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BALANCING THE 3 MAIN NEEDS OF HOUSEBUILDERS

The various teams within a housebuilder or developer are all working towards the same goal, but each have different objectives, targets and focus points. Commercial and technical The commercial team want to create value for money for the housebuilder and help them find ways to build as cost-effectively as possible.…

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WHY SPEED OF RESPONSE IS CRITICAL IN SOLAR INSTALLATION

Because of the disparate nature of construction, things don’t always go according to plan and housebuilders often need urgent support and quick turnarounds. Don’t be vague When a site manager needs to call in lots of different trades – from block paving and plumbing to windows and solar panels –…

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HOW RELIABLE IS YOUR SOLAR CONTRACTOR?

Reliability is an interesting topic when it comes to construction; the process can often be quite bitty and disjointed because there are so many subcontractors on site doing so many different things. Many of these projects are reliant on each other, and if one thing isn’t completed on time, there’s…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING AN EXPERIENCED SOLAR SPECIALIST

Housebuilders and developers may sometimes be tempted to allocate the complex task of solar installation to an existing contractor, like a roofer or electrician. While this might seem like a potential cost-cutting measure at first, it usually ends up being more expensive in the long term. Make sure your solar…

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WILL SOLAR ON NEW BUILDS BECOME STANDARD?

Brexit may have delayed the release of new building regulations, but our construction future is only heading in one direction; renewable electricity and smart technologies.   The solar future Solar on new builds isn’t yet standard in England and Wales as it is in Scotland, so it’s understandable that renewable…

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WHAT CAN WE ACHIEVE IF WE ALL LIVE MORE SUSTAINABLY?

When the UK government made their Climate Emergency declaration in May 2019, they were the first government to have ever done so. The declaration formed part of their goal to reach a Net Zero target by 2050, meaning that none of our energy must come from fossil fuels. No dirty…

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BUILDING FOR TOMORROW’S HOMEOWNERS

Eco2 Solar Building a sustainable future

The gradual culture shift towards a cleaner, greener future is impacting on every sector at every level, but housebuilders in particular will have a significant role to play in reshaping what a sustainable home might look like by 2050.   From 2025, homeowners will no longer be able to install…

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WHY WE MUST PRODUCE ENERGY AT A LOCAL LEVEL

When we consider the future of energy, we’re moving towards more vehicles powered by electricity rather than fossil fuels, and more electric heating rather than gas, so it’s clear that we’re going to need a lot more electrical energy. In a few short years, it’s likely we’ll be using ten…

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PREDICTING FUTURE SOLAR ENERGY USAGE MODELS

In our latest blog series, we’ve been exploring how the government’s new Smart Export Guarantee might work. Whilst we know the guarantee will mean that solar panel owners can export surplus energy at the most advantageous times of day, we also need to think about developing mechanisms to capture and…

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CREATING A COMPETITIVE MARKET FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY

CREATING A COMPETITIVE MARKET FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY The government’s new plans to implement a Smart Export Guarantee for solar panel owners from 1st January 2020 could represent a significant step towards creating a cleaner, greener future. Unlike the previous Feed-In Tariff, the Smart Export Guarantee will see solar panel owners being…

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