Solar Electricity at Home 2011

Date: Monday 7th February 2011
Time: 7.30-9.00pm
Venue: St. Lukes United Reform Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ (parking available)

70-80 people came to the forum and the feedback has been very positive. In case you didn't get a handout (because there weren't enough for everyone who came) you can download it here

Panel (left): Martin Roach (newly installed householder), Clarke Brunt (experienced householder), Andy Rankin (Midsummer Energy), Nicola Terry (chair) and Emma Davies (Senior Sustainability Officer (Design and Construction) Cambridge City Council)

What you can earn:

  • Solar Electricity - the feed in tariff (FIT) is 41.3p/kWh for everything you generate whether you use it or not tax free plus 3p/kWh exported to the grid. Also you will save on what you use - in all may be 700-800 for 14m²

Download our spreadsheet to customise these calculations and see our Frequently Asked Questions sheet.

Emma Davies (Senior Sustainability Officer (Design and Construction) Cambridge City Council)

Renewable Energy at Home 2010

In July 2010 we held our first forum which covered three topics - Solar PV panels, Solar hot water panels and heat pumps. The evening was a great success. After a short introduction, we divided up into separate tables for each topic. About 60 people came in all and there were some lively discussions. There are Pictures here. We have about 19 feedback forms all of whom said the evening was useful or very useful and most said they were planning to install one or other of the 3 technologies.

Peter Melhuish from the Energy Savings Trust told us about their Green Communities scheme which offers free training and consultancy to groups wanting to reduce their communities carbon footprint. If you are interested in joining or setting up such a group we would love to hear from you.

Your feedback said you would like more information about PV in particular so we are now planning a forum in February 2011 specifically on that topic.