- Energy Good Practice Guide - Document from Woking BC, good example of a borough taking a comprehensive action approach to energy saving. (6 pp)
- DTI Domestic Photovoltaic Project Management - Good Practice guide 1 - document from the DTI. (2006 32pp)
- DTI Domestic Photovoltaic Field Trials - Good Practice guide 2 - document from the DTI. (2006 31pp)
- DTI Domestic Photovoltaic Field Trials - Technical Report - document from the DTI. (2006 116pp)
- DTI Good Practice guide for installing Large systems - document from the DTI. (2008 28pp)
- Energy Savings Trust Guide to the installation of PV systems 2nd Edition (2006 32pp)
- Another link to the Guide to the Installation of PV systems (above) - probably the most useful.
- MCS Document listing requirements for installation contractors (2009 15pp)
- Sustainable Homes Good Practice Guide, for Refurbishments - full of ideas and case studies on existing homes, with many aspects such as insulation, glazing, water management and energy generation (2004 33pp)
- Dow Corning page on how Silicon works and links to PDFs on how Solar panels work.
- Energy Plan for the UK 2050, by DECC.
- About the Microgeneration Certfication Scheme (MCS)
- End of November 2010, The House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee published the government's response to their report on the future of the electricity network in the UK. It covers policy on a smart grid and smart metering amongst other things.
- Original report: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200910/cmselect/cmenergy/194/194.pdf and evidence: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200910/cmselect/cmenergy/194/194ii.pdf
- Government response: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmselect/cmenergy/629/629.pdf
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: RushcliffeSolar@gmail.com
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.
On this page, we will put a number of links to documents which relate to photovoltaic installation or local government energy savings schemes. We can try to give you advice, but for those who want to know more, there is plenty of good reading.