News Round-Up - 20/01/14
It may be ‘Blue Monday’ but the team at Duncan Renewables are here to brighten up your day with the first News Round-up of 2014! Find out how Solar PV fared in 2013, whether the Great British public support renewable energy and read about Duncan Renewables’ upcoming appearance at LAMMA 2014.
Duncan Renewables’ first show of the year: LAMMA ‘14
Duncan Renewables will be exhibiting at the LAMMA Show at the East of England Showground, Peterborough on Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd January.
LAMMA is the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show. It is free to attend and regularly attracts up to 40,000 farmers from around the country and overseas. LAMMA has become the largest UK agricultural equipment show and is increasingly becoming an international event.
Do make sure you pay us a visit as our Renewables Team will be on hand to discuss a range of technologies including biomass, biomass fuel, solar PV, solar thermal as well as the latest on the relevant Renewable Heat Incentive and Feed-in Tariff schemes.
Come see us in Hall 8, Stand 860 from 7:30 am – 5:00 pm.
For ticket and travel information click here-
How did Solar PV fare in 2013? – Business Green (14/01/14) and Solar Power Portal (14/01/14)
Government figures suggest that British solar industry reached a major landmark last week, as it appears that the solar power industry installed its 500,000th set of solar panels in the UK.
The last figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change show that 499,687 solar schemes had been installed by 5th January under the Feed-in tariff scheme (FiT). With the solar market installing on average around 1,900 schemes per week, it is highly likely that the UK has already hit this major milestone.
Additionally Solar Power Portal reported that demand for large-scale solar PV grew by 600% to 1.45GW in 2013. Of this, ground-mounted installations accounted for over 90% of new large-scale solar installations in the UK. As a result, the UK was ranked 6th globally for large-scale solar in 2013.
Renewable Energy is UK’s second favourite investment – Solar Power Portal (13/12/13)
The Great British Money Survey of 2,000 people, carried out by One Poll, has revealed that renewables are the British public’s second favourite investment choice behind property. 33% of those interviewed stated that renewable energy would be their preferred investment area. With 23% of the vote, traditional energy such as oil, coal and gas were significantly less popular than renewables.
With this continued support and preference for renewable energy, could we soon see a greener Britain? According to DECC’s most recent public attitude tracker, 76% of people continue to support the use of renewable energy sources to generate the UK’s electricity. It therefore seems that a greener Britain is a possibility after all!
Read more here