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October 2018

January 2018

Cheapest electricity provider?

By | 2018-01-26T22:10:54+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

It is important for us to remain independent when recommending which electricity provider to chose.  However, one of our customers has been researching the market and has written a summary of his findings.  Read more here and benefit from a £50 discount when you sign up - http://www.stevefreemanonline.com/2017/10/who-is-the-cheapest-energy-supplier/

November 2017

Cost of renewables vs nuclear and gas

By | 2017-11-28T18:46:46+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind|

Government reports show shocking information on the relative cost of energy: Technology Price per Mwh Source Public support % Offshore wind 58 latest CfD price - 2017 79 Standard gas (CCGT) 61 BEIS Electricity Generation Cost Report 16 (gas fracking) Onshore wind 65 BEIS Electricity Generation Cost Report  74 Large scale solar 71 [...]

Are solar panels still a good investment?

By | 2017-11-28T18:59:11+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Solar|

Solar is still a great investment with returns of 12.5% which beats most savings rates.  The return is even higher on new builds. Numbers updated 22 November 2017 Item Value Payback 8.0 years Return on investment 12.5% Government incentives £6,463 Savings on electricity bill £6,998 Cost of 4kW PV £5,404 Profit £8,058 [...]

UK public support for renewables at massive high

By | 2017-11-28T19:07:15+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind|

A new UK poll has shown that 80% of the British public support renewable energy. A government sponsored survey found 73% of the public support inshore wind.  It's ironic the Government has an official policy to “halt the spread” of new onshore wind farms, even though this is now one of the cheapest forms of electricity. [...]

February 2017

We CAN power the UK using solar and other renewable energy

By | 2017-11-28T19:06:41+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Solar, Solar batteries|

See this inspirational video of American Samoa where they power the island with solar and Tesla battery storage.  If we imagine the UK as lots of small islands, it becomes a reality to power the UK on renewable energy such as wind, tidal, wave and solar.  Perhaps the government needs to start thinking about [...]

How much space would need to be covered by solar panels to power every home in the UK?

By | 2017-11-28T19:56:17+00:00 February 12th, 2017|Solar|

Have you ever wondered - how much space would need to be covered by solar panels, if we tried to produce the amount of power used by every home in the UK? Well, here's the answer... https://www.facebook.com/greenpeaceuk/videos/10153687631229229/  

November 2016

If wind and solar power are cheaper and quicker, do we really need Hinkley Point?

By | 2017-11-28T19:56:45+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Solar, Wind|

Nuclear energy’s cost, and a focus on alternative technology, including research on a new generation of hi-tech battery storage, is leading observers outside the green lobby to question the project’s value. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/aug/20/do-we-even-need-hinkley-point-smart-usage-windpower-hi-tech-batteries

October 2016

Solar outstrips coal in past six months of UK electricity generation

By | 2017-11-28T19:57:35+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Solar|

Solar outstrips coal in past six months of UK electricity generation. More power came from solar panels than from Britain’s ageing coal stations from April to September this year, report shows. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/04/solar-outstrips-coal-in-past-six-months-of-uk-electricity-generation