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  • Budget 2016: What’s in it for renewables?

    By David Pratt | 16 March 2016, 10:45 | Editor's Blog
    The eyes of the UK renewables sector – and most others – will be turning to the chancellor this afternoon for his latest Budget speech. Some key decisions are expected to be announced, with the solar sector hoping for some clarity over the future of VAT rates.
  • How many solar jobs will be saved by energy storage?

    By David Hunt | 07 December 2015, 11:49 | Guest Blog | Comments (5)
    It seems increasingly likely FiTs for solar and other government support mechanisms will be heavily cut, with job losses already taking place and more seeming inevitable. At first storage seemed like a simple solution for installers and the wider industry to shift its focus - even if only temporarily. UK renewable energy recruitment specialist David Hunt of Hyperion Executive Search, himself a former solar installer, takes a closer look.
  • SEUK: Tesla, Moixa and Sunamp among storage firms set to make big splash

    By Andy Colthorpe | 09 October 2015, 12:27 | Editor's Blog
    We are approaching the sixth annual Solar Energy UK conference and exhibition, hosted by our publisher Solar Media. Taking place next week amid challenging times for the UK PV industry, recognition of the potential of storage at the top level at last, and actions already underway by the industry, will be among the central topics of discussion, with more exhibitors and conference strands than ever before.
  • Why Solar Energy UK is the perfect opportunity to boost your business in 2016

    By John Parnell | 08 October 2015, 17:29 | Editor's Blog | Comments (1)
    October’s trade show provides a chance to start fine-tuning your core solar business and discover the new avenues to revenue in the year ahead.
  • Energy bills and the Autumn Statement

    By Peter Bennett | 29 November 2013, 15:59 | Editor's Blog
    The ongoing saga surrounding energy bills in the UK is finally set to come to a head when George Osborne delivers the Autumn Statement on 5 December .
  • The Energy Swindle…swindle

    By Lucy Woods | 17 July 2013, 16:14 | Guest Blog | Comments (2)
    The Taxpayers Alliance's attempt to swindle the public out of clean energy with a new campaign: 'The Energy Swindle'.
  • Is solar power the answer to condensing boiler upgrades?

    By Jarrah Harburn | 30 March 2012, 12:55 | Guest Blog | Comments (8)
    With the April 1 2012 deadline upon us, solar power installations in the UK must now abide by the EPC requirements to access the full solar feed-in tariff rates. One of the pivotal aspects with domestic homes reaching the 'D' banded EPC rating is the presence of a condensing boiler. This is because in combination with a solar power system the condensing boiler lifts the majority of properties into the required EPC band.
  • EPC requirements: will you make the grade?

    By Emma Hughes | 15 December 2011, 18:17 | Editor's Blog | Comments (7)
    As each and every one of you is painfully aware, on October 31 this year the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced Phase 1 of its consultation on feed-in tariffs, which revealed a 50 percent reduction to the current incentive rates for solar photovoltaics. While most of the post-consultation coverage focused on these cuts, a lot of our readers have also expressed concern over the new potential EPC requirements.


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