Net Metering


Net metering and private PPAs form Greg Barker’s future vision for UK solar

UK’s former energy minister Lord Barker has said solar’s future lies in a combination of private wire PPAs and a government-backed net metering scheme.

He said submissions to DECC’s feed-in tariff consultation had proven that there was a desire to see government subsidies shifted away from large-scale ground-mounted solar to rooftop installations.

He forecasted that in the […]

By |December 4th, 2015|Net Metering, Rooftop Solar, Solar - UK|1 Comment

Virtual Net Metering – A Really Disruptive Concept for Rooftop Solar

It was perhaps about 2 weeks back that I was sitting in a prominent apartment complex in Hyderabad, where one of the association members, an eco-conscious senior citizen was keen on going solar.

The apartment complex was fairly large, and had enough space for 100s of kW of solar panels, enough to power a large % of […]

Many UK Installers to Move to Other Tech Owing to Proposed FiT Cut

The UK government is proposing steep cuts to its feed in tariffs for rooftop solar power plants, that could make the risk the entire solar industry’s prospects in that country.

The U.K.’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today published the outcome of its feed-in tariff (FIT) review, revealing proposals that could see the […]

Silicon Wafer – The Chip that is Healthy and Gives You Power

Summary: Silicon cells are made from silicon wafers. Silicon wafers are in turn formed from polysilicon ingots.

You surely would have heard about solar cells. But did you know that the crystalline solar cells come from silicon wafers? Yes, wafers. So what are these wafers, how are they made and how are solar cells made from […]

By |October 26th, 2014|Charge Controllers, Net Metering, suncyclopedia|Comments Off on Silicon Wafer – The Chip that is Healthy and Gives You Power