Tag Archives: Photovoltaics

Sense seen!

I’m delighted to report a positive outcome for the Old Maltings, Derby. The council’s conservation officer had been happy with the impact from installing solar electricity (PV) panels on south-facing roof of this locally listed building, but the planning officer was not.  Despite … Continue reading

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Power for the future…

This month work started on replacing the main electricity supply cable into Derby.  The route goes from near the old power station at Willington, through to the centre of Derby.  The main substation for much of Derby is by the … Continue reading

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Derby – not joined up!

Outside the Council House, which is currently undergoing a fundamental rebuild, is an information notice which explains why the council is taking this approach.  You can read more about it on the Council’s website.  The Council is keen to point out that … Continue reading

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Consultation and FITs

Since I wrote about our photovoltaic panels being installed last July many thousands of other people across the country have also had PVs installed.  The number of individuals and companies approved as installers has increased – and the cost of … Continue reading

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