With the Hinkley Point nuclear power station being put on hold it has opened up the debate about whether it makes financial sense for it to continue at all. Theresa May who recently delayed the decision to sign off on the project in Somerset wants to re-evaluate the options. A report that hasn’t yet been published by the energy department indicates, for the first time, that electricity from wind and… Read More »Can wind and solar power the nation alone?
Bristol is really making a name for itself as a solar powered city. They announced in 2013 that they wanted to be the first city to be entirely solar powered by 2020, which was a very ambitious target. They’d set themselves a generous budget of £49 million, and were raring to go. Starting with their own properties, they began looking for the best place to begin.
Even if your energy provider offers a tariff where your costs aren’t going to rise for a fixed period of time, the money to pay your energy bills still has to be found – although you have the peace of mind that some of your outgoings aren’t going to increase for a while, your take home salary isn’t likely to either. This is why many homeowners are looking into fitting solar panels on to their homes, not just for environmental reasons, but to ease the pressure on their income in the long-term.