Saturday 29 October 2011
Many of you will have either seen or heard about the alleged 'leaked' document onto the Energy Savings Trust (EST) website. In a nutshell, it indicated the current 43.3p FiT will be reduced to 21p on December 8th 2011.
Obviously, this is a bombshell to many people, whether installers or customers booking installations before the well documented FiT adjustment date of 31st March.
However, DECC have come back on Twitter with the short statement:
'Consultation on changes to the solar PV FIT to be published to Parlt on Mon. Doc on EST site earlier was neither final nor accurate'
Thus admitting this was an error!!
So, we will need to wait till Monday 31st Oct 2011 for the real version. Lets hope the document was wildly innaccurate on the date. However, a rate of 25p has been assumed for some time, as this will bring the payback time back to 10-12 years as was originally designed at the start of the FiT, and still far better than the Bank can offer!
To see the rogue document click here for a link
Check in with us on Tuesday 1st November to get an update on the real facts.
Tuesday 25 October 2011
Sunday 23 October 2011
This week we are starting to install a 44kWp system on the RNLI's Sea Survival School in Poole, Dorset.
This is the culmination of putting a number of designs together to enable the RNLI to generate as much power during the day to offset importing power to run the famous Sea Survival School, as recently seen on TV channel Dave .
The plant used to regulate and operate the pool, wave machine and other hi tech bad weather simulation for Lifeboat crew training will soon be run using Green power generated from one of our Solar PV systems installed onto the roof.
As the installation progresses, updates will be posted here.
Over the last week or so we have had an interruption to our Website at www.chrisrudge.co.uk as the server was hacked to try and redirect people to another website.
While this was very inconvenient, and caused some confusion to quite a few people, everything now appears to be back to normal following work carried out by our server provider, plus we have now moved to a new more secure server.
Thanks to everyone who called and reported the problem, as we were quite oblivious to the problem.