Category Archives: solar

One thing we have learnt this week – is solar killing gas?

Is solar killing gas?  The government is struggling to get energy companies to build new plant despite the contracts for difference paying gas fired plants record amounts of money it turns out this week.  So is gas going to go … Continue reading

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Problems with solar PV

Problems with solar PV are few and far between but I’ve had a few issues recently.  The first is an ongoing problem with grey squirrels nesting under one module on the main roof.  Obviously there is an issue with them … Continue reading

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Are Solar Panels still a good investment in the UK?

Are Solar Panels still a good investment in the UK?  I have been putting some of my FIT income in a spreadsheet.  I’ve read a bit about this recently and the answer to the the question “are Solar Panels still … Continue reading

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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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