Clean Energy

Smart Export Guarantee – What You Need to Know

Find out how the Smart Export Guarantee will work and how much you can get paid when you export energy from your solar panels or other “green electricity” you generate. Continue reading

UK Feed in Tariff Rates 2019 – All Technologies

Current, 2019 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

FIT Installation Update – October to December 2014

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

Solar PV Costs Fall Sharply as Renewables Account For 43.6% of New Capacity in 2013

2013 was a big year for renewable energy worldwide with 43.6% of new energy generating capacity being from renewables. This is despite a drop in investment for the second year running. Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2014 is the … Continue reading

Renewable Heat Incentive Finally Available For Domestic Use

Ofgem has announced that the long awaited Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is now available for domestic users from today. It is hoped that the scheme, which involves the use of a tariff for the production of renewable heat, will encourage … Continue reading

Budget 2014: Has The Government Abandoned Green Business?

Has Budget 2014 seen the government continue the abandonment of its green credentials and bow to the simplistic message pushed by polluting industries? Probably the key budget announcement affecting green business was a freezing of the carbon price floor. The carbon … Continue reading

UK Drops in Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index

The recent release of the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) by global consultancy EY has seen the UK drop one from 4th to 5th. Continue reading

UK Renewable Electricity Generation Grows Nearly Fourfold in Decade

From 2002 to 2012, UK electricity generated from renewable sources has grown nearly fourfold with that growth accelerating in the last 2 years. Continue reading

How to Get The Green Deal: Step by Step

A step by step guide on how to get the Green Deal and what is involved. Starting with your Green Deal Assessment, it helps to understand the process you’ll go through to avail of a Green Deal loan or cashback. Continue reading

What Are These Green Levies? And What Are Their Impact On Your Energy Bills?

Energy prices seem never to be out of the news these last few weeks and there is a lot of talk about “green levies”. So, what environmental costs are part of our bills and what are their effects? Continue reading

Introduction to the Green Deal

The UK’s Green Deal programme is the first of its kind in the world. The scheme offers households a way to improve the efficiency of their property, reduce their carbon footprint and future proof their home, all without any capital … Continue reading

UK Government Reveals Solar PV Roadmap

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have released the detail of their UK Solar PV Strategy document. Describing it as a Roadmap to a Brighter Future, Greg Baker, the minister for the department, revealed the document at the … Continue reading

Alternate Efficient Technologies to Heat Your Home

Most homes in the UK have some version of central heating. If you are looking to replace all or part of this system in the near future, it is important to consider all the options to ensure you invest in an efficient heating system both for now and for the future. Continue reading

She Should Have Gone For Solar Panels

Home energy projects come in all shapes and sizes but this lady’s neighbours would prefer if she’d contacted a solar panel installer instead. Continue reading

Energy Storage Projects Finally Taking Off

In just the last six months there have been 38 new energy storage projects announced or started. These projects are now part of more than 600 worldwide projects designed to advance energy storage technologies. Continue reading

What to Expect From the Domestic RHI? [infographic]

On July 12th, 2013 the government announced details of the proposed domestic RHI. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government scheme to incentivise the move to renewable energy sources for heating. The RHI has been in place since 2011 … Continue reading

New RHI Tariffs Finally Revealed

After a number of delays due to the consultation process, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has finally announced the tariffs for domestic users of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which will be available from the spring of … Continue reading

UK Feed in Tariff [infographic]

This infographic gives a great visual summary of the story so far, after 3 years of the UK Feed in Tariff scheme. Continue reading

FIT Installation Update, January – March 2013

The first quarter of 2013 saw installations under the Feed in Tariff scheme reach 379,511 and 1,792.32 MW of installed renewable capacity.  Between January and March 2013 there were 21,255 installations and 137.51 MW added under the scheme. Growth in … Continue reading

FIT Data Analysis April 2010 to March 2013

The Feed in Tariff scheme was introduced on April 1 2010 as a support for small scale renewable electricity generation. The scheme is open to both domestic and business users and covers technologies such as Solar PV, Wind, Hydro, CHP … Continue reading