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Graham Walden

Pockets of Solar Excellence in Scotland

  The standardisation of solar in different regions of the UK varies significantly. Local authorities are working to towards different regional targets, meaning very different outputs. Scotland however are at the forefront of the green energy evolution. The Scottish Government have a clear objective – to generate the equivalent of…

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Eco2Solar and Fire Safety

Safety and security are of utmost importance to Eco2Solar, and our solar installation systems meet the highest possible fire safety standards. The systems that Eco2Solar install have achieved the highest certification in the UK and Ireland for fire testing and fire safety standards. Our kit achieves the highest standard Broof…

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Changing Perceptions of Solar

  Demystifying Solar Installation Housebuilders’ choice to install solar on new builds is often driven by local government legislation. However, changes in public attitudes towards the technology are influencing demand from house buyers. One Home is a project to increase public awareness of climate change and accelerate the transition to…

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Record-Breaking Solar Output

  Something quite extraordinary happened on the afternoon of 30 June this year. For one hour, solar energy, all but briefly, overtook gas as the UK’s top power source. And that’s not the only record that has been broken this summer – between 21 and 28 June, solar broke the…

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Remaining Sustainable

Solar is very much a “fit and forget” technology – it is extremely reliable with virtually no maintenance or snagging issues, and as we continue to invest in product development, the longevity of panels increases. Solar PV systems are good for 30+ years, far outstripping a new home warranty. One…

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Simplifying Solar

Domestic and international demand for solar is growing. In 2017, the International Energy Agency announced that solar power was the fastest-growing source of new energy worldwide, outstripping the growth in all other forms of power generation for the first time and leading experts to hail a “new era”. From a…

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Solar in the International Context

National policies and local government targets all impact how housebuilders adopt and respond to renewable technologies. However, local government and housebuilders are also looking at the international landscape to see how solutions are evolving and being applied elsewhere. The California Energy Commission recently announced that the state is poised to…

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Innovating with Housebuilders

Eco2Solar offgrid solutions

We are continuously responding to the changing needs of housebuilders and are always looking at how we can improve our solutions. One new solution on offer is our Eco2Offgrid system. This is a hybrid power solution that works as a giant onsite battery on the construction site. Housebuilders can install…

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The Pitfalls Housebuilders Should Avoid

We often see housebuilders encounter the same pitfalls when installing solar PV across their sites. The biggest of these happens when developers choose to install solar PV through mechanical and electrical contractors, who will then subcontract out the installation process to solar specialists. This seems like the simplest solution because…

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Meeting New Build Energy Targets

Housebuilders have regional targets to meet on each new development, which specify how much energy site-wide should come from renewables. So what are the best energy-saving options for housebuilders at the moment? Well, there are numerous materials and technologies developers can use to support energy targets; they could install more…

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