Colin, Spey Bay
Solar Thermal and Solar PV
Benefits of Solar Thermal
- You'll be able to claim the Renewable Heat Incentive from its domestic launch in 2014.
- Produce up to 1/3 of your hot water.
- Reduce CO2 emissions by up to 530kg.
- Reduce heating bills by up to £65 p/a.
Benefits of Solar PV
Quotation was competitive no heavy handed sales talk. Fitting was carried out on time and with very little disruption would recommend this company. System now working as described .
On by Richard from Doncaster
Very thorough explanation of the options and what the benefit would be. Pointed to some referee's we could check with. Did NOT give the "aggressive sales pitch" approach, very professional. Allowed me (at my request)to have some involvement in the installation (with their guidance), which was...
On by Mr Kingswell from Charlton Kings
We are really happy with our solar panels from Green Energy Solutions. The advise was balanced, the range of panels and inverters available was good and you can build a system that meets your quality standards and budget. The planning and execution of the work was great and all completed on the...
On by Paul from Plymouth
Very friendly and professional, responded to all queries and problems quickly. well informed on progress of job Efficient and professional job throughout. Happy to recommend to anyone wanting solar panels. Also pleased with level of after sales service.
On by Jonathan from Northampton
Fenland Solar prove to be true professionals in the solar panel industry. From start to finish the accuracy, precision and competency in presentation, quoting, installation and application of the whole package was equivalent to a well oiled engine. All questions were answered quickly backed up...
On by Kevin from Doncaster
1st class service from 1st class company from my 1st point of contact to the finished installation. Not to mention a walk through the finished installation to explain its workings. Also left reassured that if I needed anything explained I could contact John which I have availed of and had a great...
On by Ryan from Limavady
Solar PV Feed-In Tariff Calculator
With the launch of the Government's Feed-In Tariff, electricity generating solar photovoltaic (PV) installations are now a viable proposition for domestic households.
With a guaranteed 20 year income installations can pay for themselves in under 10 years, with any revenue generated thereafter being pure tax-free profit.
Whilst it's easy to generalise these figures every installation and circumstance is unique and for that reason it's important to research the viability of Solar PV for your own specific requirement.
Try our neutral and un-biased Solar PV Feed-In Tariff calculator to assess feasibility. If it works for you then please ensure you request quotes from MCS certified installers to benefit from the feed-in tariff.
Government Grants and Incentives for Solar
Solar panels and the Green Deal
October 2012 saw the launch of the Green Deal, a Government scheme which is set to revolutionise Britain's poorly insulated and ageing housing stock. Through the scheme customers will be able to apply for funding from the end of January 2013 to install energy efficiency home improvements including solar panels and other microgeneration technologies.
Feed-in Tariff for Solar PV
The Feed-In Tariff, also known as FIT, became available in the UK on April 1 2010 and is the electricity sector of the Clean Energy Cash Back scheme - a Government-backed scheme that pays people who create their own electricity using green technology including solar PV panels.
Renewable Heat Incentive for Solar Thermal
Homeowners, businesses and communities wishing to benefit from reduced energy bills and environmentally friendly technology will be able to do so through the upcoming Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Solar Thermal.
Solar PV & Solar Water Heating Information
Solar Panel Grants
Homeowners that generate their own electricity or hot water from renewable or low carbon sources such as solar PV or solar thermal panels can receive regular payments via the Feed-in Tariff or Renewable Heat Incentive.
Solar thermal panels convert the Sun's solar energy into hot water to complement your existing domestic hot water supply. The technology uses evacuated tube or flat-plate collector panels coupled with a twin-coil cylinder normally located within your airing cupboard. A typical installation can supply up to 1/3 of your hot water all year round.
Solar PV technology is an extremely underused technology within the UK which can provide huge cost savings to a domestic household whilst also generating income via the Clean Energy Cashback feed-in tariff by selling back unused energy to your energy supplier.
Solar panels come in a variety of different types and technologies all suited to varying situations and requirements. The two main types of panel are differentiated by their output of either electricity (solar PV) or hot water (solar thermal).
Solar power has been harnessed for many years but only in the least few years has solar technology become economically viable for use in the domestic household. Solar thermal can provide hot water all-year round whilst solar PV can cut up to £200 off your energy bills and provide a passive income via the Government's feed-in tariff.
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By Katie Anderson - 5 February 2014
Ofgem has confirmed that come April solar photovoltaic systems up to 4kW will see feed-in tariff rates drop by 3.5%. It means from 1st April domestic size solar systems will fall from 14.9p/kWh to 14.38p/kWh. Back in October 2013 feed-in tariff … Continue reading