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30th July 2014
RHI Calculator from the Department of Energy and Climate Change

Follow the below link to see how much you could claim under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for switching to a renewable heating system.

https://www.gov.uk/renewable-heat-incentive-calculator

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23rd July 2014
Investment in UK renewable energy sector almost £8bn in 2013 says DECC

Almost £8bn was invested in renewable energy in the UK last year, according to a report by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

The report showed that £45bn has been invested in the UK's power generation and networks since 2010, supporting thousands of jobs, with an average of £7bn a year in renewables, which now produce 15% of the country's electricity.

As the report was published, the energy secretary, Ed Davey, set out details of the first £10m investment in a pilot scheme under which businesses and organisations will compete for funding for projects that reduce electricity demand.

Davey said: "Our plan is powering growth and jobs in the UK economy. We are building a secure, sustainable energy system for the future, dealing with an historic legacy of underinvestment and neglect that threatened to undermine the whole economy.

Article from The Guardian 17th July 2014

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18th July 2014
New data shows year on year increase in savings and income for households with Solar PV

Solar panels getting bigger and cheaper.

Savings and income increase from £540 to £635 per year

New data from the Energy Saving Trust has revealed that the average combined savings and income made from households installing solar PV panels has increased by nearly £100.

Previous data prior to 1st November this year indicated that the average combined savings and income for households installing solar PV panels was around £540 per year; however, new figures show this has increased to £635.

Energy Saving Trust, who assessed the data, indicate that the main reason for this increase in income and savings is due to the average size of the solar PV installations increasing, even though the Feed-in Tariff rate has dropped.

Ian Cuthbert, renewables expert from the Energy Saving Trust, says, “The average size of solar PV installations has increased from 3kWp to 3.5kWP, which basically means households are generating more electricity and therefore more savings and Feed-in Tariff income. It is clear that UK households are increasingly looking to get the maximum yield for their roof to maximise the benefits of the solar installation.”

The updated solar figures have been published alongside new survey findings from the Energy Saving Trust which shows a third of people in the UK have been approached with solar panels in the past year but only four per cent chose to purchase them.

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15th July 2014
£500,000 investment energises renewable energy community groups

Thirty local renewable energy projects stretching from Cornwall to Cumbria are celebrating being the first recipients of the government’s Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) this year, with over £500,000 assigned to help develop bespoke projects across England.

The first 30 projects receiving funding represent a spectrum of technologies, including community scale anaerobic digestion, solar power, hydro and wind as well as renewable and low carbon heat networks. All have sought government support to help raise funding to help realise their ambitions, enabling them to implement environmentally friendly sources of energy at a local level.

A joint initiative between Defra and DECC, the £15 million Rural Community Energy Fund was created to help community groups based in rural areas develop their own local renewable energy projects. Administered by resource efficiency experts WRAP, the fund provides up to £150,000 of funding to individual projects for feasibility and pre-planning development work to help them become investment ready.

Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Dan Rogerson said:

This fund will strengthen the rural economy, safeguard the environment, and will allow communities to unlock the potential of renewable energy. Since launching we’ve seen a wide range of projects given the green light and I urge more people to apply and make the most of this opportunity to get their local project off the ground.

Energy and Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker said:

It’s great to see so many communities across the UK benefitting from local clean energy. I want to see more communities becoming producers of energy – powering schools, market towns and community centres sustainably – and boosting their economy at the same time.

It’s initiatives like this that are so important for achieving my vision for the Big 60,000 and I wish WRAP every continued success

Richard Swannell, Director WRAP said:

RCEF is helping communities to not only think about renewable energy, but achieve it and reap the benefits locally. I’m delighted by the interest we’ve received, and the ambitious nature of projects we’ve had in the first year. It’s helped give renewable energy a boost from the ground up.

More projects are currently going through the assessment process, and many more are expected to receive financial support over the six year lifetime of the fund. WRAP will manage the fund for the duration.

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6th July 2014
The Daikin Altherma hybrid heat pump provides a better home environment for homeowner and her family

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1st July 2014
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) works to make sure the UK has secure, clean, affordable energy supplies. In the Spring of 2014 the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was launched in the UK, making it the first scheme of its kind in the world.

The RHI scheme sees the Government paying homeowners for adopting renewable heating. Eligible technologies include Biomass Boilers, Air Source heat pumps, Ground Source Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal.  The scheme is aimed at those currently using oil or LPG as their heating source. 

In most cases the Domestic RHI payments are calculated on the deemed heat requirements of the property, following a Green Deal assessment and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Payments are made by Ofgem quarterly, for 7 years.  The rate paid per kW differs across the different technologies so it is always worth looking into the different options available and weighing up the RHI payments v installation cost.

The running costs for these technologies are considerably lower than that of oil or LPG.

As well as the financial benefits of renewable heating technologies the environmental beneifts are huge, saving tonnes of CO2 emmissions each year by not burning fossil fuels/

For the non domestic market the Commercial RHI is available. This scheme has been in place since 2011 and we have seen a large rise in the number of businesses adopting renewable energy. The returns are high and are paid for 20 years, meaning systems can be paid back in as little as a few years. The payments to the Commercial sector are based on heat generated and are monitored by meter so you get paid for exactly the amount you generate.

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30th June 2014
Daikin Air Purifier popular amongst allergy sufferers

A Daikin air purifier improves the quality of your air indoors, with its advanced technology and ultra quiet operation. A Daikin air purifier is ideal if you suffer from asthma, hay fever or allergies, particularly if your condition keeps you awake at night. With a 6-layer powerful decomposition and removal system, Daikin’s air purifier helps eliminate bacteria, airborne particles, allergens, pollen and unpleasant odours.

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15th June 2014
ADEY MagnaClean RadidFlush Cleans up Domestic Heating Systems
ADEY MagnaClean RadidFlush Cleans up Domestic Heating Systems

ADEY MagnaClean RapidFlush is your Ideal partner when flushing your existing heating system. an essential tool when installing Heat Pump systems, ADEY also supply a Radid Flushcleaner known as MC5

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28th May 2014
The Bublcar
The Bublcar

Look out for the Bublcar on the roads of Dorset & Somerset.

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