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)

At this forum you can find out all about generating renewable energy at home with Solar PV panels. At least half the session will be allocated to answering your questions - so it is up to you what we talk about. Our expert panel will include at least one PV installer, at least two householders who have experience with the technology (one seasoned and one recently installed) and also Emma Davies from Cambridge City Council who can advise on planning issues as well as the sustainability policies for Cambridge.

The experts:

Andy RankinMidsummer Energy
Emma DaviesSenior 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 PV FAQS

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All are welcome. Entrance is free but we would appreciate a donation of 2-3 to cover our costs.

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 32 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.

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