Solar PV Blog

Welcome to the Electrasolar PV blog. Electrasolar are a Solar PV company based in Alconbury, Cambridgeshire, UK. We design and fit Solar Photovoltaic systems to both domestic and commercial properties. This blog has just been created (July 2011) and it is our intention to keep you up to date of Solar PV news :

  • New developments in products and technology;
  • Related news about legislation and updates from the government in the Solar PV sector;
  • and news about our own business and our experiences installing and maintaining both domestic and commercial Solar Photovoltaic systems.

BBC Watchdog Solar PV report

A recent BBC Watchdog report highlighted both the advantages of fitting solar PV and the problem of unregulated middlemen. Always pick a genuine solar PV installer who is MCS certified and a member of the REAL assurance scheme. Avoid middlemen … Continue reading

A good day for solar PV in Cambridgeshire

Yesterday saw an almost perfect sunny day for people with solar PV in Cambridgeshire. Those people taking advantage of the threshold of 4kW of solar panels on their houses will have seen up to 28kwh of energy production – earning … Continue reading

Low interest rates encourage Solar PV investment

With the US Fed announcing that interest rates are going to stay low for the next two years at least, it’s a good bet that the UK economy is going to have to follow a similar course. With historic low … Continue reading

Solar PV investment fought over by Dragons Den

In the first episode of the latest series of the popular Dragon’s Den TV programme (details here), the Dragons argued and fought to invest in a Yorkshire based Solar PV company. Watch a clip (whilst still available) here. This highlights … Continue reading

Solar PV market forescast

A recent forecast has predicted that the domestic solar PV market will double over the next 5 years. What once seemed cutting edge will soon change to being commonplace across the roofs of Cambridge, Peterborough and Bedford. Now is a … Continue reading

Solar Panels provide insulation effect

Recent research by the University of California at San Diego has highlighted another potential benefit of fitting solar panels. During the day they can provide an insulating effect, helping to keep your house cool, and at night they help keep … Continue reading

Solar PV in East Anglia accounts for 92% of FiTs

Recent information revealed by the British Photovoltaic Association, shows that over 90% of East Anglia renewable energy Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) were allocated to Solar PV during the first year of the scheme… proof of how popular Solar PV is … Continue reading

Cambridge Council adopts Solar PV on public buildings

Landmark buildings in Cambridge are soon to be recognized for their solar generating power as the council looks to cash in on the Government’s feed-in tariff scheme. By installing solar panels on buildings such as the Corn Exchange and on … Continue reading