UK Faces Worst Power Crunch in a Decade – Is Solar The Answer?

UK Faces Worst Power Crunch in a Decade – Is Solar The Answer? Bad weather this winter could see the UK at its biggest ever risk of blackouts, with the National Grid warning that its power reserves are stretched at a seven-year low. Never has there been a better time to generate your own electricity from renewable sources such as Solar. National Grid has warned that its capacity to supply electricity this winter will be at a seven-year low due to generator closures and breakdowns. Spare electricity capacity, which ran at about 5% over the winter months last year, would be nearer 4% this year, National Grid said. Three years ago, the margin was 17%. But National Grid said it has contingency plans in place to manage supply, including paying big firms to switch off on wold winter evenings. National Grid’s assessment, made in its 2014/15 Winter Outlook report, is based on similar demand to last winter but a fall in supply, due to generators closing and breaking down, and new plants not coming online quickly enough to replace them. Since 2012, 15 power plants have been closed or partially closed, taking out a large chunk of the UK’s energy-generating capacity. The network operator said it is finalising contracts with three UK power stations to provide reserve power in case of higher-than-expected demand, which could increase the capacity margin to more than 6%. “The electricity margin has decreased compared with recent years, but the outlook remains manageable and well within the reliability standard set by the government,” said Cordi O’Hara, Director of Market Operations at National Grid. Solar PV generates...

Heating Help for Vulnerable Brits

Heating Help for Vulnerable Brits Thousands of people benefit from free boiler replacement schemes every month, including Mrs Marshall, 89, from Yealmpton, Plymouth. Mrs Marshall had been without hot water or heating for over two weeks when she was approached by npower and Just Energy Solutions, one of their largest installation partners, to check if she was eligible for a free boiler under the government’s ECO scheme. Typically taking up to four weeks, Mrs Marshall’s installation was rushed through the system and had her hot water and heating back up and running in just six working days. Surveyor James Foulsham visited Mrs Marshall’s property on Thursday 25th May to carry out a routine boiler survey and to check her eligibility for the ECO free boiler scheme. James learned how she had been balancing kettles of boiling water on her knee, whilst using her stair lift to get to get to the first floor bathroom every day to have a wash. He was shocked, while Mrs Marshall was entirely unfazed by the situation. Inspired by her “just get on with it” attitude, but also concerned for her safety, James took it upon himself to make sure Mrs Marshall had her heating and hot water back as soon as possible. Taking his case to the team that same day, the feeling that this job needed to get done as soon as possible was unanimous. Between the ECO teams at both npower and Just Energy Solutions, Mrs Marshall’s case was rushed through the system and an installation date of Friday 3rd July was set. Danny Gilmore, Installation Engineer, installed Mrs Marshall’s new...
Porters Park Golf Club

Porters Park Golf Club

Porters Park Golf Club Porters Park Golf Club, Hertfordshire Porters Park Golf Club, based in Hertfordshire, has been established for over 100yrs and having read about the benefits of Solar PV panels and the savings it could make to its fuel bills, commissioned Just Energy Solutions to install a 3.45kWp system to its South facing roof. The Just Energy Solutions engineers completed the installation of the solar PV panels within two days and the golf club has benefited ever since, reducing its fuel bills by a 1/3 and using the surplus FIT incentives to re-invest back in to the golf club! I want to thank Just Energy Solutions for a great service! Their expertise was invaluable and the Solar panel installation has significantly helped us reduce our electricity bills! We will now be working with Just Energy to look at what other renewable solutions we can look to introduce to reduce our carbon footprint. Club Secretary Porters Park GC Key Facts Solar PV System: Dimplex 230 Size: 3.45kWp Annual Electricity Saving: £410 F.I.T Annual Payment: £1840 TOTAL R.O.I: £2250 PER YEAR Solar PV Case Studies Quick Links Efficient Heating • Renewable Energy • Smart Technology • Projects • Contact • Blog Name Email Address Message Message 1 + 15 = South East Office Just Energy Solutions Limited North Orbital Road St Albans Hertfordshire AL2 1DL t: 0844 880 8189 e: hello@justenergysolutions.com North East Office Just Energy Solutions Limited Suite 8, SV Rutter Business Centre 126 Great Lime Road Newcastle NE12 6RU t: 01912 600 556 e: hello@justenergysolutions.com South West Office Just Energy Solutions Limited Penstraze Business Centre Truro Cornwall...
Clarke Construction

Clarke Construction

Clarke Construction Clarke Construction, Wood Ride, Hadley Wood Working with a well established house builder, Just Energy Solutions designed and installed a 3.00kWp Solar PV system to provide reduced electricity bills to the property. The project was completed within 2 days and the client can start benefitting straight away!   Many thanks to the Just Energy team for an efficient service! We’re very happy with the system and the installers did a fabulous job. Many thanks again! Clarke Construction Key Facts Solar PV System: SolarWorld 250kW panels Invertor: SMA Size: 3.00 kWp Annual Electricity Saving: £300 F.I.T Annual Payment: £450 TOTAL R.O.I: £21,824 Solar PV Case Studies Quick Links Efficient Heating • Renewable Energy • Smart Technology • Projects • Contact • Blog Name Email Address Message Message 15 + 6 = South East Office Just Energy Solutions Limited North Orbital Road St Albans Hertfordshire AL2 1DL t: 0844 880 8189 e: hello@justenergysolutions.com North East Office Just Energy Solutions Limited Suite 8, SV Rutter Business Centre 126 Great Lime Road Newcastle NE12 6RU t: 01912 600 556 e: hello@justenergysolutions.com South West Office Just Energy Solutions Limited Penstraze Business Centre Truro Cornwall TR4 8PN t: 01872 562 118 e:...
London Wharf PLC

London Wharf PLC

London Wharf PLC London Wharf PLC, London Just Energy Solutions partnered with London Wharf PLC to install a 10.50kWp Solar PV system to feed the communal areas of their new development in London. Peter at London Wharf anted to install the renewable system so that the communal lighting to the blog could benefit from significantly reduced electric bills. The Just Energy team supplied and installed the system which took 3 days. Key Facts Solar PV System: SolarWorld 250kW Size: 10.50kWp Annual Electricity Saving: £900 F.I.T Annual Payment: £1200 TOTAL R.O.I: £67145 Solar PV Case Studies Quick Links Efficient Heating • Renewable Energy • Smart Technology • Projects • Contact • Blog Name Email Address Message Message 5 + 11 = South East Office Just Energy Solutions Limited North Orbital Road St Albans Hertfordshire AL2 1DL t: 0844 880 8189 e: hello@justenergysolutions.com North East Office Just Energy Solutions Limited Suite 8, SV Rutter Business Centre 126 Great Lime Road Newcastle NE12 6RU t: 01912 600 556 e: hello@justenergysolutions.com South West Office Just Energy Solutions Limited Penstraze Business Centre Truro Cornwall TR4 8PN t: 01872 562 118 e:...