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by ecoworrier
Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: FIT review announced
Replies: 5
Views: 2870

FIT review announced

http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/n ... 1_027.aspx

Could have been worse and if it comes down by a third next April it should be ok.
by ecoworrier
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Government launches review of FIT
Replies: 16
Views: 6564

Greenest government, my eye! “Large scale solar installations weren’t anticipated under the FITs scheme" Then why did they put a maximum of 5 MW, they should have put a cap on size. consider the impact of larger-scale (over 50 kW) solar power projects Is 50kW large scale? I don't think so. No o...
by ecoworrier
Sat Jan 15, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alleged electricty saving device
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

I think that maybe a little unfair. The answer is it depends, DNO's (distribution network operators) are meant to supply the electrical network with a nominal 230V. They don't, if you are close to a substation your supply will be higher (250V plus is possible). This can have a detrimental effect on ...
by ecoworrier
Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Shortage in parts for solar panels
Replies: 7
Views: 4295

Yes, I've also heard that there's a shortage of inverters. Shirley there's an opportunity here for British manufacturers to exploit ? Nail on the head, Fronius started making Inverters for electric locomotives, we must have expertise in this area. We had some trouble finding Inverters in the beginn...
by ecoworrier
Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Green setback for UK
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

It is not only the England football team that are an embarrassment! "We can't rely too heavily on wind because it always requires a gas-fired turbine to be able to be switched on to provide alternative energy," he said (David King). FFS. If we ever get to 25-30% of our energy coming from w...
by ecoworrier
Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: 100 kWp Array at Oxford school
Replies: 3
Views: 2347

Dark Materials, eh? Smile
That was a bit random, it looks like you need a celebrity, for every occasion.

I know how you feel Kenneal, the reason I moved into renewables was because no one was interested in saving energy. Good luck to the few that are.
by ecoworrier
Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: 100 kWp Array at Oxford school
Replies: 3
Views: 2347

100 kWp Array at Oxford school

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/education/n ... ar_panels/

Hopefully the start of many such projects. :)
by ecoworrier
Tue May 18, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Massive solar farms planned to treble energy
Replies: 53
Views: 16231


Indeed, though most of the time, extra capacity is simply additional. I would like to see replacement and reduction of capacity instead.
+1, trouble is, its not bling enough and no bugger is interested. :?
by ecoworrier
Tue May 11, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Government and Society
Topic: IT WOZ THE PEOPLE THAT LOST IT!
Replies: 2
Views: 936

"The people deserve the government they get" Word. 8)
by ecoworrier
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Major solar panel firms 'are misleading consumers'
Replies: 15
Views: 6048

The quality has dropped, they are spoon fed information and don't have to search for it,most of the time.
They'll be second against the wall come the revolution. :wink:
by ecoworrier
Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Where are the worthwhile green projects, ask investors
Replies: 5
Views: 745

Sounds about right, unfortunately.
When flagship green firms make losses of 2 - 3 Million a year and are seemingly unable or unwilling to do anything about it, doesn't set a good example does it.
by ecoworrier
Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Major solar panel firms 'are misleading consumers'
Replies: 15
Views: 6048

The Which report is spot on and well done to Southern Solar for doing a good job. The problem with SHW (solar hot water) industry is the small grant available (£400) most companies will simply knock this off the price. This means they'll do anything to get a job. Hopefully with the Renewable heat in...
by ecoworrier
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Home power-generation dream suffers a blow
Replies: 18
Views: 2626

“It’s hellishly complicated and expensive,” Schofield said. “You have to have a customer complaints procedure, health and safety documentation. For a one-man plumbing operation, they are just not interested.” Utter drivel, I know some one who has just passed MCS and was told to simplify his procedu...
by ecoworrier
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is current Part L the optimum standard for houses?
Replies: 27
Views: 2060

By course member you mean student? I have known two on that course. "A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again." It beats me why we went down the SAP route instead o...