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Renewable News Round-Up - 28/01/15

We’re in the midst of Winter and renewable energy systems throughout the UK are working overtime to keep households warm and with electricity. Reports on the increased uptake of Solar PV and the increasing popularity of renewable energy globally suggest that in Winters to come, the number of households powered by renewables will keep increasing rapidly. Keep checking the Renewable News Round-Up throughout 2015 for updates on all of the latest renewable energy uptake statistics.
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Soaring increase in Solar PV triggers tariff cuts –26/01/2015

During 2014, solar panels had been fitted on the roofs of more than 125,000 homes in the UK which could trigger the first non-automatic degression in the Feed-in Tariff for small-scale solar PV systems since 2012. As of April 2015, tariffs could be cut by 3.5% for installations smaller than 10kW and between 50kW and 5MW.

Figures published by the government showed the capacity of roof- and ground-mounted solar PV systems installed in 2014 to total 700MW. This is the equivalent of powering 212,000 homes.

The FiT is usually reduced automatically every 9 months but according to the Sol...

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Second Year at the Yorkshire Agricultural Show!

Duncan Renewables will be exhibiting at the Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show (YAMS) which will be held at the York Auction Centre, Wednesday 4th February 2015.

Now in its second year, the first YAMS had a huge impact on the farming calendar and attracted 100 trade exhibitors and thousands of farmers and visitors. This year’s YAMS is already set to be bigger with 145 confirmed exhibitors showcasing an array of all the latest machinery and equipment for agriculture, horticulture, ground care and forestry.

Our solar PV installation on the York Auction Centre roof is a prime example of how you could make the most of spare land or roof space with solar PV. Our solar team will be available throughout the show to discuss how solar could both save and make you money. Our biomass experts will also be on Stand MK1 discussing the benefits of biomass to the agriculture industry.

With free entry and parking, there are no excuses for not visiting! The Duncan Renewables’ team are looking forward to discussing renewables from 8am to 4.30pm on Stand MK1, do come and pay us a visit!

Read more here and follow all of the latest twitter action with @YAMS2015

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Duncan Renewables exhibit at LAMMA!

Duncan Renewables will be exhibiting at the LAMMA Show at the East of England Showground, Peterborough on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd January.

LAMMA is the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show. It is free to attend and regularly attracts up to 40,000 farmers from around the country and overseas.

If you haven’t heard of LAMMA – it was established in 1982 by a small group of local agricultural equipment manufacturers from across Lincolnshire with the first event attracting 50 exhibitors and 2,500 visiting farmers, contractors and agricultural engineers attended. By 2012, the Show had grown to nearly 800 exhibitors, with in excess of 40,000 attendees; LAMMA had become the largest UK agricultural equipment show and was increasingly becoming an international event.

Do come and see us as it’s an easy to attend event for farmers to see the latest agricultural machinery, equipment and services from around the world. Our Renewables Team will be on hand to discuss a range of technologies including biomass, biomass fuel, solar PV, solar thermal as well as the latest on the relevant Renewable Heat Incentive and Feed-in Tariff schemes.

Come s...

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Renewable News Round-Up - 05/12/14

It’s been a busy month since our last update: the latest tariff rate reductions have been announced for domestic and non-domestic RHI; DECC has launched a new PV consultation for commercial roof mounted systems. Meanwhile we’re busy ensuring all our biomass customers will have their boilers commissioned before the 31st December deadline plus there’s some company news too. All in all a bumper edition!
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Black Friday RHI Cuts – 28th November

Last week DECC announced their latest round of tariff reductions for the Domestic and Non-Domestic RHI schemes.

Domestic biomass RHI received a 10% reduction which will be applied in the New Year. The forecast expenditure for biomass amounted to £5.8m at 31st October 2014 which is in excess of this quarter’s expenditure threshold for biomass of £4.2m.

Category Current RateRate from 1st January 2015
Small Domestic Biomass 12.2p/kWh 10.98p/kWh

The Non-Domestic RHI tariff for Small Commercial Biomass will also be reduced by 10%. Despite an anticipated growth of £8.7m in the quarter ending 31st October, Small Commercial Biomass grew by £11.2m. With growth exceeding the 50% rate...

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Black Friday RHI Cuts

Whilst shoppers are frantically looking for the best Black Friday bargains, DECC have today announced cuts of their own. DECC have announced tariff reductions in both the commercial and domestic RHI schemes, effective the 1st January 2015.

A 10% degression in the RHI tariff for Domestic Biomass Plants will be applied in the New Year; this is due to the forecast expenditure for biomass amounting to £5.8m as of 31st October 2014. This is in excess of this quarter’s expenditure threshold for biomass of £4.2m. The revised tariff for RHI installations will be as follows:

Category Current RateRate from 1st January 2015
Small Domestic Biomass 12.2p/kWh 10.98p/kWh

Regarding the Commercial RHI scheme, the tariff for Small Commercial Biomass will be reduced by 10%. Despite an anticipated growth of £8.7m in the quarter ending 31st October, Small Commercial Biomass grew by £11.2m. With growth exceeding the 50% rate necessary for a further 5% degression on the previous in October, the tariff has been reduced by 10%. Since the rate of growth amounted to 129% though, the Small Commercial Biomass category did not exceed the 150% growth rate, consequently avoiding a 20% degression. ...

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