Category Archives: solar

One thing we have learnt this week- solar power stormin

Solar power is stormin.  So say  the international energy agency this week.  Its now the fastest growing energy source. Its growth will be the fastest of any energy source up until 2022. Recent growth of solar power has been faster … Continue reading

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UK solar potential

What is the UK solar potential?  That is what I’ve been asking myself over the last few weeks as I have written some of the recent blog posts.  I revisited Renewable Energy Without the Hot Air by the late great … Continue reading

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Sunny Scotland

May led to a sunny Scotland according to the WWF.  So much so that they reckon that Renewable energy records were broken here (with the help of windpower).  WWF think that those with PV systems in all the major Scottish … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week- negative power prices

This week we have had negative power prices for the second? time in the UK.  This has been long predicted since the same thing happens in Germany due to vast solar penetration.  Now the UK is catching up.  Negative power … Continue reading

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Solar health

The NHS is in fine solar health or at least growing solar health.  My father is unwell and has been in and out of hospitals over the last month or so.  It been noticeable that both hospitals that have given … Continue reading

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Australian power cuts

Australian power cuts have led the Australian government to reach completely the wrong conclusions about the Australian energy system.  I would hazard a guess that they are deliberately misleading conclusions based on ideology rather than fact. The Australian electricity system … Continue reading

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Solar is not quite dead.

Solar is not quite dead in the UK.  Admittedly the installation figures in Q3 at 85Mwp were the lowest for some years.  But there are some encouragements from the data.  First of all most of the installations were on private … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week – solar has overtaken coal

This week it was announced that solar has overtaken coal for electricity production in the UK.  Not only that, but on April the 9th there was no coal fired generation for the first time since 1882.  These figures are unofficial … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week smart meters delay

This blog has blogged on smart meters more than once.  As we said in our book smart meters are meant to “monitor total energy consumption in real time and predict and manage trends.”.   There are now 4 million in the … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week -solar wars

“Solar wars” are breaking out all over the world.  What are being described as solar wars are taxes or charges on individuals or businesses that have solar panels fitted on their properties.  In Spain the government has introduced a tax … Continue reading

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