BEIS releases domestic fuel prices index that shows the shocking increase in electricity prices. Updated information from the government department BEIS, that compares electricity prices from Q3 2018 to Q3 2019, shows the absolute necessity to invest in storage for PV system owners. Electricity Prices Increase by Nearly 9% in the UK The report says: “Domestic […]

Government Publishes Future Homes Standard Consultation; options promise 20% or 31% reduction in carbon emissions and include solar PV. It sets out our plans for the Future Homes Standard, which will require new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency; it will be introduced by 2025. The […]

Are you an installer? Offer your customer a solar panel flat roof system that works as hard as they do. With Jinko MX panels and a Solis inverter – we’ll show you how you can optimise any flat roof space. Generate your own electricity – make commercial roofs work! More Roof Space = More Modules = More Output […]

SolarEdge Self-Consumption Solar Battery Kits and Packages that benefit both installer and system owner. A major factor when considering investing in solar PV is that power generation doesn’t always match time of demand. Also, with reduced subsidies, escalating energy costs and decreasing hardware prices, storage is becoming an increasingly attractive proposition. LG Chem RESU batteries and […]

How VAT charging is changing from 1st October? The rumours are true, from 1st October 2019 the way in which you can charge VAT on energy-saving materials (ESMs) in residential installations is changing. What’s changing? The VAT charged on ESMs used in residential solar installations will increase from the reduced rate of 5% to the standard rate of 20% – unless one of […]

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Science and Technology Committee Publish Report on Clean Growth Strategy: ‘Strong Policy Support’ for new solar power. The report, published on the 22nd August by the Science & Technology Select Committee, advises how the government should review the Smart Export Guarantee scheme by the end of 2020. They should ‘be ready to include a minimum […]

One Month to Consult on MCS Battery Storage Standard. First announced in February this year, the consultation is open for stakeholders to have their say. The Microgeneration Scheme has published a draft of new certification for battery energy storage systems. MIS:3012 specifies requirements for MCS contractors undertaking the supply, design, installation, set to work, commissioning and handover […]

At time of going to press the petition has 10’500 signatures – but needs 100’000 to be considered for debate in Parliament. Petition to Stop 20% VAT Increase Despite the UK Governments commitment to be net-zero by 2050, HMRC intends to comply with EU law and remove the reduced rate of 5% VAT on solar […]

Smarter storage: the Enphase AC battery with intelligent monitoring software.Best known for its microinverters, California based manufacturer Enphase, has created a home energy storage solution which includes a solar battery paired with an Enphase microinverter and software that makes life easy for both system owner and installer. The battery enables homeowners to make the most […]