Free Solar Blog

Site Home | Blog Home | Apply Now

Government cuts to Solar Feed-in Tariff likely

22 July, 2015 EnergyLink inNews Comments (0)

In a further drive to cut green levies on consumer energy bills, the UK Government are launching a wide-reaching review of spending on subsidies for Renewable Energy projects, including the Feed-in Tariff scheme.

Earlier this week, Energy Secretary Amber Rudd refused to be drawn on the issue of whether there would be a continuation of the CfD (Contract for Difference) mechanism...

Read More

EU VAT rules hit Energy Efficiency sector

13 July, 2015 EnergyLink inNews Comments (0)

Last month, the European Court of Justice ruled that the UK's current VAT rate on Energy Efficient products is illegal. Currently, installers of products such as Insulation and Solar panels charge VAT at a rate of just 5%. This is 15% lower than than VAT charged on the vast majority of other products and services sold...

Read More

Record breaking day for Solar PV

03 July, 2015 EnergyLink inNews Comments (0)

Friday 3rd July is set to produce the highest amount of solar energy this year. With the UK's solar capacity now at around 8GW, as much as 15% of our electricity needs could be provided by Solar PV today...

Read More