Category Archives: Solar PV

Solar PV Prices Increase in 2016

The Governments department of Energy and Climate Change, DECC released statistics in June showing that the average cost of installing 0 – 4Kw PV systems over the UK have shown a sharp increase in price since January 2016 with the … Continue reading

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Installing PV after the Feed In Tariff Cuts

The recent reduction in the feed in Tariff rates has certainly shown a slowdown in installation however we have had 4 post-cut installations with another one confirmed for the end of April. Being able to produce your own electricity rather … Continue reading

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April 15 – FITs cut confirmed today

The feed-in tariff rates for both the 0-10kW and 50kW-5MW capacity bands will degress by 3.5% from April 2015 The latest figures published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change show that 124MW fo capacity was deployed in Q4, … Continue reading

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PV Panels and strong Wind

When surveying for PV installations we are often told by the customer that they are exposed to strong winds and will the panels cope with this? As part of the design process the wind loading of the panels is calculated … Continue reading

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MCS and RECC Registration Document/ HETAS / Unvented Certification

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Flat Roof PV by RECA

  The Completed install. Work began today on a combined pitched roof and flat roof PV system. After confirming from a structural report that the roof was satisfactory for a ballasted flat roof system the RECA Low ballast system was … Continue reading

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Triangular Panels Now Available.

The majority of roof areas in the UK are hipped, which means they have irregular faces. This can make it difficult to fill all of the available space on the roof with solar PV modules. The triangular and square modules … Continue reading

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Maintenance of Renewable Systems

We are often asked about maintenance of PV systems and renewable technologies in general. PV systems are certainly the least demanding when it comes to maintenance and will give a long productive life with little intervention, just by virtue of … Continue reading

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ImmerSun – Increase the performance of your PV system.

Lothian Renewables are now fully authorized by the manufacturer to supply and install the immerSun intelligent PV switch. The sophisticated device continually monitors the output from PV systems and will divert only the excess power being produced and divert it … Continue reading

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North Light Arts Sponsorship

When approached by the North Lights Arts festival in Dunbar to provide electrical power for their festivals beach Hut venue at Dunbar harbour, Lothian Renewables were more than happy to help out by way of fitting an off-grid PV system. … Continue reading

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