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Community solar initiative in Newport

December 28, 2012, Leave your thoughts

Increasing numbers of community groups are looking to solar power to better the lives of those in the local community through the installation of solar panels, providing electricity or heat to homes. There has been a resurgence in the number […]

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Government support for UK solar

December 28, 2012, Leave your thoughts

This week saw the release of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)’s Renewable Energy Roadmap, which saw solar energy make an entry for the first time. 2012 has been a very successful year for solar, thanks to the […]

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UK renewable energy on the up

December 27, 2012, Leave your thoughts

2013 is fast approaching and experts have been looking back and analysing the performance of the UK’s renewable market. According to recently published data from energy secretary Edward Davey – the Renewable Energy Roadmap – renewable energy in the UK […]

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Huge solar demand in 2013

December 24, 2012, Leave your thoughts

This year the solar industry in the UK grew massively as more and more homeowners, small businesses and community groups recognised the multiple benefits of solar power and had arrays installed on the roof of their buildings. According to Solarbuzz, […]

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8GW of solar by 2016?

December 24, 2012, Leave your thoughts

When the government announced its solar targets of 22GW by 2020, there were mixed reactions throughout the industry, with many experts thinking that this was an overambitious target. However, the UK could well be on track to meet these targets, […]

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2012 solar review

December 24, 2012, Leave your thoughts

2012 has been a very successful year for the solar industry, with many homeowners, businesses and community groups installing solar panels in order to reap the multiple advantages. Ofgem has now released its annual Feed in Tariff report, documenting the […]

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National Solar Centre to launch in 2013

December 20, 2012, Leave your thoughts

Plans to open a National Solar Centre have been given a helping hand thanks to £1.1 million in funding from the European Regional Development Fund, and the Building Research Establishment (BRE). The centre is being created in order to help […]

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I have had a system installed that has a size of 2kWp but the declared net capacity shown on the MCS Certificate is 1.90 Kw and the estimated annual generation is shown as 1,650 kwh. Could you please explain to me the reasons for the difference between these figures?

December 20, 2012, Leave your thoughts

The kWp is a system rating based on the wattage of each panels multiplied by how many panels there are. Therefore 8 x 250W = 2kW. However the declared net capacity of a system is generally the maximum output of […]

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Renewables Obligation Certificate for rooftop solar

December 19, 2012, Leave your thoughts

This week the government announced that it is to introduce a new Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) banding specifically for medium-sized roof-mounted solar panel systems. In an attempt to incentivise the installation of solar panels on buildings, rather than on the […]

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