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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Suntech headquarters - largest PV in the world

31 May 2011: BBC2 Newsnight carried a feature about green technology in China, and showed the headquarters of the Suntech company - only ten yrs old, but one of the largest manufacturers in the world. Their HQ building is amazing, including the largest building integrated solar panel in the work, capable of generating over a million kilowatt hours of power annually. The entire south wall is an array of panels, but they are fixed to clear glass, so there is plenty of dappled daylight entering the building behind.
See the movie on their website about their HQ building.

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