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Renewable-energy economy

Thinking about Investing in Solar Energy?
The rising cost of energy, coupled with a degree of uncertainty about securing the energy needed for an oncoming winter, means that more and more of us are looking at ways to change how we use electricity. ...

What is a Retrofit System?
Solar panel installations fall under three different categories. New build, retrofit and stand alone. Each different category qualifies for a different rate in the government backed Feed-in Tariff scheme. New build refers ...

Solar Panels
Solar panels have been growing in popularity over the last few years across the UK. They provide a source of renewable energy for the property they are attached to. Also, with the government backed Feed-In Tariff scheme there has never ...

What is Renewable Energy?
Renewable energy refers to a natural power source that can be converted into energy to heat water and create electricity. The use of fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil are non-renewable forms of energy and eventually t ...

Feed-in Tariffs for Renewable Energy
In April 2010 the DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) brought in Feed-in Tariffs or FITs to encourage businesses and homeowners to choose solar panels as a way of producing renewable energy. As a way ...

PV Solar Panels
PV Solar panels or photovoltaic modules use the photovoltaic effect to capture sunlight and use it to generate electricity. Solar panels have become a popular way to cut electricity bills by producing free electricity and also to ea ...

Solar Energy
Solar energy is becoming ever more popular across the U.K. With the rising costs of electricity many companies are considering switching to solar power. With benefits such as saving huge amounts on electricity costs and the chance to g ...

Solar Panels
Solar panels are growing in popularity over the U.K. Businesses or individuals looking to invest in them set to gain an income from them and significant energy savings. The cost can be hugely off-putting for many and for a moderate bus ...

What is the Key Consideration when Investing in Solar Panels?
Owners of business property that are considering utilising the roof space to generate solar electricity, attracted by the subsidies currently offered by the UK Government to producers of ...

Who can get free solar panels?

Surprising though it may seem it is now not just homeowners who could gain access to free solar panels. If you are an owner or tenant of a commercial or business property you too could be entitled. Landowners co ...

What deals do Homesun offer?

Homesun are an energy firm who offer free installation of solar panels to houses in the United Kingdom who have a south-facing roof. Their offer covers all installation costs together with a survey to make sure th ...

Importance of Solar Energy

Using clean and sustainable solar energy can assist in the slowing down of global warming and reducing the damage done to the environment by the over use of fossil fuels. The UK government is fully aware of the need ...

Solar panel installation costs
Installing solar panels to your home can be quite expensive, costing around £12,000. You can make this money back via the Feed In Tariff which the UK government have set up to encourage more people to switch to ...

The financial implications of installing solar power
Solar panels can be quite expensive to set up but they do pay back in the long term through feed in tariffs. However, this initial first cost means that many people cannot afford to install them ...

Free Solar Panels
Yes. It is true that companies across the UK are giving away free PV panels. They are able to do this due to the Feed in Tariffs (FITs) for renewable energy. The Department of Energy and Climate Change or DECC introduced the FITs in ...

Solar PV Panels
Solar panels are constructed from a number of solar cells interconnected to achieve the required power output of the solar panel. Each solar cell within a solar panel is made from semiconductors such as crystalline silicon or cadmiu ...

What is FIT?
FIT stands for Feed In Tariff and is a fairly new scheme set up by the government in April 2010 which encourages more people to switch to solar power and other renewable energy sources in return for getting paid for the electricity that ...

What Grants Are Available to Homeowners?
Homeowners who installed solar energy panels between 15th July 2009 and 31st March 2010 qualified for the government's solar grant. However, this grant was superseded on 1st April 2010 by a new scheme called t ...

Solar Panel Technology
Solar panel technology uses the power of the sun to generate the cleanest renewable energy supply possible today. Without affecting the environment in any way solar panels literally produce electricity freely at no cost to the ...

Renewable Energy Incentives

The UK government has found a excellent way to encourage consumers to make the switch from using harmful fossil fuels for energy generation to cleaner and greener methods. Solar PV panels have been heralded as the ...

Solar Panels
Solar panel converting modules use photovoltaic solar panels connected together, to generate electricity to power specific load requirements within a home or a business. Solar panel converting modules are often referred to as photovoltai ...

What Grants are Available?
Grants for the installation of solar photovoltaic panels (PV) used to be available at a national level via schemes like the Low Carbon Buildings Programme up until April 2010 when it was replaced by another government schem ...

Renewable Energy
Renewable energy, also referred to as sustainable energy, involves the generation of energy using techniques that do not negatively affect the environment. For years most modern countries have been abusing the earth's supply of fossi ...

What is a Feed in Tariff?
A Feed in Tariff (FIT) is a financial reward in the form of a fixed payment in exchange for energy generated from renewable sources, for example solar panels. The tariffs came into force in April 2010, so all qualifying syst ...

Explaining Feed in Tariffs

Feed in tariffs is the term used to describe a process where a person earns some income for each unit of green energy that they produce and feed back into the national grid for re-distribution. Green energy can be p ...

Definition of "Renewable-energy economy"

Renewable energy commercialization involves the deployment of three generations of renewable energy technologies dating back more than 100 years. First-generation technologies, which are already mature and economically competitive, include biomass, hydroelectricity, geothermal power and heat. Second-generation technologies are market-ready and are being deployed at the present time; they include solar heating, photovoltaics, wind power, solar thermal power stations, and modern forms of bioenergy. Third-generation technologies require continued R&D efforts in order to make large contributions on a global scale and include advanced biomass gasification, hot-dry-rock geothermal power, and ocean energy.[3] As of 2014, renewable energy accounts for about half of new nameplate electrical capacity installed and costs are continuing to fall.[4]

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