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Feed-In-Tariff Cuts

Local Solar Industry Warns of Cuts to the Solar Subsidy   As some homeowners in West Wales are finding out, the Government is proposing huge and dramatic cuts to the subsidies given to homeowners installing solar panel systems. Although the subsidies (known as the Feed-in-Tariff) have been reducing steadily over time in recent years the …

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The Welsh Game Fair

Have a fantastic day out this weekend at one of Wales’ most beautiful stretches of land, Pembrey Country Park. The Welsh Game Fair is back and it’s big and our team won’t be missing the action so make sure if you’re going to be there to come and say hi! If you have ever wondered …

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New life on Bournemouth Solar farm..

We have welcomed some new, very adorable members to the Silverstone family this month, down on the site we maintain in Bournemouth. A pair of Little Ringed Plover have been nesting on a gravel patch in the compound for a while.    Finally last week, under the watchful eye of local wildlife enthusiast Bagsy, the …

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Solar Soldiers

Solar Media, organisers of Large-Scale Solar 2015 Conference put together this animated video to remind the solar and renewables industry why we do what we do… Here’s a look at the Silverstone stall at this years Large-Scale solar conference, complete with our new useful 2GB USB business cards to take away.  

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Tesla Powerwall

Tesla announced the release of the Powerwall, a home battery which could see homes and businesses go ‘off-grid’. They announced the new battery technology with a beautiful presentation powered totally by Powerwalls. The home battery is charged via your solar panels and will be able to power your home in the evening, and could also …

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Welsh Dragon Boat Championships

On 24th May members of the Silverstone Green Energy team will be taking on the somewhat daunting task of competing in the awesome Welsh Dragon Boat Championships in Pembrokeshire. Apparently this is the world’s fastest growing water sport and involves teams – complete with drummer on board – racing each other over a 200m course …

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Happy Earth Day 2015!

Today is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. As the largest civic event in the world, this day aims to spread environmental awareness and encourage us all to care for the environment. We can all adopt environmentally beneficial actions, big or small. This could include getting on your bike, switching to cleaner energy production to …

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Solar News

  National Grid Lowest Ever Peak Demand Thanks to Solar The UKs National Grid has forecasted that the peak demand this summer will only be 37.5 GW, a fall of 900 MW on last summer, this is thanks to the increase in Solar PV generation capacity. They published the ‘2015 Summer Outlook Report’ this week, …

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Does Being Self-Sustainable Make You Happy?

Recently governments from around the world have been announcing their plan to cut carbon emissions, with some countries such as Albania, Paraguay and Iceland leading the way with 100 per cent renewable electricity but does being self-sustainable make for a happy country? The Happy Planet Index (HPI) have recently published their data showing which of …

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Connecting the World Using Solar

Do you have bad internet connection speeds or do you even get an internet connection at all? Well, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are well aware of the problems faced by people living in rural areas. They have a plan to the rescue a third of people who have poor connection and those who have no connection at all. Mark Zuckerberg announced a successful flight of an unmanned drone …

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