Wednesday 28 March 2012

Government delay the RHI for another year!

Your now going to be waiting even longer for the long awaited Renewable Heat Incentive. Despite all the Government hype about helping people to heat their homes using renewables rather than expensive oil and LPG, they have decided to push the release date from late summer this year to late summer 2013.

In some element of compensation, the Renewable Heat Premium Payments (RHPP), scheme has been extended in a phase 2 starting on April 2nd.
The original RHPP, which is just about to expire, has not been that successful, probably owing to both complexity and misleading terms used in application. For example, the 'Voucher' was not actually a voucher at all, and the email system failed to send out the information or vouchers to applicants. Lets hope this time they have a working system finalised!

For the full release from DECC, click HERE

Friday 23 March 2012

Governments Supreme Court Appeal thrown out!

Exerpt from this afternoons press release from Regen SW..

The long running legal saga over changes to the Feed-in Tariff has come to an end.  The Supreme Court has refused permission for DECC to appeal against the Court of Appeal's decision on plans to reduce the tariff for solar PV installations.

The effect of the decision is that solar projects installed between 12 December and 3 March will get the higher rate (43p/kWh for sub 4kW schemes) in place prior to the government cuts. It has no effect on projects since 3 March as new tariffs came into force at that time.

The decision provides an opportunity to move on from the confusion of the last few months and for the industry to work with DECC to ensure a clear policy framework in which solar pv and microgeneration technologies can develop to their full potential. Regen's recent report on the benefits of microgeneration showed how the Feed-in Tariff has led to investment in renewables, new businesses and jobs and a flowering of community renewable energy schemes in the south west (

Rachel Solomon-Williams, Head of the FiT at DECC, will be speaking at a session for Regen members on the current Feed-in Tariff consultation on 17th April in Exeter. You can find out more at

Tuesday 13 March 2012

We are now an agent for Bergey 10kW wind turbines

We are now able to offer the Bergey 10kW wind turbine as a further option through our wind turbine installation division.
These well established turbines offer a very good annual generation in reasonable wind speed areas, and even better in ideal 6-7m/s locations.
Call us for a competitive quote for either lattice tower or tilt over monopole options. We offer a friendly no obligation survey service.
We always offer our wind turbine customers a full planning service, all you need to do is sit back and we do all the applications for you!

Monday 5 March 2012

Renewable Energy Marketplace

Thursday 8th March is the Renewable Energy Marketplace show at Westpoint, Exeter.

We will have a stand, displaying inverters, PV modules and wind turbine plus being on hand to provide information and advice to anyone interested in having Renewable Power installed on their premises.

Come and see us. It will be good to meet up with our existing and new customers.