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Solartwin Twitter posts to 12 July 2011

Filed under: Latest News

Note: if we say zero carbon solar in an unqualified way we generally mean zero carbon operation. Not zero carbon to manufacture: that would be bonkers!

Barry Johnston
@Solartwin Chester, Cheshire, England, UK
Renewable energy news policy market analysis UK RoI. Nationwide solar PV & thermal installer. Developer: innovative PV pumped zero carbon solar water heating.

It’s good to read today that the ASA are not in thrall to the solarlodgethugs.
9 hours ago

ASA says STA agree to end false “virtually zero carbon” claim. I only asked ASA after Southern Solar, STA Ethics Code & REAL Code did nowt.
9 hours ago

@GeorgeMonbiot: Brown revelations show is that whole system was built on blackmail….  Do what STA says or MCS will get you.
9 hours ago

@IVEnergyUK: Renewable energy health and safety awards launched http://t.co/AX59WNR  May I nominate MCS for the legionella wooden spoon?
9 hours ago

@Graham_Merchant: Hunhe denies Energy Bill delay will hit Green Deal http://t.co/aERU2Ou – what do we reckon?  Wishful thinking.
11 hours ago

The unjustifiable (on carbon grounds) promotion of heat pumps under the £860M RHI, with HP earning 2x the RoI of solar = nuclear subsidy.
11 hours ago

@CJLey: Heat pumps & nuclear power will become the dominant component of UK energy mix. Heat pumps = more demand for night & winter leccy.
11 hours ago
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Colin Ley
CJLey Colin Ley
by Solartwin
Chris Huhne – Alternatives like renewables & nuclear power must be allowed to become the dominant component of our energy mix. Comment?
11 hours ago Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

We are a revolutionary PV pumped solar water heating technology and business model.
11 hours ago

Europe losing green investment race because incumbents stifle innovation via self-regulators stuffed with vested interests and lobbyists.
11 hours ago

@PHPLrenewables: Europe ‘falls behind’ in green investment race. Guardian http://t.co/d0g5IVp  Yes – because incumbents stifle innovation.
11 hours ago

@rosschawkins: A Johnson refers to using “high office for low politics”, #notw  Not like solar leaders using high office for high profits.
11 hours ago

3. DECC ministers so comfy with MCS & REAL licensing monopolistic conduct for YEARS: cross-membership, old school ties & blackball culture.
12 hours ago

2. DECC ministers also knew for years that MCS & REAL licensed solar performance fraud such as “free energy” & 75kWh pump power deletion.
13 hours ago

1 DECC ministers knew about MCS licensing poor quality, risky installations for YEARS because we met both & sent Legionella risk evidence.
13 hours ago

Is it really true MCS & REAL licensed poor quality, risky installations, dodgy performance claims & monopolism for YEARS? Answer 1, 2, 3…
13 hours ago

DECC ministers have known about MCS & REAL licensing poor quality, risky installations, dodgy performance claims & monopolism for YEARS.
13 hours ago

UK microgen consumers screwed by regulators MCS & REAL who license poor quality, risky installations, dodgy performance claims & monopolism.
13 hours ago
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Clive Sinclair
clivesinclair Clive Sinclair
by Solartwin
‘Lower co2 & renewables will cost more’. At last, some truth about #renewables. Remember the nuclear promise? @bbcr4today
13 hours ago Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

Will today’s MCS’s Standards Management Group vote for rapid morphing into BSI / CEN?
21 hours ago

Will MCS’s Standards Management Group get all Mucrogen technology suppliers to publish: CoP, LCA, yrs to breakeven for embodied energy & C?
21 hours ago

Will MCS’s Standards Management Group rubber-stamp a legionella cover-up to protect, not consumers, but the solarthermal/heatpump industry?
21 hours ago

@iankatz1000: Mandelson on Murdoch, Tues Guardian: “…we chose to be cowed …fearful to do otherwise”  Cowed or craven in solar industry?
21 hours ago

Posted a renewables “information deficit” story to Which?Conversation. I suggest reading it now, in case it gets edited. http://t.co/liGNPGK
21 hours ago
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IV Energy
IVEnergyUK IV Energy
by Solartwin
Germany says auf wiedersehen to nuclear power http://bit.ly/niAnAc
11 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

Thanks to Peter Rush @PeteRush the pitch coach for some excellent short sharp consultancy but with enduring effect. Now that’s real value.
11 Jul

@greenabode: Can govt break dominance of  Big6  #energy cos? #eco #green .. http://t.co/OgOXm35  And break dominance of old solar thermal?
11 Jul

To win FIT approval, govt told Europe 2 y ago that the UK renewables market will be balanced. But it’s FAR from true for Solarthermal v PV.
11 Jul

UK solar panel market is ILLEGALLY unbalanced towards PV because of 8-10% return with FIT, while solarthermal gives only 2-4% unsubsidised.
11 Jul

Let’s hope the RHPP will be announced before the parliamentary summer recess. Solar panel market is ILLEGALLY unbalanced towards PV today.
11 Jul

UK solar panel market ILLEGALLY unbalanced to PV: UK govt promised EC that FIT is “in conjunction with a large increase in renewable heat”.
11 Jul

Clean up bid for whaling body. http://t.co/mda6hV7. Hey – renewable energy bodies could do the same.
11 Jul

@SAIDUK: Thanks to all… but #energybill … delayed until the Autumn. See why here: http://t.co/6CdFNc2  Energy utilities must be happy.
11 Jul

Will the SOLAR power elite ever end the innovation boycott? End the Legionella safety cover-up? They say they will – in reality they don’t.
11 Jul

@JeremyLeggett: Nick Davies: “The arrogance of those assumptions in the power elite.” Bravo, just Bravo.  As for the SOLAR power elite too.
11 Jul

How many ¨k are the European solar thermal ind’y taking from the Solar Certification Fund to pay a consultant to lobby CEN on Legionella?
11 Jul

CEN solar thermal regulators SK permitted a sponsor to ignore an “irrelevant” test in an EN Std. We did not sponsor. We got no permission.
11 Jul

European solar thermal regulators SK are so helpful. They allow sponsors to be the 1st to be certified, giving them huge market advantages.
11 Jul

Getting solar innovation admitted onto UK & European markets is less about technical merit but more about who you know & how much you pay.
11 Jul

After we met with EU competition regulators, a European regulations-writing club accepted our ¨, which a larger UK member had vetoed for 2y.
11 Jul

My jaw no longer falls to the floor when people writing market-access regs for solar heating ask for £. My wallet sometimes falls open.
11 Jul

@
@Solartwin @mickwill MCS simplification plus transparency and market openness are well needed.
11 Jul

@ukrenewables: Which? soon starting campaign on energy http://t.co/FpO614S  Hoping for renewables: asking how MANY yrs to energy breakeven.
11 Jul

@mickwill: Presenting details of MCS simplification campaign to the Sustainability Group in H o Lords tomorrow!  Good luck Mick from Barry.
11 Jul

@H_S_E: Does H&S create paperwork burden? Debate in #RedTapeChallenge http://t.co/2ofbZIG  DODGING H&S on legionella burdens solar thermal.
11 Jul

@dpcarrington: re @independent Half UK #windfarms plans blown away by NIMBYs http://t.co/s7JThtX #renewables  Nuclear DNA damage invisible.
11 Jul
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The Guardian
GuardianSustBiz The Guardian
by Solartwin
Focusing on GDP growth fails to account for the value of nature http://bit.ly/n129YU
11 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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carbonmeme
carbonmeme carbonmeme
by Solartwin
“@guardian: Powering the UK: why the new electricity plan is all about #nuclear | Damian Carrington http://bit.ly/pvnDXI
11 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

Here is an academic paper pdf on covert anticorporate sabotage, featuring Chris Laughton. http://t.co/GGUgrsG
11 Jul

Academic papers on covert anticorporate sabotage name a Chris Laughton. Same as UK’s leading solar regs writer, “Dr” Chris Laughton FIDHEE?
11 Jul

Dr Chris Laughton FIDHEE excoriating book review: http://t.co/StQTdWb
11 Jul

“Dr” Laughton, FIDHEE, abused his power as BSI Solar Thermal TC Chair to throw out proposals to amend a market limiting BS solar standard.
11 Jul

“Dr” Laughton, UK’s top solar regs writer, currently Chairs BSI solar thermal tech ctee. BSI know of his covert anticorporate sabotage past.
11 Jul

I told DTI that “Dr” Laughton, UK’s leading solar regs writer, was NOT a Physics graduate. They cut that from their site. His regs remained.
11 Jul

DTI website reported Laughton solar regs writer, STA Chair’s claim to have studied Physics at university. But he’s NOT a Physics graduate.
11 Jul

Long ago I warned UK govt their favourite solar regs writer was fan of covert anti-corporate sabotage & that he was NOT a physics graduate.
11 Jul

DECC DTI DEFRA DCLG BRE BSI EST BPEC CTrust. How many KNEW their expert solar regulations writer was fan of covert anti-corporate sabotage?
11 Jul

DECC DTI DEFRA DCLG BSI EST BPEC CTrust… Most, if not all KNEW their solar regulations writer was fan of covert anti-corporate sabotage.
11 Jul

News of the Solar World. UK’s most popular regulations writer was fan of covert anti-corporate sabotage says international anarchist report.
11 Jul

News of the Solar World. UK’s leading regs consultant, authoring most anti-innovation solar regs has background in anti-corporate sabotage.
11 Jul

News of the Solar World. How many traditionally-built solar companies benefited from the Dark Doctor’s journalistic arts.
11 Jul

News of the Solar World. Time for resignations from ALL trade / regulatory bodies / quangos contaminated by anti-solar-innovation scandal.
11 Jul

News of the Solar World. May we see full copies of any internal inquiries into the 12 year boycott of Solartwin’s superior SWH technology?
11 Jul

News of Solar World. Will Minister apologise for institutional failings at DECC-owned MCS? Some members & an official tried to throw us out.
11 Jul

News of the Solar World. Just one rogue journalist / dark arts regs writer or widespread collusion against innovation since 1999?
11 Jul

Holdups: RHPP solarthermal: false claims, misselling epidemic, MCS, competition constraints, ?% compliance w HSE legionella safety guidance?
10 Jul

Suspected holdups on RHPP for biomass: air quality / deaths of asthmatics in cities & envt impact of woodchip imports if a runaway success.
10 Jul

Suspected holdups on RHPP for heatpumps are: nationwide v offgrid only, will nuclear ever decarbonise grid and winter grid collapse risks.
10 Jul

Suspected holdups on RHPP (domestic microgen heat one-off subsidy) in general: industry governance, envt opacity & market carveup per tech.
10 Jul

So will this be the week that the long awaited Renewable Heat Premium Payment’s tariffs and conditions finally emerge from DECC?
10 Jul
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Huw Irranca-Davies
IrrancaDaviesMP Huw Irranca-Davies
by Solartwin
Labour’s Meg Hillier argues that the Competition Commission must investigate rising energy costs http://t.co/JkX5ZHQ
10 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

So far our attempts to get the technical boycott of Solartwin lifted have got a yes verbally. But only obstructive prevarication in writing.
10 Jul

Could be an interesting week. Would like to get real confirmation in WRITING from the thugs that the boycott of our SWH technology is over.
10 Jul

The self-serving nature of UK’s microgen regulators = gravytrain for army of “regs consultants” who SMI£¨ when it all gets ever more opaque.
10 Jul

News of the Solar World: our solar future depends on industry telling the TRUTH on legionella safety options & saving money, carbon, energy.
10 Jul

@ukrenewables: Podcast 2 GRichards on MCS http://t.co/Z5TX5H2 . Why Legionella & LCA & BSI convergence papers NOT yet presented by self?
10 Jul

Legionella cover up… Are EU govt reputations / liability a factor? After all, 100,000 UK grant funded installations may need upgrade.
10 Jul

Beneficiaries of colossive Legionella cover-up in SolarThermal & HeatPumps: DECC, BRE, Industry? NOT immunosuppressed, asthmatics, smokers.
10 Jul

@jwz: Jellyfish Invade 4 Nuclear Reactors: Japan, Israel, Scotland: Four… http://t.co/SlFqIfJ  As for risk-assessing “all scenarios”…
10 Jul

HeatPumps: the Trojan horse Legionella downgrade in SolarThermal? 1/ Lax Leg requirement in todays HP MCS std. 2/ MCS not linked w BSI/CEN.
10 Jul
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Jeremy Leggett
JeremyLeggett Jeremy Leggett
by Solartwin
Nick Davies: “The arrogance of those assumptions in the power elite.” Bravo, just Bravo. http://ht.ly/5Azg7
9 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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Seb Berry
SebPV Seb Berry
by Solartwin
UK electricity bills to be among highest as Gvt focuses on nuclear http://t.co/VY2rq4t Puts tiny PV feed-in tariff levy in perspective
9 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

@solar_bud: #notw is distraction. Economy not recovering & fundamental resource crisis.  Wrong: resource of headinsand ostriches is rising.
10 Jul

Our solar PV installations offer 8-10% return on capital = 4-6% return on investment, all 100% income tax free.
9 Jul

People don’t realise how financially seductive solar PV panels are now. UK’s 25 yr index-linked feed-in-tariff is 65% higher than Germany’s.
9 Jul

MCS hyper-regulation/self-regulation bears rotten fruit for consumers. This year’s Which? solar mis-selling exposÈ was WORSE than last yrs.
9 Jul

We’re a small-medium UK solar co: 15 people. How do 2-person family firms cope with the cost & time burdens of MCS hyper-regulation?
9 Jul

MCS’s craven market cornering comes dressed up prettily in “governance”, “quality”, “consumer protection”, “health & safety” doublespeak.
9 Jul

UK renewables industry self-regulation also delivers self-serving market grabs via: regulatory barriers / high price accreditation.
9 Jul

UK renewables industry self-regulates & wins: no accountability, veto innovation, hide safety probs, LCA concealment, punish whistleblowers.
9 Jul

We also learnt: even when you pay regular substantial protection money, your protector may instantly dump you if competitors pay them more.
9 Jul

I guess that some of the incorruptible 2/3/4-hat experts that I have told to f.o. ended up being profitably procured by our competitors.
9 Jul

A few of the incorruptible 2/3/4-hat experts that I have told to f.o. (ie not paid protection money to) then trashed us via abuse of regs.
9 Jul

I’ve been pitched for consultancy by incorruptible 2/3/4-hat experts linked to CTrust, EST, BRE, MCS, BSI, DECC, DCLG, paying many £ks some.
9 Jul

@BBCr4today: Influential NewsCorp… power  rather more than sum of its parts   UK renewables power = more than sum of its TARTS.
9 Jul

@andybuchanceec @ukrenewables Renewables market grab via MCS/FIT/RHI is won on the principle of might is right. DECC are impotent onlookers.
9 Jul

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@wacslad @mickwill @andybuchanceec @ukrenewables Market goldrush via MCS/FIT/RHI is not won on evidence or environment or consumer benefit.
9 Jul

@richardabetts: “Greens… anti-science… on nuclear… & genenggg” @mark_lynas  No. We distrust industry funded “risk assessments”.
9 Jul

PV roof, Overleigh Sch Chester generates 105% rated output noon today. 105% thanks Ben Parker for project management. We R all proud of you.
9 Jul

Choir: “walking on sunshine” at today’s solar PV roof opening at Overleigh Primary, while DoW’s scissors snipped red ribbon on 10th attempt.
9 Jul

Duke of Westminster, as a neighbour & one of its funders, has just opened the solar PV roof at Overleigh Primary School. Super sunny day.
9 Jul

MCS reinvented the wheel because triangular ones are best suited to blackballed competitors.
9 Jul

Do civil servants disclose CoI 100% as required? Do renewable industry regulators & contractors to govt / quangos disclose as appropriate?
9 Jul

Network which shall not be named renains so, though I asked MCS for appropriate disclosure as in CivilSvsMgtCode conflict of interest para.
9 Jul
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Kamil Shah
Kamil_UK Kamil Shah
by Solartwin
Solar power: middle-class indulgence or lifeline for the Earth’s poorest?   Telegraph Blogs http://t.co/Xkya9t1
9 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

@BBCr4today: Influential NewsCorp interconnections = power  rather more than sum of its parts   Like the network which shall not be named.
9 Jul

@
@mickwill @wacslad @andybuchanceec interested to hear re meeting. MCS rejiggery lacks BSI convergence, retains industry dominance.
9 Jul
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Greenheart_uk
greenhearts_uk Greenheart_uk
by Solartwin
Europe ‘falling behind’ in green investment race http://t.co/xz1CcYU
8 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

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@LeamingtonSBC @vphase My thanks for correction!
8 Jul

Another week passes but no RHPP announcement. Why? Because requsted industry reforms are delivering mere window dressing? Or something else?
8 Jul

Will UK renewables trade bodies ditch MCS’s deliberately market limiting “standards” in favour of innovation-friendly BSI / CEN standards?
8 Jul

@vphase: Green Deal shelved? http://t.co/iujbll8  Yet another win for the nucleons?
8 Jul
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Damian Carrington
dpcarrington Damian Carrington
by Solartwin
2/2 British gas 17% price hike: Huhne says French bills rise by 3% this year. #decc yep, that’s due to jumbo public subsidy to #nuclear
8 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

Is DECC’s continued delay in announcing the Renewable Heat Premium Payment anything to do with tension between consumer and industry needs?
8 Jul

@WhichConvo: So @BritishGas announces price rises of 18% gas, 16% electricity. Is this fair? http://t.co/LG2JUTL  No but GREAT for solar.
8 Jul

@Ed_Miliband: Closing NotW… to re-open as SunSun, not the answer. Those in charge must take responsibility.  Solar reincarnation dÈja vu?
8 Jul

BG to raise gas prices by 18%. Time to go solar especially as domestic FITs are insanely high and probably heading for a tumble.
8 Jul
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Tim Gatt
TimGatt Tim Gatt
by Solartwin
BREAK British Gas toraise gas bills by average of 18% + electricity bills by ave of 16% from 18th August (as predicted by @lucytobin) end
8 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

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@WhichConvo Are Which? also sorry for axeing the legionella in solar thermal exposÈ over a year ago?
8 Jul
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Urban Energy
4UrbanEnergy Urban Energy
by Solartwin
Europe ‘falling behind’ in green investment race http://t.co/slaZX4v #Green
8 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

How soon before domestic FIT funds run dry or slashed, causing more horrendous lurches in renewables industry? Main winner will be nuclear.
8 Jul

Harnessing the power of good solar business practice is essential to the development of a low-carbon economy. Campaign now for a clean-up.
8 Jul

@channel4news: Cameron on #RebekahBrooks: I would have accepted resignation. #c4news #NOTW  Solar/microgen top brass resign NOW not later.
8 Jul

@BBCWorld: PM promises ‘public inquiry into culture of British press’ LIVE http://t.co/rh0M0LQ  And culture of British renewables industry?
8 Jul

@dansabbagh: PM: “Press Complaints Commission has failed… we need a new system entirely”.  This also applies to MCS & REAL Code. Act now.
8 Jul

Who on MCS: (a) earns NO money for consultancy or (b) lobbying or (c) has no financial interest? We fail c and have paid for a and b.
8 Jul
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Jeremy Leggett
JeremyLeggett Jeremy Leggett
by Solartwin
Outgoing Areva CEO hits out at the meddling and visionless EDF, aka French state ……UK nuclear’s bosses. http://on.ft.com/rfagpu
8 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

@AndyHenley1: @GeorgeMonbiot Nick Davies of Guardian deserves Knighthood for svs to journalism please RT  No way: he becomes Establishment.
8 Jul

Twin coil solar cyls 7. Are still claimed as best practice by Europe’s solar industry despite legionella concerns. (Ship too big to turn.)
8 Jul

Twin coil solar cyls 6. Are the commonest type of solar hot water storage w many times higher Legionella risk v typical non-solar plumbing.
8 Jul

Twin coil solar cylinders 5. This is what they look like & why they can be a legionella risk. Video clip. http://t.co/ZrG0duD
8 Jul

Twin coil solar cyls 4. Your installer will fit a shunt pump & timer. At no charge. If s/he refuses go to Trading Standards (not REAL Code).
8 Jul

Twin coil solar cylinders 3. Your installer can ensure its capability to “heat to 60C to the base daily” with a shunt pump and timer.
8 Jul

Twin coil solar cylinders 2. If your installer will NOT ensure its capability to “heat to 60C to the base daily” go to Trading Standards.
8 Jul

Does your solar water heating have a twin coil solar cylinder? Ask your installer about its capability to “heat to 60C to the base daily”.
8 Jul

We fit PV installations in homes & businesses nationwide in UK. Also our award winning PV pumped solar water heating systems: UK & Ireland.
8 Jul

Choose our amazing solar water heating which can plumb into existing plumbing, uses no mains electric for its pump and needs no antifreeze.
8 Jul

@BBCNews: PCC ‘exposed as toothless poodle, …put it out of its misery’, Ed Miliband says #hacking  Solar industry regulators gummy too.
8 Jul

REAL Consumer code cannot tell microgeneration customers wth twin coil cylinders if they can have free Legionella upgrades. Not their remit.
8 Jul

Have you got solar water heating or heat pump? Did the installer discuss Legionella safety options, increased risks in twin coil cylinders?
8 Jul

Over 100,000 UK solar water heating installations have elevated Legionella risks. Which? Magazine had an exposÈ ready but STA sat on them.
8 Jul

As PCC govt & police did not take on NoTW until the very end, solar regulators remain craven on Legionella risks in 80% of installations.
8 Jul

Do UK’s domestic solar heating & heat pump installations comply with HSE requirements on Legionella safety? No. Is the safety gap justified?
8 Jul

Is Europe’s solar heating industry dodging £millions in Legionella safety upgrade claims by consumers thanks to crony regulators? Ask REAL.
8 Jul

@PabloK: Nick Davies… blew the lid off the sordid shit-fest. Watch it. http://t.co/Q9Q1rSz  Like the solar elite too.
8 Jul
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BBC News
BBCNews BBC News
by Solartwin
First solar park due to power up http://bbc.in/qngOr1
8 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

Our Solar Future requires a massive shift away from less sustainable mains pumped solar water heaters into zero carbon PV pumped operation.
8 Jul

Our Solar Thermal Future depends on potential customers NOT being kept in the dark about the large (20%) money & C penalty of mains pumping.
8 Jul

Our Solar Future depends on our solar industry being 100% transparent on how soon customers break even on energy & carbon (not just money).
8 Jul

Our Solar Future depends on customers who trust their suppliers to make accurate claims on money energy carbon savings, and to install well.
8 Jul

Solartwin PV pumped solar water heating systems are found in UK, Ireland, Portugal, France, St Helena, Falklands/Malvinas, Dubai, Caribbean.
7 Jul

We supply environmentally low-footprint solar water heating systems worldwide. Very simple to install, use no antifreeze and PV pumped.
7 Jul

Our solar future needs a clean green energy revolution to slake consumer thirst for honest info vs global climate change and corruption.
7 Jul

A European potential Legionella cover up document is being hansomely paid for by raiding a fund which did not seem set up for that purpose.
7 Jul

Other past solar Legionella cover-up stunts: months of fillibustering at MCS, boycott at BRE Certification, defining old practice as best.
7 Jul

And the next solar Legionella cover-up stunt? Already had: forgettable Xmas consultation, 23 yr old dead standard reincarnation, threats..,
7 Jul
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inhabitat
inhabitat inhabitat
by Solartwin
An out of use tin mine in the UK has been transformed into a 1.4MW solar power plant: http://bit.ly/nzGN9K
7 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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John Farrell
johnffarrell John Farrell
by Solartwin
Nucle-oops. Georgia utility: “we wouldn’t have built new nukes if we couldn’t pass cost overruns on to ratepayers.” http://is.gd/9tGDfH
7 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

@charlesarthur: Linkage: DNA is now DIY >> OpenPCR http://t.co/Q14gCZv #fb  So we can now all go nuclear with DIY mutation repair kits?
7 Jul
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Richard Blight
carbonsensemgmt Richard Blight
by Solartwin
Exclusive: Whitehall accused of missing microgeneration opportunities http://t.co/7oVVMa2 via @businessgreen
7 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

@anatheistnews: Are Faith Healers Charlatans? http://t.co/lAz7IOe  I asked the same about solar consultants, found some are just tarts.
7 Jul
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IV Energy
IVEnergyUK IV Energy
by Solartwin
Renewable Energy Production Surpasses Nuclear In U.S. http://bit.ly/rgBwld
7 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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Charles Arthur
charlesarthur Charles Arthur
by Solartwin
The Sun on Sunday  .co.uk and .com were registered two days ago, it seems.
7 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

Most experts I consulted on the boycott of our innovative solar water heater amazed me with their indifference. They just wanted payment.
7 Jul

@sunny_hundal: .@JohnPrescott on Sky News: “…. Sunday Sun… does not change the culture”  Agreed. Solar culture is the core problem.
7 Jul

@anatheistnews:  Well-dying course  in South Korea includes test run in a coffin http://t.co/rqYxqjr. Sorry mate, too late. Gasp.
7 Jul

@BBCNews: Justice Secretary Ken Clarke on #NOTW closure: ‘All they’re going to do is rebrand it’. As with the solar thermal industry?
7 Jul

@jemimakiss: Wow. #notw to close. That’s the nuclear option…. http://t.co/PDBslBp  George Munby manages gets N-word on everyone’s tweets!
7 Jul

@charlesarthur: Interview w Hugh Dennis & Steve Punt on doing The Now Show, they said  news always happens on Thursday . Care to argue?  NO
7 Jul

@AndrewSimms_nef: Is The Sun morally superior to NoTW?  Solar power 7 days/week surely better than nuclear. Unsure about past solar morals.
7 Jul
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Andrew Simms
AndrewSimms_nef Andrew Simms
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Last edition of #NotW or not, will it still carry adverts and is The Sun really morally superior?
7 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

@SustMeme: BBC Newsflash: News of the World to close http://t.co/rruotS3  Are any similarly sleazy organisations about to pop?
7 Jul

Which famous renewable energy organisation deserves the coveted: “News International Award for Self-regulation”? Vote early, vote often.
7 Jul

Who is the renewable energy equivalent world’s equivalent of Rupert Murdoch? Nominate now. Then propose the most apt award name.
7 Jul

Years to energy breakeven, derived from Bath Uni data: 2y PV pumped solar thermal. 4-5y Mains pumped st. ? Heat pumps. Who can supply data?
7 Jul

@BBCWorld: Hacking police have 4,000 names http://t.co/wzf2ask  Of who? People aware of the boycott by the traditionally-built solar lodge?
7 Jul

@
@GeorgeMonbiot Don’t be silly, George. I am sorry I have other things to do than debate recycled old claims. This is priority not hostility.
7 Jul

@
@GeorgeMonbiot NEW evidence on long term safety, please. I’d love to support nuclear. My MSc sampled radioactive Welsh mountain sheep.
7 Jul
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Babs Smith
SolarProUK Babs Smith
by Solartwin
Solar energy is at a crossroads  and the government must do a U-turn http://ow.ly/5wPAi
7 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

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@GeorgeMonbiot As a biologist I think Nuclear is great if you can VALIDLY guess low risks of contaminaton and low effects on ecosystems.
7 Jul
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GeorgeMonbiot
GeorgeMonbiot GeorgeMonbiot
by Solartwin
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@Solartwin You really hate the idea of debating these matters, don’t you Barry?
7 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

@GeorgeMonbiot: Debate will be live-streamed. Hope also available as podcast. Will check w organisers: http://t.co/gPvh2g2  snore z zz zzz
7 Jul

@colourfulradio: Mayor Boris describes phone hacking scandal is ‘codswallop’.” As in our smallgreenslimepond, for Solartwin boyott scandal.
7 Jul

Perhaps (but only perhaps) industry self- regulation would actually work well if more of its top brass were vertebrates.
7 Jul

It apparently takes an OFT inquiry into off-grid energy to end 12 y of solar thermal market sleaze. Self-regulation = self-gratification?
7 Jul
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James Murray
James_BG James Murray
by Solartwin
Blog from Charles Perry laments EU votye against 30% carbon cuts: http://t.co/6lp6JKz
7 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

The huge dusty spiders web of cross-referenced market limiting solar thermal documents now needs sweeping clean. The clean-up list is long.
7 Jul

Happy but struggling to be grateful to hear yesterday that the traditionally- built solar thermal industry’s technical boycott may be ended.
7 Jul

No other UK national direct sell solar thermal supplier, apart from us, has remained in business for 12 years. Still here, despite boycott.
7 Jul

Breakthrough? The traditionally built solar thermal gang may voluntarily end their boycott of Solartwin. But no written confirmation yet.
7 Jul

When will DECC abandon MCS & its deliberately market limiting “standards” in favour of developing innovation-friendly BSI / CEN standards?
7 Jul

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme’s governance & standards fall far below BSI & CEN approaches because UK industry WANTS it that way.
7 Jul

@
@OurSolarFuture FAIR competition needed in solar thermal industry. Looking fwd to NO technology boycotts, NO strangling regulatory cronyism.
7 Jul
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Our Solar Future
OurSolarFuture Our Solar Future
by Solartwin
‘Current market simply can t deliver, so we need more co’s & more competition. Huhne looks to REAL leaders for help: http://t.co/GgAqagw
6 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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HousingEnergyAdvisor
saving_energy HousingEnergyAdvisor
by Solartwin
B&Q take over NHER & NES http://bit.ly/n9axF6
7 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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BusinessGreen
BusinessGreen BusinessGreen
by Solartwin
Solar parks launched as developers dash to beat feed-in tariff deadline http://bit.ly/pf7nEL
7 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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Green Britain Day
GreenBritainDay Green Britain Day
by Solartwin
a monument to human stupidity – fukushima, great quote from a wise man on late news
7 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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Green Britain Day
GreenBritainDay Green Britain Day
by Solartwin
fed up with hearing nUKe is the answer – james lovelock is a misery guts
7 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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Green Britain Day
GreenBritainDay Green Britain Day
by Solartwin
EDF, the world’s 3rd biggest nuclear polluter masquerades as ‘eco’ – be afraid mr cameron – this is a hack
7 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

@GreenBritainDay: japan looks beyond nuclear to hot springs http://t.co/YpuuYpN  UK needs to look beyond nuclear too.
7 Jul

@TreeHugger: Air Pollution Linked to Brain Damage and Depression http://t.co/hGNpB09  Time to reduce urban wood and fossil fuel burning?
7 Jul

@respros: Works starts on innovative cable car to boost regeneration in east London http://t.co/oMu9egH  Many UK cities could use these.
7 Jul
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BBC News
BBCNews BBC News
by Solartwin
Vote on £230m Barry regeneration http://bbc.in/pDcq3b
7 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

Try OFT’s amazing cartels leniency scheme! 100% discount on antitrust fines. Hurry one-off offer for first comer ONLY. All sectors eligible.
6 Jul

@arusbridger: “They laughed at self-regulation” Bill Emmott, ex Economist ed, Times contrib’r re #NoTW #newsnight  Same as solar industry.
6 Jul
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greenabode
greenabode greenabode
by Solartwin
Scientists finally get angry about indifference to climate change .. http://ow.ly/5xCFh
6 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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Brian Fitzgerald
brianfit Brian Fitzgerald
by Solartwin
Yet another nuke shut down. Our secret Greenpeace jellyfish mobilization scheme appears to be working. http://bit.ly/pJ59Zq
6 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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Damian Carrington
dpcarrington Damian Carrington
by Solartwin
reading @marketwatch: E.On, RWE may drop UK #nuclear power projects on cost http://bit.ly/p46vw7 #eg
6 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

Is solar being deliberately marginalised by DECC because it fundamentally mismatches against nuclear? This is crunch time for solar.
6 Jul
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Our Solar Future
OurSolarFuture Our Solar Future
by Solartwin
#Solar has been excluded from DECC assessments of technology costs and it s role is barely mentioned in the El& (cont) http://deck.ly/~ApGNx
6 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

@GeorgeMonbiot: 15 minutes till the nuclear debate begins: http://t.co/s2zScmA Sharpen up your arguments!  yawn zzzz prstooges wakeup time
6 Jul

@EnvirolinkUK: Calling all #Farmers in #Cumbria! Call for advice about renewable energy & how it saves money! http://t.co/lB8lRbH
6 Jul
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Babs Smith
SolarProUK Babs Smith
by Solartwin
Solar energy is at a crossroads  and the government must do a U-turn http://ow.ly/5wPym
6 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

@BBCWorld: Skeleton of ‘giant wombat’ found in Australia http://t.co/DBPa8O6  Was it actually remains of a solar industry code of ethics?
6 Jul

@NewsOnGreen: Conservative MEPs defeat new climate change targets http://t.co/ZLWN4ao  Where does that leave us?
6 Jul
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carbonmeme
carbonmeme carbonmeme
by Solartwin
Japan Has Two #Nuclear Reactors Operating Without Government Approval – Bloomberg http://bloom.bg/nqXMZz
6 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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Solar panel watch UK
solarpanelwatch Solar panel watch UK
by Solartwin
Chinese Solar Companies Thrive on Manufacturing Innovations: Labor accounts for just 3 to 4 perce… http://bit.ly/qrdvET #solar #energy
6 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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Paul Hutchens
Eco2solar Paul Hutchens
by Solartwin
RWE considers pulling plug on Npower – shake up due in UK energy market?
6 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

Japan plans nuclear reactor stress tests. http://t.co/XEzr8m4
6 Jul

Cartel? Er… No. 100% discount only for the first comer to the OFT. Apply now don’t miss the boat. Leniency is limited. http://t.co/hdZhjIv
5 Jul

Will the Chairman and the whole Board of the Solar Trade Association consider their positions?
5 Jul

“This is a private conversation. You must not repeat it to anyone. You are on your own, Barry.” Said a senior exec of a national boiler co.
5 Jul
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Mohammad Al-Qahtani
MFQahtani Mohammad Al-Qahtani
by Solartwin
A due process of law compels authority to tolerate peaceful political dissidents, granting them the freedom of expressions & assembly right.
5 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

Why does a major UK boiler company resort to overclaiming performance of solar water heating on its site? Overclaims exceed 20% CO2 & money.
5 Jul

@
@GeorgeMonbiot How many years have Welsh sheep farms had to be checked for Chernobyl radiation? Ask DEFRA. Just ONE leak.
5 Jul

@
@GeorgeMonbiot Nuclear brings generations of cumulative DNA damage increasing inherited defects and cancer.
5 Jul
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Solar Panels
SolarPanelsUK Solar Panels
by Solartwin
Solar energy is at a crossroads  and the government must do a U-turn | Caroline Lucas http://t.co/7RyATp6 via @guardian
5 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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Lee Davies
LeeMarkDavies Lee Davies
by Solartwin
good to see the MCS debate being played out – let’s see a system which is fair to small plumbing contractors http://t.co/z3YhcAx
5 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

Thanks to the RHI subsidising heat pumps in UK, French industry is guaranteed a future building new nuclear power stations in UK.
5 Jul

Nuclear power growth fans need homes to become more dependent on electricity at night and in winter: heat pumps are most power-hungry then.
5 Jul

Huge RHI heat pump subsidies = strategic UK policy lock-in for nuclear power. EDF now major funders of sleepy renewable energy trade events.
5 Jul

DECC’s rationale for subsidising heatpumps (only 9% better C savers than AVERAGE gas boilers) is predicated on nuclear grid decarbonisation.
5 Jul

@JeremyLeggett: how did Standard Oil beat the trams? It bought them and shut them.  Nuclear now betting on RHI over-subsidising heat pumps.
5 Jul

One of the solar tart-consultants whom I rashly said no to being generous to, then snuggled with our competitors for years. Still there now.
4 Jul

sorry about the strange capitalisation in last tweet. of course it signifies nothing of Consequence.
4 Jul

if we had Ministered to his wallet Environment would he have un-Gummed the system for us. what do you think? Join, Sell out and Win?
4 Jul

I met the C Trust board member after he expressed interest. He listened, sympathised. Then said no connection but pay me as a consultant.
4 Jul

The UK ECA fiasco where the C Trust failed to incentivise C savings is interesting. One board member even offered to be my paid consultant.
4 Jul

@MLiebreich: Huge rare earth deposits found undersea. Now less rare. China poor hand. http://t.co/Ar5qWT0  We use neodymium in our pumps.
4 Jul

UK’s ECA tax break scheme for business fails to incentivise PV pumped zero C solar heaters. Whole system carbon / LCA / CoP metric needed.
4 Jul

Why does UK’s Carbon Trust authored Enhanced Capital Allowance scheme for corporate tax breaks fail to incentivise zero carbon solarthermal?
4 Jul

Our industry stinks in places but no reason to ditch renewable energy. Ditch threats to whistleblowers revealing boycotts of innovation.
4 Jul

Renewables industry stinks in places but no reason to ditch renewable energy. Ditch false claims, secret legionella risks & self-regulation.
4 Jul

The renewables industry stinks in places = no reason to ditch renewable energy. Ditch bad governance, tart-consultants & tarnished leaders.
4 Jul

@GeorgeMonbiot : “N ind stinks, but no reason to drop #nuclear .” N-gang sponsor renewables tradeassocs pushing for leccy-hungry microgen.
4 Jul

The UK Solar Trade Association is undergoing major transformation. This week, new working groups hold their first meetings. We can attend.
4 Jul

Is there logic in the UK govt’s expectation that our energy utilities want to promote energy efficiency (for reasons other than greenwash)?
4 Jul

Southern Solar & STA have themselves to blame for having “virtually zero carbon” claims examined by the ASA. The STA ethics code was, er…
4 Jul

If a car suppliers trade body claimed petrol powered cars were virtually zero carbon, would suppliers of greener cars laugh & ridicule them?
4 Jul

Imagine if a car manufacturer forgot that their traditionally built cars used petrol & claimed they were “virtually” or “truly” zero carbon.
4 Jul

The only zero carbon operation solar water heating systems are thermosyphon or PV powered systems like Solartwin’s award winning technology.
4 Jul

When Howard Johns Chairman of Solar Trade Association claimed solar water heating was zero carbon I publicised his error. He told me not to.
4 Jul

@Legionella_HnV: Check out the website and watch the video from Legionella Manchester http://t.co/vFLGdCX  We were guest speakers here.
4 Jul

Duke of Westminster officially opens Overleigh St Mary Primary School Chester’s big PV generating station Sat 9 July am at summer fair.
4 Jul

@Peston: British Gas to announce price rises July perhaps 15% gas tariff. Poss big neg econ shock – http://t.co/KgwNAkZ  Time to go solar.
4 Jul
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John Lightfoot
ukrenewables John Lightfoot
by Solartwin
Government report highlights rise in 2010 emissions http://bit.ly/lrn4Ii
4 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply
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Our Solar Future
OurSolarFuture Our Solar Future
by Solartwin
With #solar, no new expensive infrastructure is required
4 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

Will UK govt’s Dept of Energy & Climate Change finally quantify Renewable Heat Premium Payment subsidy (solarthermal & heatpumps) this week?
3 Jul

What is it about STA chairman’s companies? First Filsol give us gyp. Then Southern Solar steal our clothes using false zero carbon claims.
3 Jul

Like us, Filsol are “Best Buy” solar thermal companies according to Ethical Consumer Magazine of UK.
3 Jul

The STA board members who apparently decided not to bring Solartwin to market were: Secretary Goudsmidt of AES & Chairman Blower of Filsol.
3 Jul

2 board members of the STA apparently decided some yrs ago not to bring Solartwin to market. So the patent was passed to us: we developed it
3 Jul

Solar water heating installers boycotted Solartwin because it halved the time to install. Manufacturers did so because to was zero carbon.
3 Jul

We supply high quality grid connected PV / unique zero carbon operation solar thermal system which was subject to a 12 yr industry boycott.
3 Jul

Amazing how many ways & how many times UK’s green & cuddly solar thermal industry tried to block our disruptive technology from the market.
3 Jul

Solar swimming. Swam Hatchmere lake, Delamere Forest today. The sun had heated the top metre to a balmy 20C. But put your leg down – so icy!
3 Jul

Being in historic Chester UK means we are not allowed to put solar panels on our home’s roof for conservation reasons. So we use the shed’s.
3 Jul

Our solar future is one where innovation is not ruthlessly boycotted by solar industry incumbents who operate an “ethical” code of practice.
3 Jul

“Our solar future”? What’s meant by “our”? Malay lingo uses 2 different words. One “our” includes the person spoken to. The other excludes.
3 Jul

Our solar future means minimising carbon across the board: how we make the technology, & install, how it operates, is maintained, even sold.
2 Jul

Great solar weather this weekend.
2 Jul

About half of the energy benefit of fitting solar thermal is the actual solar energy. The rest is from retiming backup heating to eves only.
2 Jul

The “solar thermal & legionella question” on safety of prolonged water storage <50C was dumped on the industry. It is actually a generic Q.
2 Jul

Q. Do UK homeowners have a right to know (or say no to going ahead) if plumbers will significantly increase legionella populations? A. No.
2 Jul

Who arbitrates the legionella v environment tradeoff on hot water storage temps? Solar people? Heatpumpers? Enefffolk? H&S bods? Consumers?
2 Jul

Summarising the legionella v environment tradeoff: warm water (40-50C), while ideal for legionella, is more energy efficient than hot (60C).
2 Jul

UK’s legionella solar thermal safety spat now so concerning to Europe’s industry that the Solar Certification Fund is financing a fightback.
2 Jul
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Guardian Environment
guardianeco Guardian Environment
by Solartwin
Call for Chris Huhne to resign over Fukushima emails http://gu.com/p/3va54/tf
1 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

Our solar future is 100% nuclear powered, to the extent that the sun’s energy comes from nuclear fusion reactions.
1 Jul

Our solar future is not nuclear. Radiation damages DNA. This damage causes cancer and generations of inherited diseases.
1 Jul

Our solar future needs a shakeout of the solar thermal industry great and good.
1 Jul

Our solar future includes being best buy at Ethical Consumer Magazine.
1 Jul

Our solar future includes an award winning solar water heating product.
1 Jul

Our solar future is great.
1 Jul

Our solar future is about giving people information and choice.
1 Jul

Our solar future is simple phone surveys which massively cut pollution.
1 Jul

Our solar future includes simple solar water heating installations retrofitted to existing homes in just a few hours.
1 Jul

Our solar future: getting rid of gloopy antifreeze chemicals. Water is far better: cleaner, less sticky, consumes 6x less pump energy.
1 Jul

Our solar future needs a huge shift towards zero carbon operation for solar thermal (ie PV pumps).
1 Jul

Our solar future needs DECC to fund net solar thermal energy (ie heat energy supplied minus pump energy consumption) not gross heat.
1 Jul

Our solar future needs a huge shakeup at MCS.
1 Jul

Our solar future needs the REAL Consumer Code to be less deferential to its industrial paymasters.
1 Jul

Our solar future needs fair competition rather than market limitation against innovative technology (even if it is terribly disruptive).
1 Jul

Our solar future is best served by selling ethically and telling thermal customers about both legionella and coefficient of performance.
1 Jul
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Our Solar Future
OurSolarFuture Our Solar Future
by Solartwin
Shocking. Revealed: British government’s plan to play down Fukushima gu.com/p/3v945/tw via @guardian
1 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

Booked summer hols in Strangford, Co. Down. Will overlook the lough and Seagen Tidal Stream Generator: the only tidal power unit in Ireland.
1 Jul

Today wrote to MCS asking if they will make it easier for people considering microgeneration equipment to compare environmental performance.
1 Jul

Today wrote (again) to REAL Code asking whether solar thermal customers can demand free twin coil cylinder legionella safety upgrades.
1 Jul

Yet another week passes with no RHPP announcement. Why the delay? “Imminent” seems to wear a kind of Glastonbury spaciness for DECC.
1 Jul

Which? reports that most PV salespeople overclaim money savings. Glad we usually underclaim, compared to EST calculator.http://t.co/z4JD8Mi
1 Jul

Solartwin thermal plumbs into: a/ heat-to-base direct open vented cylinders as many homes have, b/ thermal stores. We also do grid-tie PV.
1 Jul

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@AndrewYates6 Hi Andrew, we don’t use anyone’s twin coil cylinders. Why do you ask? Barry.
1 Jul

Our freeze-tolerant solar water heating system which is 100% PV pumped is a disruptive technology. What is a disr-tech? http://t.co/TbYkOc7
1 Jul

Are solarthermal companies allowed to say: less glass = safer; low voltage = safer; PV pump = greener; heat to cyl base kills legionella?
1 Jul
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Damian Carrington
dpcarrington Damian Carrington
by Solartwin
By me: UK govt collusion over #nuclear power mirrors the PR disaster of GM crops, treats public with contempt http://t.co/W36HyLI #eg
1 Jul Favorite Undo Retweet Reply

Are electrically-dependent microgeneration heat technologies muscling to the top of the “deserving subsidy” list thanks to nuclear lobbying?
1 Jul

Will UK’s umbrella green energy & microgeneration type trade bodies add the cute word “nuclear” to their names, to reflect reality?
1 Jul

Why did our website and 200 others go down yesterday under a massive DoS? Was it the challenge posed by our hosting co offering 100% UPTIME?
1 Jul

UK microgeneration trade bodies are the Trojan horse for nuclear power companies, who sit on top tables and are generous with sponsorship.
1 Jul

Solartwin brings you solar news from UK & Europe that we are repeatedly told to conceal. We take huge risks of retaliation, not legionella.
1 Jul

We’re in a sector which for years sought to enforce byzantine ethics rules requiring us NOT to comply w. UK health guidance on Legionella.
1 Jul

Celebrating 7 days BUSINESS membership of Solar Trade Assoc UK. Looking forward to STA unbanning our safer plumbing from “ethics” rulebook.
1 Jul

Imagine a renewables industry which gave consumers and taxpayers a good deal.
30 Jun

MCS & REAL Code need reform. We offer market widening & consumer info ideas. Usually get ignored. Better governance needed then better regs.
30 Jun

It is time to widen the restrictive UK microgeneration regulations to embrace innovation and to tell consumers more as well.
30 Jun

He wot rites the regulations controls the market. He wot also controls wot the consumers get told keeps his grip on it good’n tight.
30 Jun

We love making solar simple.
30 Jun

Christmas-voting turkeys in the traditionlly built solar community love Solartwin? True or false?
30 Jun

Solartwin publishes LCA data. Only TWO years to energy breakeven for our zero C operation solar thermal. For PV, generic data says about 5y.
30 Jun

We buy fridges and dishwashers with energy ratings. Yet we buy microgeneration not knowing how fast they break even on energy and carbon.
30 Jun

Yrs to energy & C breakeven & LCA = what microgeneration consumers need. Environmental decisions without LCA = leaps of faith in the dark.
30 Jun

Power to the people: information is power. DECC, tell reluctant micropower suppliers: publish Life Cycle Analysis of typical installations.
30 Jun

Can one make environmentally Informed decisions choosing microgeneration if UK suppliers withhold LCA data, eg Yrs to energy & C breakeven?
30 Jun

Thank you to Chester MP Stephen Mosley for asking questions in Parliament about the lack of LCA data in Microgen policy and info to buyers.
30 Jun

Why does DECC not give microgeneration users typical years to (a) energy (b) carbon breakeven? See PQ by Stephen Mosley. http://t.co/gYUMWBy
30 Jun

DECC are aware of life cycle analysis in microgeneration. Our MP Stephen Mosley even asked a PQ about it. See 2/3 down: http://t.co/9umzKPl
30 Jun

Will the cybersquatter who took over our .co.uk domain name after an STA board member failed to ransom it to us please give it back to us?
30 Jun

Sorry some links to our website down or out of date today: general sustained denial of service attack on hosting co. http://t.co/HjAVlX8
30 Jun

Has anyone else met a Legionella consultant who was concerned by populations found at the base of a twin series solar cylinder installation?
30 Jun

Refreshing to be allowed to debate again without kindly trade body officials advising me, as friends, to shut up or censor, for my own good.
30 Jun

Ten min video: legionella risk assessment in solar water heating / heat pumps. Technical details. Hope it’s helpful. http://t.co/fCKrHHG
30 Jun

Two minute video on twin coil cylinders and legionella in solar water heating / heat pumps. Basic introduction only. http://t.co/ZrG0duD
30 Jun

MCS Solar consumers are NOT told about legionella safety hierarchy: not heating to the base adds risk while thermal stores are much safer.
30 Jun

Twin coil cylinders and RHPP. Wondering what the current HSE and HPA positions are? Should both coils be basal? And what about shunt pumps?
30 Jun

Hoping RHPP excludes solar hot water stores which cannot heat daily to the base. Do consumer champions REAL & Which? agree? Ask them…
30 Jun

A liability-led compliance cover-up on Legionella in the UK / European solarthermal and heatpump industries? Is this is an overstatement?
30 Jun

Celebrating day 6 of membership of STA. Many thanks to OFT. How much longer? STA “ethics” doc says we MUST break HSE legionella guidance.
30 Jun

One year on, microgen consumer watchdog REAL Code still won’t clarify: Can owners of twin coil solar cylinders get free Legionella upgrades?
30 Jun

When will Solartwin customers (denied £400 subsidy because our installations were Legionella-safer than old MCS & STA rules) get fair deal?
30 Jun

In previous UK solar thermal subsidy schemes, installers HAD to break HSE legionella guidance: our safer approach was deliberately excluded.
30 Jun


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