According to figures from the Renewable Energy Association, there have been 6,900 installations of solar PV since the tariff was introduced in April, 1,390 of which were pre-existing installations that have successfully transferred to the incentive. However, BusinessGreen.com has reported that around 4,700 properties, including domestic homes that have the technology, have still not requested a transfer and could lose out on earning an additional income the incentive facilitates. Homeowners have until October 1st to apply for a transfer.
Post date: 20 Sep 2010
The money raised from the sale of electricity and funds from a new 'feed in tariff' should provide enough income to buy sawdust pellets for a new biomass boiler. Project leader Matt Fulford said: "People debate about how new buildings can be made zero carbon.
"Some debate whether historic buildings are too difficult to work with and should be exempt, but in little old Withington we have quietly got on and achieved it in a Grade 1 listed late Norman church.
"What's more, you wouldn't even notice it.
Post date: 2 Sep 2010
The way it works is simple. Since April, electricity companies have had to pay, by law, for solar electricity produced by homes. This is part of Government’s programme to reduce UK carbon emissions – an enormous 27% of which come from homes.
With the Feed-In Tariffs over 25 years a homeowner could earn 5-8% return on their investment in solar power – but the problem is that they still have to find the £ 11 k+ for the initial installation and wait for approximately 10 years to break-even.
Post date: 17 Aug 2010
Unlike other school solar initiatives, where a utility or equipment provider owns the system, the Solar4Schools scheme will mean schools or local authorities own their equipment once the lease is repaid, enabling local communities to benefit from the full Feed-in Tariff payments from year 15 to 25 of the scheme. Read more about how the leased offer works.
Post date: 14 Iul 2010
Bundesumweltminister Norbert Röttgen hat die Einigung im Vermittlungsausschuss zur Kürzung der Solarförderung im Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz begrüßt. "Das ist ein wichtiges Signal: Investoren und Unternehmer haben jetzt Klarheit für ihre Investitionsentscheidungen und Verbraucherinnen und Verbraucher haben nun endlich Gewissheit, dass die Solarförderung nicht ins Unermessliche steigt", sagte Röttgen. "Diese Absenkung ist überfällig. Denn die Schere zwischen rasch sinkenden Anlagenkosten und nur langsam sinkenden Vergütungssätzen hat sich in den letzten Monaten immer weiter geöffnet.
Post date: 9 Iul 2010
Federal Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen has welcomed the agreement reached in the Mediation Committee on lowering the support rate for solar power under the Renewable Energy Sources Act. "This sends an important signal. Investors and companies now have clarity for their investment decisions, while consumers finally have the assurance that support for solar power is not getting out of hand," said Röttgen. "This cut is overdue. Over the past months the gap between the rapidly sinking costs of photovoltaic systems and the slow reduction of support rates has become wider and wider.
Post date: 9 Iul 2010
The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), the world’s largest photovoltaic industry association together with Design-Build Solar, has organised today, 23 June, an event on Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) systems, at the premises of the Ministry of housing in Madrid, in the framework of the “Solar Decathlon”. The event will count more than 170 participants representing mainly architects, installers, representatives from the renewable and construction industries.
Post date: 30 Iun 2010
The Solar Community Centre was constructed based on the idea of creating a building, which meets and satisfies the objectives for future community buildings for all age groups and social stratums. Furthermore, the goal was to build an optimized building in terms of resource usage and an ecologically sound building both in construction and operation. The finished building is seen in figure 1 to 3.
Post date: 28 Iun 2010
Post date: 23 Apr 2010
During 2009, Germany remained the largest market, with Italy ranking second and Japan and the U.S. markets to follow. Germany most probably will remain the largest market in 2010, while new markets in particular from Southern Europe, Asia and the U.S. will grow significantly.
Post date: 7 Apr 2010