week ending 28 August 2015

Nottingham Solar Nottingham City Council is flexing its green muscles with a new solar panel installation at the Harvey Hadden Sports Village. It has installed the UK’s first solar cloth carport – a construction over the main car park. The energy generated – said to be the equivalent of powering a fridge for more than […]

week ending 21 August 2015

Feed-in Tariffs The UK’s leading renewable energy trade bodies have formally complained to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), accusing it of trying to rush through “damaging” changes to the popular feed-in tariff subsidy scheme. Renewable UK, the Renewable Energy Association (REA), British Hydropower Association, and Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ABDA), have […]

week ending 14 August 2015

Northern Irish social housing going solar Northern Ireland’s Fold Housing Association has committed more than £1 million to install solar PV panels on around 100 of its homes to help combat fuel poverty. Fold has handed the supply and installation contract to Harvey Group and Solmatix Renewables just days after the former acquired the latter […]

week ending 7 August 2015

Solar Car Port Nottingham City Council has installed what is claimed to be the UK’s largest solar carport at the Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre. The innovative solar install sees 40 car parking spaces at the leisure centre covered with canopies that both protect cars and generate renewable energy. The project forms part of a £13.5 […]

week ending 31 July 2015

Solar Campaign The fact that the UK solar industry self-deprecatingly refers to working in the sector as ‘riding the solarcoaster’ tells you almost all you need to know about the changing nature of government support for the technology. Written off and reportedly laughed at in the halls of Whitehall pre-2010, solar PV has consistently outperformed […]