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Solar Schools in Brighton & Hove

Its great to see that quite a number of schools in Brighton & Hove have signed up to the pioneering 10:10 initiative – Solar Schools –  to get solar energy powering their schools. Even better news is that one school in … Continue reading

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Our future energy?

Reports are indicating that the green industry will suffer further under Osborne’s autumn statement plans. (http://www.solarpowerportal.co.uk) Unsurprisingly, Oil and Gas companies, and the Big Six energy companies, look set to prosper more, at the expense of the country’s poorest households.  … Continue reading

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Our first newsletter

Welcome to our first Newsletter Autumn 2013 Autumn is a good time to take stock. For many, it is the start of a new year – schools, colleges, universities all beginning again. So, we’ve taken a moment to reflect on … Continue reading

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Zero carbon energy by 2030?

We’re feeling hopeful this can happen… We’re feeling just a little bit optimistic, following Ed Milliband’s speech yesterday.  Professionally, as a small renewable energy business, survival hasn’t been easy under the current ‘greenest Government ever’.  Personally, as consumers of energy … Continue reading

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Germany Shatters monthly solar generation record – under grey skies!

Germany just broke its monthly solar generation record by clocking over 5.1 terawatt hours (TWh) in July, according to data from the EEX Transparency Platform. The accomplishment proves once again that a lack of sunshine is no obstacle to scaling … Continue reading

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Inspirational pioneers of renewable energy reunited…

Doing some dull but necessary paperwork this morning, I turned on Radio 4 as a distraction and it was one of those lovely serendipitous moments… I found myself listening intently to ‘The Reunion’, and the story of the Centre for … Continue reading

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Case Studies show Solar-rise solar pv installations performing up to 18% better than projected figures

Our recent annual check ups on installations from 2012 are consistently showing between 7% and 18% increased performance on the projected figures from the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP – a legally required, standardised calculation for predicting the performance of your … Continue reading

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Cash and conscience… a double winner

You may already have truly ‘greened up’ your life and home with solar pv, solar thermal or even a wind turbine in your back garden and be reaping the – cash and conscience!- benefits. And, with the recent grants for … Continue reading

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DECC report: 83 percent of Brits support solar above all other renewables

A new survey carried out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has revealed that renewable energy generation in the UK continues to receive incredibly strong public support as part of a diverse energy generation mix. The survey, … Continue reading

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Another Solar-rise installation complete!

Kemptown, Brighton. A complex roof proved to be

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