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Mitsubishi Ecodan Heat Pump Accredited Installer

on by Jason

Stratford Energy Solutions are now accredited Mitsubishi Ecodan installers.

The Ecodan heat pump range is suitable for small to large applications. Using proven heat pump technology to deliver effective, low carbon heating and hot water, Mitsubishi Electric’s award winning Ecodan systems provide a simple, renewable solution that rivals traditional heating systems:

  • Helps achieve renewable energy targets
  • Capable of reducing running costs and CO2 emissions
  • Easy to design, install and maintain
  • Fully scalable and can work independently or in conjunction with other systems
  • Optimised systems from 5kW to 960kW
  • MCS approved

For more information on the Ecodan range call us on 01789 262411

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Tesla Powerwall – Solar Panels Battery StorEdge system with SolarEdge

on by Jason

Tesla Powerwall provides Energy Storage for a Sustainable Home.

Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your home in the evening. Automated, compact and simple to install, Powerwall enables you to maximise self-consumption of solar power generation.

As an authorised Tesla Partner we will soon be able to offer the Powerwall as part of our new Solar installations or as a retrofit to existing systems (subject to certain conditions).

Initially the PowerWall will be available working with SolarEdge inverters & optimisation soon to be followed by SMA.

To learn more about the SolarEdge self-consumption solutions please browse through their online application at: http://expo.solaredge.com/ROW/sem.html or watch the StorEdge demo video.

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Can a green roof work with Solar PV panels?

on by Jason

YouGen have recently included a case study of ours in their blog “Can a green roof  and solar PV system work together?”

We think so with our project at Broughton Pavilion in Milton Keynes which we installed as part of this project for a new community centre which went onto to be awarded BREEAM code Excellent. For more information on this project click here.

If you are planning, building or developing an “Eco-Home” or energy efficient building then do not hesitate to call us to discuss energy efficient products from Solar, Heat Pumps, Biomass or LED lighting. Tel 01789 262411.

 

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Shortlisted for Air & Ground Source National Heat Pump Awards 2016

on by Jason

Next week sees the prestigious National Heat Pump Awards in Birmingham & we are proud to say we have been shortlisted twice.

Firstly, for an Air Source Heat Pump project in Pebworth, Warwickshire. We installed a Stiebel WPL25 unit to replace a 40 year old oil boiler along with a radiator upgrade. This was part of a whole project which included a full electrical re-wire as well as the installation of world leading SunPower Solar Panels with individual panel optimisation & monitoring from SolarEdge.

Secondly, for a Ground Source Heat Pump project in Lower Quinton, Warwickshire. This contract involved drilling 4 x 125m bore holes & the supply and installation of a Stiebel 20Set heat pump which uses two 10kW single phase units working in tandem as the project was a large house but with only a single phase electrical supply.

For a full shortlist follow the link

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OLEV funded Electric Car Chargepoints from £185

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Considering purchasing an Electric Or Hybrid Car in 2016? Call us to find out how we can install an OLEV part funded EV Chargepoint from £185.

16A – £185

32A – £195

From 1st March funding is reduced and prices will rise to £395.

 

For more information call 01789 262411.

 

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Solar Panels – Feed-in Tariff 2016

on by Jason

The Government has now announced its decision following its review of the Feed-In Tariff (FiT) scheme. You can find the full consultation response here.

From 8 February 2016 the Solar PV FiT rate will drop to 4.39p/kWh for the sub-10kWp band. By this time the Government estimates that the Regulations will have been adopted in Parliament. Even though this represents a reduction over and above the current tariff it is a considerable improvement on some of the proposals mooted in the Government’s consultation document.

You should be aware, however, that there will be degression linked to deployment and there is to be a ‘pause’ in the scheme from 15 January 2016 to 8 February 2016. This means that consumers will not be entitled to the current Solar PV FiT rate of 12.03p/kWh for installations registered with electricity suppliers after 14 January 2016.

In addition, from 8 February 2016, the required EPC level D will have to be met before the installation takes place and the Solar PV panels will not be able to contribute to this rating.

Installations from 1st January to 14th January get a 3.5% FIT reduction

0-4kW – 12.03p

4-10kW – 10.90p

10-50kW – 10.90p

50-150kW – 9.29p

150-250kW – 8.89p

8th February 2016 onwards:

0-10kW – 4.39p

10-50kW – 4.59p

50-250kW – 2.7p

250-1000kW – 2.27p

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New Solar Feed-in Tariff regime may not come into force until March 2016

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The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has sought to clarify details over when changes to the feed-in tariff will come into force, including specific details relating to the statutory instrument.

A spokeswoman for DECC said “At this stage we have the consultation for that [the feed-in tariff] so we’re likely to publish a response in the New Year… We received a lot of responses back so we’ll take some time obviously to go through those before we publish that response.”

However when pressed, the department sought to clarify that this response was meant to refer to the changes to the feed-in tariff itself rather than the consultation response, which the department still hopes to publish before the end of the year.

The department is understood to be sorting through more than 55,000 responses following a huge backlash to the industry. Energy minister Andrea Leadsom said last week that just over 2,500 were considered “detailed responses”.

DECC also looked to address confusion over the standstill period that has to be observed. As any changes to the feed-in tariff order – which is secondary legislation – require a statutory instrument, if the change is considered negative then 40 days notice must be given.

It was unclear whether this referred to 40 normal days, working days or parliamentary days which, given parliamentary recesses, could result in substantial differences.

A DECC spokesman confirmed that these changes would require 40 parliamentary days. Parliament is scheduled to adjourn for Christmas between 17 December and 5 January 2016, and later between 11 February and 22 February 2016.

Therefore depending on when a response is forthcoming, it could be until March 2016 that the feed-in tariff rate is amended to new proposals, far beyond the 1 January date set out in the impact assessment.

If the consultation response was published on 7 December 2015, the new rate would not come into effect until 25 February 2016 at the earliest.

Last month energy regulator Ofgem published the new feed-in tariff rates which will come into force on 1 January 2016 pending new legislation, revealing the rate for a standard installation up to 4kW in size to be 12.03p/kWh.

Please click here for the rates from 1st January 2016 

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How many Solar Panels do I need?

on by Jason

Considering Solar Panels?? Wondering how many you need??

Speak to us before making a decision to find out out about the SunPower advantage. World Leading panels which have the following characteristics:

  • Highest efficiency of upto 21.5% module efficiency
  • Lowest degradation levels – documented less than 5% in first 5 years & then 0.4% per year thereafter – real world tests show as little as 0.1%!!! Conventional panels can degrade by 3% in the first few days!!!
  • Superior light capture due to AR glass and AR coating:  better low-light performance, better performance under low angle of incidence etc. (up to +5% more light)
  • Lower temperature losses (not only lower temperature coefficients, but also lower operating temperatures)
  • Market leading combined 25 year Product & Performance Warranty

The resulting advantage more power from less space – as few as 12 panels for 3.92kWp.

For more information click here or call 01789 262411

 

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SolarWorld Certified Partner Solar Power

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We are now a SolarWorld Certified Partner. Working with the German Company we are now able to offer guaranteed performance systems for commercial solar as well as systems without capital investment. Stratford Energy Solutions can now offer fully funded Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for large commercial, industrial & agricultural rooftop owners. How it works?

  • We design & install a turnkey fully funded Solar PV system for the end client. 
  • A full German manufactured system including SolarWorld panels & mounting system with SMA inverters.
  • Client pays between 5 & 7p/kWh of Solar PV consumed electricity
  • 20 year term coupled with lease for airspace above rooftop with full ownership thereafter.
  • Zero capex for client & no ongoing maintenance costs
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Commercial Solar Fully Funded Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

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Embrace Solar & reduce your reliance on energy companies, reduce overheads & reduce carbon emissions. This can all be offered with no capital investment by your business.

Stratford Energy Solutions can now offer fully funded Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for large commercial, industrial & agricultural rooftop owners.

How it works?

  • We design & install a turnkey fully funded Solar PV system for the end client. 
  • A full German manufactured system including SolarWorld panels & mounting system with SMA inverters.
  • Client pays between 5 & 7p/kWh of Solar PV consumed electricity
  • 20 year term coupled with lease for airspace above rooftop with full ownership thereafter.
  • Zero capex for client & no ongoing maintenance costs

If your business or organisation is interested please call us. Your only commitment is your time to discuss our proposal. Tel. 01789 262411.

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