Solar PV

City Plumbing sees unprecedented increase in solar PV sales

City Plumbing is anticipating a further rise in demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) solutions after seeing a notable rise in sales during the first quarter of 2022 as well as other emerging factors affecting the market. The merchant’s specialist renewables business, Energy Efficiency at City Plumbing, has reported an unprecedented increase in sales for solar […]

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Opinion: Renewables benefit everyone, not just those who are ‘able to pay’

There is often negativity surrounding the accessibility of renewables, with many taking the view that they only benefit those who can afford them. But, argues Griff Thomas from GTEC, if everyone who could generate and store their own power did, the costs of electricity would come down for everyone: The government has finally announced that […]

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Annual UK solar PV installations soar by 70% and produce record output

According to new data from MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme), solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed on British homes equates to 3GW of electricity for the UK grid for the first time ever last year. This represents £20billion, the estimated cost of construction for the Sizewell C nuclear power plant, which will have an energy output of 3.2GW. […]

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Top tips for solar installation troubleshooting

The Fluke 393 FC CAT III 1500 V Clamp Meter is the world’s first handheld tool which enables technicians to safely measure up to 1500 V in DC environments such as industrial solar farms. The number of solar installations in the United Kingdom has doubled within the last year and is set to double again […]

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Heating Homes the Smart Way: Combining Heat Pumps with Smart Accessories and Solar PV

Neil Hope – Head of Installer Development at NIBE – takes a look at how installers can combine heat pumps with smart accessories and solar PV: We often talk about low carbon homes which deliver smaller environment footprints for consumers and smart homes which deliver improved controllability and comfort. But now we must bring the […]

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