Guildford is a town in Surrey with a population of nearly 67,000. Its southeasterly location means that it gets plenty of sunshine. In fact, it receives between 1,650 and 1,800 sun hours per year and is therefore a good place in which to install solar systems. An Overview of Solar Installers in Guildford Many of Guildford's solar installers are...
In spite of its relatively northerly location, Crewe still gets between 1,350 and 1,500 hours of sunshine each year. This means that using solar power to cut energy bills is still viable in the area. Systems installed in this part of the UK take slightly longer to pay for themselves, but they are still worth investing in. It is true that the...
The St Helena Hospice in Colchester is to benefit from the town's 1,824 annual hours of sunshine as a PV solar array is to be fitted to the rooftops of two of its principal buildings. It is hoped that the charity funded facility will earn in excess of £10,000 annually from the FIT (Feed-in Tariff) scheme, and should make savings of £3,500 per...
Preston Council carried out a review of the potential for solar technology in the local region and the research established that solar is suited to the area. The council investigation revealed that both solar PV panels and water heating should be promoted for use in domestic dwellings. The study also showed that solar installations in Preston...
October 2012 has seen the launch of a combined initiative between Nottingham based Evo Energy Ltd and Nottingham City Council to install 8,000 PV solar panels on council properties throughout the city. Thought to be the largest project of its kind in the UK, the £3 million scheme will benefit 50 buildings including leisure centres and educational...
Plymouth is located in the South Western county of Devon. Here, many residents are interested in getting solar panels installed largely due to the fact that Plymouth receives a lot of sunshine all year round. In summer, the average number of sun hours per day is 7 and even in winter the figure is between 1 and 2 hours per day. In July 2012,...
Established to develop community low carbon renewable energy projects, The Industrial and Provident Society has recently launched an initiative to seek investment for the installation of PV solar panels to 240 lower income households in Newport. The town has been chosen to benefit from the scheme as it has one of the highest incidences of fuel...
Across the city of Durham there are already a high number of hugely successful solar panel installations generating free electricity for their owners. These installations range from Durham University's solar powered Palatine Centre to small domestic installations. One case study on a house in Willington, Durham showed that the householder who...
The North London Borough of Enfield has a population of over 300,000. Enfield is situated in the sunniest corner of the UK and borders Essex, the sixth sunniest place in Britain overall, where in 2011, the sun shone for 1,600 hours in total. Indeed, Enfield itself gets an average of 8 hours of sunshine each day in July and 7 hours in May and...
Local entrepreneur and solar panel inventor, Paul Laidler is in talks with investors in an effort to secure backing for his latest project. With over thirty years experience in the engineering, aerospace and printing sectors, Paul aims to develop a PV solar module capable of generating solar heat as well as energy. Having a climate which is at...