Petition to Stop 20% VAT Increase on Renewable Energy

Petition to Stop 20% VAT Increase on Renewable & Sustainable Energy

At the time of going to press the petition has 10’500 signatures – but needs 100’000 to be considered for debate in Parliament.   Despite the UK Governments commitment to be net-zero by 2050, HMRC intends to comply with EU law and remove the reduced rate of 5% VAT on solar installation costs from October…

Cost vs. Value – High efficiency solar panels

High efficiency solar panels thrive in residential systems where space is often limited. The majority of residential solar panels have around 15-18% efficiency. But high-efficiency modules offer a greater, more reliable power yield and speed up ROI in the long run. At Segen there’s a great selection of high efficiency modules that are ideal for…

PV Leads The Way As Renewables Threatens Coal-fired Power

In most parts of the world today, renewables are the lowest-cost source of power generation. The latest study by IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) shows that it’s the end for coal-fired power. This points to how cheap renewables can power the electrification needed to reduce carbon emissions from transport. Continuing falling solar module prices and…

Labour reveals plans to fit solar panels to 1.75m homes

Labour have announced plans to fit solar panels to 1.75m homes lived in by socially housed or low-income households. It is part of its promised “green industrial revolution” to try to combat climate change and boost jobs. The programme is due to be announced by Jeremy Corbyn and the shadow business secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey, at…

LCOE for Li-Ion Batteries is Plummeting

Battery Power’s Latest Plunge in Costs Threatens Coal & Gas  “The long-term cost of supplying grid electricity for today’s lithium-ion batteries is falling faster than expected”, according to a recent article on Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The outcome is that multi-hour energy storage can compete with natural gas and coal. So projects that weren’t viable 12…

NEW MODULE: LG NeON® R – most efficient energy generation

LG’s premier module has the highest and most efficient energy generation technology yet! There’s excellent up-coming availability of this stunning new module with a limited number of the NeON® R 365W available now with the 370W NeON® R due to arrive in mid-May and another delivery mid-June.   Leading in both technology and aesthetics the NeON® R series represents…