June, 2011 - Archive

Hampshire Council Investing In Solar Energy

Hampshire County Council is looking to invest almost £16 million in a solar energy project which would see the council fit solar panels on to 200 of its buildings. In an effort to reduce rising energy costs and to help lower their carbon footprint, the county council is looking into fitting around 200 of its [...]

Switch Flicked on Buckinghamshire Solar Park

Situated on the runway of a former Battle of Britain airfield, Westcott Solar Park in Buckinghamshire is one of the UK’s first large-scale solar parks to get the go-ahead in the UK, after the Government announced its plans to reduce the feed-in-tariff (Fit) scheme for large-scale solar plants. Developed by property company Rockspring, to provide [...]

Largest Solar Farm in the UK Gets Connected

The switch has been flicked on what could well be one of the country’s last large scale solar projects; a solar farm park in Oxfordshire that counts the Environment Agency amongst its tenants. Howbery Business Park claims to be the first to connect a large-scale, ground-mounted solar system to the grid and given the recently [...]

Bognor Regis Hailed As Potential Solar Capital of the UK

The small seaside town of Bognor Regis on the south coast has the potential to become the solar power capital of the UK. Having emerged as one of the sunniest places in the country to live, figures released by the Met Office have revealed that the UK is a far sunnier place than most people [...]

Solar Thermal Division For Wagner Solar UK

Warner Solar UK will soon see the launch of a new solar thermal division in the UK, which looks set to follow the same philosophy as the company’s solar PV division by offering their specifying service for their thermal products. Growing demand across Britain for solar PV has been proven to be a direct response [...]

Ofgem’s Latest FIT Figures Highlights Popularity of Solar PV

Ofgem released its latest FIT figures yesterday, which highlighted the growing popularity of Solar PV as a form of renewable energy. Just has been the case with figures released in previous quarters, solar PV has been shown to be the most popular of all renewable technologies under the feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme, accounting for over [...]

Cuts to Subsidies For Large Scale Solar Power Installations

In a long-awaited review of the feed-in tariff scheme, the Government has announced plans to drastically cut subsidies for large scale solar power installations. Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, David Barker said the Government had undertaken a wide-ranging review and consultation on the feed-in tariff (Fit) scheme, which was first introduced back [...]