The popular resort of Southend on Sea is an ideal place to install photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. This is largely because, situated on the south east coast, Southend is in the corner of the country which receives the most sun throughout the year. Indeed, the county of Essex is the sixth sunniest place in the United Kingdom, having received 1,559...
Portsmouth is the second largest city in Hampshire and sits along the south coast of the United Kingdom. Residents of Portsmouth who are interested in having photovoltaic (PV) solar panels installed on to their properties will be encouraged to know that Hampshire is officially the third sunniest county in the United Kingdom. In 2011, Hampshire...
Bartholomew School in Eynsham, Oxford, have completed the installation of a 149 PV solar panel array to the roof of their Sports Centre just in time for the commencement of the September 2012 term. Designed to take advantage of the city's average 1,500 annual hours of sunshine, the £60,000 project will generate a projected 28,065mWh annually and...
The amount of sun hours received in Warrington mean homes in the town are well suited to benefit from the installation of solar power. The average annual sun hours for Warrington are 1,500 a year which puts Warrington above average in the national picture. This is only 14% less than the sunniest areas in the UK, but 37% more than the least sunny...
Solar panels are a viable means of generating energy to homes in Kingston as the area enjoys relatively high levels of solar radiation. Surveys carried out by Bioregional Consulting for the local council suggest that installing solar PV panels on a home in Kingston could generate 40% of a household's electricity and solar thermal panels could...
Scientists from the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge Physics Department have been involved in the development of an innovative solar cell module which had been designed with the capability of delivering a higher level of solar energy capture than existing applications. Team leaders, Professor Sir Richard Friend and Professor...
With an average of over 1,500 hours of sunshine annually, Dundee is credited with being the sunniest city in Scotland - much to the enjoyment of the 143,000 residents! Possibly in recognition of its status, Solar Cities Scotland has, in partnership with Dundee City Council and eco-energy agency SCARF, designed an eco house in the Whitfield area...
East Lothian, which includes the city of Edinburgh, can expect an average of 1,400 sunshine hours annually leading some to believe it may not be an ideal candidate for the installation of solar generated installations. However, with the increasing technology now employed by the manufacturers of PV solar modules, an efficient generation of energy...
Solar panels are a common sight in Cardiff and are becoming increasingly commonplace throughout the entire city. Previously, solar panels in the Welsh capital were a rarity, restricted mainly to the northern suburbs with their higher property prices (such as Rhiwbina and Lisvane). Today, however, the introduction of a number of government...
Tunbridge Wells residents looking to have solar panels installed on to their properties have the advantage of living in the sunniest corner of the United Kingdom. Indeed, in May 2012 there were a total of 170 hours of sunlight in Tunbridge Wells. Even in January 2012, the darkest month of the year, sunlight was present for 69 hours. Where Can I...