North vs. South for solar production in the UK
What impact does location in the UK have on the returns of solar. Using advanced software we can make predictions for the amount of electricity we would expect to yield from a solar PV system in any location. These estimates are often conservative, as our analysis of real data shows:
Energy Jargon Buster
With the number of different acronyms, technical terms, policies and organisations associated with the energy industry it is easy to become confused. Our Energy Jargon Buster is a highly useful glossary, complete with links:
Are you in the know about ESOS?
ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) is the new mandatory carbon reporting legislation that will come into force next year. It will affect a lot of UK businesses including GMI! Find out if your business needs to comply and what you need to do with our useful fact sheet:
Funding your energy project
The time has come for us to act on our energy. Commercial rates are soaring at an alarming rate and carbon legislation is forcing businesses from all sectors to search for innovative ways to reduce energy consumption. In the long-run the sustainable approach makes financial sense, reducing bills and avoiding future carbon taxes.
GMI Energy partner with MacQuarie to offer fully funded solutions
Through a Power Purchase Agreement you can benefit from reduced electricity rates and hedge against these astronomical price rises without having to pay the upfront costs of installing and maintaining a solar PV system.
Electricity Demand Reduction Pilot Scheme
The proposed Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) scheme offers a financial incentive for businesses to reduce energy consumption by providing funding toward the initial installation costs that many businesses struggle to find.
Why are biomass energy returns so good?
Biomass energy is not a new technology. The systems have been tried and tested for over 20 years. Commercial energy rates are rising at an astronomical rate and expected to double in the next five years – biomass fuel can be up to 50% cheaper than traditional fuels such as LPG and heating oil.
FiTs and ROCs Explained
The two main financial support schemes for renewable energy installations are Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) and the Feed in Tariff (FiT). The Feed in Tariff is more suited to smaller scale installations up to 250kWp and ROCs are aimed at larger projects from 250kWp.
Glint and glare from solar PV
'Glint and glare' from a solar PV system is often raised as a concern in certain locations, particularly airports. We take a look at how the reflectivity of solar panels compares against other common materials:
How does solar generate an income?
Another useful infographic explaining where the income streams for solar come from and how much they contribute to your overall earnings.