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NIA highlights benefits of solid wall insulation

24-04-2014
NIA highlights benefits of solid wall insulation Posted by Andrew Marshall

Homeowners looking for ways to increase the energy efficiency of their property and reduce bills have been encouraged to consider solid wall insulation (SWI).

In a recent statement underlining the benefits of this option, the National Insulation Association (NIA) referred to a report from Ofgem showing that annual dual fuel energy bills have risen from a... read the full article on NIA highlights benefits of solid wall insulation

Surrey school to reap benefits of solar panels

23-04-2014
Surrey school to reap benefits of solar panels Posted by Robert Shields

A school in Leatherhead, Surrey, will soon be enjoying the benefits that come with using solar photovoltaic panels.

Nearly four hundred of the devices have been fitted to the roof of Therfield School in Dilston Road, the Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser reports.

The array has the capacity to generate more than 96 kilowatts of electricity, which... read the full article on Surrey school to reap benefits of solar panels

Solar emerging as a serious rival to fossil fuels, says EST

22-04-2014
Solar emerging as a serious rival to fossil fuels, says EST Posted by Andrew Marshall

The Energy Saving Trust (EST) has commented on the potential of solar power to be a "serious competitor" to fossil fuels.

In its latest blog post, the group noted that this week will see a significant milestone for the sector - 60 years since the activation of the first solar cell capable of generating a significant amount of electricity.
<... read the full article on Solar emerging as a serious rival to fossil fuels, says EST

UK joins solar power 'gigawatt club'

18-04-2014
UK joins solar power 'gigawatt club' Posted by Robert Shields

The UK has joined solar power's 'gigawatt club', becoming one of only six countries with more than one gigawatt of installed capacity, according to new figures.

Industry authority Wiki-Solar.org released data showing that the UK is now ranked sixth in the world in terms of utility-scale solar, largely thanks to a record month that brought over... read the full article on UK joins solar power 'gigawatt club'

Solar farm gets green light in south Wales

18-04-2014
Solar farm gets green light in south Wales Posted by Andrew Marshall

Planning permission has been granted for a proposal that will provide a boost for renewable energy capacity in south Wales.

Solar Securities Group received approval from Caerphilly County Borough Council to install a solar power system at Hendai Farm in Gelligaer, Wales Online reports.

The array of photovoltaic panels will cover eight fields wit... read the full article on Solar farm gets green light in south Wales

STA welcomes IPCC focus on solar power

17-04-2014
STA welcomes IPCC focus on solar power Posted by Andrew Marshall

The Solar Trade Association (STA) has welcomed recent efforts by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to underline the growing importance of renewable energy options.

A new report from the group includes a 137-page analysis of the energy system, which is the source of more than a third (35 per cent) ... read the full article on STA welcomes IPCC focus on solar power

UK leading from the front on climate change, says govt

16-04-2014
UK leading from the front on climate change, says govt Posted by Andrew Marshall

Following the recent launch of initiatives such as the Solar Strategy and the Renewable Heat Incentive for domestic properties, the government has claimed that the UK is "leading from the front" in the battle against climate change.

Edward Davey, the secretary of state for energy, this month released a sta... read the full article on UK leading from the front on climate change, says govt

EST highlights rise of renewables in retail sector

16-04-2014
EST highlights rise of renewables in retail sector Posted by Robert Shields

Renewable energy measures are becoming increasingly important for the UK's retail sector, according to the Energy Saving Trust (EST).

In its latest blog post, the group noted that it is a logical progression for this industry to shift its focus away from finite resources and towards sustainable options such as so... read the full article on EST highlights rise of renewables in retail sector

Study shows improving cost-competitiveness of solar power

15-04-2014
Study shows improving cost-competitiveness of solar power Posted by Andrew Marshall

The cost-competitiveness of solar photovoltaic power increased last year, according to new research.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released a report showing that global renewable energy investment declined by US$35.1 billion (£20.9 billion) in 2013, partly bec... read the full article on Study shows improving cost-competitiveness of solar power

Solar heating is popular and quick to install, says STA

15-04-2014
Solar heating is popular and quick to install, says STA Posted by Robert Shields

The Solar Trade Association (STA) has followed up the announcement of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) by highlighting the appeal of solar heating for consumers.

Stuart Elmes, chair of the association's Solar Thermal Working Group, said this renewable energy option is popular with householders and quic... read the full article on Solar heating is popular and quick to install, says STA

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