Category Archives: Solar Thermal

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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Evacuated Tubes- Dunbar inbetween January snow showers.

The final evacuated tube being fitted to the manifold on this 30 tube system in Dunbar in between snow showers on a brisk January day. The collectors are connected via a pump station to a 300l unvented cylinder with twin … Continue reading

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Solar Thermal – East Lothian Housing Association

After succeeding in the tender to fit 12 solar thermal systems to East Lothian Housing Associations properties in Stenton the Lothian Renewables team worked closely with the housing association and tenants to complete the installation in Aug 2014 with the … Continue reading

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MCS and RECC Registration Document/ HETAS / Unvented Certification

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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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Methil, Fife, Summer Competition

 Renewables recently completed this large domestic installation in Methil, Fife. The installation was one of the largest domestic systems consisting of the maximum 4kW solar PV and a 3 panel Solar Thermal system. The photograph shows part of a 16 … Continue reading

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RHIP Payments increased by 100%

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that payments for the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme have been significantly increased as of today. Eligible technologies under the RHPP will receive the following revised payments with new … Continue reading

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St Andrews Day First

On a bright clear and frosty St Andrews day, Lothian Renewables put the finishing touches to the first installation carried out as part of the currently available discounted solar thermal scheme running in East Lothian, probably the greatest renewables deal running in the … Continue reading

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Poolewe PV and Solar Thermal

This installation in Poolewe  shows both Solar Thermal and PV. Since installed on this south facing roof the customer has experienced 2 reductions in her monthly electricity payments from supplier E.ON. The solar hot water system together with a new highly … Continue reading

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Solar Thermal Installation Ullapool

Solar Thermal 40 evacuated tube array An Italian manufactured ‘Sun Pro’ 40 Evacuated Tube array recently installed on a new build just south of Ullapool. The Solar Thermal collectors will complement other renewable elements within the house, including a Biomass … Continue reading

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