Solar water heating systems = Solar panels + solar energy. Solar thermal: solar power & solar hot water.
DIY Solar Petition – sign up now!
UK visitors please sign the online No 10 Downing Street petition for green DIY energy stop the VAT penalty and the lack of grants now!
GRANTS EXCLUSION – One of the proposed conditions of the recently announced Feed In Tariffs for renewable energy is that only projects which have Microgeneration Certification Scheme approved installers and equipment will qualify for FIT`s. Individuals that have pioneered the use of renewable resources by building their own Solar, Hydro and Wind installations will not be able to claim the reward promised by the FIT`s. This is a kick in the teeth for those who have led the way to a greener future at their own expense.
VAT DISINCENTIVE – the fact that DIY is charged at 17.5% VAT and installations at 5% is another disincentive.