Torquay is referred to as the English Rivera for good reason as this south facing town on the South Coast is a real suntrap, enjoying over 1,800 hours of sun annually. This makes Torquay one of the sunniest places in the UK, and therefore ideal for people who want to cut their fuel bills by installing solar panels. House builders such as Cavanna...
After summer 2012 being declared the wettest on record, one could be forgiven for thinking that investment in solar power projects may not be high on anyone's list of priorities. However, there have been no shortage of investors looking to purchase shares in Westmill Solar Co-operatives £4 million scheme. Their Solar Park has been installed over...
On the south coast of the UK, Southampton boasts an average number of 1,800 hours of sunshine annually. Even after the dismal wettest summer since records began, which we experienced in 2012, the city still managed to clock up a highly respectable 1,775 hours. This must have proved welcome news to Chairman of the New Forest Council, Alexis McEvoy...
Motherwell, being around the central belt of Scotland, sees more than enough sunshine - and indeed daylight - to enable solar panels to function effectively. It would be correct to assume that in most cases the stronger the sunlight, the more effective your solar panels will be, but modern installations are advanced enough to generate an...
If you're thinking about installing solar panels on a property in Huddersfield, rest assured there is adequate sunshine in this area to make solar a viable option. In the last few years, Huddersfield and its surrounding area has recorded 1,500 hours of sunshine annually, and with May and June boasting an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day,...
Despite its northerly location, Falkirk has surprising solar connections. In fact, Scotland's first renewable energy training academy opened in the town this year and many residents are employed in the solar industry - fantastic when you think they have access to world class training facilities. With this in mind, you can also be sure any local...
The London Borough of Bromley can be found in South East of the country. Traditionally the South East receives the most hours of sunshine in the whole of the United Kingdom. Indeed, Bromley receives up to 9 hours of sun on an average June day. Even in the normally cold November, the town still receives an average of 3 hours of sunshine. Bromley...
It has been estimated that one third of all of the properties in Bristol are suitable for a PV solar installation; that equates to approximately 424 hectares of roof space (600 football pitches or twice the area of The Downs in the city!) A solar mapping potential survey for Bristol, conducted in partnership with Blom UK and German SUN-AREA,...
Canterbury loves solar energy. Supported by STEMNET (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Network) the University of Kent in Canterbury have announced the launch of their Solar Car Challenge, to be open to all of the county's Year 8 & 9 pupils in 2013. Designed as a team building and problem solving exercise, the 5-strong teams will be...
Bath like many other parts of the UK has been quick to embrace solar panels and solar power. Dr Patrick Eavis, son of Glastonbury Festival founder Michael, has been so impressed by financial and ecological benefits afforded by the PV solar installation erected at his father's farm in Pilton, that he has commissioned a 128 panel solar array for...