Update on the latest solar subsidy announcements

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The government has announced plans to cut solar subsidies but what does this mean for those who have a system or are thinking of investing? Firstly, it is important stress that no changes… Continue reading

Several UK tomato growers report dramatically increased yield with LEDs

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The concept of using artificial light to enhance and increase plant yield is not new, however, it has only been over the last two years that we have seen a number of farmers… Continue reading

SMEs are still paying too much for their energy, CMA report finds

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A CMA report that was released today has caused a stir in the media, as it highlights that householders have paid too much for their energy (£1.2bn) from the Big Six, while SMEs have… Continue reading

What are the barriers to improved energy efficiency?

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Just 0.4% of eligible companies have filed for ESOS and many state energy efficiency is not enough of a priority for them to act. With rising energy costs, the opportunity for significant financial… Continue reading

ESOS – bureaucracy or a genuine opportunity?

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We take a look at what ESOS is likely to achieve and the role that technology has to play… The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is the latest mandatory energy legislation that has… Continue reading

Surge in solar – why 250kW is now the must-have size for a PV array

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Up until the back end of 2014, our most common solar PV install size was 50kW. This size was suited to the majority of farmers and small to medium sized organisations that wanted… Continue reading

What is the best route to ESOS compliance?

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The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is the latest government legislation for mandatory carbon reporting. The scheme will affect more organisations than any previous legislation; if your organisation employs more than 250 staff… Continue reading

Does commercial biomass heat generation still stack up after the RHI cuts?

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As of the 1st April 2015 the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) rate for small commercial biomass was reduced by 15%. This may feel like a drastic change, given that the last cut… Continue reading

UPDATE – the latest on permitted development threshold for rooftop solar

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Finally after a long wait the government changed permitted development requirements for rooftop commercial solar installations. The Statutory Instrument ‘TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING, ENGLAND – 2015 No. 596 – The Town and Country Planning (General… Continue reading

What have we learned from the University of Law – 3 key tips for a successful Energy Management Project

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Our latest Energy Efficiency Management Program for the University of Law certainly has some impressive facts to shout about; immediate cost savings of 19% identified, less than two and half years payback on… Continue reading