Category Archives: PV Panels

New UK Feed-in Tariff – 21p

After a period of uncertainty we now know where we are with Feed-in Tariffs for rooftop solar in the UK. Now that PV costs have come down considerably (e.g a 4kW system can now be around £7,500 as opposed to £20,000 back when the FiT was launched in April 2010) the FiT has come down […]

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Thin Film and AZUR 2P coatings – IKEA and The Body Shop go solar!

Ikea and The Body Shop are amongst the big brands leading the way for solar PV in the UK. But there are many ways to juice up your building and these are two examples of very different methods. Ikea has decided to go down the thin-film road for installations on ten of its UK stores. […]

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Solar Energy Output Variability

One question we hear quite often is how do energy performance predictions match up to reality.  The simple answer is that on an averaged basis (e.g. over 25years) these energy predictions will generally match very well. The main reason is that, for example, the predictions the Juice-o-meter makes are based on averaged long-term data (solar […]

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Monocrystalline vs Polycrystalline Photovoltaic Cells

You may have heard the terms monocrystalline and polycrystalline used to describe photovoltaic cells, but what does that mean and how does it affect a cell’s performance?

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