Rushcliffe Solar

Rushcliffe Solar started as a Transition West Bridgford campaign to encourage greater use of Photovoltaic home power generation systems in Rushcliffe borough, but we are always willing to answer an enquiry from other towns in the region. There are many buildings and entire streets with roofs which have a good view of the Sun and could produce power for the Grid and Income for the occupants. Hit the You Enquire tab to get a free appraisal of the photovoltaic potential for your building. Email:
If you are thinking about it, do not be put off by recent changes in the tariff!: Since April 2012, the tariff was reduced to 21 pence/unit and ones on poorly insulated buildings get only 9 pence/unit. There have been further reductions since. Use the Expertsure calculator to check out your house and see if it is still worth doing.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Guardian make it front page

Feb 7: Well, PV and the Feed in Tariff was on the front page of the MONEY section of Saturday's garden being reported by Miles Brignall as the best thing you could do with capital at the moment - all the things I have been saying about PV panels. If you have 8 or more square meters of roof facing in the right direction, go for it!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Solar Feed in Tariff : Great News!

Monday 1st Feb is the date for the government to announce the decision on Feed in Tariffs. It seems that the rate for generators is better than expected, it will be 41.3p/kWh for domestic PV generators, plus 3p for units sold to the Grid. This is for 25 yrs.
    For people who wait 2 yrs (2012) the amount paid will degress by 8.5%, and by that amount every 2yrs thereafter. So do it sooner!

   Apparently, it will be index linked. We don't yet know if the rate for installations larger than 4kW are progressive or banded, i.e. if we add three more panels, do we get 41.3p for the first 22 panels, and only 36p for the ones after that... or does the whole installation go to the next band? Good news, and it makes the economic calculation for PV even more beneficial.
    I am told that the Nottingham Evening Post are doing a feature article about the feed-in-tariffs on Tuesday 2nd Feb

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