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UK Feed in Tariff Rates 2018 – All Technologies

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Current, 2018 Feed in Tariff rates for the various technologies under the FIT scheme. UK Feed in Tariff rates for Solar PV, Wind, Hydro, Micro CHP and Anaerobic Digestion. This page will be updated as new rates are announced. Continue reading

What is a Solar PV Module?

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Knowing the component parts that make up a solar PV system can help you make great choices when it comes to buying your set up. Here, we’ll explain exactly what a solar module is and what you should be looking for in … Continue reading

How do I know when I should replace my boiler?

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Trying to keep an old boiler going can feel like throwing good money after bad. Not only do they tend to need repairs but they also run less efficiently, wasting money and fuel with every use. Deciding when to replace … Continue reading

What Is ‘Gas Safe’ And Why Is It Important To You?

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The Gas Safe register lists those who are able to work on gas appliances. Here is what you need to know on Gas Safe and what it means for your safety. Continue reading

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

Solar Feed in Tariff Changes – July 2015

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New solar PV Feed in Tariff rates will come into effect from July 1st 2015. Rates will reduce for most bands with the higher rate for installations up to 4kW falling from 13.39p/kWh to 12.92p/kWh. Continue reading

How Does an Air Source Heat Pump Actually Work?

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Even “cold” air contains energy in the form of heat. This energy is used to heat a refrigerant and turn it to gas. The gas is compressed and then fed to a condenser where it releases heat to the heating system. Continue reading

Do Solar Panels Have to Face South to be Worth it in the UK?

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Solar panels get a lot of coverage these days and mostly there’s a prediction in there for how much you can earn on a South facing roof. But what if you don’t have a South facing roof? What if your … Continue reading

Concerned About Energy Bills? Solar Panels Might be the Answer

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Paying their home energy bills is the main worry for people in the UK, above their other serious household expenses. At least according to a recent Ernst & Young survey of 2,000 UK consumers: “Despite recent price reductions, it remains … Continue reading

Are Solar Panels Still Worth It With FiT at 13.39p?

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On the 1st of April, the Feed in Tariff for solar panels went to 13.39 p/kWh and we thought you might be wondering whether solar panels are still worth it at this tariff rate. Continue reading

FIT Installation Update – October to December 2014

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The fourth quarter of 2014 was a strong end to a strong year for the UK Feed in Tariff scheme and saw installations reach 560,825 and a total installed capacity of 2,988.46 MW. Continue reading

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