Month: July 2016

Hinckley Point to get green light?

EDF are expect to make their final decision on a nuclear power point in Somerset by the end of this week. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has reiterated the government are committed to the build – even though energy costs will in response. The project, which has been estimated to be over budget by £6billion, could…
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‘Eco Village’ to be Powered by Biomass

Plans are currently under review in the village of Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire to build 33 eco homes heated by one biomass system. The project, which will be funded by a family who live in the village, is costing an estimated £6.6million. The new houses will replace a farm site and integrated into the existing village, taking around…
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Solar Parks in the UK

Did you know there are 600+ large scale solar parks in the UK? Not only that, the same amount have planning permission and are just waiting to be built! What is so attractive about solar parks and farms? Many companies and home owners often find they have excess land that they are looking to put to…
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Blackout Britain

In recent news, the National Grid are focusing on balancing UK supply and demand for electricity by paying people to temporarily reduce the amount of power taken from the grid. Studies have shown that the NHS can reduce their consumption by up to 400megawatts! Although they’re targeting big organisations at the moment, could this be…
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The Greener Group install first floating solar

Back in 2014, The Greener Group were the first in the UK to install a Hydrelio floating solar system. This allowed WR Bennett Ltd to turn a large body of unused water into a solar power plant. Due to the success of the project, we have successfully installed another three systems. The Benacre Water Company use…
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Fracking vs. Renewables

Hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) is a method of extracting gas or liquid from a type of rock called shale deposits. Holes are drilled into the ground and flushed with water, sand and chemicals loosening the rock and releasing gas. What damage can fracking cause? Although interest in using the practice has been increasing, concerns and…
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Electric Vehicles – £40m to reduce emissions

Milton Keynes has become the first in a wave of plans to reduce emissions and invest in electric vehicles. The Go Ultra Low cities scheme is using £40million of government funding to benefit users in Bristol, London, Nottingham and Milton Keynes. Vehicles producing less than 75g of CO² per kilometre and able to cover ten miles…
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SolarEdge systems – how can they benefit you?

A variety of inverter options are available for solar PV installations, although many can benefit from a SolarEdge addition. For example, yout roof space may be affected by shading or you may need to split a system over two roofs. The process is simple and only requires a few extra components, whether you’re starting from scratch or upgrading. Power…
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Solar Carports And Canopies

Offer Your Customers Shelter and Power Your Business Due to the increased popularity of solar PV systems, space can often become a premium in the process of becoming more environmentally friendly. Not only could an existing roof not qualify for solar – for example, due to the wrong orientation – but the investor may be looking for more direct…
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