Author archives: Aldous Everard

Solar Independence Day Update

Solar Independence Day Update

Following on from the last article on the Solar Independence Day event, the Solar Trade Association (STA) have given us more information on MPs who would like to see peoples' solar installations.  If you live in one of the following constituencies and would like to show your MP around, please contact Sonia Dunlop at the ...


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Are You Celebrating Solar Independence Day?

Are You Celebrating Solar Independence Day?

The Solar Trade Association, the body that represents the solar industry in the UK, is organising a big national celebration of solar homes, solar schools, commercial solar rooftops and solar farms called Solar Independence Day on 3 and 4 July.

If you have solar on the roof of your home, would you be willing for ...


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Solar Performance Checker - feedback

Solar Performance Checker - feedback

Has the new solar performance checker been useful for you? This feature alerts you of loss of performance of your system.  It has recently been added to the site, and we're hoping that it will make it much easier for our donors to spot issues with their systems.

If it has helped you to ...


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Solar PV survey

Solar PV survey

The EU is carrying out a review of the Feed in Tariff, so if you fill in the attached questionnaire you can help to build a picture of people's experience with domestic PV.  At Sheffield Solar we're also interested in the results, so if you send the questionnaire back to us we'll ...


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Investigating Correlation of PV Generation Time Series

Investigating Correlation of PV Generation Time Series

There is a perceived risk that too much renewable energy generation could destabilise the electricity grid.  As a result it is becoming harder for new PV sites to connect to the grid.  We are interested in quantifying the impact on the electricity grid of solar PV generators, so that the grid operators can be confident ...


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December Newsletter

December Newsletter

Hot off the press and just in time for Christmas, here is the December newsletter.

Print it out to make a festive card from all of us here at Sheffield Solar.  Articles on:

- Transferability of FiTs payments

- How good are solar farms for wildlife?


November Newsletter

November Newsletter

The November Newsletter

The new web site

  • The gallery section of the site
  • How to personalise your profile

News articles

  • Is solar approaching parity?
  • Problems with connecting new solar

Improving performance reporting

Improving performance reporting

We've improved our performance reporting, especially for east and west facing systems.  What does this mean?

One of our primary goals is to be able to enable you to measure the performance of your PV system, so you can see if something has gone wrong.  In ...


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