December 23, 2019

Renewable energy becomes UK’s biggest power source

Renewable energy has become the country’s largest source of electricity, with the proportion of the power generation mix coming from fossil fuels falling to a record low, according to new data released by the government. The figures show that renewable energy edged ahead of fossil fue...
December 17, 2019

Ofgem to cap energy bills for consumers

Energy industry watchdog Ofgem has vowed to cap household electricity bills in the UK by limiting profits for networks, in a measure aimed at forcing them to invest more in renewable sources such as solar panels and wind.  The next price control period, set to begin in 2023, will see n...
November 25, 2019

Global solar PV market continues to grow

There’s yet more good news for users of solar PV panels and social energy as new market data shows adoption rates have increased globally - while new building regulations in the UK look set to push solar panels, heat pumps and infrared heaters to the fore as the electricalisaiton of ...
November 14, 2019

New building regulations to impact homes

Solar PV panels, heat pumps and infrared heating could all figure in plans to vastly reduce the carbon emissions of UK homes, as new guidelines have been issued that will affect the way we heat and power our homes for years to come.  At the moment, the Standard Assessment Procedure...
October 4, 2019

Spanish theme park announces solar plans

Lots of you reading this will be well aware of the benefits of using solar panels in your homes. You may even be one of the savvy consumers getting on board the social energy train, opening up a whole new world of storage and savings potential (and if not, you really should be).  B...
September 20, 2019

Google and Facebook in huge renewable energy deals

The long-term value of solar power as a key source of renewable energy has once again been highlighted, this time by a huge deal - said to be the biggest renewable energy deal in corporate history - just completed by Google.  The tech giant’s new green energy deal is split across...
September 11, 2019

Solar and social energy continue to grow

The great news for customers using solar PV panels and social energy continues, as a new study shows the value of the market has reached an all-time high.  If you’re not already part of this incredible energy revolution, here’s what you need to know: the latest developments in ...
April 30, 2019

Solar Energy News: Gas Heating Banned In All New-Builds By 2025

Gas heating systems will be banned in all new-build homes in the United Kingdom by 2025, the government has announced in a brief Spring Statement which included plans to tackle climate change.   The statement from Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that, from 2025, all new-build homes...
April 23, 2019

Solar Energy News: Solar Set For Post-Brexit Boost

The United Kingdom’s rough divorce from the European Union could provide a boost for solar energy, with the renewable sector capitalising on turbulent times for gas and oil. The UK currently imports most of its traditional energy from within the EU, but with no EU-UK energy transfer ...
March 25, 2019

Solar Energy News Roundup: Floating Solar Plants Are Making A Splash

Floating solar plants, whereby photovoltaic (PV) panels are situated on bodies of water such as dams or artificial reservoirs, rather than on dry land, are boosting the amount of clean energy populations across the globe have access to. The technology provides energy companies with sol...