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Why not learn more about how the Government's GREEN DEAL can benefit your home or business? This FREE event at Barton Village Hall will showcase expert speakers and information on all you need to know about renewable technology, cash incentives and local installers. See below for more information:
Beechdale Energy are now offering some incredible (and cost effective) bolt-on products for customers who already have a Solar PV system installed. See below to learn more:
In 2010 Beechdale Energy was born. Initially it was developed as an accompanying partner to Beechdale Homes but in just under two and a half years Energy has become a significant business in it's own right.
You may remember that during October 2012 Beechdale Energy undertook a large commercial Solar PV installation at Grovemere Property's HQ in Ely, Cambridgeshire... Well after nearly two months of ownership the team are very happy with their new system:
This snowy Wednesday morning, as we look forward to a potential white Christmas and the end of another busy year of Renewable Technology installation, we received a lovely letter from another one of Beechdale Energy's wonderful customers:
Well it's been another busy year here at Beechdale Energy - Energy Efficiency is still very much our main business focus and we want to finish the year with a special information evening.
The West Anglia Training Association, based in Huntingdon, Cambridgshire, actioned a large Solar PV installation on their premises by Beechdale Energy in July 2012. After 4 months of microgeneration and Feed-in Tariff earning they have very kindly composed a glowing testimonial:
During the past week Team Beechdale have been installing a large commercial sized system at Grovemere Properties, a large office building located near Ely in Cambridgeshire. We are increasing our Commercial installation portfolio with many businesses keen to capitalise on the 15% (and higher) return on investment generated by a Solar PV system.
More elated customers here - this time from the lovely village of Barton, near Cambridge:
"Just to let you know how pleased we are after one year of generation! Total returns 3155 kw = £1467.69p on an east / west system. Estimated additional electricity savings £200. All exceeds expectations - many thanks for such an efficient installation."
See an image of thier installation below:
Just a quick reminder about this Saturday's FREE event at Gamlingay. Why not come down and learn more about our Renewable Technologies that can help you save money and reduce your Carbon footprint? See the flyer below for further details:
Beechdale Energy are proud to be sponsoring The Ely Energy Challenge - an initiative established by 'The 80Percent Company' - a not for profit social enterprise - helping communities to save energy and reduce carbon emissions through economically sustainable smart living.
Team Beechdale Energy, in collaboration with REW SOLAR, exhibited at Solar Power UK yesterday. The event, held annually at Birmingham's NEC is the largest Solar technology convention in Europe, featuring over 200 stands and exhibitions.
We like to stay ahead of the game here at Beechdale Energy and as soon as we see an opportunity to make it easier for potential customers to find us, then we seize the chance!
The following extract is from a letter recently received from one of Beechdale Energy’s esteemed customers outlining just how happy they were with our repair job – A repair to a solar pv system that was installed by another company that have now ceased to trade:
Beechdale Energy will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Gamlingay Green Day on Saturday 20th October, from 10am until 2pm.
Throughout the last year of site development at Citygate along Milton Road in Cambridge, the Beechdale team have been kept company by a friendly feline named (by the site foreman Clive Whitwood) Queenie.
Congratulations to Mr Ray in Haddenham who, after his first year of Solar PV mirco-generation, has now earned in excess of £1700 from the Feed-in Tariff despite the poor Spring / early Summer conditions. Here's to another year of Tax-FREE earnings!
Some of last year's customers have recently been in touch with their first year Feed-in Tariff results. All have been yielding a much higher return than even our expert sales team had predicted.
Beechdale Energy are delighted to announce the winner of our 'guess how many sweets' competition as being Eleanor from Great Eversden, apparently she was thrilled to bits to get her hands on those sweets! Well done to all who entered.
Team Energy took part in an endurance karting event against 15 other corporate teams, all raising money for Alzheimers Research. There were high-octane hijinks on the track with plenty of action and aggression to keep the four Beechdale Energy drivers focussed for the 2 hour duration of the marathon race…
A little birdy has just told us that on Wednesday the 20th June the world famous environmentalist Tony Juniper will be presenting a special sustainability event at The Gamlingay EcoHub, Stocks Lane, Gamlingay, SG19 3QP, from 8pm onwards.
The five super Fi-T cyclists from Beechdale Energy completed their tough, and at times very soggy, cycle ride to the Centre for Alternative Technology in North West Wales within their challenging three day target, with a climb of Mount Snowdon just for dessert!
Electrician axtraordinare Darren Jackson takes great pride in his work. No matter the shape, size, or time of a job, if it's worth doing, it's worth doing properly! Keep up the wonderful work Darren, you'll no doubt be very busy over the next few weeks!
After a long and eventful existence, it now looks likely that the much maligned Feed-in Tariff will be harshly cut to a less attractive rate from the 1st August 2012. Throughout the past 18 months Beechdale Energy have installed over 300 solar pv systems to customers large and small, allowing them to not only create their own electricity but the gain an incredible ROI from the Feed-in Tariff.
Beechdale Energy's renewable technology partners in New Zealand ENA SOLAR have created a fantastic interactive online brochure showcasing their market leading products. Follow the link below to see for yourself:
The Energy Team here decided that it was high time we publicised more ways in which people can use our comprehensive range of Renewable Technologies to reduce their energy bills.
March 3rd 2012 - A significant watershed in the on-going tale of the much maligned Feed-in Tariff. In a nutshell it means that if (and it's a most likely if) you have a Solar PV installation before 3.3.12 you will most possibly benefit from a windfall of gaining the highly lucrative 43p / kWh rather than the guaranteed 21p / kWh.
David Cameron claimed, shortly after becoming Prime Minister, that his would be "the greenest government ever". Britain would advance to become a world leader in renewable energy, increasing the nation's energy independence while our oil and gas supplies dwindle.
After a much-publicised campaign, the Government's drastic cut of the photovoltaic solar panel Feed-in Tariff (FIT) was deemed illegal in the High Court on December 21st. Mr Justice Mitting was highly critical of the way the cut had been imposed before the closing date of the public consultation on the very subject, which was set to close on December 23rd. Although it is highly likely that the Government will launch an appeal, the ruling was widely applauded as a victory for the solar industry.
There has been a huge amount of publicity about the death of the solar power industry since the announcement by Greg Barker, the Energy & Climate Change Minister that the Feed-in Tariff was to be halved on December 12th. Claims have been made by solar installers and the Solar Trade Association that 90% of the solar jobs created in the last two years would be lost - a total possibly of over 30,000 redundancies. But is the picture that bleak? Not here at Beechdale Energy.
With the Feed-in Tariff set to reduce from 43.3p/kWh to just 21p, most PV installers are already unable to commit to completing installations in the time available. The rate change will take effect on December 12th but installations have to be completed and certificated before then and the customer's application for the FIT has to be received by the electricity company before the 12th. As the 12th is a Monday, the application has to reach the electricity company no later than Friday 9th, so the installation deadline is Thursday 8th - 30 days away. As at today's date, November 8th, Beechdale Energy can still accept orders for installation by the deadline.
Following the leaks last week, Energy Minister Greg Barker today announced that the Feed-in Tariff for solar PV installations is to be slashed and that it is to happen with very short notice. He said that solar panel prices have fallen by up to 70% since 2008 leading to "unsustainable returns for investors". The reality is that the only real growth industry in the UK is being decimated, putting 25,000 new jobs at risk.
We have been waiting for several months for news of what will happen to the Feed-in Tariff next April when the rate is set to change. We've known the Government has been examining the solar energy market and that they were likely to cut the rate for PV installations below 38p/kWh which had been the original 2010 plan. Yesterday, in what they claimed was an error, the Energy Saving Trust released the news that the figure is to be 21p/kWh, down from the present 43.3p. And what is worse, the date for the change has been brought forward from April 1st 2012 to December 8th - less than 6 weeks away.
The Shepreth & Meldreth Village Energy Day will be held on Saturday 10th September between 10am and 2pm at Shepreth Village Hall, Station Road, Shepreth, Cambs. Beechdale Energy will be present with a display including solar panels and enthusiastic staff ready to answer questions on solar thermal hot water systems, air-and ground-source heat pumps as well as on solar photovoltaic (PV) panel systems. Beechdale staff will also be able to give details of their newly-announced Free Solar offer under which solar panels are installed completely free of charge.
Figures from Ofgem for renewable energy technology installations in August confirm that solar PV is the main beneficiary of the Feed-in Tariff incentive scheme, accounting for about 97% of the total number of installations. The effectiveness of the scheme is easy to see from the figures which show 405 PV installations registered in April 2010 rocketing to 3,615 in August that year and to 11,370 in August 2011. It looks like a booming success and a demonstration to the world that Britain is a leader in renewable technology, but do the figures stack up?
Japan's upper chamber of parliament today approved a Feed-in Tariff scheme to promote the rapid development of the renewable energy market making it the latest member of the FIT club. Japan is already no slouch in the renewable energy world but the introduction of this expensive incentive method indicates a radical change of policy away from nuclear.
August 1st saw the implementation of the Government's changes to the Feed-in Tariff structure for larger installations of solar PV panels. The changes came as the system was awash with a flood of planning permission applications for large-scale PV installations on farm land, said to run into several hundreds. The change slashed the Feed-in Tariff for the largest installations from 29.3p per kWh of output right back to 8.5p per kWh.
Ofgem, the government energy watchdog has just released a report on the Feed-in Tariff Scheme (FITS) for its first full year to the end of March 2011. The report provides very detailed information on all renewable energy technologies, by region, on a quarterly basis.
Beechdale Energy's rapid growth has taken a major step forward this week with the appointment of Craig Horn to the renewable energy sales team.
Following completion of the Government's fast-track review of the Feed-in Tariff Scheme (FITS), the revised (reduced) tariff rates applicable to larger-scale installations were announced today.
For most commercial buildings, the roof has always been considered simply as a lid to keep the rain out, but that is changing and roofs can now play a part in generating income for the owner or business tenant. PV panels, passively generating electricity from the sun's energy will provide a steady, reliable income stream with little or no ongoing cost. And in some cases no initial outlay at all. Read on....
Investing in residential property has become a popular choice in Britain over the last couple of decades but as property values rise in relation to rental incomes, the investment yield falls. With the introduction of the Feed-in Tariff Scheme (FITs) which pays for electricity produced by specified low-carbon methods under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), property investors are able to enhance the overall yield from their investments.
As part of its Spending Review, the Government has announced that the first review of the Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) will be undertaken. Will this see a U-turn in the Government's commitment to promoting green energy?
Figures released by Ofgem show the number of PV installations completed since the Feed-in Tariff scheme (FIT) started in April 2010. In the first full year there were 28,610 installations in the UK, the vast majority, 28,023, being on residential properties. The remaining 600ish were split between commercial, industrial and community buildings. Residential installations totalled just over 73 megawatts (MW) of capacity, an average of 2.61kW per property (that’s 11-14 PV panels average). That’s an investment of about £375million, though prices have fallen since the scheme started.