Search found 26 matches

by ericgarmin
Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy
Replies: 35
Views: 22329

I'm glad my first thread has started a discussion :)

Those of you in the US - do your suppliers have a decent fuel mix then, or not?
by ericgarmin
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy
Replies: 35
Views: 22329

Switch as much as you like, the proportion of the electricity delivered from renewables will be the same as for every other user. The "suppliers", i.e. companies you might pay, buy electricity from the producers. They may choose to pay only producers who use renewable sources, but the ele...
by ericgarmin
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy
Replies: 35
Views: 22329

I get what you are saying. And I agree, 100 per cent renewables isn't sustainable. But, people do at least have a choice of having some of their electricity being generated through renewable sources. Personally, I am a customer of an energy supplier with little electricity generated from renewable s...
by ericgarmin
Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Some questions for the brain trust
Replies: 13
Views: 6544

What is the cost *approximately* of such a system might I ask? :)
by ericgarmin
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy
Replies: 35
Views: 22329

I have also found this table extremely useful for comparing energy sources:

http://electricityinfo.org/fuel-mix-of- ... suppliers/
by ericgarmin
Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy
Replies: 35
Views: 22329

I have also found who among the big six uses the most renewables to generate electricity - e.on at 40.4 per cent ( https://www.eonenergy.com/About-eon/Fuel-Mix ), followed by British gas at 33 per cent ( http://www.energycompanynumbers.co.uk/british-gas-fuel-mix/ ), - that's for the period March 201...
by ericgarmin
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy
Replies: 35
Views: 22329

I've also found the supplier who uses the most onshore wind as its energy source - Ecotricity, with 79.91 per cent.
by ericgarmin
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy
Replies: 35
Views: 22329

No sale so most of them just hang up. The most intelligent question I usually get is "What do you mean, make your own?" Fair enough. Speaking of spam, what is the policy with regards to links? I linked to a decent article before. If I link to any more I find will I be penalised? I want to...
by ericgarmin
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy
Replies: 35
Views: 22329

No sale so most of them just hang up. The most intelligent question I usually get is "What do you mean, make your own?" Fair enough. Speaking of spam, what is the policy with regards to links? I linked to a decent article before. If I link to any more I find will I be penalised? I want to...
by ericgarmin
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy
Replies: 35
Views: 22329

I wouldn't be a customer as we're completely off grid. It's quite amusing when I get phone calls asking if a company can quote for my electricity contract or who my supplier is. It usually takes about three goes before they realise that "we make our own" means that they can't connect to u...
by ericgarmin
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy
Replies: 35
Views: 22329

Welcome, Eric. I haven't welcomed you before because we are a bit suspicious of newcomers initially, especially those who offer short postings on items which haven't been accessed for a while. We do suffer from quite a few spammers. You might have noticed that any reference by name to the room wher...
by ericgarmin
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy
Replies: 35
Views: 22329

I think I have found an answer anyway: Good Energy has 24 per cent solar energy in its energy mix.
by ericgarmin
Tue Dec 20, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy
Replies: 35
Views: 22329

I found this article:

https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-how- ... lectricity

Which is quite useful.
by ericgarmin
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy
Replies: 35
Views: 22329

Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy

I'm just curious. I know the big six don't have the best energy mix, as far as environmentally-friendliness goes. But surely there must be some energy supplier in the UK that generates say 3% of their energy from solar?
by ericgarmin
Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Solar Power
Topic: The town where one in ten have opted for solar power
Replies: 3
Views: 4289

You can always tell where the solar panel salesmen have been near where I live, since lines of houses have them, new and old.