The future is set to get darker for solar

The Conservative government seems hellbent on destroying the solar PV market

Ministers seem to be hell-bent on undermining the UK solar industry with constant briefings about imminent cuts to renewable energy subsidies. A number of national newspapers have carried misleading reports recently indicating that Energy Secretary Amber Rudd is gearing up to further slash solar power subsidies.   The newspaper reports constantly refer to a feed-in-tariff

UK solar company shortlisted for global award

Solar PVS on farm building

A UK based integrator and distributor of solar components, Proinso, has been shortlisted in the The Solar Industry Awards.   Established in 2009, the Solar Industry Awards recognise innovative manufacturing and product approaches that have the potential to change the way society lives and moves about.   Proinso, the only UK company to feature on the shortlist,

Social sector urged to snap up solar power

Solar panels

Social Enterprise and community funding organisation the Key Fund is urging charities, community businesses and Social Enterprises to take advantage of potential feed in tariff earnings and savings on their energy bills. Now the UK’s most prolific investor of its kind, Key Fund, is offering a limited blend of grant & loan

Low carbon energy system offers ‘near’ off-grid living

A concept home in north Yorkshire, claimed to be a new breed of energy efficient house features roof mounted solar panels and solar thermal panels (PV-T) linked to an underground energy storage system, the house will generate 13,000+ kWh of electricity and heat a year: 5,000 kWh will be used

Pensioners can be ‘friends of the earth’!

Home owners at one of the first zero carbon retirement villages in the UK are celebrating after paying no energy bills in the first year of living there – with some being handed back more than £125.   The award-winning Waterside development is set within the grounds of Middleton Hall Retirement Village,