February, 2011 - Archive

New FIT figures demonstrates popularity of PV

It has been revealed that a total of 24,744 Feed-In Tariff installations have now been officially registered in the UK. A new report released by Ofgem on Wednesday, February 23, shows a steady uptake of small scale renewable electricity generation. Between the launch of the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) last April to December 31, 2010, a [...]

Survey reports average solar PV installation is under £12,000

A new survey has found the average solar PV installation to be less than £12,000. Solar Guide, which specialises in solar installation quotes and industry related news, has found the average cost of a completed solar PV installation to be £11,657. The findings are based on statistics taken from the second half of 2010 where [...]

Government to review Feed-In Tariff scheme

A review of the Feed-In Tariff has begun to help protect small scale installations. Energy Secretary Chris Huhne is reviewing the Feed in Tariffs (FITs) scheme following growing evidence that large scale solar farms could swallow up money intended to help homes, communities and small businesses generate their own electricity. More than 21,000 installations have [...]

Homeowners are not doing enough to improve their energy efficiency, says Greg Barker

Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has said people are still being hesitant when it comes to improving energy efficiency in their homes. The statement was made at the Retrofit Salford 2011 event, where Mr Barker shared his desire for more people to install double glazing or take advantage of the Government’s Feed-In Tariff by installing [...]