Solar PV News Update April 2012

Solar News Update If you’re having trouble keeping up with the latest news on the solar industry, you’re not alone. With all the recent confusion surrounding the government backed feed in tariff, you’d be forgiven for thinking now is probably not the best time to invest in solar. In actual fact the opposite is true.Whilst the feed in tariff rate has come down and is now confirmed at 21p/KWh until 1st July 2012 the total consumer demand has driven down the price of solar modules...Read More

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EPC’s For Solar The Facts

EPC's for solar

EPC’s For Solar The Facts The Government has introduced a new energy efficiency requirement for all solar PV installations applying for the Feed In Tariff from 1 April 2012. WHAT IS AN EPC? An EPC is an Energy Performance Certificate that contains information on your homes energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. It includes a recommendation report that suggestions of ways to reduce energy and enhance your overall efficiency rating. WHY DO I NEED AN EPC IF I AM INSTALLING SOLAR PV? From the 1st...Read More

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Solar Panel Installation Oxfordshire

Installing solar panels across the Oxfordshire   Solar Panels Oxfordshire  “I’d thoroughly recommend Chiltern Solar to anyone considering a Solar installation. Right from our first enquiry, their professional and accommodating manner made them the preferred option for us, and as their quotations were competitive with other companies we approached, we went ahead. The solar installation was straight forward with little disruption. They worked really hard and were a pleasure to have around. The system’s been running for a few months now and we’ve been totally...Read More

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Feed In Tariff News Update – February 2012

Feed In Tariff News Update Why Install Solar PV Before April 1st? The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed that from 1 April homes must have an energy performance certificate (EPC) at level D or above to qualify for higher feed-in tariff rates. It is estimated that around half of UK homes are already rated a level D. But from the 1st April, homes that are rated an E or below will receive the lower tariff of 9p per kWh.  That is why it...Read More

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On Thursday the Government finally made a move to end the current uncertainty over the feed-in tariff for Solar PV and announced it would bring forward legislation to ensure the rate reductions they had previously announced would come into effect on the 3rd March, irrespective of the outcome of the on-going court case. This has removed a lot of uncertainty as there are now only two realistic scenarios to consider; If the Government looses the court case the previous rates (43p for < 4kW systems)...Read More

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