Solar plus storage installs and virtual power plant roll-outs are providing a route to market for installers even in the absence of feed-in tariffs, according to Ben Hill, formally of Tesla. Speaking to Solar Power Portal, Hill said that behind the meter solar plus storage installations stood to provide a route for solar installers to stay […]
by Toni Griffiths I do love my car, I bought it cash and it gets me from A to B very well. It is a newish car so emissions are good and road tax is low. Would I switch to an electric car? When the wheels fall off mine potentially but the current costs of […]
This survey by YouGov and environmental lawyers ClientEarth, quizzed 2,005 UK adults about renewable energy option, climate change and their personal desires to install low-carbon technologies at home. Thank you Edie for putting the results into such a clear format!
by Thomas Holdaway, Project Engineer, Catch Energy The market for a solar installer is a tough one at the moment. Deep cuts in the once generous Feed in Tariff (FiT) have deeply affected the profitability of installing solar in a home. This problem began to bite after 2015 which was a record year for growth […]
by Thomas Holdaway, Project Engineer, Catch Energy The headline figures from this years Digest of UK Energy Statistics (DUKES) again show great promise for the UK renewable industry. Further progress has been made against the UK Government’s Renewable Energy Directive of 15% of demand being fulfilled by renewable sources by 2020. As of the end of […]
What a headline! A study conducted on behalf of Haven Power (a business energy supplier within the Drax Group) surveyed 1,000 UK utility ‘decision makers’. It discovered that over a quarter (27%) think renewable energy is just a passing trend, a figure that reaches 40% within the financial services sector. It found that the biggest […]
Record breaking heat waves have been causing havoc worldwide even at our HQ in the Cotswolds, England. When temperatures skyrocket, air conditioning at home or work are constantly on (or fans for us poor UK residents with no infrastructure or consideration for heat!). All the same it uses electricity, increasing your bills, and in some areas […]
Following the announcement that Catch Energy successfully secured EU funding as a battery storage service provider with Low Carbon Brazil, Toni interviews our International Development Manager Julian Beach to find out more about the agriculture sector in Brazil, and specifically how a solar and storage solution can make it more efficient. The project: The project will see […]