Category Archives: Solar

Information on solar panels and arrays.

UK’s ‘largest solar carport’ – with additional storage – planned for St Ives Park & Ride

Cambridgeshire County Council has received planning permission for what it claims will be the UK’s largest solar carport. The installation, which will be developed at the site of St Ives’ Park & Ride, is anticipated to be 948kW in size and combined with a battery storage system as part of a wider demonstrator project with … Continue reading UK’s ‘largest solar carport’ – with additional storage – planned for St Ives Park & Ride

UK solar panels reach half a million rooftop milestone

Government figures suggest British solar industry past major landmark last week, as installers work towards delivering one million roofs by 2015 The solar power industry appears to have installed its 500,000th set of panels in the UK in recent days, in a move that marks a major milestone for the burgeoning sector. According to figures … Continue reading UK solar panels reach half a million rooftop milestone

The Joy of Solar 4: A Second Installation

Today is a big day as we’ve having a second solar array installed – this should provide sufficient electricity to cover the remaining usage for the house, plus enough left over to charge the ZOE.  The rear roof of the house is completely covered by the existing system so this one has to go on … Continue reading The Joy of Solar 4: A Second Installation

The Joy of Solar 3: Making Electricity

I previously described the installation and setup of the solar system on the back (south facing) roof of our house. It was installed by Greenday Renewables who I highly recommend – we have had no trouble with it and it works very well. The most important information, however, is of course how successful it has … Continue reading The Joy of Solar 3: Making Electricity