16p Feed-in Tariffs – Solar PV in the UK

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…)

Weekly Solar PV Installations (ending 22nd July 2012)

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…)

Renewables Generation More Than Doubles its Generation in Just One Year

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…)

Weekly Solar PV Installations (ending 15th July 2012)

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.


Weekly Solar PV Installations (1st – 8th July 2012)

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.


New Feed-in Tariffs Scheme from August 2012

Latest Feed-in Tariffs scheme finally confirmed by the UK Government a month ago will start on 1st August 2012. Homeowners applying on or before 31st July 2012 will receive the current 21p/kWh rate for an up to 4kW solar panels installation, as well as an EPC level D or above. However, those with an eligibility date on or after 1st August should be aware of the key changes announced by the UK Government. (more…)

Edinburgh’s Telford College goes Solar!

Edinburgh’s Telford College, a Scottish College at the forefront of developing training opportunities in the burgeoning renewables industry, is fitting up to 650 solar panels and introduce a range of other novel low carbon technologies on its West Granton Road main campus, which will generate enough energy to allow it to become self-sufficient in power and to showcase it as a UK role model for an energy – efficient building.

The project will mean the college can significantly reduce its power bills and will be able to sell surplus electricity to the National Grid, allowing it to reduce its reliance on government funding. At the same time, present and future students, as well as architects, designer and engineers, will also be able to gain unique ‘real environment’ training in renewable energy and in developing self-sufficient buildings.