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Anti-dumping levy to increase cost of Chinese made solar panels   10 Mar 2013

The EU has agreed to bring in a retrospective levy on Chinese solar modules from the 01st March 2013. This has resulted in some distributors increases their prices by up to 20% on these modules...

 
FITs to drop to 14.9p 01-Jul-2013   1 Mar 2013

Solar Feed In Tariff will be dropping from 15.44p to 14.9p on 01-Jul-2013. We expect this to reduce expected income over the 20 year period by £432 so get your installation quick!

 
No February feed-in tariff cuts as rates remain the same until 1st May   11 Dec 2012

Ofgem has confirmed the feed-in tariff (FiT) rates for solar PV beginning February 1st 2013. Rates will remain unchanged! The current rates will remain in place until May 1st 2013 when a cut of 3...

 
Solar powered lobsters   12 Jun 2012

The National Lobster Hatchery The National Lobster Hatchery in Padstow will use solar power to grow its lobsters after having solar PV installed by Plug into the Sun...

 
16p FIT to go ahead   29 May 2012

  Article: Emma Hughes After weeks of anticipation the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today published the results of the latest solar feed-in tariff consultation...

 
Shortlisted for two prestigious awards   29 May 2012

Solar power keeps on shining Penzance based solar PV installations company, Plug into the Sun, has been shortlisted for two prestigious sustainability awards...

 
Plug into the Sun are now in Milton Keynes   8 May 2012

Cornwall's leading solar PV installation company has just moved into the technologically advanced I2 offices in the heart of Milton Keynes. Plug into the Sun were established in 2004 and have installed solar PV on over 600 buildings totalling over 2MW...

 
Solar suitcase is donated to Hope Mission   25 Apr 2012

  Lessons about the solar system were brought to life to children in Botswana through the use of a solar suitcase and torch donated by Plug into the Sun...

 
Solar takes over the Scilly’s   8 Apr 2012

Homes, businesses and schools on the Isles of Scilly have had a record number of solar PV installations fitted in the last five months by Penzance based solar PV company, Plug into the Sun...

 
Plug Into The Sun install UK's first staff-owned solar   15 Mar 2012

Eden Project and Ebico team up to launch UK's first staff-owned solar programme The Eden Project has joined forces with not-for-profit energy supplier Ebico to set up Eden Solarfair, the UK's first employee-owned renewables project...

 
Visionary collaboration   7 Feb 2012

A visionary collaboration that educates pupils on sustainability, injected a little Latin spirit into Gwinear School in January. A project created between solar PV installers, Plug into the Sun and Peru based Global Education brought the culture of Peru into the classroom for pupils in class 3...

 
Court case and future of solar   1 Feb 2012

Plug into the Sun,celebrated a brief victory last week as the government was defeated in the Court of Appeal. It was ruled that the government had acted illegally on two counts: firstly because the government did not have the power to implement changes to the feed in tariff before the end of the consultation period and secondly because it was seen to go against statute...

 
FIT back up to 43p.3/kWh likely but 21p guaranteed until 3rd March!   25 Jan 2012

Technically the FIT has been back to 43p since the High Court ruled a cut would be illegal in December. There is a chance the tariff could go back down again if the Government is successful in one of its outstanding appeals, though at each stage they lose that becomes increasingly less likely...

 
Full hearing into FITs decision granted in court   19 Dec 2011

At the end of last week, Solar Century, HomeSun and environmental group Friends of the Earth won permission to seek a ruling in the High Court that the decision to slash FITs payments was unlawful...

 
Solar debate continues to rage   12 Dec 2011

The legality of the government’s actions to reduce the solar FiT are being challenged by Penzance based installers, Plug into the Sun. The Solar PV installations company believes that the government has acted illegally by implementing the cuts in the feed-in tariff 11 days before the consultation period is over...

 
Tim Smit to open the UK's first renewable energy shop   5 Dec 2011

Britain’s First Energy Shop Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN) is bringing Britain’s first Energy Shop to The Platt in Wadebridge, and will open triumphantly on Friday December 9th on the first night of the town’s annual late night shopping...

 
FIlm on Britain's first solar powered town shortlisted   28 Nov 2011

Solarcentury film shortlisted for COP17 film award A short film about one Cornish town’s determination to produce their power from solar has been shortlisted for a film award at COP17, the United Nations Climate Change Convention (UNFCC), for exploring resilience to climate change...

 
Solar companies to march on Parliament   16 Nov 2011

Solar companies will march on Parliament on November 22nd to show their opposition to the proposed cuts to the feed-in tariff. The march is organised by Our Solar Future and aims to show the government the consequences of the cuts...

 
Solar power chaos   2 Nov 2011

Solar power companies have been left in chaos as customers clamour to get their installations fully operational before the current feed in tariff rate drops to 21p/kWh...

 
Revised Feed-in-Tariff rates   31 Oct 2011

Monday 31st October the government announced the revised Feed-in-Tariff for solar panels, the rate is currently 43.3p per kWh produced, tracking RPI for the next 25 years...

 
Britain's First Solar Powered Town? Episode 3   14 Sep 2011

"Britain's First Solar Powered Town? Episode three" is the third of four short films documenting one towns' shift to solar power. The first film was published at the end of May this year, brought to you by Solarcentury in conjunction with Third Channel Productions...

 
Plug Into The Sun installs 250kwp of panels   15 Jul 2011

Plug Into The Sun have installed 250kwp of solar pv panels at a mixed livestock and arable farm at Chapel Ample on the North Cornwall coast, which also has holiday cottages...

 
YouTube series on Wadebridge solar plans   27 May 2011

Cornish town aims to be UK's first to adopt solar power - struggle becomes YouTube series Extrac from The Independent, 27 May 2011 The residents of the small town of Wadebridge, Cornwall, are aiming to transform the area into the first solar- and renewable-energy powered town in the UK...

 
Could an entire town go solar?   23 May 2011

From a UK resident pushing 100 neighbors to go solar to a town installing solar on its brewery roof, Britain seems to be on fire with interesting solar initiatives right now...

 
Making Energy Policy   18 Mar 2011

Andy Tanner with  Rt. Hon Chris Huhne MP - Secretary of State for the Department for Energy & Climate Change During a meeting in West Cornwall to coincide with the Government announcement about reviewing the feed in tariff for projects larger than 50kWp the Minister asked Andy about the impact that any change would have on projects and customers...

 
Solar panels power Children's Ward at Treliske Hospital   14 Mar 2011

Plug Into The Sun just have installed 20kWp on Treliske Hospital which will powering the Children's Ward. We competed against numerous local and national companies to win this prestigious installation...

 
VAT Good News   30 Nov 2010

As many of you are aware, in January 2011 VAT is rising from 17.5% to 20% but there is some good news to stress to potential solar panel investors. The VAT on solar PV installs is chargeable at 5% and THIS IS NOT DUE TO RISE...

 
Government Announcement on Solar Parks   25 Nov 2010

Some really interesting and important stuff has come from the Climate Change minister regarding solar farms. Read the full article here on the Solar Power Portal or have a look at the following extract from Greg Barker's speech:   “…The initial pointers were fairly mild, as the Minister claimed that, “We want microgeneration technology to break down the barriers, with consumers becoming active participants in the green energy sector,” so that, “We can literally bring power to the people – to communities and to local businesses...

 
UK on Course to Meet Energy Targets   23 Nov 2010

Thanks to people like Plug Into The Sun’s customers, the UK is on course to meet its 2020 renewables target. Schemes like the Feed-in tariff have enabled thousands of homeowners to switch to the solar solution through microgeneration...

 
South West Solar Panel Marathon Man   19 Nov 2010

Plug Into The Sun is proud to present our Marathon Man. Solar panel installer Martin ran the gruelling Eden Project Marathon on the 10th October (10/10/10)...

 
Plug Into The Sun on the Airwaves   16 Nov 2010

Andy Tanner is one of the country's foremost experts on renewable energy and is the Managing Director of Cornwall's leading solar PV installation company, Plug Into The Sun...

 
Helping to Win Change in EU Rules   11 Nov 2010

Cornwall and the South West’s leading solar PV firm has successfully lobbied the DECC to re-interpret Euro rules on grants and the Feed-in tariff...

 
Solar Power Support For Cornwall's Most Sustainable Villages   2 Nov 2010

Plug Into The Sun is delighted to have supported "Cornwall Rural Community Council and SITA UK's Sustainable Village of the Year 2010." Managing Director Andy Tanner says, "It's a privilige to be sponsoring such a great new competition which identifies and celebrates the various ways in which rural communities across Cornwall are working together to provide a more sustainable future for themselves...

 
Sunny Money: Plug Into The Sun in the Spotlight   28 Oct 2010

South west solar panel installers Plug Into The Sun have once again found themselves in the media spotlight... After the government Spending Review on October 20th, the Feed-in tariff is still going strong at 41...

 
Solar Powered You Tube   27 Oct 2010

Here at Plug Into The Sun, we know how great solar panels are. They offer a green, sustainable, financially-sound, versatile way for homeowners and businesses alike to generate their own electricity and make money with the government feed-in tariff...

 
BREAKING NEWS: FITs Not Cut In Spending Review   20 Oct 2010

Chancellor George Osborne stood up in the House of Commons at 12.30pm today to detail the coalition government's Comprehensive Spending review.Finally, after a long and tedious wait, we finally know what lies in the future for solar feed-in tariffs in the UK...

 
Spending Review D-Day for Green Industry   19 Oct 2010

Ahead of the release of the details of the UK Coalition Government’s spending review later this week, green group Friends of the Earth is warning that any cut to feed-in tariffs (FITs) could provoke a legal challenge...

 
South West Solar Swim Stars   18 Oct 2010

Young Solar Swim Stars Make Big Splash for Charity Penzance-based solar energy company Plug Into The Sun is showing its support for Cancer Research UK by sponsoring 2 local school children in the Hayle Supasplash...

 
From Cornwall to Peru: A Duchy School Sends Solar Support   12 Oct 2010

A jointly funded charity project by a Penzance-based solar energy company and a Newquay school is celebrating its success. Plug Into The Sun jointly funded solar cookers and solar showers with St Columb Minor School, to supply Jose Sevilla Escajadillo in San Pedro de Lloc...

 
Feed In Tariff Gets Government Thumbs Up   7 Oct 2010

Amongst a backdrop of Government spending cuts and constant talk of austerity, the future of the Feed In Tariff has been given a tentative green light...

 
White House Turns Green With Solar   5 Oct 2010

Solar energy is getting a presidential endorsement as Barack Obama agrees to install solar panels on the White House. The PV and thermal array will provide some free hot water and free electricity in what’s being called a “symbolic” move by environmentalists...

 
Andrew George MP unveiling school solar panels   24 Sep 2010

Plug Into The Sun is delighted to announce Alverton School’s Solar Open Morning today, with honorary guest Andrew George MP. The school is officially unveiling its new solar PV installation which is now commissioned and ready to make money from sunshine...

 
Exciting Solar Launch for Farmers   15 Sep 2010

Plug Into The Sun is proud to reveal details of a prestigious event they’re supporting. The Country Land Association is holding two Solar PV Information Mornings in the south west and Plug Into The Sun has been invited as one of the region’s leading installers...

 
Solar Panels Given Ethical Seal of Approval   14 Sep 2010

With a Plug Into the Sun solar installation, our customers know they can rely on top-quality panels, first class service, friendly installers and now an ethical seal of approval too...

 
Why Your Money Is Better on a Roof than in a Bank   9 Sep 2010

Here at Plug Into The Sun, we can't shout loud enough about the great investment opportunities available through solar power. The Government's Feed In Tariff is here and homeowners, businesses, investors and now councils can all benefit...

 
Cornwall's Bank Holiday Solar Surge   31 Aug 2010

It wasn’t just the holidaymakers lapping up the sunshine in Cornwall this August Bank Holiday. Plug Into The Sun’s recent customers were delighting in seeing their bright investment reaching its potential...

 
Farmers Focus on the Feed In Tariff   26 Aug 2010

Plug Into The Sun have been offering fantastic investment opportunities for farmers and landowners since the launch of the Feed In Tariff earlier this year...

 
Solar Industry Shines   12 Aug 2010

U.K. solar power installer jobs have increased by 75 percent this year as government incentives spurred demand for photovoltaic panels.    That is according to leading solar PV wholesaler Solar Century as they report recruitment within their accredited installers has risen from 200 to 350 since the beginning of the year...

 
A Plug Into The Sun Install Makes The News   11 Aug 2010

A Plug Into The Sun install is making the news as a case-study for farmers wanting to invest in solar panels. The 2.96 kWp project at Carhart Mill is being used by the farming industry to highlight the investment opportunities for solar power on agricultural buildings...

 
Taxpayers in Cornwall to Save Millions Due to Solar Power   9 Aug 2010

'Ending energy ban could save millions' say Cornwall council leaders. Just weeks after Plug Into The Sun told you, about plans to change a law which would allow Cornwall Council to make more from its solar investments, the government is going full steam ahead with the new rules...

 
Plug Into The Sun plugs into social networking   28 Jul 2010

If you're interested in renewable energy, sustainable living, have got solar panels or are thinking of turning to solar power, the leading PV installer in the south west has got news for you! Cornwall's Plug Into The Sun is now on Facebook and Twitter...

 
Chamber of Commerce shines   20 Jul 2010

Cornwall Chamber of Commerce Presents the Bright Investment More than a hundred Cornish businessmen, women and entrepreneurs have enjoyed an exciting presentation from Plug Into The Sun and two other stand-out Duchy enterprises: Kneehigh Theatre Company and Shelterbox...

 
Cornwall Council to earn £1000s from renewable energy law change   9 Jul 2010

Cornwall Council To Earn Thousands as Government Overturns Renewable Energy Laws A revolutionary "Plug Into The Sun" solar PV installation for Cornwall Council already powers computers and lights at New County Hall...

 
Solar panel installation on roof of New County Hall   21 May 2010

Cornwall Council launches its own groundbreaking solar energy scheme from Cornwall Council on Vimeo.   Cornwall Council is paving the way for a revolution in renewable energy with the installation of banks of solar panels on the roof of New County Hall...

 
Invest in a brighter future - FITinvestor.com   18 May 2010

Plug Into The Sun, Cornwall’s leading solar PV installation Company have launched a new opportunity for investors to benefit from the new Feed In Tariff (FIT)...

 
LCBP Phase 2 eligibility for Feed In Tariffs clarified   8 Mar 2010

Following the exciting news of the Feed In Tariff there has been uncertainty as to the eligibility of projects that have received the LCBP Phase2 grant...

 
Sudden end to LCBP Phase 1   3 Feb 2010

Today the Government suddenly announced that the £2,500 Low Carbon Building Programme Phase 1 grants for domestic customers would finish at 5pm. We got this news at 4pm and immediately tried to contact all of our customers to let them know that they had one hour to apply online for the LCBP grant if they hadn't already done so...

 
Feed In Tariff figures better than expected!   1 Feb 2010

Today Ed Miliband announced the final tariff levels for the Feed In Tariff, commencing in April 2010.These are higher than proposed in last year's consultation and look to revolutionise the solar industry, offering excellent rates of return for householders installing solar PV on their homes...

 
Plug Into The Sun are Investors In People   18 Dec 2009

Back in 2005 we were the first company in Cornwall to be accredited as a solar PV installer and today we're proud to carry on our company traditions of independent advice on all types of renewable energy and the highest quality installations with excellent customer service...

 
Feed In Tariff Calculator   14 Dec 2009

We have launched a new tool to help you. The Feed In Tariff calculator gives an accurate estimate of the savings/income from the proposed Feed In Tariff, based on your system size and anticipated usage...

 
Smart Energy Meters - Product Comparison   10 Dec 2009

People who install on-site micro generation, such as solar PV, invariably become much more energy conscious and try to reduce their consumption in order to maximise the gains from their generator...

 
Feed In Tariff update   9 Dec 2009

The chancellor confirmed in today’s Pre-Budget Report that households who use renewable technology to generate electricity mainly for their own use will not be subject to income tax on feed-in tariffs...

 
LCBP Phase 2 now closed   2 Dec 2009

Unfortunately due to unprecedented demand the Low Carbon Building Programme Phase 2 grant scheme for public sector PV projects has now closed to further applications...

 
Energy Saving Week 19th- 25th October   19 Oct 2009

This week is Energy Saving Week - Go to the Energy Saving Trust’s website for more details on how you can get involved!Energy Saving Week - now in its thirteenth year - is designed to promote energy saving action among householders through a concentrated programme of events across the UK, via a range of partner organisations and the Energy Saving Trust's network of regional advice centres...

 
Lobby Government to commit to solar power   21 Sep 2009

Lobby Government to commit to solar powerLobby government to commit to solar power by increasing the 'Clean energy cashback' payment - visit the We Support Solar campaign...

 
Eco-makeover case study in The Times   31 Jul 2009

Plug Into The Sun featured as a case study in an article in the Time Online called "How to give your home an inexpensive eco-makeover". The article explains how home-owners wishing to reduce their carbon footprint do not need to buy new-build...

 
Feed In Tariff & Green Mortgages!   16 Jul 2009

Great news from the Government yesterday as Ed Miliband announced an ambitious roadmap for the UK to cut greenhouse emissions.Of particular interest for Solar Photovoltaics is the setting of the Feed In Tariff level...

 
Installation for Sunday Telegraph   25 Jun 2009

Plug Into The Sun have just completed a ground mounted 2.1kW PV system on the Roseland Peninsula for Sunday Telegraph journalist Claire Alderson. This forms an integral part of an eco house build, which she is documenting in her diary in the Sunday Telegraph...

 
Feature in Green Building Magazine   16 Jun 2009

Jerry Clark from Green Building Press commissioned an installation from Plug Into The Sun for an article in the Spring 2009 edition of the Green Building Magazine...

 
Finalists in 2009 REA Awards   14 Jun 2009

Plug Into The Sun were Finalists for Best Company in the 2009 British Renewable Energy Awards The British R E Awards are annual awards for outstanding achievement hosted by the Renewable Energy Association...

 
Royal Cornwall Show 2009   8 Jun 2009

Plug Into The Sun at Royal Cornwall Show 2009We had a really great time at the Royal Cornwall Show on the 4th, 5th and 6th June, the sun shone and there was a real buzz about solar power and its future...

 
Plug Into The Sun in It's Not Easy Being Green   7 Jan 2009

It's Not Easy Being Green, BBC2, 7th January 8pmOn January 7th 2009 Plug Into The Sun featured in the BBC documentary, 'It's not easy being green'...

 
Chy Nampara installation, Falmouth   24 Oct 2008

Falmouth's older residents ‘Plug Into The Sun' Distribution: Falmouth Packet / possibly other Cornish media Residents of the Carrick Housing run Chy Nampara sheltered housing scheme will be warming up with solar energy this winter thanks to an installation of Photovoltaic (PV) panels...

 
New website holds the key   20 Oct 2008

New website holds the key to free renewable energy this winterDistribution: Local Cornish and Devon media Electricity generated from the sun could be free this winter by logging into West Cornwall's solar energy installers Plug Into The Sun's new online resource about funding for community groups and individuals...

 
I want my school powered by the sun   11 Sep 2008

"I want my school powered by the sun" School campaign to be launched soon Plug Into The Sun will be launching a campaign aimed at getting solar PV installed in schools across the South West...

 
St Just Cricket Club installation   20 Aug 2008

HOW'S THAT!FIRST CRICKET CLUB IN CORNWALL TO BE POWERED BY THE SUNDistribution: Western Morning News St Just Cricket Club, near Penzance in Cornwall maybe the last cricket club in the county but is the first to install Photo Voltaic (PV) solar panels, which cater for all the club's energy needs...

 
British Renewable Energy Awards 2008   10 Jul 2008

Cornish renewable energy company shows real flare for solar Distribution: Local Cornish media West Cornwall's Plug Into The Sun, the county's first solar PV (photovoltaic) installer, is shining even more brightly following a great run to the finals of the British Renewable Energy Awards 2008...