December, 2010 - Archive

New energy efficient homes will utilise solar thermal panels

A new property development in Hounslow will provide green living to residents. Worth £5.8 million the development offers 41 new energy efficient homes. Housing solutions specialist, Lovell, will build the homes to Level Four of the Code for Sustainable Homes standard, allowing tenants and owners to have reduced energy costs. The four-storey build in Heston [...]

Ofgem’s latest report on Feed-In Tariff

Ofgem’s latest report on the Feed-In Tariff was released earlier this month and shows solar power’s popularity is on the rise. The report gives an overview of the regulator’s statistics from July 1 – September 30, 2010. Figures show that there’s been an increase in the number of solar installations in the UK, particularly in [...]

Green electricity in the UK will flourish ‘when subsidies are removed’

John Constable, director of policy and research at the Renewable Energy Foundation, has predicted that the green electricity market in the UK will greatly improve once subsidies are withdrawn. While Dr Constable supports the benefits of subsidies for renewable energy generation, which he says is allowing the UK to experiment with new technologies, he also [...]