FiT

What was that about avoiding Boom and Bust?

by Mel Starrs on January 5, 2012

in Feed In Tariff

We’re still awaiting resolution to the FiT fiasco (the government have appealed the High Court ruling so basically we are all still in limbo – no-one knows what the current rate is – hopiung to find out by January 11, maybe…). In the meantime, Building have reported the numbers for PV installations over the last […]

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There has been lots of comment in the press about how the cuts to feed-in-tariff will add to fuel poverty but a dearth of numbers so far. I just couldn’t help myself – I had to do some digging. Firstly, a short history of fuel poverty and the official definition. The current definition (which I […]

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Links for October 20th through October 24th

by Mel Starrs on October 27, 2011

in News

These are my links for October 20th through October 24th: The Pros and Cons of Cargo Container Architecture | ArchDaily – "Reusing containers seems to be a low energy alternative, however, few people factor in the amount of energy required to make the box habitable. The entire structure needs to be sandblasted bare, floors need […]

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Links for September 4th through September 7th

by Mel Starrs on September 8, 2011

in News

These are my links for September 4th through September 7th: The Low Carbon Kid: Community hydroelectric scheme share issue opportunity shows how to do it! – Great case study: “A community renewable energy scheme is offering the chance for investors to get 5% dividend as well as helping a rural area become more energy efficient. […]

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Links for March 24th through March 29th

by Mel Starrs on March 30, 2011

in News

These are my links for March 24th through March 29th: Import and export meters and the feed-in tariff | YouGen Blog | YouGen, Renewable Energy Made Easy – "Getting an official export meter with an MPAN number costs about £70 a year. This means it isn't cost effective for most domestic installations, as the exported […]

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Links for March 16th through March 21st

by Mel Starrs on March 23, 2011

in News

These are my links for March 16th through March 21st: The ins and outs of green leases – “Before the drinks began to flow, a lively Q&A followed, the highlight of which was a debate over the use and value of BREEAM. Robert Rotbart of Derwent London questioned how its emphasis currently is on the […]

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Quite a week for PV (some of what follows also relates to other small scale renewables but PV is the main issue here). An announcement was made by HCA last week regards double counting funding with regards to FiT (feed-in-tariff). The gist is that FiT cannot be claimed by Partners on NAHP funded schemes for […]

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Links for February 23rd through March 1st

by Mel Starrs on March 2, 2011

in News

These are my links for February 23rd through March 1st: The Low Carbon Kid: Vital new tool sorts out the climate-friendly from climate-hostile materials – Brilliant overview post from David on the ICE database, which means now I don’t have to write one. Read the whole thing: “The widely used and authoritative ICE Database – […]

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Links for September 29th through October 5th

by Mel Starrs on October 6, 2010

in News

These are my links for September 29th through October 5th: ISA Benchmarking Results October 2010 – 4 page pdf “This report provides a demonstration of the first benchmarking results on a sample of assets of the current ISA Members. Benchmark KPI scores are brought up from the database, enabling members to track their own performance […]

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Links for August 18th through August 24th

by Mel Starrs on August 25, 2010

in News

These are my links for August 18th through August 24th: 500 Internal Server Error – 500 Internal Server Error Stanford engineers’ new solar energy conversion process could revamp solar power production – "A new process that simultaneously combines the light and heat of solar radiation to generate electricity could offer more than double the efficiency […]

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