How sustainable is biomass as a renewable energy source?

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Researching the use of biomass in energy production I have found a lot of contention and passionate views on the sustainability of this energy source, particularly where large power stations including the likes… Continue reading

Cost, feasibility or doubt – what is stopping us from investing in our energy?

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There are so many benefits to investing in energy efficiency and renewable technologies that people often think it is too good to be true! Then again, even those who already know that these… Continue reading

Energy saving ideas – show me the evidence!

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The most appealing aspect of energy efficiency equipment is a rapid payback followed by long-term energy savings and consequently reduced bills. If you have noticed a reduction in your energy bills then you… Continue reading

CfDs for renewable energy – what are they?

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Update: take a look at our update on CfDs since June 2013   The main driver for investment in renewable energy in recent years has been the financial backing offered by subsidies like… Continue reading

Why invest in renewables this year? Why not wait?

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Great news! Renewable energy technology is more reliable, efficient and affordable than ever but before we invest why not wait until the technology advances even further and products become even more affordable? Here… Continue reading

Does solar have the power to solve our energy crisis?

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Some of you will be familiar with the impressive fact from the National Geographic that every hour the sun beams onto Earth more than enough energy to satisfy global energy needs for an… Continue reading

Nature does it best – 3 energy ideas inspired by the natural world

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For centuries we have tried and tested a variety of ways to generate energy. We have focused our efforts on fossil fuel based technologies and while these have supported our needs, there has… Continue reading

‘Green’ energy solutions – how much CO2 do solar panels actually save?

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Please also refer to our latest article ‘The true energy cost of solar’ for further information   A single solar panel will produce around 211 kWh of power each year (based on an… Continue reading

“I want and believe solar to provide up to 20GW of our energy needs…

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“Last month we reached a huge milestone. Solar is now, for the first time, a priority industry in the Government’s Renewables Roadmap. It is recognised as having a future as one of the… Continue reading

Is Solar Panel Power Sufficient?

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I’ve heard that solar panels are only about 15% efficient, what does this mean for my electricity supply? Solar PV is fast becoming the most popular choice for on-site renewable energy generation because… Continue reading