May 11, 2020

Clear skies ahead as future stays bright for solar adopters

The good news for people who have adopted solar power continues, as new stories show that the renewable energy source could: >> power the UK’s post-pandemic recovery  >> permanently replace fossil fuels in a new era of clean energy  >> drive investment an...
April 29, 2020

It’s been a great month for solar power – and for consumers

The sunny weather experienced across the UK throughout April has seen solar power break new records and helped the country achieve its longest coal-free period since before the dawn of the industrial era.  In the last week, solar energy generated more than 11% of the UK’s energy ...
March 30, 2020

Earth Hour goes digital for the first time

Homes and public buildings around the world have switched their lights off for another Earth Hour - but this year’s event came with a digital twist.  Speaking ahead of Earth Hour 2020, organisers said that, as it was not currently possible for supporters of the environment to gat...
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 ...