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.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Energy prices up? You benefit!

8th July 2011: Sitting in my room watching the Hail falling on West Bridgford, I am listening to the news. One of the items pushing the Murdoch Phone Hacking off the lead news stories is that of the rising of Gas and Electricity prices to be brought in, in August by Centrica. See the BBC News story. Prices are likely to rise by 16-19% on both main fuels.
Energy companies are competitive so if one announces it, the others are likely to follow (more quietly).
   If you have a Solar PV roof, you have the comfort of having a source of electricity, that is free, for significant portion of your consumption. Secondly, you will find the Feed in Tariff increasing in line with inflation, so your payments will increase next year.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Restarting Rushcliffe Solar

6 July 2011: Rushcliffe Solar has been very quiet the last few months.
   This is a pity as the summer has been charging along and we have passed the summer solstice. David N-Cole (project leader) has a very busy job at the University of Nottingham, and his trusty colleagues of last year, Rain Luo and James Rixon were final year students (6th year in Architecture) and had to focus totally on their final design projects. Both of them have now moved to London.
  As of today, I (DNC) have started working through the backlog of enquiries, and have trained one of my Masters course alumni, Arash Soleimani in how to process solar PV panel layouts and reply to enquirers. (He is also applying for architectural jobs in London, but will help me until then.)
  So you are likely to see more of Rushcliffe Solar in Central Avenue on Saturdays, and at other green events in the district.

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