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Solar PV Tariff Rate Changes, January 2015

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Ofgem have announced new solar PV Feed in Tariff rates that will take effect from January 1st 2015. The new solar PV tariff rates will apply for the first quarter of 2015 and see rates for all bands under 50kW … Continue reading

Domestic RHI Growth Continues as Air Source Heat Pumps Have a Big Month in September

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The latest Domestic Renewable Heat Update covers installations from September and shows new installations under the Domestic RHI continuing their month on month growth. Biomass continues to have the largest share of new installations under the Domestic RHI, with Air … Continue reading

Congratulations to Cernunnos on New Headquarters

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September saw renewable heat installer Cernunnos launch new permanent headquarters in Newton, South Cambridgeshire. We’d just like to say congratulations on their successful opening. The launch tied in with the Cambridge Open Eco Homes event and around 100 people got … Continue reading

Renewable Heat Installations Under the Social Landlords Competition

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Following up on our recent UK Domestic Renewable Heat Update, we were asked about data for the social housing sector. Since August 2011, funding has been available through the RHPP Social Landlords Competition in 3 phases. The RHPP Social Landlords … Continue reading

Tariffs for Small Commercial Biomass to Reduce by 10% From October 1st 2014

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DECC has announced a 10% reduction to the small commercial biomass tariff under the non-domestic RHI. The new tariffs for the quarter starting October 1st 2014 see tariffs for small commercial biomass (less than 200 kWth) reduce from 8.4 and … Continue reading

Air Source Heat Pumps and Biomass Dominate New Domestic RHI Installations

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The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive was launched on April 9th, 2014. A new report from Green Business Watch has analysed the most recent application numbers from the scheme and highlights some interesting facts about the uptake of domestic renewable heat. … Continue reading

IEA Stresses the Need for Policy Certainty if Renewable Energy Momentum is to be Maintained

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report. It highlights continued success for renewables in 2013 and points to the need for policy certainty to sustain further growth. Continue reading

How Solar Panels Work [infographic]

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Many UK homes have been generating their own electricity, saving on bills and earning income with solar panels. But if you’ve ever wondered how solar panels work, here is a quick visual guide. Continue reading

What is an Energy Performance Certificate?

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An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a document which provides a visual statement of your home’s energy efficiency. The EPC is designed to give a quick reference as to how much the house is likely to cost to run. Continue reading

Solar PV Feed in Tariff Rates Remain Unchanged From October 2014

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Solar Feed in Tariff rates across all bands are to remain unchanged for the 4th quarter of 2014. Under the degression mechanism built into the solar PV Feed in Tariff, rates are lowered each quarter providing that deployment targets have … Continue reading