Energy Saving and Rebewables Blog

Benefits of Replacing Your Old Gas Boiler [infographic]

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Replacing your old gas boiler with a new, energy efficient model can save you money, reduce the energy you waste and provide you with a warmer, more comfortable home. Continue reading

How Much Does Solar Panel Battery Storage Cost?

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Your solar panels are converting light into electricity. This means that they are generating electricity during the day, when the house is often empty. Most commonly, this electricity is fed back to the grid. It stands to reason that it would … Continue reading

How Much Can You Save By Replacing Your Gas Boiler?

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If you use a gas fired boiler with radiators, you’ll be spending on average 55% of your energy bill providing heating and hot water to your home. With the average dual fuel bill coming in at over £1,340 each year, … Continue reading

How Much Can Your Home Save With Solar Panels in 2016?

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Just how much can you save with solar PV for your home? As the cost of the solar panels has fallen, so too has government subsidy, so where do we stand in 2016? Continue reading

What is a Condensing Boiler and How Does it Work?

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It can be all too easy to get confused about the different types of boilers and which is right for you. Today, it’s all about the condensing boiler, and building regulations specify that any new boiler installed in the UK … Continue reading

Government Cuts Solar PV Tariff to 4.39p/kWh From January 15th

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The Government has announced cuts to the Feed in Tariff across all bands from 2016. Domestic installations up to 10kW in capacity will be reduced to 4.39p/kWh. Although this is a significant reduction on the current rate of 12.47p/kWh for … Continue reading

Are the UK Government About to Kill Solar Subsidies?

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The short and unfortunate answer is yes, it looks like they are. The Government is proposing to cut the Feed in Tariff from 12.47 p/kWh to 1.63 p/kWh unless you get in before January 1st. Continue reading

How Much Can You Save With Home Insulation?

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With winter approaching, a warmer home and lower heating bills is a very attractive prospect. If your home is like most in the UK, there is still a lot that can be done to lessen heat loss and wasted energy … Continue reading

Solar Feed in Tariff Changes – October 2015

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New solar PV Feed in Tariff rates will come into effect from October 1st 2015. Rates will reduce for the bands up to 50 kW. The higher rate for installations up to 4kW will fall from 12.92p/kWh to 12.47p/kWh. Continue reading

Domestic Solar Panel Installation and Planning Permission – England

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This article refers to the planning requirements for Domestic Solar PV Installations in England. There are significant differences in the rules if your property is in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. Domestic Solar PV installations are considered ‘permitted development’* in … Continue reading