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Collection of unwanted inverters from Eco-cute

20 April 2017

A little while ago Glyn Cooper at Ecocute called us with a problem!

Kent solar farm on migrating bird’s flight path

04 April 2017

Recycle Solar were on the road to Kent this week for a damaged solar panel pickup.

Collection from South Wales for Conergy

31 March 2017

A trip to South wales was on the agenda on Thursday to a solar farm near Abertillery in South Wales. The 14MWp site is located on a plateau up high in the Welsh mountains and is capable of providing green…

Solar farm in Cornwall required Damaged Solar PV collecting

30 March 2017

Recycle Solar were on the road again last week down to Cornwall to collect a number of damaged solar PV panels from a solar farm near Truro.

Solar PV collection in North Yorkshire

21 March 2017

Recycle Solar was called to a UK solar farm last week who required their damaged panels to be removed from site.

Empower Energy use Recycle Solar Technologies to collect their unwanted solar Inverters

16 March 2017

In excess of 50 Inverters required recycling due to them being damaged or being part of a planned upgrade by Empower Energy based in Dorset. Empower Energy offer a wide range of electrical services and…

Damaged Solar PV panels collected from Bolsover Moor Solar Farm

15 March 2017

Recycle Solar have collected a number of damaged solar PV panels from a solar farm which has recently been developed in Bolsover Moor Quarry in Derbyshire.

Recycle Solar Technologies working together with Oxfordshire County Councils Trading Standards Service

05 January 2017

In a recent case Oxford Trading Standards were successful in prosecuting a rogue solar panel installation company operating in the Oxford area.

Old & vulnerable in fuel poverty now at serious risk

29 December 2016

So far this year winter weather has been relatively mild. The next few days however are set for very low temperatures with freezing fog.

A large collection of damaged panels from solar farm in Hampshire

25 October 2016

Recycle Solar have just collected 125 damaged panels from a solar farm in New Alresford, Hampshire.

Solar panels and green roofs: the new renewable power couple

03 October 2016

A green or "living" roof can be many things: a thriving natural ecosystem, an insulating, waterproof cover to your property, a way to slash your energy bills and something rather wonderful to look at.

Top 5 benefits of solar energy

12 October 2016

You have probably heard people talking about solar energy but why should you be thinking about it for your home? Here are our top five benefits...

Revolutionary new solar PV panels harvest energy from rain as well as sunshine

12 September 2016

In terms of renewable energy, solar power is really leading the charge for electricity generation in a lot of countries and is expanding at a steady rate.

How do solar panels work?

22 August 2016

These days solar panels seem to be everywhere - on residential homes, on commercial properties, covering fields and even on the International Space Station. They're one of the most promising green technologies…

Bristol: the super solar city

16 August 2016

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.…

The green homes where energy costs just £1 per day

26 July 2016

The government's controversial cuts to green energy subsidies come into effect this month, but experts argue that eco-friendly devices can still slash your household energy bills while simultaneously adding…

Solar panel island set to help Thames Water self-generate 1/3 of their power

03 October 2016

The sight of solar panels on rooftops and buildings is becoming more and more familiar to us.

Keeping Solar Energy a Green Energy Solution

27 June 2016

Solar panels have been installed in houses and businesses for a number of years and the number of solar energy systems installed across the UK increases exponentially every year. Like all products, solar…

Solar PV or solar thermal system: which should I use?

19 September 2016

The fundamental concept behind photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and their thermal counterparts is essentially the same: both systems soak up energy from the sun and convert it into usable power.

Tim Peake's Solar Adventure in Space

20 June 2016

Now Tim Peake has landed safely back on earth let’s take a look back at some of the solar related aspects of his mission on the International Space Station.

How solar panels can help you start your own business

30 August 2016

Starting a business can be expensive; running one can be even more expensive. One of the most significant costs associated with running a business is supplying the premises with electricity. Your customer-facing…

Is This The Most Ridiculous Reason To Reject Solar Energy?

20 June 2016

The residents of Woodland, North Carolina, have rejected plans to build a solar farm in their town because the solar panels would ‘suck up all the energy from the sun and plants would not grow.’ The most…

Renewables more price competitive than nuclear

24 August 2016

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…

The Financial Benefits of Solar Are Obvious, What About the Environmental Benefits?

06 May 2016

The financial benefits of using solar power as a renewable energy for both commercial businesses and domestic residences are well documented. However, the additional benefits which solar panels bring to…

The benefits of solar PV installation for your business

02 August 2016

Sourcing renewable energy to power your business is one of the biggest decisions you will make in terms of your office or facility. In an ideal world, we would all choose the most environmentally sound…

Earn Money By Using Solar Panels

06 May 2016

Do you want to help save the environment? There has never been a better time to install solar panels, because you can even make money by installing them thanks to the government's Feed-in Tariff scheme.

School goes solar

26 July 2016

A school in Hilsea, Portsmouth, will fit solar panels to their roof in a bid to become more environmentally friendly, teach the students about renewable energy first hand and collaborate with Portsmouth’s…

Solar Panel Recycling Set to Hit £110 Billion Mark by 2050

27 June 2016

By the year 2050, the materials found in end of cycle solar panels will be worth $150Bn, according to research done by the International…

Cuts to solar panel subsidies slammed

06 May 2016

The government has cut subsidies to homes which install rooftop solar panels to the tune of 65%, shortly after it agreed to move quickly to a future of low-carbon energy at the Paris conference on climate…

Solar Repair Agreement Announced by STA

11 May 2016

The Solar Repair Agreement has been announced by Solar Trade Association (STA) to allow solar panel system owners to contract an installer to repair faulty PV systems, providing a reassuring boost to the…

Join The Race to Save Energy With Solar Panels

06 May 2016

As successive UK governments struggle to build a coherent strategy to meet the country's commitment of 30% of energy from renewable sources by 2020, home owners and business are taking up the challenge,…

Solar panels boost for hundreds of homes

06 May 2016

One district council in East Sussex is lowering its environmental impact and making a strong investment in sustainable energy by giving hundreds of its tenants across its area solar panels on their homes.

More Larger Scale Roof Deployments Show the Power of Solar Energy

06 May 2016

Across Britain, growing numbers of larger institutions and companies are seeing the value in the space above the slates on their property roofs. The latest to jump on the solar power bandwagon is Derbyshire…

Stormy weather - why solar panels are still a good idea

06 May 2016

One of the major reasons householders are resistant to installing solar panels in their homes is our notoriously changeable climate. After all, if you live in a country where the sun can't even be relied…

Solar Panels Saves Company £355,000

06 May 2016

Forward thinking food firm Linwoods in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, has invested in 200 rooftop panels after working out the massive savings they will represent over the next 25 years.

Recycling Solar Panels

06 May 2016

Most of today's technology has a shelf life and solar panels are no exception. The expected lifespan of a Photovoltaic (PV) module is around 20-30 years following its installation, and the latest estimates…

Rotating homes, solar trackers and new panel technology can improve efficiency

06 May 2016

The rise of solar power usage in the quest for renewable energy sees regular innovations as panel makers and system builders attempt to harvest the maximum amount of energy from the sun. The latest of…

Renewable Energy Accounts For 50% of New Power Plants in 2014

06 May 2016

Although renewable energy, solar panels in particular, are coming under fire from the Conservative government in the UK, which plans to scrap 75% of solar electricity subsidies, this week we have received…

The benefits of solar panels for domestic installations

06 May 2016

Energy is one of the biggest commodities on the planet and, for the last few centuries, the main forms of fuel have been gas, oil and coal, as well as nuclear power in recent decades. It has been recognised…

Love your planet with solar panels

06 May 2016

With the ice at our poles melting at an alarming rate and scientists attributing much of that to the greenhouse gases we release into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels, there's never been a better…

Does the Future of Solar Energy Lie in Translucent Panels?

06 May 2016

Solar panel technology is always changing. But now a research team from Michigan State University is trying to change the way we think about solar panels in a major way, by coming up with the world's first…

Cheaper Solar Panels Possible Due To UK Semiconductor Breakthrough

06 May 2016

Researchers in the United Kingdom have discovered a way of making semiconductor material using common and widely available elements that may help to drive down costs of solar panels, and lead to a more…

Little green men with solar power?

06 May 2016

Aliens may be alive on a far distant planet in another galaxy that gets power from solar energy; that's according to Professor Brian Cox, one of the UK's most well respected authorities on the wonders…

Are solar panels right for me? Questions you need to ask

27 April 2016

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…

Demand For Solar Power Undaunted by Government Feed-In Tariff Cuts

04 May 2016

In the wake of continued feed-in tariff cuts from the government, under pressure from its big oil friends and to help justify further costly nuclear power stations, the London Assembly is urging Mayor…