Category Archives: Energy Solutions

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Use the Heat Wave to save on heating bills for years to come

You may think we’re mad for even thinking about heating with the weather we’ve been having, but now is absolutely the best time to get your heating properly working and fully up to date before the colder months creep in. … Continue reading

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The link between energy efficiency and higher property values

Much has been made by supporters of the Green Deal and the EPC (Energy Performance certificates) about the new study sponsored by the government into the effect of installing energy efficiency measures that increase a home’s EPC on the value … Continue reading

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Energy saving home improvements could increase your home’s value by as much as 14%

A new study has found that improving your home’s energy efficiency rating can add as much as 14% to its selling price later down the line, with some homes increasing in value by as much as £40,000. If your house’s … Continue reading

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Where are Solar PV systems being installed in the UK?

DECC has released its Solar PV uptake figures for January – March this year, as well as a map showing regional uptake from the beginning of the FIT scheme through to March. The popular and less popular areas for PV … Continue reading

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Free Insulation

No more Warm Front scheme, Hello HHCRO scheme

The Warm Front scheme offered insulation and new boilers to households that find it difficult to heat their homes. It ended in March this year, but a new scheme has replaced it – the HHCRO Scheme. The HHCRO (or Home … Continue reading

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Feed-in-Tariff Changes for Solar PV

The Feed in Tariff for Solar PV changes from the 1st July, and not 1st August as previously proposed by the Government, which has put a few solar industry noses out of joint. There will be modest reductions for domestic … Continue reading

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Insulation Roll?

Loft insulation is still on a roll

The frosty spring we’ve had has helped to hold peoples’ interest in insulation – or has it been the Green Deal that is getting people interested instead? In general, searches for insulation on the web (namely Google) tend to spike … Continue reading

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Greening the National Trust

Scheme to green the National Trust’s energy to be funded by members

The National Trust has made an interesting and potentially game-changing deal with green electricity supplier Good Energy. Good Energy has agreed to pay the National Trust £25-£40 per year for each of it’s member households that sign up to one … Continue reading

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Thermodynamic Systems

Solar thermodynamic heating explained

Solar thermodynamic heating is a form of renewable heating that is supposed to produce heat come rain or shine – even in the snow, apparently! Solar thermodynamic heating is not currently accredited under the MCS scheme, but we understand that … Continue reading

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Questions for Solar Installers

Questions to ask your Solar PV supplier

Here are a few things you should think about asking when you’re talking to a solar PV company about getting a system fitted: What type of panels they are going to install? Crystalline silicon is the most commonly used Solar … Continue reading

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