News

week ending 19 December 2014

Manchester Social Housing Go Solar Social housing contractor Forrest has won a contract worth £3 million to install solar PV on Southway Housing Trust homes across South Manchester. The solar installs will be carried out on tenants’ homes for free, with each solar array expected to help residents slash as much as 58% off their […]

week ending 12 December 2014

Fuel Poverty Councils across Scotland have been allocated a share of £60 million to make homes warmer and cheaper to heat. The announcement came 48 hours after the Scottish Government’s own statistics department published official figures showing that a record of 940,000 households – nearly 40% – in Scotland live in fuel-poverty.

week ending 5 December 2014

Solar Opinion The majority of Brits are unaware that they can receive government funding for installing solar, according to research commissioned by renewable distributor Rexel. A YouGov survey which canvassed over 2,000 members of the public found that 61% were unaware that the government offers support for installing solar PV. While just 10% said that […]

week ending 28 November 2014

Solar & Biodiversity Tim Rose from Solarcentury shows Peter Bennett around Saxley solar farm, and discusses the enormous environmental and agricultural benefits of responsible solar development.

week ending 21 November 2014

Farming Energy Farms across the UK could become major players in the drive towards a low-carbon economy, according to a report launched by the Farm Power coalition. The coalition, which numbers well-known farming bodies, renewable businesses, NGOs and is led by Forum for the Future, calculates that UK farms could ‘easily’ hold 10GW+ of untapped […]