solar



If you’re considering producing your own renewable electricity or investing in community energy one of the most important factors you need to learn about is the feed in tariff system. The feed in tariff, also known as FIT, is the system of subsidies the government pays to producers of renewable energy to encourage investment into […]

For decades, the main factor sustaining the primacy of fossil fuels in our energy ecosystem has been lower costs vs. renewables (and powerfully entrenched interests and lobbying, but that’s another story). However, in 2014 and 2015 something big happened: for the first time in history renewable technologies reached a point where the cost didn’t skew […]

If you’re a regular reader, you know that we’re crazy about everything solar and green. Our particular focus is usually community energy, but there are many alternatives out there that are equally legitimate and important to the equation of building a more environmentally minded society and a healthier world for all of us to live […]

27 projects – from Sussex to the Shetlands and Carmarthen to Cumbria – open to let ethical investors access the 30% tax relief, which will end on 30th November. 10th October – In its October Financial Statement, the Treasury announced that investors seeking to back community-led renewable-energy projects will no longer be eligible for the […]

One of the most common objections to solar energy deployment is that the panels are “a blight on the landscape”, and to be fair there is some truth in that. Solar panels aren’t precisely pretty. They are black, dark green, or grey, mounted on large metal structures, and they don’t visually fit into the natural […]