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Electric Vehicle Charging - Using Solar Energy!
- 23rd November 2012
Electric vehicle owner, Ian Cook visited the Green Electrician Group’s head office near Nantwich, Cheshire on Friday 23 November on his way South to Silverstone to attend a Nissan LEAF VIP event at the race track.
Ian had carefully planned his 200-mile journey from his home near Bangor, North Wales to Silverstone in his Nissan LEAF, with three recharge stops in total. Whilst the... Continue reading
Green Deal Update - It is not Live!
- 20th November 2012
Just in case anyone thinks they have missed something, the Green Deal is not live. The October 2012 launch was just for companies to become assessors.
For the end user, both domestic and non domestic, the Green Deal does not begin until 28 January 2013, only then will finance be in place for consumers and energy assessments ready to begin. The roll out process for non domestic Green Deal... Continue reading
Are we about to face a bit of stick from the government?
- 19th October 2012
Who would have believed in the 21st Century the UK is faced with power shortages and blackouts?
Well that’s what we have ahead of us if you are to believe a recent report from energy regulator Ofgem. Earlier this month it announced that Britain runs the serious risk of running out of energy generating capacity in the winter of 2015-16, leading to power shortages throughout the UK.
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The Green Deal
- 18th October 2012
The Green Deal is a new government scheme, which is going to replace the existing Carbon Emissions Reduction Target and the Community Energy Saving Programme. At the core of the Green Deal plan is an innovative financial market mechanism which allows both consumers and business to implement energy efficiency improvements at no upfront costs. Instead, the capital will be provided by the busin... Continue reading
Enjoy Solar Panels - better than any ISA!
- 15th May 2012
Why have solar installations taken a dive? Everything suggests that businesses and home owners should be putting them on any spare inch of their south facing properties, but the reality is that people are wary.
The Government has spent a good 10 months making the solar industry as unstable as it possibly can, fiddling with the feed in tariff, getting caught up in the supreme court, add... Continue reading
Budget Cuts Capital Allowances for Solar
- 23rd March 2012
This week's Budget was yet another demonstration that the solar industry is having to work without Government support. The Government confirmed that not only will Enhanced Capital Allowances not apply to recipients of FiTs and RHI payments, but regular Capital Allowances for expenditure on solar PV will be reduced from the standard rate (18 percent) to a “special” rate of just 8 perce... Continue reading
The Latest Tarriff Feed Update
- 9th February 2012
DECC has announced today that the 21p/kwh will take place from the 1st April, for domestic size solar panels, with an eligibility date on or after 3rd March 2012. For those installations between the 12th Dec and 3RdMarch there is an unknown amount depending upon whether the Government win their legal case in the Supreme Court. If the Government win their appeal these installations will recei... Continue reading
DECC Confirm 21p Will Stay Until 1 April 2012
- 15th December 2011
In a meeting with DECC on Monday 12th December, the Solar Trade Association has provided minutes to provide some clarity on the Governments activities and plans for the solar industry over the coming weeks.
The Minister’s overriding concern is that there is to be life for the industry beyond 1st April 2012.
For the Phase 2 consultation DECC is having to think more creatively.
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CBI comes down on Government over cuts
- 27th November 2011
Surely the Government must listen when the head of the CBI criticises its proposals to cut the feed-in tariff and attempt to destory the industry.
The CBI said the decision to halve "feed-in tariffs" earlier than planned would force companies to cancel planned work, destroying projects and jobs.The government said the changes would ensure the scheme carried on in future.
CBI director... Continue reading