Research carried out by Luton Council has indicated that a minimum of 4,500 residential properties in the town would be suited to installing a solar PV system. With around 70,000 households in the town this means over 6% of local homes can benefit. Because of the suitability of the area for utilising solar systems there are a number of domestic...
Situated in the cusp of the Severn and Avon river valley in the Vale of Evesham, Worcester has an average of 1,350 hours of sunshine annually; more than enough to benefit from the efficient PV solar technology available in today's market. One of the institutions to take advantage of this provision is the University of Worcester who, in April 2012...
Set in East London on the border with Essex, Ilford is located in one the sunniest parts of the UK. Solar irradiance levels in this part of the country have been measured for over 22 years and they demonstrate that solar panels can be successfully used in the area. The months with the lowest solar irradiance levels are November to January when...
On average, Leicester gets 1589.7 hours of sunlight each year which will generate electricity equating to costs between £600 and £650. This effectively means that it will take less than 10 years for an average solar PV installation to pay for itself. Furthermore, with panels lasting up to 25 years, they are extremely cost effective in the long...
Based in North Yorkshire on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, Harrogate has a mild and dry climate similar to many places in the rain shadow of the Pennines. It is also set on a high altitude averaging 100 - 200 metres above sea level. This means that despite its northerly location, the town enjoys an average of 1,334 sun hours per year, which is...
Coventry has between 1500 and 1650 hours of sunshine each year and is therefore a city where it is possible to generate a significant amount of energy using solar panels. There are eight local firms listed who install solar panels in the city, and many of the national firms also cover the area, so there is plenty of choice for Coventry residents...
In a recent survey conducted in conjunction between the Guardian newspaper and Experian to determine the best places in the UK in which to enjoy your retirement, West Dorset, in particular Dorchester, featured at number 6 in the Top Ten. With an annual 1,626.1 hours of sunshine, perhaps it is no surprise that the historic town was so highly...
Resting on the Cheshire plain, Chester has a temperate climate, averaging over 5 sun hours a day from April to the end of August. The level of solar radiation in Chester is at its lowest during December and January at around 200 kWh per meter squared. However, it quickly increases and from March onwards it reaches over 800 kWh per squared meter...
The Bourneville Trust are bringing the benefits of renewable energy to residents of the Lightmoor Extra Care Scheme located in Telford. At present offering 59 apartments to the elderly and disabled in the area, the site is the latest in the Trust's Green Development Scheme and will use PV solar thermal technology to provide hot water for domestic...
May 2012 saw the unveiling of plans for a 160 acre solar park on farmland near Framlingham. The proposed installation will feature tiers of PV solar panels standing at 2.2 metres in height which are forecast to provide energy generation for 25,000 homes in the area. Giles Redpath of renewable energy installation specialists, Hive Energy,...