Aug, 2020 update. Nine years on and the panels have generated 17,818 kWh of electricity. The original estimates of what we would generate have proved to be uncannily accurate. One was 1970.072 kW p.a., so 17,730 for nine years. That was based on the government’s Standard Assessment Procedure for energy rating buildings. The second estimate was based on PVSol… Continue reading
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Five years on – how solar panels cover our electricity bill
Five years ago this week, we installed 13 solar panels on our roof. The array, with a capacity of 2.47 kilowatt hours (kWh), cost us £7,862. Today I would have to pay less than half that. Take the real example of the Guardian’s Patrick Barkham, writing in 2015. His 4kWh system of 16 panels cost £4,630 to… Continue reading →
Car plant to generate enough solar power to make 7000 cars a year.
There’s nothing like a wind turbine to excite local passions, and fill village halls to bursting with angry villagers who have nothing against renewable energy except that they don’t want it here. Solar panels are harder to oppose. The best opponents of one particular scheme close to where I live could come up with was… Continue reading →
Former World War II airfield could become UK’s first solar park
photo credit: Velo Steve A former World War II airfield in Buckinghamshire could become the UK’s first solar park, after the local council, Aylesbury Vale District Council, granted planning permission. Renewable energy firm Ownergy said installation of the first array of 1,500 panels, , start in the New Year in the middle of a former… Continue reading →