Energy bill rises will outpace inflation next year, forecasters warn
Households face more big rises in gas and electricity bills, Treasury forecasters have said.
Co-op increases energy prices by 9%
Co-operative Energy has increased its electricity and gas prices for new customers by up to 9%
Rising energy bills keep inflation high
Steep rises in energy bills kept inflation high in December, putting more pressure on household budgets and fuelling fears that consumers will be unable to drive an economic recovery in the UK
Feed in Tariff payments of £173,047,222 in just 3 months
In their latest report on the amount of registered FiT systems in the UK, Ofgem's statistics help to back up the prediction that Solar PV will remain the UK's most popular renewable technology in 2013.
AC Solar launches new Solar Finance Option
AC Solar today announce a new solar financing option in conjunction with Ideal4Finance.
Government starts countdown to Green Deal Launch
The government is poised to release details of the £125 million cash back scheme that it hopes will kick-start interest in its flagship Green Deal energy efficiency programme.
Weighing Up the Benefits of Solar Power: Financial or Environmental?
More than a third of people think making money is not as important as protecting the environment and would install solar PV panels, even if there was no financial benefit.
Report: 54% hike in household power bills by 2020
Domestic energy bills in the UK will rise by 54% by 2020, driven by a combination of rising wholesale prices and green energy measures, according to new analysis.
The Real benefits of Solar PV
Since 2010 the main focus on solar panels has been placed on how much homeowners can earn from the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT), and rightly so. Under the brand new tariff a typical 4kW system can earn up to £650 each year for a full 20 years.
Survey: Solar panels named “most desirable property extra”
A solar PV installation has been listed as the most desirable ‘non-essential deal-sealer’ for potential property buyers in the UK. A new survey published by mortgage lender ING Direct has revealed that the British public value solar panels over any other non-essential property extras.
Beginners Guide to the Green Deal
You may or may not have heard of this new Government initiative called the Green Deal. In our experience most people have probably heard the phrase but have no idea what it is all about, which is a shame, because the Green Deal is the single most exciting energy efficiency measure to be introduced in this country. So what is it and what can it do for you or your business?
A new report from the DECC
The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released a report which finds that the majority of solar panel installations receiving payment from the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) are concentrated in more affluent households.
Solar install rates
The latest solar installation figures from DECC show that install rates have continued to recover after April 1, with 3,051 installations completed in the week ending July 15.
SARH greens 180 Staffordshire homes with solar panel project
Staffordshire-based housing association, Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH), has announced an ambitious solar project that will see 180 of its bungalows receive solar arrays.
Govt. loses High Court review.
Judge rules plan to cut solar power subsidies 'legally flawed'. High court ruling opens door for review that could force government to delay cutting incentives to solar households
Is the Feed in Tariff cut actually a good thing?
Perhaps it might sound strange coming from a solar pV company but we actually think it might be. Of course whether it is a Good Thing might depend on whether you are a user, an installer, an environmentalist or someone who uses electricity and pays for others solar PV through your energy bills.
Scottish & Southern Energy Become The Third Supplier To Announce Huge Price Rises
Scottish & Southern Energy became the third of the Big Six Energy suppliers to announce an increase in household gas and electricity prices, affecting around 5.2 million electricity and around 3.6 million gas customers.
Scottish & Southern Energy Increase Gas And Electricity Prices
Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) has announced an increase in its electricity and gas prices of 11% and 18%, edging millions of households closer to fuel poverty.
Electricity Prices On The Rise Again!
British Gas has today announced a price increase on domestic gas and electricity bills from 18 August.
Steer Clear Of Swindling Solar Salesman
AC Solar today welcomes the publication of research by WHICH magazine that found that a selection of companies working in the UK are using high-pressure sales tactics.
Solar PV Economics Assured
The Department of Energy and Climate Change today announced the results of it's long forecast review of the feed in tariff (FiT), the subsidy for renewable energy.
Renewable Energy Subsidies Launched
The world’s first financial incentive of its kind to revolutionise the way heat is generated and used in buildings has been launched by Energy Secretary Chris Huhne.
Feed In Tariff Update
The Government report into the performance of the Feed in Tariff Scheme was published today.