Solar Panels FAQs

So, you want to learn about solar panels. Well coming to a solar panel fitters website is probably a good first step.  At MTG Energy Solutions Solar panel fitting is probably one of the areas of our business that we are most enthusiastic about. We get to spend time on-site working as a team to […]
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Over 40 Countries Pledge to Phase Out Coal Power Generation

The COP26 climate summit saw more than 40 countries agreeing to quit coal for power generation, but China and the US, fail to join. What is Happening? More than 40 countries have pledged to phase out coal in a global pact made at the COP26 climate conference.  The world’s biggest coal consumers including China and […]
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Do Solar Panels Increase the Value of Your Home?

The Latest Findings!  Solar panels are on the rise, and in the past decade or so, they have become a ‘must-have’ feature for any environmentally conscious homeowner.    With more and more people turning to renewable energy, the same question is often asked: do solar panels increase the value of a property?    Up until recently, we […]
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Solar PV & other green tech given business rates exemptions, relief in 2021 Budget

Solar PV, energy storage and other clean energy technologies are to be exempt from business rate rises from April 2023 as part of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s 2021 Budget, representing a major victory for the sector. Discussing business rates during his Autumn 2021 Budget, Sunak said the Treasury was responding to calls by the Federation of […]
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Boris Johnson Aims UK Electricity to be 100% Green Power by 2035

The UK pledges to make all electricity generation sourced from renewable energy by 2035.  What is Happening? Boris Johnson has confirmed plans for all of Britain’s electricity to be generated from green power and renewable sources by 2035. The aim will help the UK’s path towards achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.  Boris Johnson aims […]
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5 largest solar VC deals so far in 2021

Corporate funding of the solar industry, increased 190% globally through the third quarter of 2021, according to a new analysis by Mercom Capital Group. The report details 112 deals worth $22.8 billion in total corporate funding in the first nine months of 2021. There were 72 deals worth $7.9 billion over the same period last year. This […]
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Gates and Bezos Pledge A Combined $2 Billion to Green Technology and Conservation

The tech billionaires have both raised and pledged $1 billion each to develop clean and green technology, and towards conservation efforts for the world’s most vulnerable natural habitats respectively.  — Bill Gates has raised more than USD$1 billion from seven large American corporate companies to help fund the development of clean and green technology, in the fight […]
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UK to be the First Country to Require New Homes to Have Built-In EV Chargers

The UK government to introduce legislation that will mandate all new homes to have built-in EV chargers.
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6 Solar Panel Myths

I’m sure that you’ve heard a lot of myths about solar panels; ‘Why would I get a solar panel when I live in the UK?’, ‘What is the point in getting solar panels? I’ll never get my investment back!’. Have you said this before? If so this blog is vital for you! Myth 1: Solar […]
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How to make Greener Cities in a Global Warming World?

Cities are contributing to climate change more than anywhere else. Cities are also the places that will feel the effects of climate change more than anywhere else. There’s no doubt that cities are responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, due to the energy that’s required for electricity, heating, and water. This also means that they have […]
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Solar PV Inspection via Manned aircraft

Some of the bigger inspectors of solar PV solutions have started to use Manned aircraft to inspect solar PV. This blog covers why and how…
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What the Future of Renewable Energy Looks Like

Renewable energy capacity is set to expand 50% between 2019 and 2024, led by solar energy. This is according to The International Energy Agency (IEA)’s ‘Renewable 2020’ report, which found that renewable energy projects are rolling out at their fastest rate in years. making for the argument that the future lies in using renewable energy. 
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What Is A Solar Inverter and How Does It Work?

Solar inverters, also known as PV inverters, play a crucial role in the solar energy system. They are mostly considered the brains of a project. The solar panel inverter is beneficial in changing the direct current to an alternate current. Direct current is the power that flows in one direction in the circuit and assists […]
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UK’s Green Economy is Growing

A new report has found the UK low carbon and green economy to be four times the size of the country’s manufacturing sector. Despite experiencing a small downturn during the pandemic, the growth of the sector looks to be promising in the next five years. 
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How to find your solar panel inverter

So, you may have heard from a previous electrician that your solar panel inverter is either broken or needs replacing. However, when you have the problem again you look for this inverter and can not find it. Don’t worry! In this blog post, we will cover what an inverter is, why it is so important […]
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How to clean solar panels domestically?

How to clean solar panels has never gotten easier! Solar panel cleaning is an absolute must if you want to get the best possible performance out of your panels.  Naturally, rain does a good job of cleaning them, however, it is still a good idea to give them a proper clean 3-4 times a year. […]
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Is it worth having solar panels on your house?

The answer is a resounding YES! Especially from a financial point of view as there are many benefits to installing solar panels. If you would like to read more on the benefits of solar energy take a look at our blog. The many advantages of solar energy Solar panels have become more affordable in recent years, […]
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We need to be the best!

The UK ranked sixth in the world for the share of electricity produced by wind and solar energy! Wind and solar power accounted for 29% of Britain’s electricity production last year. Placing the country sixth on the global league table. Globally, almost 10% of the world’s electricity comes from wind and solar energy. A figure […]
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New Solar & Wind Projects Will Be Cheaper Than Coal

According to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), almost two-thirds of wind and solar projects built around the world in 2020 will be able to generate cheaper electricity than even the world’s cheapest new coal plants.  What is Happening? The report found that the falling cost of new wind farms and […]
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How To Avoid Solar Power Scammers

Today, scam calls are driving us all crazy, not to mention email inboxes full of junk. Solar panel scams can come out of nowhere, and if you’re not working with a quality solar installer, then there’s a chance that you’ll be tricked out of your hard-earned money. The idea behind solar energy is clean and […]
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What are the advantages of Solar PV

The best way to bring down the ongoing cost of your electricity is to generate your own and distribute it around your building. This makes you more independent from utility companies and their ever-increasing energy prices. Generating your own electricity from a renewable source such as Solar PV also gives you the added benefit of […]
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Australia’s carbon emissions plummeting to lowest levels in 30 years

Pandemic put a handbrake on transport emissions and slowed economic activity, while uptake in renewables also helped drive down levels. Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions dropped last year to levels not seen in more than 30 years due mostly to the coronavirus pandemic that put a handbrake on fossil fuel burning in the transport sector and […]
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Why infrared heating is vital for winter next year?

Sick of losing heat whenever you open the door? With infrared, you can make your life that touch easier. Continue reading to learn why you should install IR this winter! As winter is getting closer and closer, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to heat your home during the colder months. Electric infrared technology […]
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6 Common Misconceptions About Solar Energy

Myth 1: Solar only works when the sun is out A common misconception about solar energy is that it only works when the sun is out. In fact, the sun’s ultraviolet light is all that solar power needs to create energy. Solar panels will create heaps of the stuff during foggy and overcast days too, as the […]
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Do Solar Panels increase the value of your property?

By having solar panels, you’ll gain a better score on your EPC, and your property will become more attractive to buyers. EPC is an Energy Performance Certificate that rates the energy efficiency of the building. The building will be given a rating between A – G.  The EPC will also include tips and the most […]
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How Electric Vehicle Owners can save money

There are numerous ways for electric vehicle owners to save money whilst owning their vehicle, such as; EV Charging Charging your electric vehicle at home, whilst having access to an off-peak overnight electricity tariff will significantly reducing the savings cost. Another low costs option is to charge your electric vehicle at a ZeroNet network, which […]
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What Will It Take For EVs To Take Over The Car Market

BloombergNEF (BNEF), estimate that without a new economic or policy proposed by the global governments, electric vehicles and other zero-emission cars will account for 70% of new vehicle sales by 2040, up from 4% in 2020. To meet the global requirements of having zero emissions by 2050, a goal stated by Canada, the European Union, […]
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5 Troubleshooting tips for broken solar panels

Have you invested a sizable sum into a solar panel only for it to break or stop producing the amount of energy you want it to? Issues like these can be a pain to sort out, so here we will highlight some of the most common ones. The most commonly reported issues were with inverters. […]
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UK installs 175MW solar PV capacity in Q1’21

The UK solar industry is continuing to grow sustainably in a zero-subsidy environment. With a new capacity of 175MWp-dc in the 3 months to 31 March 2021. This was controlled by large solar farms that contribute 70% of the quarterly capacity deployed. The UK government removed any incentives, so more than 1GWp-dc of subsidy-free solar […]
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What are the advantages of FAR Infrared Heating

What is FAR Infrared Heating? Infra-Red heating is a form of electric radiant heating, infra-red waveforms are emitted from the heater which instead of heating the air they travel through the air and gently heat up the surfaces that they hit, in fact, it works the same way as the warmth that we feel from […]
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