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Feed In Tariff

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Feed In Tariff

The major driver for growth in renewables has been the feed in tariff which is soon coming to an end. The question is, “where do we go from here?” As it stands, the answers to this question are unclear at best and the worst case is a renewables sector which stagnates, with little in the way of new advances. Faced with this stagnation, many business that have developed to serve this sector will either have to down scale or go out of business, a real back step after so many gains in the world of renewable power. The UK government has made clear...

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UK Summer Power Demand

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

News this week from the National Grid shows their lowest ever forecast of electricity/power demand on the UKs Grid this summer, at a likely peak of 37.5 GW. This is due to the increased private use of solar installations. In their summer market outlook, National Grid have stated that Solar Photovoltaic capacity nearly doubled from February 2014’s 2.4 GW to an impressive 4.4 GW in February this year. With further increases up to 5.5 GW expected by February 2016. With private solar installations providing excess electricity to...

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Energy efficiency report by Which?

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Energy efficiency is back on the agenda with the release of the Which? report on energy efficiency which you can find here. The report states that our homes are the least energy-efficient in Europe. The next UK government will need a new, locally focussed approach to their energy efficiency strategy. It will have to have learned from past schemes and involve far greater cross-departmental activity and have clear long term targets and plans. Vast numbers of consumers continue to live in inefficient homes. The impact of this is not only larger...

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Making a dent in fossil fuel use

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Making a dent in fossil fuel use

This good news story shows the trend in energy production going in the right direction. Since the introduction of the feed in tariff in 2011 we have all been very busy installing renewable energy systems. As the green party comments in this article, we should maintain the momentum and keep installing embedded generators to provide renewable energy throughout our grid network. The feed in tariff is due to come to an end in 2016 and is already very much wound down. The rates were tied to installed generation capacity and as the uptake of...

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New Website

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

New Website

We have just finished redeveloping our new website and it is now live. Please take a look at what it is we do and have a read of our blog where we bring together stories from across the media on exciting developments in the world of renewable energy. Please share this post and link with your friends and colleagues Lets change the way we think and use power, one embedded generator at a...

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Batteries and demand smoothing

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Batteries are material intensive but more storage means more load balancing throughout the network. Energy storage reduces the need for firing coal and gas giving a real saving. This means that the more ballast energy balancing out our needs and smoothing our demands on the grid the better. The future is battery systems in domestic properties feeding neighbouring properties on a beneficial export tariff. Upcoming storage boom could ‘revolutionise’ the UK market Maturing and more affordable storage technology promises to “revolutionise” the UK...

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Tidal power at Swansea 2015 budget

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Mr Osborne making some good ‘waves’ about this worthwhile green energy project in today’s budget: Budget 2015: George Osborne to announce tidal power scheme World first proposed for Swansea Bay could increase government’s green credentials but chancellor is also offering subsidy for North Sea oil firms theguardian.com|By Terry...

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Super Grid and getting us all connected together

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Super Grid and getting us all connected together

Smart meters have had some good coverage in the media with the big energy suppliers currently avoiding the issue whilst trying to look like they are all for it. Smart meters are a pre-curser to the smart grid which looks at the minutia details of how we use energy in an attempt to get us all to start to reduce our usage and be more energy savvy. The other end of this spectrum is the super grid. Our UK national grid is tailored to how and when we use power. We know that between the hours of 6 am and 8 am, there is a greater call for domestic...

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Tidal Power

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Tidal power would make a big dent in our energy needs and would bring a huge boost to the Welsh economy. The Swansea barrage is well placed given the gargantuan energy requirements across the water at Tata Steel in Port Talbot. Future steel production could be tied to the tides? http://www.walesonline.co.uk/…/wales-could-first-electricit…...

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