EVER WONDERED why the sunlight in Autumn has a golden quality? Autumn is this writer’s favourite season thanks to its wonderful golden light. As well as powering our homes with sunlight using PV panels we can energise and nourish ourselves using the sun, which behaves differently in the Autumn from fellow seasons Spring, Summer and Winter. So here...
JOANNA Lumley has declared her love of renewable energy, insisting it should be mandatory for all homes to have solar panels. The Avengers star and national treasure was speaking at EcoBuild, a sustainable building conference, in London today (March 6). She said: “I absolutely love the idea of solar panels, and I think they should be compulsory...
Halifax is based in West Yorkshire and has a population of over 82,000 people. Due to its location in the north of the country, many people may be sceptical as to whether the town receives enough sunshine to power solar panels for any length of time. However, despite its location, the town does receive enough sunlight throughout the year to make...
Despite the challenges of its geographical location, Derbyshire NHS made the decision to take advantage of the average 1,350 sunshine hours afforded annually and has just completed work on a £166,500, 212 PV solar module installation at Ilkeston Community Hospital near Derby. It is hoped that the system will generate 50kWh daily and should save a...
Darlington born, Lee Wills started AEL Systems in the town in 2002 for the provision of specialist electrical services to the area. A recent move to premises at Lingfield Pont has allowed Lee and his team to expand into PV solar installation services through their leasing of 2,000 square feet of warehouse and office space at the Lingfield...
With fuel prices rocketing, it's no surprise that many people in Croydon and the south of England are now turning to solar power as an alternative energy source. Weather conditions are extremely varied across much of the UK, however southerly locations in particular are very well suited to solar photovoltaic installations. For, whereas it's true...
Across Milton Keynes, solar power is being used in a number of ways; from providing floodlights for evening sports sessions and powering street lights to generating electricity for large commercial installations. The town has been at the forefront of solar installation for over 40 years, starting with the Bradville Solar House which was one of the...
Some parts of the UK don't see a great deal of sunshine. However, solar panels only really need daylight to function at an acceptable level. Having said that, the more sunshine, the higher the output of energy the solar panels will produce and Chelmsford's southerly location (one of the better locations in the UK for sunshine) makes it ideally...
There are a number of large scale solar panel installations in Dudley, the most notable of which has to be Dudley Council's multimillion pound installation of solar panels on 180 homes on the Priory Estate. According to research carried out by the council, these installations will provide the equivalent of one month's worth of free energy per...
The cathedral city of Gloucester is in the South West of England and is situated on the River Severn. Residents of Gloucester who are looking to have photovoltaic (PV) solar panels installed onto their homes will be reassured to hear that the town receives an average of 9 hours a day of sunlight in the summer months of June and July. Even in...