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Some recent solar tweets from Solartwin: making and breaking solar news.

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!

Solar news: 26 September 2011

Solartwin

STOP PERFORMANCE FRAUD. Millions of £ probably already disbursed. RHI MUST NOT FUND NON-EXISTENT energy benefits. http://www.solartwin.com/stop-performance-fraud-solartwins-response-to-the-non-domestic-rhi-consultation
14 minutes ago

Solartwin

Our formal proposals to improve MS for solar water heating. What will “industry consensus” be about them? http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
17 minutes ago

Solartwin

Solar sells like ICE CREAM! Great week forecast for solar in UK. Warm and sunny: temperatures in mid 20’s.
47 minutes ago

Solartwin

Solar is FUN!
20 hours ago

Solartwin
Goodbye Achiles’ Heel! Using PV to pump solar water heating systems STOPS a 20% “carbon clawback” at the electricity power station chimney.
25 Sep

Solartwin
@safetymatters: Need Fire Risk Assessment? contact http://www.veritas-consultants.co.uk Pls offer Legionella &solar. 100 sec video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrLRbC3XnMY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
25 Sep

Solartwin
@ArthurCooper2: True or false: your home has a solar panel? – […] http://ow.ly/1ePDUi Ours on a shed. “Conservation” said N roof only!
25 Sep

Solartwin

Picking bucketfuls of crunchy sweet sunset apples, photosynthetically sweetened by the bright summer sun, while planning the week ahead.
25 Sep

Guardian Environment
guardianeco Guardian Environment
by Solartwin
Climate change may leave Mount Everest ascent ice-free, say climbers http://gu.com/p/3266k/tf
24 Sep

Solartwin
@CarolineLucas: RT @GdnPolitics: Labour would cut top uni fees to £6k.” Still too high: free education = fairness = national success.
25 Sep

Solartwin
@denversolarguy: A Solar Grand Plan – Scientific American Magazine http://dld.bz/mZkV Interesting.
25 Sep

GreenITers
GreenITers GreenITers
by Solartwin
Rice With Upper Limit Level Of Cesium Found In Fukushima.
25 Sep

Jason McDonald
Jas_McD Jason McDonald
by Solartwin
Is your water bill about to increase? http://is.gd/m9hJpv ours is 30% of the total utility’s yet water saving is not on most people’s minds
25 Sep

Scott Weitzman
solarfeeds Scott Weitzman
by Solartwin
Europe Gets World’s First Solar Railway Tunnel http://www.solarfeeds.com/europe-gets-worlds-first-solar-railway-tunnel/
24 Sep

ecoideasnet
ecoideasnet ecoideasnet
by Solartwin
Check out this awesome “Pop-up Solar Cooker Book” invented by 12-year-old Jared. His portable solar cooker can be… http://fb.me/tASrJq4i
25 Sep

Climate Connections
clim8connection Climate Connections
by Solartwin
tips to reduce your #carbon footprint #FOOD http://bit.ly/qPtfcl
23 Sep

Solartwin
@SussexEPC: ….housework yesterday. Motd with nice cup of tea. Sun shining &only the lawn to cut later. Nice lazy day We celebrate sun!
25 Sep

Green Investment
whatgreeninvest Green Investment
by Solartwin
China to invest 2 trillion yuan in low-carbon economy: BEIJING (Reuters) – China will invest 2 tr… http://bit.ly/nKEJ0F #greenbusiness
25 Sep

Solartwin
@FrancoiseM: Nice day today – must pick apples off tree…Nice to relax after bust few days Me same, after midnight oil, on MCS solar doc.
25 Sep

Solartwin
@sascampaigns: Today I’ll mostly be digging a hole! Like Solar Trade Association DEMANDING: shut up about Legionella. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWj8jw4O1Sw&feature=youtube_gdata_player
25 Sep

Daniel K Foisy
DanielKFoisy Daniel K Foisy
by Solartwin
The third world breathes our air tomorrow, we live on time we borrow. – The Police
25 Sep

Daniel K Foisy
DanielKFoisy Daniel K Foisy
by Solartwin
I woke up this morning, smiled at the rising sun. – Bob Marley
25 Sep

EcoJive
EcoJive EcoJive
by Solartwin
Japan finds rice needing thorough #radiation test http://ow.ly/6Dzwb #eco #food #nuclear #power #ff @EcoJive
25 Sep

Solartwin
@DanielKFoisy: Scuse me, while I kiss the sky. – Jimi Hendrix Is this an ode to solar?
25 Sep

Solartwin
We do solar: from innovation right through to installation.
25 Sep

Solartwin
So strange. One of UK’s top solar heating panel regulators at BSI chaired by a proponent of covert commercial sabotage. http://www.solartwin.com/the-anarchists-guide-to-solar-water-heating
25 Sep

Solartwin
Solar panel (PV and thermal) prices in UK summary here: http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
25 Sep

Solartwin
We do solar panels UK nationwide. 1/ Photovoltaic module installations. 2/ Solar thermal water heating systems, PV pumped. Ask 0344 567 9032
25 Sep

Solartwin
So go solar soon?
25 Sep

Solartwin
How many ways can solar heating be used in swimming pool applications? More than some people think… Training Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDlrafq6QeU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
25 Sep

Solartwin
Solar water heating and Legionella safety. Technical video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9v68zr213A&feature=youtube_gdata_player
25 Sep

Solartwin
@wee_dave: The glee with which energy companies view melting arctic ice (exposing oil fields) = the largest reason we are all f****d.
25 Sep

Solartwin
We innovate in solar.
24 Sep

Solartwin
@Ajarvis8: In the last 5 years entrepreneurs in Shanghai have built 2000 skyscrapers. And I bet many of them have put solar panels on top!
24 Sep

Solartwin
Solar = Sustainability. Solar = Income. Solar = Independence. Solar = Fun!
24 Sep

Solartwin
Does solar help to secure national security and world peace? We think that it delivers this, AND MUCH MORE.
24 Sep

Solartwin
We LOVE Solar. We LIVE Solar.
24 Sep

Solartwin
Instant solar panel fit quote, PV (photovoltaic electricity) or thermal (water heating) UK nationwide: 0344 567 9032 http://www.solartwin.com/forms/request-a-survey
24 Sep

Solartwin
Eh you… Stop wasting sunlight! Get some solar panels up there, please.
24 Sep

Solartwin
We understand solar. It’s tradition. Photons are normal, not like these newfangled superluminary subatomic particles.
24 Sep

Solartwin
Gimme gimme gimme a photon for heating.
24 Sep

Solartwin
Solar. Don’t neglect so many photons. They are yearning to get to work: powering stuff or heating water at home.
24 Sep

Solartwin
I am a member of the Praiseworthy International Society of Secrecy. Whoops! Now I must expel myself for disclosure. http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
24 Sep

Solartwin
Under UK’s microgen regulator, MCS, all solar panel performance prediction MUST BE FOR SHEFFIELD! Bonkers… Fixit… http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
24 Sep

Solartwin
My proposal to cut QMS red tape for small MCS businesses is here: http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
24 Sep

Solartwin
MCS is massively important £1.1 BILLION of DECC funds use as a filter. But instead MCS has sometimes functioned as a market contaminant.
24 Sep

Solartwin
Since it was set up, UKs Microgeneration Certification Scheme has served industry better than the environment or consumers. Hope for change.
24 Sep

Solartwin
Should suppliers of solar water heating systems should CONCEAL the quantity of energy used by its mains powered pump? http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
24 Sep

Solartwin
Users of MCS microgen technologies should NO LONGER be kept in the dark about the benefits of Life Cycle Analysis. http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
24 Sep

Solartwin
Help users of microgen technology by disclosing how MANY years of operation before its full energy footprint (manufacture, etc) is RECOUPED.
24 Sep

Solartwin
In the construction industry (where it originated) do experts in marketmaking regulation meetings disclose freemasonry? http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
24 Sep

Solartwin
Regulation-writers can bend OR pollinate markets, if regulations are compulsory. £1.1bn (RHI+FIT) flows via MCS &its FLIMSY selfgovernance.
24 Sep

Solartwin
If regulatory “experts” earn income from “sponsorship/regulation/communication/technical/lobbying/consultancies etc, how good are the regs?
24 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is a key part of the global energy solution.
24 Sep

Solartwin
What is the point of fitting renewable energy systems if you are not confident that they are environmentally effective in their life cycle?
24 Sep

Solartwin
Should solar panel &heatpump suppliers be required to tell us how long they take to reach “embodied emergy breakeven”?http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
24 Sep

Solartwin
@GarethKane: How do U measure whether something travels faster than light? #fb Tie it to a bunch of neutrinos: if it says nyaaah nyaaah…
24 Sep

Solartwin
@tveitdal: Regjeringen n bestemt at alle kommuner skal f tilbud om  innf¯re k¯prising. http://bit.ly/oGTBrG Congestion Chgg 4 Norway!
24 Sep

carbon meme
carbonmeme carbon meme
by Solartwin
Honey, we shrank the copepods. Why the warming climate makes animals smaller – @newscientist http://bit.ly/nhTNjK
24 Sep

Andrew Whelan
EPCforProperty Andrew Whelan
by Solartwin
BRE &Quidos have confirmed EPC changes due to be introduced in October have ben delayed AGAIN until April 2012
23 Sep

Solartwin
Oh, to be a neutrino, to travel faster than light, When, for the sun, the day has begun, The neutrino knows it’s tomorrow night.
24 Sep

Solartwin
Solar. Fun.
24 Sep

Solartwin
@AJEnglish: What does …resurgence of #Marcos family say about impunity in #Philippines? | http://aje.me/q7YXy8 Globalisation of impunity
24 Sep

Solartwin
Waste sunlight. We all do this without a care.
23 Sep

Solartwin

@mickwill Where is a more central and convenient venue?
23 Sep

Solartwin

@HIT_Solar Thanks for appreciation. Thanks to Cern for apparently questioning Einstein. I used to live above its colliders near Geneva.
23 Sep

Solartwin
Solar energy. Merely at the speed of light.
23 Sep

Solartwin
Was Einstein wrong? If so, and if he were alive today, then he’d probably be delighted at further progress being made. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/science-environment-15017484
23 Sep

Solartwin
Solar: not just for idealists but for financial realists. Carpe diem!
23 Sep

Jill Segger
quakerpen Jill Segger
by Solartwin
Steve Bell http://www.guardian.co.uk/cartoons We need to raise a statue to this man! #troydavis
23 Sep

Solartwin
4kWp PV solar electric panel installations are getting even better priced. Now TRIPLE payback likely in 25 years. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
23 Sep

Solartwin
@solar_dan1: @Solartwin: Solar is [fill in and RT] >>>south facing I like it!
23 Sep

Solartwin
Solar panel heats cold water to 80C in under ten minutes. Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=retth4pqVHU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
23 Sep

Solartwin
@TheEconomist: 73% disagree that the yuan will be main reserve currency in 10y. Join our debate. http://econ.st/o9OV5M But not in Chinese?
23 Sep

Sierra Magazine
Sierra_Magazine Sierra Magazine
by Solartwin
Big #Oil wants to drill the Arctic Refuge. To help keep the Arctic wild, click here: http://bit.ly/p49JU2
23 Sep

Solartwin
@solar_dan1: Come fly with me In a solar powered plane, no doubt.
23 Sep

FT Energy
ftenergy FT Energy
by Solartwin
Miliband promises action on energy prices http://on.ft.com/oLcxPh
23 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is [fill in and RT]
23 Sep

Solartwin
BBC TV Watchdog Programme says: watch out for unregulated third party solar PV resellers. Video. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/2011/09/solar_energy_panels.html
23 Sep

Solartwin
@Labour_News: Ed Miliband: to dodge rocks, be bold &speak your mind. Polly Toynbee, Guardian http://aggbot.com/link.php?id=14883953&r=tw&t=lab Throw back a pebble.
23 Sep

Solartwin
@wwwcarbonfix: ONE leaked molecule of methane CH4 has 50 TIMES the global warming effect of the ONE CO2 molecule it makes when burnt.
23 Sep

Solartwin
@IamJoeBirkedale: It is being reported that Apple’s iPhone 5 will be launched on October 4. SorrysorrysorrybutIwantonenow.
23 Sep

Solartwin
@grist: Want This Bike. http://bit.ly/pjhzNl Bike with metal wheels, not rubber. We reversed: Solar with silicone rubber pipes, not metal!
23 Sep

Solartwin
Solar energy collection involves a huge multiplicity of fascinating technologies. This is the cutting edge of the energy revolution.
23 Sep

Solartwin
Read here a summary of some of the main changes I am proposing to MCS solar thermal installers standard MIS 3001. http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
23 Sep

Solartwin
Honoured to have the opportunity to propose changes to MCS’s key solar heating installation standard MIS 3001 Tuesday next week.
23 Sep

Solartwin
We are the reluctant disruptive solar innovators.
23 Sep

Solartwin
@BloombergNow Gold Plunges More Than $100 as Investors Sell http://bloom.bg/mV4Tdr Put your ¨$£ on your roof instead: go solar for security.
23 Sep

Solartwin
Red tape: council refuses our decorator use of our residents parking. Why? He did not bring his (diesel) van. He took his (electric) car!
23 Sep

DarrellGoodliffe
DarrellGoodliff DarrellGoodliffe
by Solartwin
RT @marxistpoet: I’m sorry but when China and Russia have the moral highground, you know you’re doing something wrong. 23 Sep

Solartwin
@ByronKatie: Wait in stillness, until you get what you came for. The twinet is overrun with contradictory tweet-wisdom today.
23 Sep

Solartwin
@leftfootfwd: Look Left 6 weeks to save euro : Osbo http://bit.ly/oUoWGl by @ShamikDas ft. @TRouse11 &@EdJacobs1985 &6m to FIT cuts.
23 Sep

Solartwin
Which comes first? Peace in the Middle East? Or in the solar industry? (Let’s have BOTH!)
23 Sep

Solartwin
We develop and sell solar. It pays my bills, saves our planet, and earns YOU money. (and it’s fun)
23 Sep

Solartwin

@swindonsolar Totally agree. Let’s make some changes soon. Thanks!
23 Sep

Solartwin

@swindonsolar Lol! I’m not telling you not to sell.
23 Sep

Solartwin

@SecondNatureuk Totally agree. We were forced into solar politcs by the old guard defending their patch against newcomers. It was do or die.
23 Sep

BootsontheRoof
bootsontheroof BootsontheRoof
by Solartwin
Siemens Quits Nuclear!! http://fb.me/1loKYIH18
23 Sep

Solartwin
@SolarUpdate: Energy subsidies are as old as the republic http://sns.mx/R2gdy1 De-subsidise nuclear and fossils. Do renewable innovation.
23 Sep

Solartwin

@SecondNatureuk Me too – as one of them!
23 Sep

Solartwin
Solar energy is in our heart, arteries and veins. Correction: pumps, pipes and cables.
23 Sep

Solartwin
Today is Friday. Sit back and watch the solar generation this weekend.
23 Sep

Solartwin
Sun. Free. Collect. Now.
23 Sep

Dragons Breath
SolarPVDragon Dragons Breath
by Solartwin
Save your energy for later
23 Sep

Solartwin
Whether people buy solar as a tax free income or for sustainability reasons, they both save the planet anyway.
23 Sep

Solartwin
Solar means green jobs. More please!
23 Sep

Solartwin
Solutions are less exciting than struggle. But better.
23 Sep

World Peace
WorldPeace2Day World Peace
by Solartwin
RT @DrKhaledNemer: Retweet if u aprove the presence of the state of #Palestine and let the whole world know.
23 Sep

Solartwin
We LOVE Solar!
23 Sep

Solartwin
The MD of a “sit to bedtime” solarsalesco told me we were “not closing hard enough” (we sell by phone) citing 10% cancellations as success.
23 Sep

Solartwin
What is solar? Musical video quiz. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/fun/what-is-solar
23 Sep

Solartwin

@SecondNatureuk KH what do you think of the other ideas? What’s your top priority? BJ.
23 Sep

Solartwin
For the gutsy inside news on solar, see our past tweets.
23 Sep

Svein Tveitdal
tveitdal Svein Tveitdal
by Solartwin
CO2 emissions up 45 percent in two decades http://bit.ly/o11KCu #climatechange
23 Sep

Solartwin
How much does solar cost? Sometimes over 10% less than last week. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
23 Sep

Solartwin
Our solar future is transparent and bright!
23 Sep

Solartwin

@SecondNatureuk This is valuable. Essential to compare real solar output with predictions. The EST are also doing this, I think.
23 Sep

Solartwin
PV training in Coventry UK. http://www.euenergycentre.org/training/66-solar-photovoltaic-training
23 Sep

Solartwin
PV training In Edinburgh. At Napier University, where Solartwin was invented! http://www.euenergycentre.org/training/66-solar-photovoltaic-training
23 Sep

Solartwin
The UK’s Solar Trade Association AGM will take place on The 28th October at the ICC Birmingham. 10:30 -12:30. I hope we get new leaders.
23 Sep

Solartwin
Amazing PV training. Please try it. Go to Germany for 2 weeks. http://www.myembrace.org/
23 Sep

Solartwin
Take a look at this week s FiTs and Solar Thermal installation Statistics. http://www.solar-trade.org.uk/media/110923%20FiTs%20%20Solar%20Thermal%20Installations.xlsx
23 Sep

Solartwin
U.S. solar PV installations up 69% in just one year. http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2110370/solar-capacity-69-cent-2010?WT.rss_f=Energy&WT.rss_a=US+solar+roll+out+up+69+per+cent+on+2010
23 Sep

Solartwin
We do solar!
23 Sep

Christopher Mims
mims Christopher Mims
by Solartwin
Reminder: Canada has enough baseload carbon free power to end our reliance on coal and natural gas forever. http://is.gd/NCKok7
23 Sep

Solartwin
Read the “word for word” debate on the Energy Bill in the UK House of Lords. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm110914/debtext/110914-0001.htm#11091475000002
23 Sep

Solartwin
Rigid budget “caps” threaten PV industry. SO BUY PV NOW! http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/sep/22/solar-power-feed-in-tariffs-budget
23 Sep

Solartwin
UK Feed In Tariff Newsletter Plus Stats. LOOK at that steeply climbing graph! http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/Sustainability/Environment/fits/Newsletter/Documents1/Feed-in%20Tariff%20%28FIT%29%20Update%20Newsletter%20Issue%205.pdf
23 Sep

Solartwin
Since the introduction of UK FIT’s a total of 45,010 installed renewable installations have registered with the scheme totalling 163.5 MW
23 Sep

Solartwin
Can electric cars cut solar payback times in HALF? http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2110097/electric-cars-cut-solar-payback-times-half-british-gas?WT.rss_f=Energy&WT.rss_a=Electric+cars+cut+solar+payback+times+in+half%2C+says+British+Gas
23 Sep

Solartwin
This week I suggested improving UK’s MCS scheme: more consumer info on how “green” your renewable energy kit really is. http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
23 Sep

Solartwin
UK govt hopes to ensure direct contracts between, consumer, sales and installer companies to “cut out unaccredited solar middlemen”. GREAT!
23 Sep

Solartwin
UK Energy Ministry DECC says “Consumer protection is at the heart of our plans to see more low carbon home energy generation.”
23 Sep

Solartwin
Buying solar? Make sure any testimonials you rely on are genuine and were not paid for; contact the people yourself.
23 Sep

Solartwin
We are listed on the following website www.realassurance.org.uk/scheme/members
23 Sep

Solartwin
Call us. Remember for “independent advice &info” on solar see Energy Saving Trust: www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Generate-your-own-energy
23 Sep

Solartwin
Problems buying solar? Further consumer advice &info on the solar industry is also available from Consumer Focus: http://www.consumerfocus.org.uk
23 Sep

Solartwin
BBC Watchdog Coverage Of Solar PV Challenges. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/watchdog/2011/09/solar_energy_panels.html
23 Sep

Solartwin
Solar jobs are GREAT for UK!
23 Sep

Solartwin
Other jobs we create are in engineering, simulation, administration, logistics, transport, finance, manufacture, installation…
23 Sep

Solartwin
We create jobs in UK: sales, project management, advertising, design, innovation, academic, marketing, information technology…
23 Sep

Solartwin
Solar industry leaders meet with government in UK to press the case for PV. http://www.solarpowerportal.co.uk/news/sta_discusses_solars_future_with_downing_street/
23 Sep

Solartwin
We all have work to do: many UK Government departments appear to be unaware of the benefits that solar PV can bring to the nation’s economy.
23 Sep

Solartwin
Will the UK Microgeneration Certification Scheme choose to adopt some or all of my new suggestions? Or kick them into the long grass?
23 Sep

Solartwin
Microgen users need numerical info on environmental performance: life cycle analysis &years to breakeven for embodied energy &carbon
23 Sep

Solartwin
People who are thinking about buying microgeneration need to be told about how much they COST to maintain and operate. http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
23 Sep

Solartwin
Estimates of solar panel performance MUST be “geographically” relevant. Right now they all refer to Sheffield! http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
23 Sep

Solartwin
Will the UK government get rid of red tape which is fine for large green energy businesses but not for small ones? http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
23 Sep

Solartwin
Should Legionella safety rules for UK solar heating installers be brought into line with state guidance? http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
23 Sep

Solartwin
We are a solar company. We develop, make and install solar panels. If you want PV, or solar thermal, or both, ask here: http://www.solartwin.com/forms/request-a-survey
23 Sep

Solartwin
ALL our solar thermal panels are UK made. Our PV panels are from UK &worldwide. Our solar installers are nationwide. Quotes. 0344 567 9032
23 Sep

Jarrod Erpelding
erpeldingj Jarrod Erpelding
by Solartwin
#dcsolarchat – continue to invest in r&d and domestic manufacturing.
23 Sep

dusty gedge
greenroofsuk dusty gedge
by Solartwin
Otters can be found in every county in #England – #nature #wildlife http://ow.ly/6CAan #biodiversity
23 Sep

Solartwin
Also progressing on inflated price cut expectations. There are fewer 75% off solar panel adwords about because we asked ASA to look.
23 Sep

Solartwin
Making progress on honest solar thermal performance claims. STA s Virtually Zero Carbon claims for mains pumped solar have now ended.
23 Sep

Chloe Bennett
TradeSkills4U Chloe Bennett
by Solartwin
We have loads of Solar PV trainees interested in work experience. Get in touch if you think you could help?
23 Sep

Solartwin
Solar. Do it today. Grant cuts are around the corner.
23 Sep

sophie r-c
sophierc1 sophie r-c
by Solartwin
Solar power boom put at risk by rigid caps on budget, says industry http://gu.com/p/3254c/tw via @guardian
23 Sep

Energy Saving Trust
est_sw Energy Saving Trust
by Solartwin
Bristol charity ‘frustrated’ by free insulation take-up http://bbc.in/r7SKHk Call 0800 512 012 for more information
23 Sep

Mark Cotton
MarkBIGSW Mark Cotton
by Solartwin
Today I will be mostly dodging falling space debris… #dontlookup
23 Sep

Solartwin
@NatureNews: Most popular on site now: Sub-atomic particles faster than light http://bit.ly/nBzmli Wish MCS regulatory change was so fast.
23 Sep

Solartwin
@solarfeeds: Germany: Nuclear Free by 2022 http://www.solarfeeds.com/germany-nuclear-free-by/ BOLD!
23 Sep

Solartwin
Q What price solar? A Up to £2000 less than last week! http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
23 Sep

Solartwin
@j_freedland: Recall colleague telling newsroom anecdote ending with punchline “Einstein was wrong shock”. Now it’s coming true… aaaargh
23 Sep

Solartwin

@NormanEnviro Thanks here is our take on UK British solar thermal red tape: too secretive and self-serving of industry. http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
23 Sep

Liam Norman
NormanEnviro Liam Norman
by Solartwin
Rural renewables still obstructed by red tape: Clean energy projects in rural areas are still being held back by… http://bit.ly/oKbuWx
23 Sep

Easy Green Store
easygreenstore Easy Green Store
by Solartwin
Tip: Turning your thermostat down by 1 degree can save up to 10% on an annual heating bill. #eco #green #energy
23 Sep

Solartwin
@BloombergNews: Global stocks enter bear market | http://bloom.bg/r3C7fz Buy solar instead.
23 Sep

Mark Simons
energyoracle Mark Simons
by Solartwin
Energy tariffs run on the ‘confusing and cheating’ principle http://ow.ly/6CCTA
23 Sep

Solartwin
Will UK Govt’s red tape review overlook microgeneration? Currently some daft rules need ditching. Others for consumer benefit need creating.
23 Sep

Greenpeace Nuclear
nukereaction Greenpeace Nuclear
by Solartwin
Another #nuclear consortium in trouble: http://www.heraldscotland.com/business/corporate-sme/sse-poised-to-withdraw-from-nuclear-consortium-1.1125433?64067
23 Sep

Solartwin
@guardian: Faster than light particles found, claim scientists http://bit.ly/qhM0di Surely there is nothing that beats solar!
23 Sep

Solartwin
Working for a leaner greener cleaner solar market in UK.
23 Sep

Solartwin

@greenroofsuk Unburnt natural gas (methane) is FIFTY times higher in global warming effect than when burnt. Fracking = leaks = catastrophe.
22 Sep

Solartwin
@glenoglazaSky: Haven’t seen a single tweet in favour of capital punishment. Which IMHO is v v good #bbcqt Punish London for its banks…
22 Sep

Solartwin
Read our past tweets for unique hard-hitting news and comment on the renewable energy industry. Plus a bit of whimsy.
22 Sep

Solartwin
Solar. Simple. Super.
22 Sep

Solartwin
MCS should not require microbusinesses to have formal quality management systems. Read our take on this: http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
22 Sep

Solartwin
What does solar cost this week? http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
22 Sep

WikiLeaks
wikileaks WikiLeaks
by Solartwin
NOW: WikiLeaks fundraising auction: 3 hours remaining! http://www.ebay.com/sch/wikileaksfundraiser/m.html (why: http://wikileaks.org/support.html )
22 Sep

BBC Newsnight
BBCNewsnight BBC Newsnight
by Solartwin
Olympic gold medallist Michael Johnson tells #newsnight corruption allegations raised by the programme must be investigated.
22 Sep

The Guardian
GuardianSustBiz The Guardian
by Solartwin
Cradle-to-cradle: “we need a level of collaboration never seen before between chemists, designers, architects..” http://bit.ly/qm62Ln
22 Sep

carbon meme
carbonmeme carbon meme
by Solartwin
CIA Says Global-Warming Intelligence Is Classified – @wired http://bit.ly/riYq3n
22 Sep

Hindu Awakening
hinduawakening Hindu Awakening
by Solartwin
How we can use Gomutra ( Indian cow s urine) as a spiritual healing remedy? http://bit.ly/fil0CV
22 Sep

Viking Services
denversolarguy Viking Services
by Solartwin
Solar Powered de-salination plant in India http://linkb.com/F2FA6
22 Sep

David Powell
wee_dave David Powell
by Solartwin
Speed of light broken. Debt-fuelled double dip recession looming. Which is more made up, economics or physics?
22 Sep

Solartwin
When will the sun be privatised?
22 Sep

Solartwin
@SunRun: @Solartwin lol, only solar (big solar) does work at night thanks to molten salt storage from Spain! &interseasonal heatstores.
22 Sep

Solartwin

@ovrz Thanks, Matthew. Sell &undersell… We explain that there is 6 times LESS solar energy in December than in June in UK, for example.
22 Sep

Solartwin
@SunRun: @Solartwin couldn’t have summed it up better myself Thanks. Here is why solar’s BAD. Sorry it’s a bit short. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/fun/why-solar-panels-are-bad
22 Sep

Solartwin
@SunRun: In a Tweet, what’s your favorite thing about #solar? Sustainability, Savings and Satisfaction.
22 Sep

Solartwin
@Scott_Redding: French bank shares lost 50% of value in 3 months. http://bit.ly/pA1kXU #freefall Abandon banks. Solar PV can give 12% RoC.
22 Sep

Jill Segger
quakerpen Jill Segger
by Solartwin
Only #Cameron could take a swipe at ‘human rights declarations’ while selling arms to oppressive regimes.
22 Sep

Solartwin
Solar brings independence.
22 Sep

British Gas Swimming
BGswimming British Gas Swimming
by Solartwin
Looking for new places to swim? Check out 150 hidden dips in rivers, lakes and waterfalls in Britain #wildswimming http://britishg.as/aaapm5
22 Sep

Solartwin
solarralos (With Solartwin, you can have it both ways.)
22 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is cool. Er… no. Warm and shocking, actually.
22 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is great. But not for sleeping with.
22 Sep

The MCS Community
TheMCSCommunity The MCS Community
by Solartwin
It’s FREE to join the #MCSCommunity, create your own free company blog and join in discussions http://goo.gl/JcgBY
22 Sep

Solartwin
Change the crummy old MCS solar installers standard MIS 3001 for something BETTER! Here’s how. http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
22 Sep

Solartwin
Solar water heating MCS installer standard. List of proposed updates. http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
22 Sep

Solartwin
@mwt2008: @Solartwin Would have to protect those in or close to fuel poverty though. Yes can be done.
22 Sep

Solartwin

@mwt2008 If only govt would tax more the MARGINAL cost of energy. Remove standing charges. Fund this with 20% VAT. Increase cost per unit.
22 Sep

Solartwin
Intrinsically better leadership. That’s what UK’s renewable energy industry needs. Not the OFT looking over its shoulder.
22 Sep

Solartwin
@cheshirelife: Foggy Groves, Chester – reader photo of the day http://bit.ly/q5w8HL Come see us in Chester. Great pubs and cafes!
22 Sep

BBC Global News
BBCWorld BBC Global News
by Solartwin
Maldives anger at UK blog satire http://bbc.in/qBpLnz
22 Sep

John Moriarty
JohnyMoz John Moriarty
by Solartwin
Woo hoo – my #feedintariffs are on watchdog
22 Sep

Solartwin
@DarrenJohnsonAM: Honoured to speak at launch of east london green jobs alliance tonight Congrats. Hope you succeed. Can we help?
22 Sep

Solartwin
Solar. Go for it. Twice!
22 Sep

Solartwin
Solar. Go for it!
22 Sep

Solartwin

@nickchapple “Good friends are few and far between.” You can sponsor friendship in the energy regulation scene. Cash works wonders.
22 Sep

Solartwin
Solar Thermal Installers: offer for your comments on MCS governance and its solar thermal installer standard MIS 3001. http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
22 Sep

Solartwin

@mwt2008 PV + thermal cooling delivers huge energy per sqm. But not sure if cost-effective or marketable. We are not usually short of space.
22 Sep

Solartwin
Massive Improvement to Solar Thermal Installer Standard MIS 3001 Proposed. http://www.solartwin.com/improved-uk-mcs-solar-water-heating-installation-standard-mis-3001-needed
22 Sep

Solartwin
Regarding the Praiseworthy International Society of Secrecy, I’m the founding &sole member. Whoops! Now I must expel myself for disclosure.
22 Sep

Solartwin
Solar. Do it NOW!
22 Sep

Solartwin

@mwt2008 Energywise for PV a prototype did better but for thermal much worse.
22 Sep

Andrew Cooper
clrandrewcooper Andrew Cooper
by Solartwin
Newsome South Methodist Church Panels go on! http://greeningkirklees.blogspot.com/2011/09/theyre-on-newsome-south-methodist.html
22 Sep

Gary Pratten
mylocalelectric Gary Pratten
by Solartwin
Which solar PV course should you take? (City &Guilds vs BPEC): … http://bit.ly/pqpPpt
21 Sep

Solartwin
Innovation is who we are.
22 Sep

Solartwin
We simply do solar. That’s our speciality. Both kinds of solar: PV and thermal. Call us. Instant quotes. 0344 567 9032.
22 Sep

Solartwin

@mwt2008 Thanks Mark. As a product designer I own a freeze-tolerant PV-thermal design which is not yet commercialised.
22 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is so amazing
22 Sep

Solartwin

@mwt2008 Thanks for Q. Our solar thermal panels are freeze-tolerant, filled w water &PV pumped, so zero C operation. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/benefits/solar-panels-for-water-heating-solartwins-amazing-innovation-cascade
22 Sep

Mark W Tebbutt
mwt2008 Mark W Tebbutt
by Solartwin

@Solartwin We have a 3.15 kWp solar PV array on the roof 2 provide about 2700 kWh of low carbon electricity a year for the #EV &heat pump.
22 Sep

Solartwin

@mwt2008 Looks as if UK’s electric cars will in fact be running mainly on nuclear electricity if we do not plan strategically.
22 Sep

Solartwin

@mwt2008 “To charge UK’s entire 30 million cars overnight would only require 12% more generating capacity.” Would that be nuclear capacity?
22 Sep

Alex Hartley
alexharteco Alex Hartley
by Solartwin
The UK District Energy Association Applauds Scotland s 2020 Routemap for Renewable Energy. Please RT to your followers&http://lnkd.in/PpUYqg
20 Sep

Al Lococo
evprogress Al Lococo
by Solartwin
Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want. Anna Lappe, O Magazine, June 2003 #quote #sustainability
20 Sep

James Murray
James_BG James Murray
by Solartwin
How can Charles Hendry write a defence of fracking and barely mention carbon emissions? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/sep/22/shale-gas-exploration?CMP=twt_fd @guardianeco
22 Sep

Ian Hamilton
industryre Ian Hamilton
by Solartwin
Chris Huhne got tough today. I bet most households are saying who’s that and why have my energy bills gone up by 20%! @mytreefrogcom
21 Sep

Solartwin
Put your money in solar. On your roof. Not in your wobblebank.
22 Sep

Solartwin

@BreakingNews France fines 2 women for wearing niqab, or veil, first action since ban – Guardian http://bit.ly/n3Uov2 Fix banks not clothes!
22 Sep

Andy Proctor
ProctorAndy Andy Proctor
by Solartwin
MCS solar panel Installers need to be aware of the new iPhone app for release soon for self survey of PV – http://www.uksolarsurvey.co.uk/
21 Sep

Christopher Mims
mims Christopher Mims
by Solartwin
Nuclear power plants: still terrorist targets. http://is.gd/J38tbm
22 Sep

Solartwin

@mt_tsas Apparently PV systems work best when cold because electrons leave at higher voltage because cold electron clouds are less “fuzzy”!
22 Sep

Urban Energy
4UrbanEnergy Urban Energy
by Solartwin
BBC News – China solar panel factory shut after protests http://bbc.in/mVGEke
20 Sep

Toby Ferenczi
TobyFerenczi Toby Ferenczi
by Solartwin
@Engensa finds 10,000 green jobs at risk if Solar Feed-in Tariff cut too deep http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2111056/deep-cuts-feed-tariff-jobs-risk @BusinessGreen
22 Sep

Helen Tandy
helentandy Helen Tandy
by Solartwin
#FoE survey shows support for food waste collections from homes http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/sep/13/food-waste-collection
21 Sep

Caroline Lucas
CarolineLucas Caroline Lucas
by Solartwin
Wonderful #Climaterush at it again – brilliant reverse graffiti highlights air pollution in London http://www.climaterush.co.uk/archives/729
21 Sep

SESUK
SESUK SESUK
by Solartwin
£3.6 billion UK taxpayer subsidies for present nuclear power http://www.spinwatch.org/-articles-by-category-mainmenu-8/67-nuclear/5448-the-p100-billion-hidden-cost-of-nuclear-power
21 Sep

Eco Funiture Pioneer
TristanTiteux Eco Funiture Pioneer
by Solartwin
UK university has just beaten a world record for Environmental Design! Highest BREAM score! http://www.theengineer.co.uk/sectors/civil-and-structural/news/student-eco-village-is-rated-outstanding-on-breeam-scale/1010194.article #susdev #natmat #ecomat
21 Sep

Solartwin

@mt_tsas “wow big sweater day today – nice to see the bright blue sky”. Odd fact: solar PV systems give up to 10% more leccy on cold days.
22 Sep

Solartwin
Whether people buy solar for financial reasons or for green reasons, they are saving the environment, either way.
22 Sep

Which? Conversation
WhichConvo Which? Conversation
by Solartwin
@ChrisHuhne Will government get tough on energy? Which? questions Chris Huhne – here are his answers: http://bit.ly/raa8ps please RT!
22 Sep

Solartwin
Swam outdoors today and enjoyed the sun and the blue sky: which means a thousand watts of free energy arriving every SQUARE METRE.
22 Sep

Solartwin
We LOVE solar! We LIVE solar!
22 Sep

Solartwin
Instant solar panel prices &quotes, PV or thermal or both. UK nationwide: 0344 567 9032. Or request a quote online. http://www.solartwin.com/forms/request-a-survey
22 Sep

Solartwin
How much does solar cost? It can be over 10% less than last week. Look! http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
22 Sep

Daniel Marconetto
MCS_Approved Daniel Marconetto
by Solartwin
Huhne: ‘Green business is good business’ http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2110495/huhne-green-business-business?WT.rss_f=News via @businessgreen www.mcsapprovedinstallers.co.uk
22 Sep

World Development
wdmuk World Development
by Solartwin
Indian activists bring anti-coal campaign to the World Bank. http://bit.ly/oDahyr
22 Sep

Our Solar Future
OurSolarFuture Our Solar Future
by Solartwin
Deep cuts to feed-in tariff would put 10,000 jobs at risk http://bit.ly/nDmwHa
22 Sep

Solartwin
IPPR thank Calor for its “generous support” of its controversial renewable heating study. http://www.ippr.org/images/media/files/publication/2011/09/warmth-in-changing-climate-110915_7965.pdf
22 Sep

Solartwin
IPPR says: UK s housing stock is among the oldest (see figure 2 in report) and most inefficient in Europe. http://www.ippr.org/images/media/files/publication/2011/09/warmth-in-changing-climate-110915_7965.pdf
22 Sep

Solartwin
IPPR identifies that properties off the gas grid are more likely to choose renewable heat. http://www.ippr.org/images/media/files/publication/2011/09/warmth-in-changing-climate-110915_7965.pdf
22 Sep

Solartwin
IPPR says: “integrate heat and energy-efficiency policies into one package” http://www.ippr.org/images/media/files/publication/2011/09/warmth-in-changing-climate-110915_7965.pdf
22 Sep

Solartwin
IPPR on broader green deal: “integrate renewable heating incentives with Green Deal, let people secure warmth rather than make heat.”
22 Sep

Solartwin
IPPR supports “heat pumps combined with electricity grid decarbonisation”. Does this mean renewable electricity? Or a code for nuclear?
22 Sep

Solartwin
IPPR agrees that decarbonising household heat is essential. But it disputes the means, such as RHI. http://www.ippr.org/images/media/files/publication/2011/09/warmth-in-changing-climate-110915_7965.pdf
22 Sep

Solartwin
IPPR report says: A tariff-based renewable heat incentive will fail to address high capital costs, named as the key barrier in workshops.
22 Sep

Solartwin
The IPPR renewable heating study’s participants, in rejecting renewable heat, said the main barrier was cost. http://www.ippr.org/images/media/files/publication/2011/09/warmth-in-changing-climate-110915_7965.pdf
22 Sep

Solartwin
None of IPPR study’s participants  from households with moderate incomes  were prepared to invest in today’s renewable heat technologies.
22 Sep

Solartwin
IPPR think tank says UK govt should target a proportion of RHI funding at research and development including heat pumps. Fascinating!
22 Sep

Solartwin
IPPR top recommendation for renewable heat in UK is to focus on innovation. Just what we have been saying! http://www.ippr.org/images/media/files/publication/2011/09/warmth-in-changing-climate-110915_7965.pdf
22 Sep

Solartwin
European Commission sets out path to “resource-efficient” growth. Is it credible? http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/11/1046&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en
22 Sep

Solartwin
Solar: your bright future. Dazzle yourself now!
21 Sep

Solartwin
UK “big six” energy suppliers have ALL hiked their energy prices in recent weeks. Tell them to go high-jump. GO SOLAR!
21 Sep

Solartwin
Do pl tell your friends that Solartwin do solar. Both kinds of solar: PV &thermal. Both subsidised. Both phone quotes + local users’ names.
21 Sep

Solartwin
We breathe sunshine.
21 Sep

Solartwin
See tweets from last 24 h for detailed requests to MCS to update &simplify for small businesses the solar thermal installer spec MIS 3001.
21 Sep

Solartwin
CELEBRATING today’s humungous PV price cuts. Over £1000 off 4kWp installations. My thanks to suppliers and installers for new efficiencies!
21 Sep

Solartwin
@SecondNatureuk: @Solartwin Glad to see you’re following suit! Many thanks.
21 Sep

Solartwin
@TheMCSCommunity Today I sent 12 proposals for change &less red tape to MCS, re MIS 3001 solar thermal installers spec. Call me for a copy.
21 Sep

Solartwin
@SecondNatureuk: @Solartwin Met 2 couples who ignored pay-back! …solar custs …for the right reasons #oilwars #peakoil Heartwarming.
21 Sep

Solartwin
Today asked MCS to improve its solar thermal installers spec in 12 ways incl simplification for smallcos, consumer info &legionella safety.
21 Sep

Solartwin
Today we have cut most our solar PV prices for 4 kWp installation by over 10%. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
21 Sep

Solartwin
The best bank interest rates are pitiful compared to what solar PV can do thanks to the UK’s collossive feed in tariff subsidy.
21 Sep

Solartwin
Money saving with solar PV panels will offer lower rates of return next year due to FIT subsidy cuts. Buy solar now. Don’t delay.
21 Sep

Solartwin
@AlbertoNardelli: S&P downgrades 7 Italian banks http://finance.yahoo.com/news/SampP-downgrades-7-Italian-apf-3492666912.html?x=0&.v=4 #Italy Forget banks. Invest in solar.
21 Sep

greenabode
greenabode greenabode
by Solartwin
Epsom man refuses to remove solar panels despite losing planning appeal 21 Sep

Scott Weitzman
solarfeeds Scott Weitzman
by Solartwin
China Aims for 9.5% Renewables by 2015 http://www.solarfeeds.com/china-aims-for-9-5-renewables-by-2015/
21 Sep

J McIntire-Strasburg
sustainablog J McIntire-Strasburg
by Solartwin
10-year-old tar sands activist a Youtube hit http://su.pr/1V0yOX #canada #tarsands #activism #music
21 Sep

UN Development
UNDP UN Development
by Solartwin
“We’re appraoching the last 1000 days to 2015. Debt relief, trade &access to medicines are key. – Deputy #UN head Migiro on #MDGs
21 Sep

Solartwin
We are solar.
21 Sep

Solartwin
Withdraw your money away from your mean and wobblesome bank. Stick it up on your roof as a Solar PV array. Now.
21 Sep

Solartwin
For ideas on how to cut and improve red tape in the UK renewables industry see our past 24 hours of tweets.
21 Sep

Solartwin
Byebye, bankers! Over 25 years, on today’s index linked feed in tariff a 4kW solar PV installation will pay for itself THREE TIMES! Bonkers.
21 Sep

Solartwin
Solar PV costs-benefits in UK are peaking. Payback can be in under 8 years!
21 Sep

Solartwin
Buy solar thermal and PV at the same time. Get double grants. Pay only one scaffold charge!
21 Sep

Solartwin
Buy solar thermal: while the RHPP £300 subsidy is still around!
21 Sep

Solartwin
Buy solar PV before the FIT’s get cut!
21 Sep

Solartwin
Delighted at how deeply we have been able to cut our prices today. Thank you everyone for coming to the table. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
21 Sep

Solartwin
9 reasons WHY SOLAR IS BAD. Can you think of a tenth? http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/fun/why-solar-panels-are-bad
21 Sep

Clean Technology
CleanTec Clean Technology
by Solartwin
10 Solar-Powered Designs to Charge Your Life http://ow.ly/1eM7JD
21 Sep

Carl Benfield
prescientpower Carl Benfield
by Solartwin
10 reasons why renewables might beat their projections. http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011/09/10-reasons-renewables-may-beat-the-projections?cmpid=rss #green #eco
21 Sep

mel starrs
melstarrs mel starrs
by Solartwin
Chris W talking about barriers to green cities. #greenskythinking
21 Sep

1sunpath
1sunpath 1sunpath
by Solartwin
£760m green energy scheme could revive Birmingham industry, claims Tilsley – The Birmingham Post: £760m green en… http://bit.ly/pxF7En
21 Sep

Solartwin

@WhichConvo @WhichAction @WhichHome Thanks. Do you want a copy of our list of MCS improvement suggestions on solar thermal? Or anyone else?
21 Sep

John Kirby
csljohnkirby John Kirby
by Solartwin

@solartwin All processes need to be audited to ensure the highest standards, customers want to know why is good and safe to buy.
21 Sep

Solartwin
Passionate about solar!
21 Sep

Solartwin

@AndyBuchanCEEC WD40.
21 Sep

Solartwin
Cutting up a solar panel! National Geographic TV. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/fun/solar-panel-cut-apart-by-national-geographic-tv
21 Sep

Solartwin
Solartwin is TWICE as green according to academic LCA data. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/technical/solartwin-twice-as-green-claims-validated-by-bath-university
21 Sep

Solartwin
How, as a user of a solar water heating system, you can reduce Legionella risk to yourself. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/technical/legionella-solar-water-systems-with-conventional-twin-coil-solar-cylinders
21 Sep

Solartwin
METRICS for renewable energy technology appraisal. Technical page. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/basic/metrics-for-renewable-energy-appraisal-solar-panels-pv-and-thermal
21 Sep

Solartwin
Considering solar? Here is a list of factors you may like to consider. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/basic/solar-panels-for-me-factors-to-consider-when-choosing-solar-panels
21 Sep

Solartwin
Solar innovation cascade explained. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/benefits/solar-panels-for-water-heating-solartwins-amazing-innovation-cascade
21 Sep

Solartwin
We innovate solar. It’s in our DNA!
21 Sep

Solartwin
Does MCS solar thermal installer specification MIS 3001 need upgrading or changing? I’d like to hear your views: its tech ctee is next week.
21 Sep

Solartwin
How much does solar cost? Less than last week. Look! http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
21 Sep

Solartwin
WE love solar!
21 Sep

Solartwin
We are asking the UK’s microgeneration regulator, MCS to become greener, fairer to innovation and more environmentally transparent.
21 Sep

Solartwin
Under MCS surely the full typical installation LCA (Life Cycle Analysis) report should be available to the client, if requested. Disclose!
21 Sep

Solartwin
It would also help microgen consumers to be told under MCS of: (a) Embodied energy, (b) Embodied carbon, of their chosen “green” kit.
21 Sep

Solartwin
MCS also needs to tell all microgen customers of: Energy payback time Carbon payback time.
21 Sep

Solartwin
And water hardness control requirements and typical costs (if any).
21 Sep

Solartwin
And typical pump life expectancy (if a pump is used, and it is less than a minimum warranty period of, say four years)… Come on, MCS!
21 Sep

Solartwin
When will MCS solar thermal installers be told to tell customers of typical antifreeze life expectancy and replacement cost (if used)?
21 Sep

Solartwin
Will MCS ever require solar heating installers to tell consumers of: scheduled maintenance visits, frequency and costs (if any),
21 Sep

Solartwin
And tell of annual safety inspections, such as of high pressure cylinders under building / water regs &typical inspection costs (if any),
21 Sep

Solartwin
When will MCS require solar installers to tell solar customers the annual mains power consumption and also the likely cost of this (if any).
21 Sep

Solartwin
When will MCS tell solar installers to give consumers “performance estimates” which are right for THEIR location: not just for Sheffield?
21 Sep

Solartwin
Zero carbon operation solar water heating. The solar industry’s hidden secret! The green opportunity that is denied. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/technical/coefficient-of-performance-in-renewables
21 Sep

Solartwin
Zero carbon operation solar water heating with PV pumps is best. So why does MCS disadvantage it? Is this some false “industry consensus”?
21 Sep

Solartwin
Why does MCS’s “performance estimate calculation” let solar heating suppliers conceal the fact that mains pumped solar wastes electricity?
21 Sep

Solartwin
Why does the MCS solar thermal installers doc MIS 3001 not refer to Legionella guidance? Looks like a cover-up. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/technical/legionella-solar-water-systems-with-conventional-twin-coil-solar-cylinders
21 Sep

Solartwin
Why does MCS refer to market limiting documents such as EST’s officially-condemned CE 131 solar heating guide? http://www.solartwin.com/PDF/Solartwin_response_to_ESTs%20solar_document_CE_131.pdf
21 Sep

Solartwin
Why does MCS force installers to comply w IRRELEVANT regulations, like HIGH pressure plumbing training for LOW pressure solar installations?
21 Sep

Solartwin
Why does MCS not let certified solar contractors sign off simple solar heating installations when correctly fitted by competent DIY-ers?
21 Sep

Solartwin
Should MCS contractors who have 4 people or fewer be required to have a formal “quality management system”? This is a red tape challenge!
21 Sep

Solartwin
Problem with us cutting our PV prices so deeply is: it brings the day closer when govt cuts the Feed in Tariff Subsidy. Don’t miss the boat.
21 Sep

Solartwin
Today we hammered our solar PV prices. Take a look: BUY NOW BEFORE Government hears about your 12% return on capital! http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
21 Sep

Solartwin
Toxins from PV factory killed large numbers of fish. Riot police intervened. Here’s the article. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/18/chinese-solar-panel-factory-protest
21 Sep

Solartwin
Poisons from PV factory killed large numbers of fish. Is your solar panel clean? Will MCS adopt international standards of envt reporting?
21 Sep

Solartwin
@WhichAction @WhichHome @WhichConvo Please see today’s + past 12hrs of tweets for comment &tips on how MCS can serve consumers better.
21 Sep

Which? Conversation
WhichConvo Which? Conversation
by Solartwin
Morning! Today we’re asking if you’ve ever had advice from a solar company? What was it like? http://bit.ly/ocMcHl
21 Sep

Solartwin
Does MCS solar thermal installer specification MIS 3001 need upgrading or changing? I’d like to hear your views: its tech ctee is next week.
21 Sep

Solartwin
Is UK’s Microgeneration Certification Scheme fit for purpose as the disbursement filter for over £1,000,000,000 of state funds: RHI &FIT?
21 Sep

Solartwin
@WhichAction Why does UK’s microgen self-regulator NOT: converge with BSI support innovation ask participants to disclose masonic interests?
21 Sep

Solartwin
@WhichHome Should sellers of solar panels be required by UK’s MCS regulator to tell you its number of years to “embodied energy breakeven”?
21 Sep

Solartwin
@WhichAction Should MCS regulate solar water heating systems in line with HSE guidance on Legionella? At present, the industry self-exempts!
21 Sep

Solartwin
@WhichConvo Should MCS require more honest solar thermal performance quotes? Eg net energy, location-correct performance figures?
21 Sep

Solartwin
You hear the pithy solar news first from us.
21 Sep

Solartwin
@TimHarford: “Eurozone can’t stay still, nor undo what it did &finds it traumatic to progress.”… http://dlvr.it/mMzg5 As old solar bods
21 Sep

Solartwin
@magicrob: I might need a bigger plate. #toomuchonit Sounds like UK’s market-munching “traditionally-built” solar-thermal lunch-club!
21 Sep

Our Solar Future
OurSolarFuture Our Solar Future
by Solartwin
US solar roll out up 69 per cent on 2010 http://bit.ly/nCiLOn
21 Sep

Our Solar Future
OurSolarFuture Our Solar Future
by Solartwin
RT @SolarPowerPort: [News] Huhne defends UK Coalition s green policy agenda: Speaking at the Liberal Democra &(cont) http://deck.ly/~wrf5L
21 Sep

Jeremy Leggett
JeremyLeggett Jeremy Leggett
by Solartwin
Wonderful evening speaking at the soft launch of FoE’s new energy campaign in the Barbican last night. Watch out HMG and Big 6…..
21 Sep

dusty gedge
greenroofsuk dusty gedge
by Solartwin
Orkney Islands provide a glimpse of a #renewable future #energy #Environment http://ow.ly/6AjOp
21 Sep

Miranda Simmons
Strawbugs Miranda Simmons
by Solartwin
@mark_lynas: Have the peak oilers finally lost the argument? http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904060604576572552998674340.html. Hmm. Thoughts, fellow peak oilers?
21 Sep

James Murray
James_BG James Murray
by Solartwin
And @WillN_BG has a really interesting interview about a different approach to carbon offsetting – carbon retirement http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/interview/2110454/carbon-retirement-future-offsetting
21 Sep

Solartwin
What does UK’s Microgeneration Certification Scheme really support: large companies, local traders, innovation, consumers? Is balance right?
21 Sep

Solartwin
We LOVE Solar!
21 Sep

Solartwin
MCS are reviewing the solar thermal standard MIS 3001 and want comments by 5 pm today weds.
21 Sep

Green Economy Post
greeneconpost Green Economy Post
by Solartwin
High pollution levels linked to increase in heart attack risk http://bit.ly/o1XvDs #climate #green
21 Sep

Solartwin
@DanielKFoisy: Don’t judge the picture by the frame, every man is not the same. – Elton John Same with solar panels!
21 Sep

Ian Hamilton
industryre Ian Hamilton
by Solartwin
An absolutely astounding entries to this years international green awards! They are leading the way – @GreenAwards
21 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is fun!
21 Sep

Solartwin
Our solar future depends on good regulations. More transparency is needed. Customers need to be told how many years to energy breakeven.
21 Sep

Solartwin
Does MCS solar thermal installer specification MIS 3001 need changing? I’d like to hear your views.
21 Sep

Solartwin
Want to revise today’s MCS standards? MCS “welcomes comments” addressed to the Secretary at mcs@gemserv.com See: http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/installers/installers
20 Sep

Solartwin
URGENT: Want to improve MCS Solar Thermal Installation Standard MIS 3001? Tell MCS by 5 pm TOMORROW! Here’s the doc: http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/admin/documents/MIS%203001%20Issue%202.0%20Solar%20Heating%202010.08.26.pdf
20 Sep

Solartwin
URGENT: interested in improving MCS Solar Thermal Installation Standard MIS 3001? Tell MCS by 5 pm Weds 21 Sept: mcshelpdesk@gemserv.com
20 Sep

Solartwin
Solar Panels. How much do they cost? http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
19 Sep

Solartwin
Solar to the world!
19 Sep

Solartwin
@CaelusGreenRoom: 10 Green Tips: Winterize your Plumbing: http://goo.gl/nM0yk #green #sustainability #csr #home We use freezeable pipes!
19 Sep

Solartwin
BIG changes proposed for DECC’s Microgeneration Certification Scheme &Renewable Heat Incentive. What do YOU think? http://www.solartwin.com/some-challenges-for-mcs-and-the-rhi
19 Sep

Solartwin
Leading the way in solar!
19 Sep

Solartwin
MCS MIS 3005: Domestic hot water systems shall incorporate means to prevent bacterial growth (incl Legionella bacteria). Ref: HSE ACoP L8).
19 Sep

Solartwin
BIG Challenges For DECC, RHI &MCS in UK? RHI overpayment, Legionella, DIY, masonic disclosure &BSI convergence. http://www.solartwin.com/some-challenges-for-mcs-and-the-rhi
19 Sep

Solartwin
Solar = sustainability. Solar = profits. Whichever reason you do it for is planetary.
18 Sep

Solartwin
Something is rotten in the state of microgeneration.
18 Sep

Solartwin
The sun. Climate change STARTS w carbon emissions + the sun causing global warming. Climate change STOPS by using the sun as well: SOLAR!
18 Sep

Solartwin
We oppose microgeneration regulations which are market-cornering, selectively enforced &run under secretive masonic type codes of conduct.
18 Sep

Solartwin
We support microgeneration regulations which deliver quality, safety &clear information, eg “years to energy breakeven” for UK consumers.
18 Sep

Solartwin

@ukrenewables Should MCS allow third party validation of installations.
18 Sep

John Lightfoot
ukrenewables John Lightfoot
by Solartwin
Podcast #8  Should installers with less than 5 employees have to be MCS accredited? http://goo.gl/fb/mr3TX
18 Sep

Solartwin
Smile if you feel good about solar.
18 Sep

Solartwin
@SaveandGenerate: @zerocarbonworld …sceptics tend to get lost in scientific detail without offering with solutions of their own Agreed!
18 Sep

Solartwin
Q. WHO wrote EST’s supposedly “independent &impartial” guides on solar heating doc CE131? A. Old-solar industry stooge: Dr “Dark Matter”!
18 Sep

Solartwin
Does UK’s Energy Saving Trust lack the freedom to “A-rate” solar heating systems which are Zero Carbon in operation footprint (eg PV pump)?
18 Sep

IDEA
whatstheidea IDEA
by Solartwin
Live discussion tomorrow from 12 pm: Is the Green Deal a good deal for housing? http://www.guardian.co.uk/housing-network/2011/sep/16/live-discussion-green-deal
18 Sep

Solartwin
What are the Prices of Domestic Solar Panels in UK? Typical prices here. Call 0344 567 9032 for your instant quote. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
18 Sep

Solartwin
Buy solar panels NOW before UK’s grants fade!
18 Sep

Solartwin
@JacobEcoEnergy: cut trees while the sun shines http://bit.ly/eLaBKZ Install solar: the sun shines all year.
18 Sep

Solartwin
@JeremyLeggett: Will Hutton calling it like it is: modern capitalism on the edge of meltdown. http://bit.ly/mXj2i3 Just like old solar.
18 Sep

Solartwin
@LibDemPress: Nick Clegg at the #ldconf rally: “We are not here to make things easy. We re here to put things right.” http://bit.ly/oPtHj6
18 Sep

Solartwin
Now some innovation is apparently gagged again, will STA stooges restart their marketbending, via the UK solar thermal regulatory scene?
18 Sep

Solartwin
Save money &save energy &save planet with solar. Which saving is tops for you?
18 Sep

Top50-Solar
Top50Solar Top50-Solar
by Solartwin
Siemens quits nuclear energy! http://ow.ly/6xsTt
18 Sep

greenabode
greenabode greenabode
by Solartwin
New atlas shows extent of climate change http://ow.ly/6xk0r
18 Sep

Solartwin
@easygreenstore: Fact: Save water to make 1000 cups of tea by taking a 5 min shower instead of a bath! #eco #green Do you like tea?
18 Sep

Solartwin
Zero Carbon. Where are you?
17 Sep

Solartwin
@greenroofsuk: Don’t cut hedges yet, pleads #RSPB – #nature #wildlife http://ow.ly/6x4Ru Nor UK solar grants such as FIT &RHPP thanks!
17 Sep

Solartwin
@tobyhelm: Lib dems see a way fwd: but is it too late to do so by going for Tories? see tomorrow’s Observer. We need a GREEN JOBS agenda.
17 Sep

Solartwin
We LOVE solar!
17 Sep

Solartwin
We LOVE amending anti-competitive, potentially lethal, consumer-deceptive, environmentally neglectful &plain stupid old solar regulations.
17 Sep

Solartwin
We constantly innovate in solar: WHAT we supply, HOW we sell and how we RIGOROUSLY quality-validate our solar installations.
17 Sep

Solartwin
Are some of the most fossilised parts of UK’s Renewables Energy Establishment kicking and screaming at national competition regulators?
17 Sep

WhyGREENPower.org
WhyGREENPower WhyGREENPower.org
by Solartwin
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. ~Ralph Nader @WhyGREENPower #solar #energy
17 Sep

Solartwin
@drgrist: Getting ready to buy LL Bean fleece-lined rain jacket. Struggling with being a total cliche. Does it have integral solar panels?
17 Sep

Solartwin
@YousefHisham: Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain. &celebrating the sun’s power.
17 Sep

Solartwin
The STA have reverted to type. They are YET AGAIN “constitutionally” distancing innovation from the heart of UK solar regulatory engagement.
17 Sep

Solartwin
Has more STA revenge started? Yes, we are partly to blame for UK’s grants eligibility rules (MCS) now complying w state Legionella guidance.
17 Sep

Solartwin
We innovate in solar – despite the traditionally built old solar industry sluggards constantly being obstructive. Innovative is how we are.
17 Sep

Solartwin
The incorrigible Solar Trade Association in UK is playing its utterly stupid masonic game of backballing innovators again. STOP IT NOW!
17 Sep

Solartwin
UK solar thermal industry needs better leaders: who make honest performance claims, who don’t threaten &exclude innovators, nor hog regs.
17 Sep

Solartwin
@science: Giant African land snails invade Miami: world’s most damaging snails. http://bit.ly/o8MRqm Dinosuars invade UK solar regulators.
17 Sep

Solartwin
Sun = Fun.
17 Sep

Marc Gunther
MarcGunther Marc Gunther
by Solartwin
#Solar is the fastest growing industry in America sez Climate Progress http://bit.ly/rb307m
16 Sep

Solartwin
@AndyBuchanCEEC: Good solar gain today: 4 hot tanks up to temp. PV made more than used. Heavy rain filled up tank. British Weather Haha!
17 Sep

Solartwin
Solar energy is ubiquitous.
17 Sep

Ronald King
greenenergytime Ronald King
by Solartwin
Japan plans renewable energy resurgence: The devastation in parts of Japan as a result of the earthquake and tsu… http://bit.ly/qaeeUk
17 Sep

Solartwin
Exciting sailing on the river today. Good to know that both windpwer and hydropower are ultimately solar powered.
17 Sep

Solartwin
Put Solar Panels UP = Push Energy Bills DOWN.
16 Sep

Solartwin
We love solar.
16 Sep

Watson Carlill
wacslad Watson Carlill
by Solartwin

@AndyBuchanCEEC Insulate before generate. See this strapline in our DVD.Insulation is cheaper than generation. See U monday Andy.
16 Sep

Solartwin
Get over 10% return on capital with solar PV panels installed by Solartwin.
16 Sep

AC Gold Energy
ACGoldEnergy AC Gold Energy
by Solartwin
Solar power infiltrating more products. Intel reveal experimentation with solar-powered computer chips. http://wp.me/p1QUoP-n
15 Sep

Solartwin
@tveitdal: Climate change remains most pressing issue, Greenpeace says http://bit.ly/oMhABU So consider renewables / solar now.
16 Sep

Svein Tveitdal
tveitdal Svein Tveitdal
by Solartwin
The UK is set to miss climate change targets it is legally bound to meet, according to an independent analysis. http://bbc.in/qux8hL
16 Sep

Lightwater UK
Lightwateruk Lightwater UK
by Solartwin
SAVE energy! What fools in their right minds keep filling a bucket knowing there are holes in it? (dear Henry)
17 Aug

Solartwin
@PhillipCleary: @H_S_E Think it’s great that the HSE is running free asbestos awareness training! Hope they do legionella in solar next!
16 Sep

Solartwin
Here comes the sun.
16 Sep

Solartwin
@csljohnkirby: @solartwin To succeed they need to understand and embrace innovation. Agreed. Right now they block it. My insider view.
16 Sep

Solartwin
We ADORE solar!
16 Sep

Solartwin
The UK’s Solar Trade Association needs to boost its credibility. How? By accommodating rather than boycotting innovation. With NEW leaders.
16 Sep

Solartwin
I remember when solar was “green ghetto”. Now it’s mainstream.
16 Sep

Solartwin
Celebrating the huge diversity of solar technology!
16 Sep

Solartwin
Time for three leaders of the UK Solar Trade Association to step down. 1 Chair, 2 Vice Chair and 3 Technical Chair. Change is needed NOW!
16 Sep

Solartwin
Solar used to be the future. Now it’s NOW!
16 Sep

Solartwin
We specialise in solar panels in UK nationwide. Thermal and PV. Ask us for a quote now. Or ask a Question. http://www.solartwin.com/forms/request-a-survey
16 Sep

Solartwin
Your Sunshine Needs You.
16 Sep

Solartwin
So So So Solar!
16 Sep

Solartwin
Fit Solar Panels. (see the light.)
16 Sep

Solartwin
Buy solar electric PV panels. (Join the green current.)
16 Sep

Solartwin
Buy solar heating. (You have been warmed.)
16 Sep

Solartwin
We LOVE solar!
16 Sep

Solartwin
Solar Panels UP = Energy Bills DOWN.
16 Sep

Solartwin
Buy solar now: before UK’s generous grants expire!
16 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is good for the atmosphere, national security and world peace. Also great for YOU!
16 Sep

Solartwin
For a challenging, alternative, constructively critical, view of the solar panel industry, please read our past tweets.
16 Sep

Solartwin
Solar panel grants UK summary. PV gets 25 years of FIT at 43.3p per kWh. Solar thermal gets £300 up front. Both grants are under threat.
16 Sep

Solartwin
Join the solar revolution!
16 Sep

Solartwin
Are the STA again closing ranks against innovators in response to MCS opposing STA’s outdated nonsense on Legionella?
16 Sep

Solartwin
Solar thermal techy debate. Will the seismic changes at MCS on Legionella now mean that “dedicated solar volume” is no longer important?
16 Sep

Solartwin
Choose the sun.
16 Sep

Solartwin

@MartinSLewis @WhichConvo @martinslewis @m5rcc Er, whose face would you like on the special type of paper which comes on a roll?
16 Sep

Solartwin

@WhichAction @WhichConvo Solar PV interest appears to be: 10% “return on capital” or 6% “return on investment”. Beats creaky old banks!
16 Sep

Which? Conversation
WhichConvo Which? Conversation
by Solartwin
Our banking event last night proved that people are still raging about how banks treat them. Add your views here: http://bit.ly/qjc9X8
9 Sep

Solartwin
Clearly some of the heads of the UK renewables industry need to roll. There is just too much skulduggery.
16 Sep

Solartwin
Despite sometimes abysmal governance and blatant market rigging in our industry, RENEWABLES ARE THE FUTURE!
16 Sep

Solartwin

@bryanrwalsh “Surely there must be more efficient ways of curbing oil speculators than the occasional strategic reserve release” Yes: SOLAR.
16 Sep

Solartwin
UK’s BSI Solar Thermal Technical Committe Chair Dr Chris Laughton PLEASE RESIGN. Move on from the past &all its dark matter.
16 Sep

Solartwin
UK’s Solar Trade Association Technical Chair Stuart Elmes RESIGN. Our solar future needs new blood, not spilt blood.
16 Sep

Solartwin
UK’s Solar Trade Association Vice Chair RESIGN. Worcester Bosch website made exaggerated performance claims for their solar heating systems.
16 Sep

Solartwin
UK’s Solar Trade Association Chairman, Howard Johns should RESIGN. He knowingly made significant false performance claims for solar heating.
16 Sep

Solartwin
Resign! The dead wood at the STA have to go. Those who chair the organisation and its market-tinkering tech ctee.
16 Sep

Our Solar Future
OurSolarFuture Our Solar Future
by Solartwin
#Solar panels make environmental and financial sense http://bit.ly/nbRuIm
16 Sep

dusty gedge
greenroofsuk dusty gedge
by Solartwin
World’s largest firms ‘acting on #climate change’, analysis shows #Environment #Business http://ow.ly/6w2vY
16 Sep

Solartwin
Predicting more use of thermal stores in plumbing for solar thermal &heat pumps, now that MCS is compliant with HSE Legionella Guidance L8.
16 Sep

Solartwin
The solar performance simulator element of UK’s energy calculator SAP 2009 will need revising (now MCS complies with UK law on Legionella).
16 Sep

Solartwin
Will MCS recognition of HSE Legionellosis ACOP L8 lead to EN standard EN 12977 being treated as unsafe? It assumes “dedicated solar volume”.
16 Sep

Solartwin
Pleased that UK “self-regulator” MCS, after years of failure, is likely to ask the solar industry to comply with HSE legionella guidance L8.
16 Sep

SolarCity
solarcity SolarCity
by Solartwin
It takes millions of years to make fossil fuels, decades to grow trees, but only 8 minutes, 8 seconds for the sun’s light to reach the Earth
16 Sep

The Think Green Site
TopGreenTips The Think Green Site
by Solartwin
UK will miss carbon targets by wider margins each year, study shows #green http://dld.bz/aqyMg
16 Sep

Solartwin

@OurSolarFuture Thanks. Looks like STA may democratically close off the innovation market “by industry consensus” once again. SHOCKING!
16 Sep

Solartwin
Go Solar. Go Solartwin!
16 Sep

Solartwin
B&Q create more jobs! As a supplier for many years, we are delighted. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/business-14926612
15 Sep

Stand Up For Solar
standupforsolar Stand Up For Solar
by Solartwin
#Funny #solar #cartoon http://ow.ly/6uJy5 #LOL.
15 Sep

Solartwin
Push your fuels bills DOWN. Fit solar panels UP on your roof!
15 Sep

Solartwin
Solar thermal gets you a £300 rebate under the UK s RHPP scheme. Pre-apply online NOW before the funds vanish! https://secure.est.org.uk/scheme/view/rhpp
15 Sep

Solartwin
Solar PV in UK can give you over 10% return on capital. But only while today’s generous FIT grants last!
15 Sep

Solartwin
We tell you what solar can and can’t do well. It can’t penetrate clouds well. That’s why they look white on top. Ask Solartwin!
15 Sep

Solartwin
“Solar panels work on cloudy days.” Only in response to any light that penetrates them, typically only 10-20%. Let’s illuminate this claim!
15 Sep

Solartwin
Save both money and the planet with solar.
15 Sep

Solartwin
The race to beat the impending solar PV cuts in UK is palpably starting.
15 Sep

Solartwin
We are solar.
15 Sep

Solartwin
How much do solar panels cost in UK? Here are solar prices. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
15 Sep

Tracker Plus
TrackerPlus Tracker Plus
by Solartwin
BBC News – ‘Most environmentally aware’ firms highlighted http://bbc.in/nIZl6j
15 Sep

Solartwin
Seeking answers or quotes for solar? Ask us here. http://www.solartwin.com/forms/request-a-survey
15 Sep

Solartwin
How much will be cut OFF the UK’s starting rate of FIT next year? 25% seems to be a figure some are talking about. WHY are people waiting?
15 Sep

Solartwin
When &how big will UK’s PV FIT cut announcement be? I’m 99% certain it will be cut by 1 April 2012. No last minute surprises please, DECC!
15 Sep

Will Nichols
WillN_BG Will Nichols
by Solartwin
UK plc “nowhere near” progress needed to meet climate goals says @Forum4theFuture http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2109530/uk-plc-near-progress-meet-climate-goals
15 Sep

GreenCog EU
GreenCogEU GreenCog EU
by Solartwin
The British Chamber 1st Annual Green Design &Innovation Forum: Creating a Green Future 28 Nov http://www.britcham.be/Creatingagreenfuture/tabid/316/Default.aspx?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=The+British+Chamber+1st+Annual+Green+Design++Innovation+Forum+Creating+a+Green+Future&utm_content=The+British+Chamber+1st+Annual+Green+Design++Innovation+Forum+Creating+a+Green+Future+CID_697a22d62aa5dee3c25ceaca323ba5ce&utm_source=Email+marketing+software&utm_term=More+about+the+programme+and+other+confirmed+speakers+Click+here Be there! We will.
15 Sep

PV Solar Solutions
PvSolarSolution PV Solar Solutions
by Solartwin
Apple and Samsung looking into solar powered devices http://www.mobiledia.com/news/100105.html
13 Sep

PV Solar Solutions
PvSolarSolution PV Solar Solutions
by Solartwin
Learn more about the Feed-In Tariff and what benefits you can get when buying solar panels http://www.feedintariffsratesuk.co.uk/
15 Sep

Robin Brittain
robinbrittain Robin Brittain
by Solartwin
RT @melstarrs RT @CarolineLucas #energybill passed. Some good elements. Sorry didn’t get more ambitious targets 2 cut fuel poverty+emissions
14 Sep

Robin Brittain
robinbrittain Robin Brittain
by Solartwin
RT @AuraSustain http://bit.ly/nqBT3G – Guardian Sutainability Report – worth a read @guardian_eco
15 Sep

Robin Brittain
robinbrittain Robin Brittain
by Solartwin
RT @AshdenAwards: We’re seeking UK business,NGOs+schools leading the way in local sustainable energy. Know inspiring..? http://bit.ly/pSlLmN
15 Sep

Derek Deighton
deldeighton Derek Deighton
by Solartwin
RT @CIBSE: Technical Symposium – Buildings Systems and Services for 21st Century: 18/19 Apr 2012 – Deadlin &(cont) http://deck.ly/~jLcAJ
15 Sep

Solartwin
EDF put up gas and leccy prices. Time to go SOLAR!
15 Sep

Solartwin
Low carbon companies outperform others. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/business-14921740
15 Sep

Solartwin
The fact that some parts of the renewables industry need better governance NOW does not detract for the case for renewables.
15 Sep

TrailblazerBF
TrailblazerBF TrailblazerBF
by Solartwin
CarbonAct is out! http://bit.ly/fsZZt6%∏ Top stories today via @johncave @solartwin @otarian @buildup_t @optimaenergy
14 Sep

Our Solar Future
OurSolarFuture Our Solar Future
by Solartwin
UK properties fit for solar installation revealed by new mapping program http://bit.ly/osbNoc
15 Sep

Will Nichols
WillN_BG Will Nichols
by Solartwin
Govt is making little or no progress on 22 of 27 green indicators, according to report by @GreenAllianceUK &others http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2109317/governments-green-progress-stalled-claim-campaigners
15 Sep

CFenergy
CFenergy CFenergy
by Solartwin
EDF putting their prices up – electricity 4.5%, gas 15.4%
15 Sep

Solartwin
@deccgovuk WHEN will DECC encourage MCS to require Lifetime Product Use Life Cycle Analysis of microgen products?
15 Sep

Solartwin
@deccgovuk WHEN will DECC require under MCS all microgen producers to state years to energy and carbon BREAKEVEN of typical installations?
15 Sep

Solartwin
@deccgovuk WHEN will DECC ask MCS to require ALL mains electric-powered microgen kit suppliers to. STATE coefficient of performance?
15 Sep

Solartwin
@sonofr: Lots of oil found off Falklands … http://bbc.in/p3sRcJ I recall, at the start of war, a BBC prog on this being stopped midway.
15 Sep

Solartwin
@deccgovuk WHEN will DECC require its MCS laggard solar thermal installers standard MIS 3001 to come up to speed on Legionella?
15 Sep

Solartwin
@deccgovuk WHEN will DECC require MCS participants to declare ALL interests including freemasonry?
15 Sep

Solartwin
@deccgovuk WHEN will DECC publicly state that MCS needs to converge with BSI for innovation quality and governance reasons?
15 Sep

Solartwin
@deccgovuk WHEN will DECC stop £millions of fraud in the form of NON-EXISTENT energy benefits being funded under RHI? http://www.solartwin.com/stop-performance-fraud-solartwins-response-to-the-non-domestic-rhi-consultation
15 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating @deccgovuk Thanks for asking DECC.
15 Sep

Charles Arthur
charlesarthur Charles Arthur
by Solartwin
Johann Hari case is evidence, if you needed any more, that journalism is a *trade*, with a lower barrier to entry than plumbing.
15 Sep

Solartwin
@charlesarthur: RT @ianbirrell: What … barriers do you think [journalists] need? Its strength is surely openness… Pls look at solar.
15 Sep

Solartwin
So so so Solar. That’s us!
14 Sep

Lisa Vickers
ecotist Lisa Vickers
by Solartwin
Happy Birthday @Greenpeace!
14 Sep

Solartwin
@harrycornwall: Check ‘Wadebridge’ on Twitter … all the people raving about @WRENuk &our clean forward-thinking town! Hooray! Congrats!
14 Sep

Solartwin
Look up!
14 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is our passion. Do it with us!
14 Sep

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For hard facts about solar and probing questions about the governance of the renewable energy industry, take a look at our past tweets.
14 Sep

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Solar is in the national interest. EVERYWHERE!
14 Sep

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@BucksWriter: Rum raisin ice cream. Yummy. Night Night. And tomorrow will be Day Day: more solar gain for our thousands of customers. Yum.
14 Sep

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World bank chief says world economy in danger zone. Protect your home zone with solar panels.
14 Sep

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Solar is FUN!
14 Sep

SANYO HIT Solar
HIT_Solar SANYO HIT Solar
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Solar light doesn’t only come from one side – reflections can get caught &be used too: http://ow.ly/6tcaE
13 Sep

SANYO HIT Solar
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What is the most interesting fact you know about #solar?
14 Sep

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Solar: do it NOW!
14 Sep

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@SecondNatureuk @33_CJ Meanie. Tell us please!
14 Sep

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VOTE solar
14 Sep

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Solar gives people AND NATIONS more independence.
14 Sep

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Solar reduces resource wars.
14 Sep

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Solar helps UK’s balance of payments.
14 Sep

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Solar is long term and strategic. Choose solar now, and win intergenerational benefits.
14 Sep

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Solar creates green jobs in UK.
14 Sep

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Solar is VITAL to UK’s national energy security.
14 Sep

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+++More MP s debating the fate of PV FITS tomorrow. If your MP is here then PLEASE LOBBY NOW! Alan Whitehead, Simon Wright.
14 Sep

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++More MP s debating PV FITS tomorrow. Is your MP here? LOBBY NOW! Mark Reckless, Mel Stride, Robert Syms, Shailesh Vara, Mike Weir.
14 Sep

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+More MP s debating PV FITS tomorrow. If any R yours PLEASE LOBBY NOW! Gerald Kaufman, David Lammy, Ian Lucas, Mark Menzies, David Mowat.
14 Sep

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More MP s debating fate of PV FITS tomorrow. IF yours PLEASE LOBBY NOW! Andrew George, John Glen, Charles Hendry, Huw Irranca-Davies.
14 Sep

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Some MP s considering the future of PV FITS tomorrow. If any are yours PLEASE LOBBY NOW! Roger Gale, David Anderson, Jeremy Corbyn.
14 Sep

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Solar PV and FITS continuity considered in Parliamentary Committee Thursday 15th September 8.55 am. Chair: Mr Roger Gale MP. Good Luck All!
14 Sep

Paul Richards
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Heroic efforts by @Meg_HillierMP @lucianaberger and @IrrancaDaviesMP to beef up #energybill. Being voted down by Tories &Libs.
14 Sep

Darren Shirley
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Special thanks to @lucianaberger @IrrancaDaviesMP @Meg_HillierMP @carolinelucas for their hard work on the #EnergyBill
14 Sep

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@IrrancaDaviesMP Great many thanks for taking such a keen interest. We really appreciate your hard work. Have a great evening!
14 Sep

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UK microgeneration consumers please tell government survey NOW of yr experiences using FIT technology such as solar PV. http://www.rsconsulting.com/consumerfocus
14 Sep

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Solar. Enlighten now!
14 Sep

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Sheffield is TOP in UK for FIT uptake! http://www.aeat.com/cms/assets/MediaRelease/2011-press-releases/Microgeneration-Index-release-UK-September-11-NATIONAL-VERSION.pdf
14 Sep

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New MCS installation standard for heat pumps leapfrogs solar thermal on Legionella safety. http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/installers/installers
14 Sep

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OFGEM sustainability criteria for biomass now published. http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/Pages/MoreInformation.aspx?docid=318&refer=Sustainability/Environment/RenewablObl/FuelledStations
14 Sep

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Six CUTE(?) new electricity pylons for UK! http://www.ribapylondesign.com/
14 Sep

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Low Carbon Economic Strategy for Scotland. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2007/11/12115041/0
14 Sep

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Green Investment Bank will leverage funds for low carbon infrastructure, in the region of an extra £18bn by 2014-15. http://www.dpm.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/news/speech-economy-london-school-economics
14 Sep

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Beautiful solar slideshow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DspkQk3DXLs&feature=youtube_gdata_player
13 Sep

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Britain’s top solar inventor: Kerr MacGregor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rgIIHvjcw0&feature=youtube_gdata_player
13 Sep

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@NaturalPowerUK @vietecheating Meant to add legionella tome from World Health Org earlier. Sorry late. Can it answer Qs?http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/emerging/legionella.pdf
13 Sep

Solartwin
Solar Offers Lifestyle Ambition Revolution
13 Sep

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@NaturalPowerUK @vietecheating Clearly HSE cannot be ignored. So WHY do MCS ignore HSE Legionella guidance L8 in the solar thermal standard?
13 Sep

Solartwin
Q. How FAST can domestic solar PV pay back with UK’s generous FIT subsidy? A. As soon as 9 years. Look! http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
13 Sep

Solartwin
HSE UK article on managing Legionella in hot and cold water systems: http://www.hse.gov.uk/healthservices/legionella.htm
13 Sep

Solartwin
HSE Legionella guidance noncompliance penalty is quarter of a million pounds in fines and costs. Is UK’s solar thermal industry an ostrich?
13 Sep

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@VietecHeating @naturalpoweruk HSE fined a care home last year for L8 noncompliance. http://www.hse.gov.uk/press/2010/coi-nw-048sjcarehomes09.htm
13 Sep

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@VietecHeating @naturalpoweruk So, Chris, in what circumstances would you be happy NOT heating the base of a solar cylinder? Rare or common
13 Sep

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We Are So So Solar!
13 Sep

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EAT the sun!
13 Sep

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MCS installers (MW &HP) unable to be approved to new standards until detailed guidance appears &Certification Bodies adapt.
13 Sep

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Reflect the sun: not enough. Capture it: YES!
13 Sep

Solartwin
The MCS “metering standard” only covers electricity FIT metering. There is nothing about heat metering under RHI. http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/admin/documents/MCS%20Metering%20Guidance%20v1.0%202010.08.27.pdf
13 Sep

Solartwin
2 new MCS installation stds: micro-wind &heat-pumps. Heat pumps have tighter Legionella rules than solar thermal. Why? http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/installers/installers
13 Sep

Solartwin
MCS cause another renewables industry hiatus after updating standards for wind and heat pumps. New entrants on hold for UNSPECIFIED period.
13 Sep

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MCS approvals delay BOMBSHELL for heat pumps &micro wind. Due to 2 standards being updated. ARE YOU AFFECTED? http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/admin/documents/MIS%20Important%20Information.pdf
13 Sep

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Working to lighten even further the environmental footprint of solar and to increase its inherent safety.
13 Sep

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ADORING the sun!
13 Sep

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We only do solar, nationwide in UK. Ask the specialists.
13 Sep

Louise Stewart
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Brighton Pavilion Green MP Caroline Lucas has been named MP of The Year in Scottish Widows &Dods Women in Public Life Awards
13 Sep

RenEnergy
RenEnergy1 RenEnergy
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we need a hotline to #EST and #OFGEM we’re finding ambiguities in the #RHPP every day.
13 Sep

Georgia Green
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Green is Good
13 Sep

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Traditionally built solar water heating systems could deliver 20% better carbon saving with just ONE SMALL DESIGN TWEAK. (PV pumping).
13 Sep

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@RenEnergy1 Congrats on MCS inspection!
13 Sep

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@davidcoethica Here’s our unwanted green disclosure request of the solar industry. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/benefits/carbon-clawback-and-coefficient-of-performance-in-solar-water-heating
13 Sep

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@davidcoethica Solar panels and renewable energy industry also fail to grasp – and even BLOCK – growing demand for carbon disclosure.
13 Sep

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“Carbon Clawback” of mains powered flat plate solar thermal = 17%. Evacuated tubes = 23%! Data: old DTI study. Will EST show improvement?
13 Sep

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We LOVE solar!
13 Sep

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@warmsealwindows Congrats on ISO 14001 in Environmental Management Systems, from a fellow certified company!
13 Sep

Solartwin
For contentious but lively discussion and links on solar water heating and legionella safety, see our tweets from the past 24h.
13 Sep

Solartwin
Solar: look up and see the light!
13 Sep

Solartwin
Thanks for lively debate on legionella and solar thermal etc!
13 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating So the plumbing &heating industry act responsibly on carbon monoxide. But not for Legionella in heat pumps &solarthermal?
13 Sep

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@VietecHeating @Solartwin “that would explain why it is OTT, need industry to write the regs, not scientists” As in the nuclear industry?
13 Sep

Suntech Europe
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Solar competition unfair say candlemakers http://lnkd.in/Rerq7F
13 Sep

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@michaelchatman “Innovation is ability to see change as opportunity – not threat. #philanthropy #socent #business” Tell the solar industry.
13 Sep

Greenpeace Nuclear
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France on edge after accident at #nuclear site http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/france-on-edge-after-accident-at-nuclear-site-2353692.html
13 Sep

Tudorsolar
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Free solar panels: the small print exposed http://www.lovemoney.com/news/the-economy-politics-and-your-job/the-environment/5423/free-solar-panels-the-small-print-exposed?showComments=True via @lovemoney_com
13 Sep

Greenpeace Nuclear
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Japan’s economy and industry minister Edano says Japan should become a society that can live without #nuclear power http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_04.html
13 Sep

Solartwin
Legionella linked to installation of solar thermal in Antigua. Large outbreak. Begs the Q what was the actual cause. http://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=111
13 Sep

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@VietecHeating I think the author of WRAS report has been involved in HSE prosecutions for lax Legionella safety and also co-wrote L8.
13 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating @NaturalPowerUK Delighted PV pumping on brink of mainstream. Big Q is: will the EST solarthermal report cover this question?
13 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating The Dr Makin Report to WRAS which was “buried” by the industry delivers a tougher opinion than yours. But he’s not a plumber.
13 Sep

Solartwin

@NaturalPowerUK @VietecHeating Thanks for opening discussions on Legionella and solar. The lid has been shut on this topic for too long.
13 Sep

Solartwin
Let’s have a phone call…
13 Sep

Solartwin

@NaturalPowerUK The other massive risk to the RHI is £ being claimed for non-existent energy benefits. Parasitics MUST be deducted.
13 Sep

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@NaturalPowerUK @VietecHeating “less carbon reqd for solartwin PV pump but must run immersion to achieve basal T” OR existing heat exchanger
13 Sep

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@VietecHeating “…why do you think majority use twin coil?” Because they always have. Legionella awareness came later. Hence this debate.
13 Sep

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@NaturalPowerUK Fascinating! I’d love to know more about this “gaming” idea. I’ve seen people miss out the 75kWh mains pump penalty in SAP.
13 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating @NaturalPowerUK I hope deemed but all tools, even the simplest such as SAP need improving. SAP is new build &non-geographic.
13 Sep

Solartwin

@NaturalPowerUK Plenty of data log evidence from this independent study. Please make accurate claims. www.berr.gov.uk/files/file16826.pdf
13 Sep

Solartwin

@NaturalPowerUK Here is a video about an INDEPENDENT study. Better than peer reviewed. http://www.youtube.com/user/solaryes#p/u/14/rby2GdXHTn0
13 Sep

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@NaturalPowerUK “Can you phone me re software?”We use Polysun because it simulates PV pumping. You can come here to use it if you want.
13 Sep

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@VietecHeating “Solar can achieve higher temps above 60 C, unlikely heat pumps can achieve this on there own.” Yes. Agreed.
13 Sep

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Solar Water Heating &Legionella Links. 9 Another Lp doc by Dr Makin, on healthcare. www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/docopen.cfm?orgid=254&id=120506
13 Sep

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SWH 8. Secret report. I got it via FoI. Para 13: Highly likely to be creating a risk . www.wras.co.uk/PDF_Files/Preheated_Water_Report.pdf
13 Sep

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@VietecHeating @NaturalPowerUK @leemarkdavies We CAN fit TMV s more safely. Vital for TMV s on solar cyls where cold feed not flowing often.
13 Sep

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Solar Water Heating &Legionella Links. 7. MCS solarthermal standard FAILS to refer to L8. See para 4.3.4 http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/admin/documents/MIS%203001%20Issue%202.0%20Solar%20Heating%202010.08.26.pdf
13 Sep

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Solar Thermal &Legionnellosis Links. 6 MCS heatpump standard DOES refer to L8 see para 4.2.5. http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/admin/documents/MIS%203005%20Issue%203%200%20Heat%20Pump%20Systems%202011.09.05.pdf
13 Sep

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@VietecHeating @NaturalPowerUK @leemarkdavies Buoyancy. Upward facing pipes which are hot at the base self-circulate. Hot at top will not.
13 Sep

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@VietecHeating @NaturalPowerUK @leemarkdavies Perhaps ask HSE / HPA opinons? It is good science and hygiene to heat both volumes &surfaces.
13 Sep

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Solar Water Heating &Legionella Links. 5 HSE s document says social / rented homes ARE covered by ACOP L8. www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg376.pdf
13 Sep

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Solar &Legionellosis Links. 4 HSE s ACOP L8 guidance: heat daily to BASE to 60C for 1 hr. See para 158. www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l8.htm
13 Sep

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Solar Thermal &Legionellosis Links. 2 Detailed video about safety and heating to the base of solar cylinders. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9v68zr213A
13 Sep

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@VietecHeating @NaturalPowerUK @leemarkdavies SWH Legionella Links. 1 Simple video: cutaway twin coil solar cylinder. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrLRbC3XnMY
13 Sep

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@NaturalPowerUK @vietecheating @leemarkdavies Yes TMV’s need SHORT cold feed pipes which are NOT upward facing, to minimise Legionella risk.
13 Sep

Solartwin

@NaturalPowerUK @vietecheating @leemarkdavies Thanks all for debate. Have to do my turn in today’s solar thermal seminar now. Back later.
13 Sep

Solartwin

@NaturalPowerUK @vietecheating @leemarkdavies There are dom Legionella cases due to tepidity but happily I think none linked to solar yet.
13 Sep

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@NaturalPowerUK @vietecheating Agreed but with shunt pumps or basal heating.
13 Sep

Solartwin
@NaturalPowerUK: @Solartwin @vietecheating 140 characters and slow typing make for difficult discussion ;-) Agreed. Plus fat fingers.
13 Sep

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@NaturalPowerUK @vietecheating @leemarkdavies I took to trouble to meet HPA and HSE. Plenty of evidence in general plumbing of Legionella.
13 Sep

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@VietecHeating @naturalpoweruk That’s a myth. We took the trouble to offer all our twin coil customers a FREE upgrade &told Trading Stds.
13 Sep

Solartwin
Legionella safety hierarchy: Top = thermal stores. As normal plumbing = heat to base cyls. Low = twin coil cyls. Lowest = twin series cyls.
13 Sep

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@NaturalPowerUK @vietecheating Best to heat as much surface and volume as practical to 60C daily to maximise Legionella safety.
13 Sep

Solartwin
@VietecHeating: @Solartwin No, I am trying to stop someone who is critical of everyone else apart from himself and his own products Oh!
13 Sep

Solartwin
@VietecHeating: @Solartwin I set systems up to work at their optimum and save the customer money. Optimum safety or optimum money? Which?
13 Sep

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@VietecHeating: @Solartwin Power Showers??? what are you on about,water will be 60 C at cyl But if draw-off exceeds backup heating power?
13 Sep

Solartwin
@VietecHeating: @Solartwin of course it will be at 60 C at the top if set up properly, that is the point Not with power showers!
13 Sep

Solartwin
@VietecHeating: @Solartwin… it will be at 60 C at the top if set up properly, that is the point . Do YOU set all systems up this way?
13 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating If you have the backup heat on ALL day with a twin coil solar cylinder, energy-wise you might as well almost not have solar.
13 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating Agreed BPEC is not a great course and needs improving. We employ plumbers &engineers. Are you trying to shoot the messenger?
13 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating It is reasonable expect the renewables industry to do what others already do. Time to stop cutting corners to save a few £.
13 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating Actually the top of a solar cylinder is not always at 60C and the base may not reach this temp for months in winter. Be safe.
13 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating thanks Chris, I am not a plumber although I have done BPEC solar. I have two Biological degrees and a teaching qualification.
13 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating In order to keep consumers safe from Legionella risks, to deliver best practice, to keep your own insurance valid. That’s why
13 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating Chris, I am making valid suggestions for improvement with reference to HSE, HPA etc. Thanks from Barry.
13 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating Thanks for Q about the European perspective on legionella: as UK L8 wording. Heat to base daily to 60C. http://www.hpa.org.uk/web/HPAwebFile/HPAweb_C/1274093149925
13 Sep

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@VietecHeating @swindonsolar These concerns about legionella are understood by the WHOLE plumbing industry EXCEPT solarthermal &heatpumps.
13 Sep

Solartwin
@VietecHeating: @Solartwin Already covered in MIS3001 4.3.4 Thanks. This fudge fails to mention either L8 or daily basal hearing to 60C.
13 Sep

Solartwin
@VietecHeating: @Solartwin where are details… Thanks for reply. Here is the once covered-up review from WRAS site. http://www.wras.co.uk/PDF_Files/Preheated_Water_Report.pdf
13 Sep

Solartwin
What is all this legionella safety in solar water heating (and heat pumps) issue about? Consumer safety briefing. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/technical/legionella-solar-water-systems-with-conventional-twin-coil-solar-cylinders
12 Sep

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We were ORDERED by DM, Chief Executive of UK Solar Trade Association to COVER UP on Legionella safety, or face action, so STA BOYCOTTED us.
12 Sep

Solartwin
Will today’s MCS tightening of Legionella safety rules eventually invalidate Europe’s more lax solar standards? Watch the bunfight here.
12 Sep

Solartwin
The fact that MCS has shifted seismically for tighter Legionella safety begs the question: will industry mis-leaders in this area resign?
12 Sep

Solartwin
Stunned that our proposals to UK’s MCS, on legionella safety in stored hot water (ie to converge with HSE) were adopted. Were MCS pushed?
12 Sep

pvmagazine headlines
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Top three Q2 PV module suppliers are Chinese: Although the photovoltaic module market has suffered setbacks this… http://bit.ly/r8TVYD
1 Sep

Solartwin
@swindonsolar: @Solartwin Only problem w twin coils side by side is dedicated solar vol! Backup heat at sunset = only 11% energy penalty.
12 Sep

Solartwin
@swindonsolar: @mickwill happy to help you help you in any way possible to make #MCS more accessible! Me too. QMS for one-van man = loopy.
12 Sep

Solartwin
@swindonsolar: @Solartwin a simple immersion at base of twin coil cylinder would stop any risk of legionella! Yes or both coils at base.
12 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is the future. Make it NOW!
12 Sep

Solartwin
Pioneering innovation means being blackballed by your peers. Means they try to rig markets. This is unfortunate but true.
12 Sep

GeorgeMonbiot
GeorgeMonbiot GeorgeMonbiot
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This week’s column: secretive #thinktanks are crushing our democracy. http://bit.ly/nT4Ecw Why won’t they reveal their funding?
12 Sep

Solartwin
Will the STA members who covered up on Legionella safety please step DOWN from their positions, including from key regulatory committees?
12 Sep

Solartwin
Will MCS ban twin coil solar cylinders from eligibility for state subsidy, such as RHPP and RHI?
12 Sep

Solartwin
Are twin coil solar cylinders now dead unless they have shunt pumps? HUGE EU regulatory implication of UK MCS decision. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrLRbC3XnMY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
12 Sep

Solartwin
It seems this particular renewable energy safety cover up is gone! About time too: how could we ever challenge nukes? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnKh9mdjImA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
12 Sep

Solartwin
Does todays new MCS Legionella safety alignment with HSE mean heatpump &solarthermal customers with noncompliant systems get free upgrades?
12 Sep

Solartwin
Consumers will be safer. Our input to MCS means it has started to align Legionella safety with HSE. Today heatpumps, tomorrow solarthemal?
12 Sep

Solartwin
When we get cost cuts (or rises) from suppliers we just pass them on. Today our 4 kWp domestic PV installations cost 6% less than yesterday.
12 Sep

Solartwin
@solar_dan1: Hard work and dedication pays off YES sounds like our great team. RT if you feel the same: silver spoons aren’t everything.
12 Sep

Jennifer Rennicks
JenRennicks Jennifer Rennicks
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just as Fukushima #nuclear disaster fades from the headlines, France offers a new one http://nyti.ms/nBzC51
12 Sep

Jennifer Rennicks
JenRennicks Jennifer Rennicks
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not remotely comforting to be told that the Centraco incident is an ‘industrial accident, not a #nuclear one’
12 Sep

Jennifer Rennicks
JenRennicks Jennifer Rennicks
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what exactly does it mean to say a worker is ‘carbonized’ in a #nuclear incident? http://nyti.ms/nBzC51
12 Sep

Raina Brett Russo
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Women make a REAL difference on crucial environmental issues outbeating the men in #green politics! http://ow.ly/6sgIE
12 Sep

Solartwin
Check out our NEW Solar PV prices and payback table? Call for your exact solar panel quote now: 0344 567 9032. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
12 Sep

The Green Party
TheGreenParty The Green Party
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Video – @CarolineLucas calls on Liberal Democrats to join @TheGreenParty – http://bit.ly/oxM3Wb #gpconf #tuitionfees #nhs #privatisation
12 Sep

Chloe Bennett
TradeSkills4U Chloe Bennett
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the sun will come outtt….
12 Sep

Green Investment
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Kenya pipeline explosion exposes energy industry’s cowboys: Oil and gas companies often fail to bur… http://bit.ly/nhJvfM #environment
12 Sep

Viking Services
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Solar panels – inside Solartwin http://dld.bz/ncbM
12 Sep

Solartwin
@SustainableInc: Why Fewer Work Hours Means a Smaller Environmental Footprint http://ow.ly/1eEDfG I’m off then.
12 Sep

Real Solar
RealSolar Real Solar
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Are the Chinese Using Predatory Pricing to Knock America Out of Solar Manufacturing? http://ow.ly/1eEG3A
12 Sep

Jess McCabe
jester Jess McCabe
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Economic permafrost to hit climate economy  HSBC http://lnkd.in/c-rkjx
12 Sep

Solartwin
Time for the mis-leaders of the UK renewables industry to step down.
12 Sep

Cathy Debenham
YouGenUK Cathy Debenham
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Six ways to get 10% return on your investment from Financial Mail. Installing solar pv is 1 of them http://ow.ly/6rAP3 via @EcoEnvironments
12 Sep

Solartwin
@t4ts: Is cutting VAT the way to make Government’s Green Deal a success? – http://bit.ly/p798Kq I think so.
12 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is such a great solution. So go solar now!
12 Sep

Solar Dude
solardude1 Solar Dude
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#Solar #panels – inside Solartwin http://dld.bz/wUrY
12 Sep

Solartwin
Intrigued: the MCS HEATPUMP standards refers to HSE document L8 on Legionella while the SOLARTHERMAL one does NOT. Do bacteria discriminate?
12 Sep

Solartwin
Pleased that MCS has chosen to align itself with HSE after all its past refusals. (See new heatpump std v3) Next stop alignment with BSI?
12 Sep

Solartwin
FINALLY UK MCS heat pump installer spec (MIS 3005 v 3 para 4.2.5) refers to Legionella and HSE guidance L8. Now Solar? http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/admin/documents/MIS%203005%20Supplementary%20Information%201%20-%20MCS%20022%20-%20Ground%20loop%20sizing%20tables%202011-09-02%20v1.0.pdf
12 Sep

Solartwin
Will the EST solar thermal report tell consumers that its carbon benefits can be boosted by over 20% by simply using PV pumps?
12 Sep

Solartwin
Will the promised EST report on Solar Heating tell consumers how much of CARBON BENEFIT of solar heating is NEGATED by using mains pumps?
12 Sep

Claire Marriott
BucksWriter Claire Marriott
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Anyone using 9/11 to try and sell me something – just stop!
12 Sep

James Serafinowicz
flidby James Serafinowicz
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If you can get down to westminster bridge for 7pm to see David Walliams finish his amazing #thamesswim
12 Sep

CNN Breaking News
cnnbrk CNN Breaking News
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Kenya pipeline explosion death toll likely to reach 100, police say. http://on.cnn.com/qSPxGh
12 Sep

Guardian Environment
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Can Poland lead on coal, shale gas and Europe’s climate negotiations? | Damian Carrington http://gu.com/p/3xznz/tf
12 Sep

CFenergy
CFenergy CFenergy
by Solartwin
Consumers to get impartial #greendeal advice, but is that enough if the #EnergyBill does not require clear, credible and comparable quotes?
12 Sep

Climate Progress
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Explosion at French Nuclear Waste Plant Leaves 1 Dead, 4 Injured, No Apparent Radiation Leak http://bit.ly/qlcpPu
12 Sep

WhyGREENPower.org
WhyGREENPower WhyGREENPower.org
by Solartwin
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. ~Ralph Nader @WhyGREENPower #solar #energy
12 Sep

Solartwin

@WhichHome Thanks for reply. Yes, your methods were robust but some of the underlying assumptions in the article were industry greenwash.
12 Sep

Solartwin
Your 4 kilowatt-peak domestic solar PV installation can pay for itself 2.5 x in its 25 years of FIT subsidy. But FIT will be cut. Buy NOW!
12 Sep

Solartwin
These are our new LOWER solar PV prices for UK nationwide installation. Call NOW for YOUR exact quote. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
12 Sep

Solartwin
We have just CUT our prices for MCS solar PV installations on the 2-4 kWp range! http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
12 Sep

Solartwin
FREE MONEY: UK government have shrinking pot of money available for solar heating panels. Apply now: £300 voucher. https://secure.est.org.uk/scheme/view/rhpp
12 Sep

Solartwin
UK competition regulator OFT: “off-grid energy study” home page. http://www.oft.gov.uk/OFTwork/markets-work/current/off-grid/
12 Sep

Solartwin
ENERGY SCAM UPDATE: Oil price website condemned by OFT’s Off-Grid energy study (also covers renewables: solar heating) http://www.oft.gov.uk/news-and-updates/press/2011/96-11
12 Sep

Solartwin
Will MCS make suppliers tell consumers: (a) CoP and (b) years to energy breakeven for ALL microgeneration technologies? http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/benefits/carbon-clawback-and-coefficient-of-performance-in-solar-water-heating
12 Sep

Solartwin
Will MCS ever converge with BSI procedures, which contain tougher pro-innovation and good conduct provisions? Not in a hurry, I fear.
12 Sep

Solartwin
Will MCS require daily 60C basal hot water pasteurisation (v Legionella in heat pumps &solar thermal) ? Probably not. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrLRbC3XnMY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
12 Sep

Solartwin
Will MCS remove reference to flawed, market limiting docs such as EST’s CE 131? Probably not, while it suits industry incumbents.
12 Sep

Solartwin
He who writes the regulations STEERS the market. OWNS IT, in fact, in UK, where state subsidy uses those regs as an eligibility gateway.
12 Sep

Solartwin
How many of the “expert” voters on UK’s energy regulatory committees earn income related to “regulations consultancy”? Too many, I think.
12 Sep

Solartwin
STA Chair HJ to resign? He lied re about environmental impact of mains pumped solar. 20% carbon clawback IS important. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rby2GdXHTn0&feature=youtube_gdata_player
12 Sep

Solartwin

@WhichHome Solar Trade Assoc duped Which? who promoted STA chairman’s co (see prev twt). BUT he lied about performance! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWMn-g7Pa3g&feature=youtube_gdata_player
12 Sep

Solartwin

@WhichHome Which? (The Consumers Assoc UK) must clamp down on their sloppiness: stop being propagandists for STA? http://www.google.co.uk/m/url?client=safari&ei=UdhtTsDkHYzMjAf0w-FK&hl=en&oe=UTF-8&q=http://www.solartwin.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Which-solar-heating-cowboys-article-6.pdf&ved=0CBcQFjAA&usg=AFQjCNHEjOFUDms3AViFNsL5-3Q4_SYYiQ
12 Sep

Solartwin
@WhichHome: Will OFT clamp down on misleading solar guidance from trusted independents such as EST? Stop market hijack! http://www.solartwin.com/PDF/Solartwin_response_to_ESTs%20solar_document_CE_131.pdf
12 Sep

Solartwin
@WhichHome: OFT clamps down on ‘misleading’ heating oil comparison sites http://go.which.co.uk/pXuiBw Fantastic!
12 Sep

Low Carbon Expo 2011
LowCarbonExpo Low Carbon Expo 2011
by Solartwin
Running, a Low Carbon Business http://www.lowcarbonwales.com/news.html
13 Jul

Dr Matthew Aylott
renewablewriter Dr Matthew Aylott
by Solartwin

@LukeAWalsh Natural gas may be better than coal in many respects, but this could all be undone by methane leaks from shale-gas development.
12 Sep

IndyNature
IndyNature IndyNature
by Solartwin
‘I want to claim the arctic region for all mankind’ Greenpeace director John Sauven plans to save the Pole from big oil http://ind.pn/pfxRsl
12 Sep

Solartwin
@JeremyLeggett: CEO of manufacturers assoc says cos oppose carbon floor price &renewables targets (FT). Not my mfg company. NOR OURS!
12 Sep

Glow-worm
YourHotTopics Glow-worm
by Solartwin
Sheffield is named as the UK’s leading city in #solar power in the UK http://ow.ly/6rBRi
12 Sep

Our Solar Future
OurSolarFuture Our Solar Future
by Solartwin
RT @TobyFerenczi: 25% decrease in solar FiT likely. My latest take on the FiT review http://engensa.com/blog/? &(cont) http://deck.ly/~zPT8f
12 Sep

Solartwin
@SaveEnergyNow4U: The education of circumstances is superior to that of tuition. – William Wordsworth But sometimes expensive!
12 Sep

Solartwin
Solar all day all week all year all life all generations. That’s what we need. Whennawewannit? NOW!
11 Sep

Solartwin
@AndyBuchanCEEC: @Solartwin Yes Barry it is a 45 min dvd with a run on u tube of 2 min as a taster! Great pls send link when uploaded.
11 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is fun!
11 Sep

emma freud
emmafreud emma freud
by Solartwin

@gpwhyte @flidby @MrsLS @sportrelief so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so proud of you guys.
11 Sep

Earth News
Earth_News Earth News
by Solartwin
Arctic sea ice is melting at its fastest pace in almost 40 years http://bit.ly/qVLgNS @guardian
11 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is so…. [please complete and pass on]
11 Sep

Solartwin
We love solar PV &thermal. We work nationwide UK. For solar quotes questions queries quips quandries call 0344 567 9032 http://www.solartwin.com/forms/request-a-survey
11 Sep

Al Hanagan
sustrelations Al Hanagan
by Solartwin
Latest from DECC: Biomass schemes will boost destructive timber imports, claims wood industry: Wood companies an… http://bit.ly/mQoIoe
11 Sep

UK Tar Sands Network
NoTarSands UK Tar Sands Network
by Solartwin
BP are an Olympic ‘Sustainability Partner’. This is utter nonsense- BP have no interest in sustainability. Pls share http://on.fb.me/rrCMSx
8 Sep

Solartwin
Think Hope. Think Peace. Think Blue Sky. Think Solar.
11 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is one of the many drivers for world peace. How? Global warming, oil wars, balance of national payments, individual empowerment…
11 Sep

Solartwin
@FrankCBucaro: Relativity applies to physics, not #ethics. Einstein (EXCEPT in the energy business, where ethics = whatever you can buy)
11 Sep

Solartwin
@SolarPowerU: Suddenly there was something else beside Old World design YES! PV pumped freeze tolerant solar thermal: http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/benefits/solar-panels-for-water-heating-solartwins-amazing-innovation-cascade
11 Sep

Solartwin
UK govt MUST ADD SOLAR NOW to its list of strategic energy sources. Today, solar is conspicuously missing. Solar brings peace and security.
11 Sep

Lee Davies
LeeMarkDavies Lee Davies
by Solartwin
when world health experts say fresh water and sanitation saves more lives than medicine, you realise how crucial plumbers are #WorldPlumb
11 Sep

Solartwin
@AJEnglish: How RU commemorating 9/11? Tell Al Jazeera – #AJE911 … By tweeting that using renewable energy cuts oil-related conflict.
11 Sep

Solartwin
Does solar enhance national security and world peace? We think that it delivers this, AND MORE.
11 Sep

Solartwin
Solar energy arrives for free. On your roof. In your country. So national funds no longer drain abroad to buy dirty, war-dependent fossils.
11 Sep

Solartwin
Solar energy arrives for free but needs hard cash to collect. That’s the reality. How much hard cash? is the question… http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
11 Sep

Solartwin
Go solar now: while UK’s FIT and RHPP subsidies still abound!
11 Sep

GreenInvestmentBank
GreenInvestBank GreenInvestmentBank
by Solartwin
Expert calls for more renewable funding: http://uk.ibtimes.com/articles/20110910/expert-calls-for-more-renewable-funding.htm
11 Sep

greenabode
greenabode greenabode
by Solartwin
Does Cameron dare ditch poor-bashing green energy? http://ow.ly/6qKlu
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Solartwin

@SecondNatureuk Thanks for ideas! Yesterday was up a ladder. Not putting solar up but bringing apples down. Celebrate gardens &allotments!
11 Sep

Solartwin
Solar. Too abundant to be noticed. Except by pioneers.
11 Sep

Solartwin
@AndyBuchanCEEC: @Solartwin Yes Barry it is a 45 min dvd with a run on u tube of 2 min as a taster! Great thanks.
10 Sep

Solartwin
Get Solar. Have Fun.
10 Sep

Solartwin
@AndyBuchanCEEC: …film co burning our renewable education dvd on Mon… the only future is renewable! Andy. Will it be on youtube?
10 Sep

Solartwin
Solar thernal panels are rising in popularity in UK because of a new £300 RHPP subsidy. Its budget is small so get yours now from EST.
10 Sep

Solartwin
The main type of solar panel bought in UK right now is PV. This is because of generous Feed in Tariff subsidy. Get on board before it drops!
10 Sep

Solartwin
Zero carbon solar water heating encompasses thermosyphon (gravity circulation) and PV pumping. Both need NO mains power to make them work.
10 Sep

Solartwin
Also are 2 main solar HEATING (thermal) technologies. The dirtier ones all consume mains electricity. The cleaner ones (zero carbon) don’t.
10 Sep

Solartwin
There are 2 main solar energy technologies. Photovoltaic panels (PV) make electricity. Solar thermal panels deliver heat, such as hot water.
10 Sep

Solartwin
Do you LOVE solar too?
10 Sep

Solartwin
One the best PV web pages for UK. Calculate your likely money savings from a PV installation. SO easy to use. http://energyefficiencycymru.com/Generate-your-own-energy/Cashback-Calculator
10 Sep

Solartwin
So solar is a PART of the big picture. Reduce BEFORE you produce. Produce ONLY using kit with a rapid “life cycle energy” payback…
10 Sep

Solartwin
@SecondNatureuk: @Solartwin …show how to change …consciousness needs awakening …need leaders who can change people. Yes + tweeting!
10 Sep

Solartwin
Solar = climate stability. Solar = independence. Solar = fewer oil wars. Solar = lives saved. Solar = so good.
10 Sep

Solartwin
Odd thing is that we don’t often notice solar panels, except from a distance, because we tend not to look UP that much. Maybe we should!
10 Sep

David Roberts
drgrist David Roberts
by Solartwin
By the way, conflict between the GOP &the military on energy stuff is one of the sleeper stories of the next decade. Mark my words.
10 Sep

Solartwin

@SecondNatureuk If you were DECC energy minister how would U target the £1billion plus that is total of RHI + FIT? Smart grids? What else?
10 Sep

Solartwin
VITAL also that we stop military interventions abroad in the quest for dirty fuels we don’t even really need.
10 Sep

Solartwin

@SecondNatureuk Agreed. VITAL that these “off gas grid” homes get some priority. Their bills AND carbon emissions are about double.
10 Sep

Solartwin
20% VAT on domestic fuel. It COULD be a social opportunity rather than a threat. Depends how all the tax income is spent.
10 Sep

Solartwin
@solar_bud: @Solartwin free solid wall insulation for hard to treat homes. Yes for many reasons incl dereliction in historic bldgs if not.
10 Sep

Solartwin
20% VAT on domestic fuel. Can anyone work out how many £billions this would raise? How would YOU spend / target it if you were in govenment?
10 Sep

Solartwin
20% VAT on domestic fuel. No political party would do this even though the income raised could target poverty. Political suicide? Surely no.
10 Sep

Solartwin
@SecondNatureuk: @Solartwin That would hurt poorest who can not afford or ‘have’ microgen! Thanks BUT extra tax raised MUST support them.
10 Sep

Solartwin
20% VAT on domestic fuel. This would incentivise energy efficiency and microgeneration and ALSO reduce their subsidy addiction.
10 Sep

Solartwin
20% VAT on domestic fuel. This would deliver huge extra tax revenue. Some of this could be spent on reducing standing charges, for example.
10 Sep

Solartwin
There is a HUGE campaign for 5% VAT on DIY insulation and microgen. But NONE for 20% VAT on domestic FUEL instead of today’s 5%.
10 Sep

Solartwin

@SecondNatureuk Unsurprising that sun deities so common in so many polytheistic cultures.
10 Sep

Solartwin
The tough truth is that the UK solar industry is addicted to subsidy. ROLL ON GRID PARITY!
10 Sep

Solartwin
@SecondNatureuk: NOT having Solar is as socially acceptable as Farting in a lift! haha nearly fell out of my hammock laughing many thanks
10 Sep

Solartwin
We LOVE what the sun gives us.
10 Sep

Solartwin
Only 3 days to our seminar on how to specify &install Solartwin solar water heating. Fill the HUGE gaps left by BPEC! http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/training-seminars/solartwin-seminar-13th-september-2011
10 Sep

Solartwin
Solyndra would have gone bust no matter where in the world they were. They fixated on everything but cost-efficiency.
10 Sep

Solartwin
What do you really want? Solar energy or solar equipment? http://www.solartwin.com/product-information/why-solartwin-is-great
10 Sep

Solartwin
Photographic video quiz. 100 pix in 100 sec. How many pix do NOT show something which is solar powered? Don’t blink… http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/fun/what-is-solar
10 Sep

Solartwin
Heat pumps = green con from UK govt in order to get nuclear lock-in, since HPs increase leccy demand. Some gas boilers have BETTER C impact!
10 Sep

Solartwin
@Enertec_BS_Ltd: Looking for cpd on renewables… solar? www.enertecltd.co.uk We do zero carbon SWH Tue 13. Call UK 0344 567 9032.
10 Sep

Solartwin
THREE QUARTERS of UK solar PV companies overstated energy performance to potential clients. Which? Consumers Assc Rept http://www.solartwin.com/solar-news-which-magazine-slams-solar-companies-yet-again
10 Sep

Solartwin
@TrustedBuilders Which? Magazine article on solar water HEATING mis-selling, with our annotations. http://www.solartwin.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Which-solar-heating-cowboys-article-6.pdf
10 Sep

Solartwin
@TrustedBuilders: Familiar tale of Rogue Trademen >> http://bit.ly/p7sn3m Now look at top brass in the solar industry. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWj8jw4O1Sw&feature=youtube_gdata_player
10 Sep

Solartwin
A great day for both wind power and solar!
10 Sep

Solartwin
Championing Solar Innovation Since 1999.
10 Sep

Solartwin
Solar So Good.
10 Sep

Solartwin
Yes, we do solar in UK &Ireland. Zero carbon solar water heating. And PV solar electric systems. Ask us now. 0344 567 9032.
10 Sep

Solartwin
So So So. Solar Solar Solar. Shine Shine Shine. Earn Earn Earn. Save Save Save.
10 Sep

K Holland
SecondNatureuk K Holland
by Solartwin
I also held my arms aloft, up at the sky and said ‘See that, every thIng between here and here (pointing) It’s all yours’ They bought 2kws!
8 Sep

Solartwin
Solar water heating panels. UK’s RHPP £300 subsidy is a limited pot. When it’s gone, it’s gone. Buy solar thermal now!
10 Sep

Solartwin
Solar: get PV now before the FIT gets cut. It’s all about timing!
10 Sep

Solartwin
#CarolineLucas Good luck in your campaign to reduce &rebalance our energy use &to de-sleaze. Feel free to get in touch for case studies.
10 Sep

Solartwin
#CarolineLucas In my sector, solar I had top trade body warnings to SHUT UP re: cover ups on poor safety, low sustainability and misconduct.
10 Sep

Solartwin
#CarolineLucas Thanks 4 challenging the overwhelming sleaze in the energy market. Have you had “advice in your interest” to SHUT UP? I have.
10 Sep

Solartwin
#CarolineLucas Here is more detail on the RHI fraud. It pays millions of state funds for electricity use. It MUST stop. http://www.solartwin.com/stop-performance-fraud-solartwins-response-to-the-non-domestic-rhi-consultation
10 Sep

Solartwin
#carolinelucas high heatpump targets for UK are nuclear bung. HP’s use vast amounts of leccy in winter and at night. So PV out &nukes in.
10 Sep

Solartwin
@CarolineLucas Re conduct of DECC’s microgen regulator MCS: it blocks innovation &safety improvements &stifles dissent. Poor governance.
10 Sep

Solartwin
@CarolineLucas Stop RHI FRAUD. Instead of net energy benefits, RHI funds gross thermal, illegally susidising £Ms of wasteful electricity use
10 Sep

Solartwin
@CarolineLucas EDF now sponsors renewable trade bodies? Under RHI the RoI for leccy-hungry heatpumps = 12%, but only 5% for solar thermal.
10 Sep

Solartwin
@CarolineLucas Agree with you on pro-nuclear energy market rigging regarding EDF stooges working at DECC.
10 Sep

Solartwin
So… Zero Carbon. Let’s do it!
10 Sep

MoronWatch
moronwatch MoronWatch
by Solartwin
People of America: Chavez has HUGE oil res… *cough* I mean …is a threat to the security of the United States
9 Sep

Solartwin

@solar_bud I really appreciate your analysis. Many thanks from Barry.
10 Sep

Solartwin
Here’s a dream: to develop a solar product which saves LIVES as well as ENERGY.
9 Sep

Solartwin

@LeeMarkDavies Lee Great to speak. Solar thermal can save thousands of lives. This is a pasteriser. Kill the cholera. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=retth4pqVHU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
9 Sep

Solartwin
@Solar4life: US Sen. Wyden seeks WTO action v. Chinese solar imports – Platts http://goo.gl/fb/AzWce SCARY!!!
9 Sep

Solartwin
So. Solar. Large. Solution.
9 Sep

Solartwin

@LeeMarkDavies Thanks Lee. We can make a solar thermal system PV pumped to pasteurise water continuously &seek an aid agency who wants it.
9 Sep

Solartwin
Provided there is moonlight then there is still some (reflected) sunshine about.
9 Sep

Solartwin
Renewables must be the only global industry where rising fuel prices are good news.
9 Sep

Solartwin
@LeeMarkDavies: my kids their teeth in fresh water, in africa kids die of diarrhoea – global challenge #WorldPlumb We can pasteurise it.
9 Sep

Solartwin
Zero carbon. Not low carbon. Why compromise?
9 Sep

Solartwin
Solar grants. Get YOUR government-funded £300 solar heating RHIPP voucher – before they run out. Apply online NOW. https://secure.est.org.uk/scheme/view/rhpp
9 Sep

Solartwin
So, is it to be solar soon?
9 Sep

Solartwin
Profile of Kerr MacGregor, Scottish Nationalist, Bagpiper, Polymath, Teacher, Campaigner, Inventor of Solartwin. http://www.youtube.com/user/solaryes#p/a/u/4/-rgIIHvjcw0
9 Sep

Solartwin
Solar So Good.
9 Sep

Solartwin
Here comes the sun. John Lennon used to take his holidays in a pub around the corner from our office in Chester.
9 Sep

Solartwin
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes! [The Beatles.]
9 Sep

Solartwin
We’re UK-nationwide solar specialists. Solar PV modules for green electricity. Solar thermal panels for water heating. Ask: 0344 567 9032.
9 Sep

Solartwin
Solar. Simply great.
9 Sep

Solartwin
Solaryes. See us on youtube. Or subscribe now. http://www.youtube.com/user/solaryes#g/a
9 Sep

Solartwin
So who else LOVES solar?
9 Sep

Solartwin
Think carefully before deciding: solar takes away some of the power of the big energy boys.
9 Sep

Solartwin
So honoured that the Guardian Newspaper named us as “BEST BUY”. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/green-living-blog/2011/jul/18/renewable-heat-technology-energy-bills
9 Sep

Solartwin
Thanks to our amazing team at Solartwin we have had another great week: installations, recruitment, orders, glowing testimonials.
9 Sep

Solartwin
Renewable energy QUIZ NIGHT! Here are 20 questions. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/fun/renewable-energy-quiz-20-questions
9 Sep

Solartwin
Instead of people asking you at parties: “WHY do you have solar?” [subtext: wierdo!], you will be asking them: “Why do you NOT have solar?”
9 Sep

Solartwin
Solar: for that warm secure feeling that reaches out to the WHOLE planet.
9 Sep

Solartwin
Thinking of starting a solar business? The law of the jungle applies. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/fun/how-the-uk-solar-thermal-industry-tried-to-smash-up-a-dangerously-innovative-solar-panel-business
9 Sep

Solartwin
Asking questions, or seeking quotes for solar? Like to meet a friendly Solartwin customer near you? Contact us here. http://www.solartwin.com/forms/request-a-survey
9 Sep

Solartwin
Solar saves the planet. Here’s how. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/benefits/save-the-planet-with-solar
9 Sep

Solartwin
What price solar? What price NOT? http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
9 Sep

Solartwin
Book online: techy seminar, innovative solar water heating systems. Tuesday 13th. In beautiful central Chester UK. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/training-seminars/solartwin-seminar-13th-september-2011
9 Sep

Robin Brittain
robinbrittain Robin Brittain
by Solartwin
RT @IVEnergyUK: This is what global warming looks like http://bit.ly/ph49eu > #greenland #glacier #ice loss
7 Sep

Derek Deighton
deldeighton Derek Deighton
by Solartwin
RT @JimHarris: Hope &Obama no longer go together: Huge disappointment for Environmentalists http://ow.ly/6kJZA via @Brunocerous @MLAS
3 Sep

Derek Deighton
deldeighton Derek Deighton
by Solartwin
RT @JamilaHaider: RT @tomfid: Resilience = buffers + redundancy; optimizing efficiency often eliminates those #balatongroup
9 Sep

Friends of the Earth
wwwfoecouk Friends of the Earth
by Solartwin
Tony Juniper, Charles Secrett, Tom Burke &Jonathan Porritt, 4 ex-directors, on stage at #foeconf with Andy Atkins http://yfrog.com/h01lnyctj
9 Sep

Solartwin
UK’s DECC reports that Green Deal will be CRUCIAL for implementation of domestic renewables. http://www.decc.gov.uk/assets/decc/11/meeting-energy-demand/microgeneration/2670-home-energy-pay-as-you-save-pilot-review.pdf
9 Sep

Solartwin
DEFRA publishes Greenhouse Gas Conversion Factors Methodology Paper &Guidance on measuring &reporting GHG emissions. http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/economy/business-efficiency/reporting/
9 Sep

Solartwin
Globally, UK is joint fifth with Italy in its “attractiveness” in the renewables energy. China maintains its lead. http://www.ey.com/Publication/vwLUAssets/Renewable_energy_country_attractiveness_indices_-_Issue_30/$FILE/EY_RECAI_issue_30.pdf
9 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is the future!
9 Sep

Solartwin
Global production of solar PV = 23.5 GW in 2010. Over 70% capacity present in Europe. http://www.greenwisebusiness.co.uk/news/solar-pv-is-now-fastest-growing-industry-in-the-world-eu-study-finds-2563.aspx
9 Sep

Solartwin
Feed-In Tariffs in Germany may be cut by 15% in the new year following higher than expected uptake.http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/09/07/us-solar-incentives-idUKTRE78638320110907
9 Sep

Solartwin
Wow! Carbon Trust say businesses who invest in renewable energy get an average return of 12% on investment. http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2107821/carbon-trust-renewable-energy-offers-cent-returns-businesses
9 Sep

Solartwin
STA urges UK govt to boost solar PV commitment. http://www.solar-trade.org.uk/news.cfm?id=56
9 Sep

Solartwin
Breakthrough PV “grid parity” predicted for Europe in 2017. http://www2.epia.org/documents/CITES/Competing_Full_Report.pdf
9 Sep

Solartwin
Renewable heat subsidy news: Wondering how many RHPP vouchers have been issued to date? : Solar thermal: 443, GSHP: 283, ASHP: 511, BM: 226
9 Sep

Mick Williams
mickwill Mick Williams
by Solartwin
Congratulations to @AndyBuchanCEEC on his Outstanding Contribution award at @RenewablesShow Well deserved &he’s a nice bloke as well.
9 Sep

Richard Black
BBCRBlack Richard Black
by Solartwin
Obama’s new job plan – no use of the word “green” at all, plus airport expansion http://bbc.in/nX6aRm
9 Sep

Solartwin

@TobyFerenczi @SebPV Yes please. That the RHI should fund net energy benefit, and not gross thermal energy. Electricity MUST be deducted!
9 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is bouncing everywhere. CATCH some of it on YOUR roof!
9 Sep

Stephen Fry
stephenfry Stephen Fry
by Solartwin
David Walliams is swimming 140 miles down the Thames! Sponsor him here http://tiny.cc/14y8x &follow @sportrelief for updates #thamesswim
9 Sep

Solartwin
Passionate about solar!
9 Sep

Peter Roche
PeterRoche3 Peter Roche
by Solartwin
Only 25% of women think benefits of #nuclear power outweigh the risks. http://tinyurl.com/42hvzs7
9 Sep

FMB
fmbuilders FMB
by Solartwin
Masonry industry calls for support for the campaign to cut #VAT on home improvement work http://bit.ly/mTsab0
8 Sep

Greenpeace Nuclear
nukereaction Greenpeace Nuclear
by Solartwin
Chairman of a Japanese nuclear safety committee resigns over donations from nuclear company: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20110908a4.html
9 Sep

Solartwin
@DiscountCuponUK: 15% Off Planting Asparagus from Thompson and Morgan http://bit.ly/oV20PZ Plant solar on yr roof for environmental growth.
9 Sep

Solartwin
Solar. Look up. There’s the answer.
8 Sep

Mark Baldwin
2979markb Mark Baldwin
by Solartwin
energy efficient homes are those which are insulated and air tight to minimise heat loss, do the cheaper simple things before any other.
8 Sep

Solartwin
@IES_homeuser: Just won Energy Management Installer of the Year!!! Congratulations – fantastic. Tell us your secret????
8 Sep

Solartwin
@grist: An ode to scary mutant fruit: http://bit.ly/nuS3Io Yumyumyum we will get plenty more of that with UK’s pro-nuclear energy policy.
8 Sep

Solartwin
@SecondNatureuk: @Solartwin …gone #mental Day after day… thermal customers …asking for PV. #UKFITS #PV Same experience for us.
8 Sep

Solartwin
Awesome to think that the sun is actually a kind of giant H-bomb.
8 Sep

Solartwin
Does anyone else in solar detect the beginning of some panic buying in the retail PV sector – before the FiT gets lopped? Hard to be sure…
8 Sep

Solartwin
What? Turn a parked car into a solar panel! Thought-experiment: popular solar concept video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJbkGH-ctlc&feature=youtube_gdata_player
8 Sep

Solartwin
Feeling sunny at night? Yep!
8 Sep

Solartwin

@burnningdesire It’s hard to separate work from play sometimes! Thanks for your probing Q!
8 Sep

Solartwin
Sunshine! What a great job I have.
8 Sep

Solartwin
At Solartwin we try to innovate in product &business model, such as PV pumped solar thermal &immediate phone quotes using aerial photos.
8 Sep

Solartwin
Solar: DO IT NOW. Today’s subsidies are limited. At best the FIT (43.3p/kWh) will be reduced. At worst the RHPP (£300/home) will just stop.
8 Sep

Solartwin
Which? Magazine also did an article on PV selling, which exposed extensive overclaiming. BE CAREFUL. http://www.solartwin.com/solar-news-which-magazine-slams-solar-companies-yet-again
8 Sep

Solartwin
Here is the Which? Magazine Solar Heating Article. With our annotations. http://www.solartwin.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Which-solar-heating-cowboys-article-6.pdf
8 Sep

Solartwin
@FrankCBucaro: Rather fail on honor than succeed by fraud . Tell that to UK’s energy regulators
8 Sep

Solartwin
Renewables industry regulator REAL code FAILED to stop the Chair of STA making false claims for mains pumped solar thermal. But ASA did.
8 Sep

Solartwin
Awful: even the Chairman of the Solar Trade Association made false environmental claims for mains pumped solar heating. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWj8jw4O1Sw&feature=youtube_gdata_player
8 Sep

Solartwin
What’s the point of trying to aim for Zero Carbon homes if you only install Low Carbon solar water heating? Make SURE to specify PV pumped!
8 Sep

Solartwin
S-uperb O-bvious L-ogical A-wesome R-enewable
8 Sep

Solartwin
We LOVE solar!
8 Sep

Solartwin
Instant free solar quotes. Great people. No obligation. http://www.solartwin.com/forms/request-a-survey
8 Sep

Alternative Energy
AlterEnergyNews Alternative Energy
by Solartwin
Google reveals energy use to show search is green http://sns.mx/R6fMy3
8 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is our dish of the day AND our farm for the future.
8 Sep

Solartwin
Solar PV offers 8% to 10% return on capital in UK, thanks to the Feed in Tariff’s 25 year generosity. Reverse Robin Hood? Use it NOW!
8 Sep

Solartwin
Fun with Solartwin: video. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/fun/solar-panels-fun-with-solartwin
8 Sep

Solartwin
Why solar panels are BAD. Why NOT to buy solar. Sorry this page is so SHORT. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/fun/why-solar-panels-are-bad
8 Sep

Solartwin
How much does solar cost in UK? Typical solar panel prices for PV &thermal installations. Free quotes. 0344 567 9032 http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
8 Sep

Solartwin
What is solar? What is NOT solar. 2 minute fast-paced video plus with great backing track by Jolly Not So. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/fun/what-is-solar
8 Sep

Solartwin
Celebrating solar energy and its huge diversity of harvests!
8 Sep

Solartwin
Performance metrics in renewable energy. More info may be required as a condition of state funding. What do you think? http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/basic/metrics-for-renewable-energy-appraisal-solar-panels-pv-and-thermal
8 Sep

Solartwin
Environmental performance of microrenewables. The need for key indicators discussed. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/technical/environmental-performance-of-microrenewables
8 Sep

The CarbonNeutral Co
CarbonNeutralCo The CarbonNeutral Co
by Solartwin
Royal Mail’s team of energy experts is credited with reducing UK Royal Mail Group’s annual energy bill by over £30m http://bit.ly/nvxuWj
8 Sep

Solartwin
PV is currently (sic) UK’s top solar technology, due to huge FiT subsidy @£0.433 / KWh. Next yr, FiT may fall, &RHI revive solar thermal.
8 Sep

Solartwin
@VietecHeating Thanks. The benefits of having PV pumping are 20% in carbon terms. Water also a better heat transfer medium than antifreeze.
8 Sep

Solartwin
@VietecHeating Yes: Solar Keymark = Euro solar collector quality label. Being polymer &freeze-tolerant, ours passed extra-demanding tests!
8 Sep

Solartwin
@VietecHeating: Good point thanks. Yes if air is subzero AND interconnecting pipes frozen: very few such days (with low energy resource).
8 Sep

Solartwin
So, when will YOU go solar?
7 Sep

EIN Solar Energy
EINSolarEnergy EIN Solar Energy
by Solartwin
German Solar Firms Eclipsed by Chinese Rivals http://r.einnews.com/EFLgOm #solarenergy
7 Sep

Solar Power World
SolarPowerWrld Solar Power World
by Solartwin
According to the EU, #solar is the fastest growing industry in the world: http://bit.ly/n8q4QK
7 Sep

Solartwin
So you want power? Or independence? How about a good investment? Go solar NOW: before the sun sets on UK’s generous grants!
7 Sep

Solartwin
The PV market question people are asking is: Will UK’s inevitable FIT cut from 43.3p to say 25p be announced with time to the meet the rush?
7 Sep

Solartwin
Colleagues BenP and RobC are doing some large education tenders right now. Deadlines, deadlines!
7 Sep

Andrew Ford
agaford Andrew Ford
by Solartwin
RT @PaulABarter Effect of 20mph zones on road injuries in London – 41.9% reduction in road casualties http://bit.ly/nh0p6t @IslingtonBC
6 Sep

Andrew Ford
agaford Andrew Ford
by Solartwin
Reducing rate of VAT to 5% for energy-saving products would be a clear signal of Govt s commitment to the Green Deal http://bit.ly/nAHIKT
6 Sep

Andrew Ford
agaford Andrew Ford
by Solartwin
How can we stop the Green Deal being the preserve of a few big companies? http://j.mp/r4Onge #greendeal
6 Sep

Andrew Ford
agaford Andrew Ford
by Solartwin
Latest CERT stat press release from @DECCgovuk http://bit.ly/n9Q2Bx
7 Sep

Andrew Ford
agaford Andrew Ford
by Solartwin
Could the Big Six end up facing billion-pound insulation fines? http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/james-blog/2107503/facing-billion-pound-insulation-fines?WT.rss_f=Energy #fuelpoverty #energy
7 Sep

Solartwin
@brightgreens: rising energy prices and renewable energy – interesting article in the guardian – http://tinyurl.com/3kyhao8 ROLL ON GRID PARITY!
7 Sep

Solartwin
@chrispenders: …heat meters… w solar thermal… trouble finding one that likes high glycol… Pls find me one for diaphragm pumps.
7 Sep

Solartwin
@GreenSceneGirl: Tata Motors’ Compressed Air Car. http://ow.ly/1exGar The dream of Kerr MacGregor, Solartwin inventor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rgIIHvjcw0&feature=youtube_gdata_player
7 Sep

Solartwin
So good to be On the crest of a wave Loving the sun’s power And its cleanliness is Renewable and rejuvenating.
7 Sep

Solartwin
The sun reflects On the cool river As we swim naked Luxuriating in free Renewable energy.
7 Sep

Solartwin
Solar: nature’s most abundant form of renewable energy. Also one of the easiest to catch. Time to harvest photons this autumn!
7 Sep

Solartwin
To me and many others, durian is one of the most delicious fruits in the world. We are the durian of the solar world. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/business-14817043
7 Sep

Solartwin
We specialise in solar. Both solar PV and solar thermal (always PV pumped, in order to deliver zero carbon operation). Choose both!
7 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating Wetted polymers in our system are BS6920 materials. Silicone rubber pipes have Si-Si backbone: bacteriologically superior.
7 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating Our PV pumping system includes a brushless DC motor pump, a multifunction solar controller with supercaps, &a dedicated PV.
7 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating Our solar thermal panel is freeze-tolerant with Solar Keymark.
7 Sep

Solartwin
Zero carbon is where it’s got to be!
7 Sep

Solartwin
Solar: for that warm, secure feeling.
7 Sep

Solartwin
Learn about PV pumped solar heating and how it works next Tuesday at our one day seminar. Register your interest NOW. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/training-seminars/solartwin-seminar-13th-september-2011
7 Sep

Solartwin
The moment someone asks a question via our website, a gadget in our technical sales and survey room goes PING!. Then we rush to call back…
7 Sep

Solartwin
Our great technical sales &survey team work to 9 pm getting aerial photos &asking questions about people’s homes. Call them 0344 567 9032.
7 Sep

Solartwin
@Go_CheshireWest Please be inclusive in your policies and practices!
7 Sep

Solartwin
Why do we need microgeneration? The Micropower Council perspective here: national independence, cut fuel poverty etc. http://www.micropower.co.uk/what-microgeneration/why-do-we-need-microgeneration
7 Sep

Solartwin
What do the Micropower Council do in their Key Strategy Groups? Here’s a summary: productive work. Think about joining. http://www.micropower.co.uk/about-us/strategy-groups
7 Sep

Big Green Jewish
BigGreenJewish Big Green Jewish
by Solartwin
Good Solar News: Solar PV – prices set to fall and competitiveness increase http://ow.ly/6nAaR #gdnewsbdnews
7 Sep

Solartwin
Solar has HUGE potential in UK’s energy mix. UK govt: please ADD PV to the electricity mix and re-confirm thermal in the heat mix…
7 Sep

Solartwin
If RHI succeeds, UK will lead globally. It must NOT fail via urban wood-smoke-asthma or rural leccy grid collapse from winter heatpump use.
7 Sep

Solartwin

@WhichConvo The renewables industry has a similar customer deposit scheme under the REAL Code, of which we are members. http://www.realassurance.org.uk/scheme/consumer-code
7 Sep

Solartwin
Solar jobs. We are recruiting: two more talented people sought, so we reach our new retail technical sales and survey team complement.
7 Sep

Solartwin
We make all our solar thermal panels in UK, but some of our PV panels are imported. Resent exchange rate gyrations are an opportunity here!
7 Sep

Solartwin
Interesting to analyse our order figures for August. PV orders remain strong, but solar thermal is now regaining ground, thanks to RHPP.
7 Sep

Solartwin

@SolarPowerU How much of a PV install’s upfront price is recouped if sell your house the next day? (Assuming the scaffold was already down.)
7 Sep

Solartwin

@SecondNatureuk I love it and I had not heard it before: reduce, reduce, reduce before you PRODUCE, PRODUCE, PRODUCE! Thanks from Barry
7 Sep

Juliet Davenport
Good_Energy Juliet Davenport
by Solartwin
Daily Mail corrects story on green taxes: the real figure is no more than 9% on energy bills http://bit.ly/mPzZoz
7 Sep

Solartwin

@greenroofsuk “London among worst European cities for #air #pollution #Environment http://ow.ly/6nr1q” So no RHPP for biomass on gas grid.
7 Sep

John Cook
skepticscience John Cook
by Solartwin
Am blown away, @skepticscience just won Eureka Prize 4 Advancement of Climate Change Knowledge
6 Sep

Solartwin
Stay abreast of what claims are acceptable in the fast-moving enewable energy industry. Sign up to the ASA newsletter. http://www.asa.org.uk/Account/Register.aspx
7 Sep

Solartwin
Are energy suppliers (renewable or conventional) making claims which seem a bit far-fetched? The ASA can investigate. http://www.asa.org.uk/Complaints/How-to-complain.aspx
7 Sep

Solartwin
Do you notice any household names? 17 UK solar companies informally resolve things with Advertising Standards. http://www.asa.org.uk/ASA-action/Adjudications.aspx?SortBy=Date&SearchTerms=solar&Type=4#irc
7 Sep

Solartwin
You may want to sign up to the EST’s monthly E-bulletin here: http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/acquisition/signup1
7 Sep

Solartwin
It is wise to STOP wasting energy BEFORE you buy solar panels, yes, even ours. EST has great advice here. http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Easy-ways-to-stop-wasting-energy
7 Sep

Solartwin
FIT solar PV subsidy is currently VERY generous. EST website has some interesting tips on FIT rules. http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Generate-your-own-energy/Sell-your-own-energy/Feed-in-Tariff-scheme
7 Sep

Solartwin
The Renewable Heat Premium Payment is a popular subsidy for renewable heating technology. Read about it here at EST. http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Generate-your-own-energy/Sell-your-own-energy/Renewable-Heat-Premium-Payment#WhocanapplyfortheRenewableHeatPremiumPayment?
7 Sep

Solartwin
Pre-apply for your £300 government voucher for Renewable Heat Premium Payment. DO SO NOW – will probably run out soon. https://secure.est.org.uk/scheme/view/rhpp
7 Sep

Solartwin
A low number of years to energy breakeven are the touchstone of a sustainable energy product. Our solar heating product takes less than two.
7 Sep

Solartwin
Get maximum value from your solar water heating panels by ensuring your top-up heater comes on in the evening.
7 Sep

Solartwin
In 15 months UK’s FIT has subsidised 42,000 PV systems (some of them installed by us). That’s nearly 100 a day! Who’s next to buy solar PV?
7 Sep

Solartwin
Aside from the imperative of national decoupling from oil and gas imports, our investment in solar would best be done in equatorial states.
7 Sep

Solartwin
It’s fun to be working in solar right now.
7 Sep

Solartwin
Hope last 4 tweets on free solar PV performance simulators are useful. Thanks to Tobi and Paul at CAT magazine for some of the addresses.
7 Sep

Solartwin
EST PV CASHBACK CALCULATOR. Simple interface, good for solar PV money saving calculations. Will EST ADD solar thermal!? http://energyefficiencycymru.com/Generate-your-own-energy/Cashback-Calculator
7 Sep

Solartwin
RetScreen. Another useful PV solar performance simulator. Download to windows only. Have you tried it? http://www.retscreen.net/ang/home.php
7 Sep

Solartwin
FREE CAT SOLAR PV performance calculator. Try it now. Nice and simple compared to some solar simulatiors. http://info.cat.org.uk/solarcalculator
7 Sep

Solartwin
PVGIS = FREE solar PV performance simulator. It even takes temperature into account. http://re.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pvgis/
7 Sep

Toby Ferenczi
TobyFerenczi Toby Ferenczi
by Solartwin
@carbonbrief Great expose of links between Daily Mail and anonymously funded climate sceptics the GWPF http://bit.ly/qV4ahE
7 Sep

Solartwin
What do UK households pay for solar panels? For Solar PV or Thermal (always PV pumped) call 0344 567 9032 or look here: http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
7 Sep

NEF
TheNEF NEF
by Solartwin
Guidance and support for companies applying for MCS accreditation – “One Stop MCS” training: http://lnkd.in/UD5UXu http://lnkd.in/9hne7W
7 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating Tks for price query. Do contact us for trade prices &volume discounts any time. 0344 567 9032 asking for RobC or BenP.
7 Sep

Solartwin

@VietecHeating Retail DIY price inc: UK made panel, brushless DC pump, controller, PV, fittings, tests, Keymark, prod-devt, patent, 20% VAT.
7 Sep

UKCRF
UKCRF UKCRF
by Solartwin
@IrrancaDaviesMP Please mention @UKCRF, innovative funding marketplace for UK Co2 reduction projects.Launched on 30th with Jonathon Porritt
7 Sep

Juliet Davenport
Good_Energy Juliet Davenport
by Solartwin
RT@Southern_Solar #Solar PV edging closer to grid parity in Europe and is ‘cheaper than people think’ bit.ly/og2XNC Good to know. > Great!
7 Sep

Solartwin
@DavidPrescott: Ok. Blatant plug. Follow my company at @Commucan. Great little PR agency even if I do say myself! Solartwin are great too!
7 Sep

Solartwin
@TheIndyNews: Today’s cartoon: “A feral underclass.” http://ind.pn/ahWuA8 GREAT! HAHAaaaah
7 Sep

dusty gedge
greenroofsuk dusty gedge
by Solartwin
London ranks among worst European cities for #air #pollution #Environment http://ow.ly/6nqXK
7 Sep

Energy Saving Trust
EnergySvgTrust Energy Saving Trust
by Solartwin
More build for your buck: the cost of green building is falling fast – and it might have always been overestimated http://cot.ag/ruXK8C
7 Sep

Great British Refurb
gbrefurb_Simon Great British Refurb
by Solartwin
Monbiot rightly derides government’s version of sustainable development http://tinyurl.com/3t9tjyh
7 Sep

Solartwin
Most solar companies now operate on greed not green as well.
6 Sep

Solartwin
How the tide turns: most UK solar panel marketing now focusses on greed, not green.
6 Sep

Solartwin
Let’s be frank: whether solar is bought for altruistic reasons or selfish FIT/RHI subsidy reasons, it still saves the planet!
6 Sep

Solartwin
Videoclip: how solar hot water storage fails to meet UK HSE legionella safety guidance L8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrLRbC3XnMY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
6 Sep

Solartwin
We pioneered a cleanout of some of the worst claims for solar heating by taking them to ASA (after industry self-regulators failed to act).
6 Sep

Solartwin
Popular video on benefits of zero carbon operation / PV pumping in solar thermal. Side by side testing. 40,000 views. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJbkGH-ctlc&feature=youtube_gdata_player
6 Sep

Solartwin
We are solar pioneers, innovators &suppliers of superior DISRUPTIVE zero carbon operation technology. We are NOT sorry for doing this.
6 Sep

Solartwin
We pioneered PV pumping of solar water heating panels and the use of supercapacitors for energy storage in its dedicated solar controller.
6 Sep

Solartwin
We pioneered Kerr MacGregor’s amazing water-filled freeze-tolerant solar water heating panels, despite an industry boycott of innovation.
6 Sep

Solartwin
We pioneered (while industry viciously resisted) improvements in solar thermal safety in terms of legionella. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9v68zr213A&feature=youtube_gdata_player
6 Sep

Solartwin
In 1999 we pioneered low carbon solar panel surveying quoting and selling, using phone questionnaires complemented by aerial photos.
6 Sep

Solartwin
Some European banks would go bust if forced to recognise losses on government debts. Take OUT your £. Invest in solar. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/business-14798798
6 Sep

Solartwin
So what? So solar is what we need!
6 Sep

Which? News
WhichNews Which? News
by Solartwin
British Gas re-opens £400 boiler scrappage scheme http://go.which.co.uk/nWLNdg
6 Sep

DECC
DECCgovuk DECC
by Solartwin
With energy prices going up, how many British homes have been insulated? Latest stats published at 09.30 tomorrow
6 Sep

Global Zero
globalzero Global Zero
by Solartwin
Swiss nuclear smuggling suspects to face charges http://ow.ly/6mxgD via @ap
6 Sep

Huw Irranca-Davies
IrrancaDaviesMP Huw Irranca-Davies
by Solartwin
Just met with wave &tidal companies – many starting to look outside of England and Wales to invest, thanks to Coalition’s cold shoulder
6 Sep

Green Alliance
GreenAllianceUK Green Alliance
by Solartwin
How do we get to widespread greener living? Two competing change strategies go head to head http://wp.me/p15i9j-l4 &http://wp.me/p15i9j-lc #green
6 Sep

WRDC (Betsy &Kylee)
westernrural WRDC (Betsy &Kylee)
by Solartwin
RT @solarfeeds: Will Green Jobs Be The Only Jobs in the Future? http://solarfeeds.com/will-green-job &#jobs #green
6 Sep

Roger &Mike
SaveandGenerate Roger &Mike
by Solartwin
Now here is an analysis of the global and UK solar markets that is absolutely spot on I’d say. Well done Jeremy! http://dld.bz/apfyp
6 Sep

Mat McDermott
matmcdermott Mat McDermott
by Solartwin
20.8% of Germany’s electricity now from renewables. http://bit.ly/qE27Su Shows what political will, strong policy does.
6 Sep

Solartwin
@GreenSourceNews: Iceland goes on alert as volcano Katla nears eruption http://bit.ly/oQLNmE Keep your ash off my solar panels, please!
6 Sep

STV Holyrood
STVHolyrood STV Holyrood
by Solartwin
First Minister: renewables will revitalise Scottish economy http://bit.ly/mRUzYM #sp4
6 Sep

Solartwin
The renewables industry is fishy: a small pond populated by aspirant big fish.
6 Sep

edie.net environment
edie edie.net environment
by Solartwin
Third of general public can’t ‘be bothered to recycle’ http://www.edie.net/news/news_story.asp?id=20764&src=tw
6 Sep

Robert Kiyosaki
theRealKiyosaki Robert Kiyosaki
by Solartwin
Intelligent people are always telling you there are no opportunities. Entrepreneurs are seeing more opportunity now then ever.
6 Sep

Robert Worthy
Solaflair Robert Worthy
by Solartwin
Cut VAT to 5% for energy saving products! http://www.ukace.org/publications/ACE%20Warren%20Report%20(2011-09)%20-%20Cut%20VAT%20and%20create%20construction%20jobs.pdf
6 Sep

Solartwin
@AndyBuchanCEEC: @Solartwin MCS Who do you know?” 13, do I win a prize or am I unlucky? Lucky to be out of the fray: we eventually got in.
6 Sep

Solartwin

@chrispenders A pleasure to help, Chris. Greater MCS transparency is what we all need. Barry.
6 Sep

Solartwin
Read the MCS chairman’s report here. It has a few nuggets. CONSPICUOUSLY MISSING is any idea of convergence with BSI. http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/admin/documents/Chairmans%20Bulletin%20Issue%201%20-%20February%202011.pdf
6 Sep

Solartwin
Here is the new MCS “organogram”. http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/scheme-governance
6 Sep

Solartwin
Hidden away on the MCS site is the list of who actually sits on it. Here it is. Who do you know? http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/admin/documents/MCS%20Governance%20Structure_Membership%202011-07-22%20V1.2.pdf
6 Sep

Solartwin
Sign yourself up for MCS alerts NOW. Don’t get left behind in the regulatory rat-race. http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/news/sign-up-for-alerts
6 Sep

Solartwin
MCS is looking at the concept of making NEW standards for innovative products.
6 Sep

Solartwin
MCS flexibility – MCS looking at certification for PARTS of standards: Performance Assessor, Designer, Installing Only, Commissioning Agent.
6 Sep

Solartwin
What will the forthcoming report on solar thermal field trials say about solar water heating systems in UK &Ireland? EST will publish soon.
6 Sep

Solartwin

@ruskin147 Many thanks. Here’s a taste of how the solar industry has been: http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/fun/solar-trade-association-an-organisation-with-secrets
6 Sep

Bright Green Homes
brightgreens Bright Green Homes
by Solartwin
rising energy prices and renewable energy – interesting article in the guardian – http://tinyurl.com/3kyhao8
6 Sep

Solartwin

@TheoPaphitis The sun will be back.
6 Sep

Solartwin
You can help the planet by telling people right now that UK’s solar grants are due to be cut soon. USE IT OR LOSE IT.
5 Sep

Solartwin
Choose Solar Today. (Sandals not required).
5 Sep

Our Solar Britain
OurSolarBritain Our Solar Britain
by Solartwin
Ancient Greeks and Romans used to build their houses in the sun to keep them warm. Don’t be left behind. Solar power is ancient history.
5 Sep

Toby Ferenczi
TobyFerenczi Toby Ferenczi
by Solartwin
Very pleased the @Telegraph published @JeremyLeggett ‘s counter to the so far unbalanced media debate on green policies http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/earth/the-age-of-energy/8741600/Jeremy-Leggett.html
5 Sep

The MCS Community
TheMCSCommunity The MCS Community
by Solartwin
£550M green equipment finance launched: Image: http://www.edie.net/news/images/19826.jpg ‘First of a kind’ £… http://bit.ly/qiw3ca
5 Sep

Liz LainÈ
TreadingLightly Liz LainÈ
by Solartwin

@SophyRidgeSky Energy Bill bringing in min energy efficiency stds for rented properties, &finance mechanism to enable landlord investment.
5 Sep

HHP
HockertonHP HHP
by Solartwin
A third of farmers to invest in renewable energy: http://bit.ly/pKFgc1 Come and found out how at HHP on 29th Sept: http://bit.ly/ohxHJ8
31 Aug

Solartwin
@Eaterofsun: What s the point of science education? http://bit.ly/nGoIPL nice post: @jackstilgoe We need INVESTIGATIVE science education.
5 Sep

Solartwin
@fletchist: Obama’s air quality move looks mad until you look at US media &what he’s up against Will UK green energy survive t’Telegraph?
5 Sep

The DoNation
The_DoNation The DoNation
by Solartwin
The @Forum4theFuture triathletes are storming the sponsorship- they’ve saved almost 6tCO2. Help them pass the milestone? http://ow.ly/6j22V
3 Sep

Solartwin
@SylviaJR: Hunting inspirational #environmental heroes around the world. For TV prog. Suggestions? Try Kerr MacGregor. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rgIIHvjcw0&feature=youtube_gdata_player
5 Sep

Solartwin
@ruskin147: Looking for people to talk on radio about patents &innovation – not lawyers but entrepreneurs and scientists . We can help.
5 Sep

Solartwin
@ruskin147 We are a patent based solar business with an amazing story to tell about how the best innovations get stuffed by incumbents.
5 Sep

Solartwin
@melstarrs: Solar boom &bust: feed-in tariff RIP? http://www.yougen.co.uk/blog-entry/1732/Solar+boom+and+bust’3A+feed-in+tariff+RIP’3F+/ BUY SOLAR NOW. Before the evanescent grants pop again. Tell others!
5 Sep

Solartwin
@BloombergNow: Gold Rises as Growth, Debt Concerns Boost Demand http://bloom.bg/pevXFN Buy solar panels. Unlike gold, they do earn you money.
5 Sep

Solartwin
Using PV electricity to run the pump of a solar water heating system requires a clever new solar controller. Here it is. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPEY3wajOxo&feature=youtube_gdata_player
5 Sep

Solartwin
Solar innovation. That’s us.
5 Sep

Solartwin
The early bird catches the worm. (In this case: humungously generous solar subsidy.) EAT MORE WORMS.
5 Sep

Solartwin
UK’s solar panel subsidies will probably NOT even last for another year, at current levels / availability. USE your FIT / RHPP subsidy NOW!
5 Sep

Solartwin
So solar is going mainstream. Great!
5 Sep

Solartwin
The Sun. Free energy. Use it.
5 Sep

Solartwin
Instant phone quotes (not estimates) domestic Solar PV &Solar Water Heating. BOTH get grants. BUT for how long? Consider fitting both NOW.
5 Sep

Solartwin

@greenabode One could say 60W incandescent bulbs have been bayoneted (or screwed) by the new ban. NOT sorry for the “humour” yours is worse.
5 Sep

Solartwin
@eco_i: We waste a lot of time running after people we could catch by standing still… &we run abroad for energy we can catch on roofs.
5 Sep

Solartwin
@TopGreenEnergy: 100 Year Old Device Throws Electricity Bills Out the Window! http://079fd9c6.any.gs A SWITCH? Solar panels? Not a shunt wire
5 Sep

Solartwin
Two words to describe how future solar water heating systems need to start operating: ZERO CARBON.
5 Sep

Solartwin
We promote solar innovations. Stay ahead of the pack with Solartwin.
5 Sep

Solartwin
Look at the grim technical JUNK which the old solar heating industry use to corner the market against innovations. http://www.solartwin.com/PDF/Solartwin_response_to_ESTs%20solar_document_CE_131.pdf
5 Sep

Solartwin

@greenabode Gimme just a flicker of humour… Q: How many [insert plural noun] does it take to change a banned European 60W light bulb? A…
5 Sep

Solartwin

@carbonbrief @James_BG The nationwide Renewable Heat Premium for solar thermal is £300. I hope its readers think this grant is great value.
5 Sep

Solartwin

@consumerfocus “Public Accounts Committee start delayed…” Please will PAC examine RHI payments for NON-existent energy benefits scandal?
5 Sep

Emma Hughes
Solar_Editor Emma Hughes
by Solartwin
Farmers embrace renewable energy to add income to their stock: http://tinyurl.com/3me4tbx
5 Sep

Cornwall Energy
renewablesvoice Cornwall Energy
by Solartwin
Solar electricity to undercut coal generation (in parts of Europe) by 2013 according to EPIA report http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2106632/industry-solar-electricity-undercut-coal-europe-2013
5 Sep

Solartwin
Banks share values have halved. Take your money out NOW and put it to work on your roof – in the form of solar panels. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/business-14785694
5 Sep

Solartwin
Farmers buy home solar PV &solar heating installations. Large roofs, costly fuels, long intended residence &grants: RHPP/FIT are factors.
5 Sep

Solartwin

@greenabode Bright spark! The switchoff for 60W incandescents is currently filamenting Twitter up w deadly 60 s puns (socket to me) aarghhh.
5 Sep

Solartwin

@SecondNatureuk There is simple to install PV pumped solar thermal where everything is low voltage DC and largely off-the shelf. We do this.
5 Sep

Solartwin

@greenabode Watt? I think we are going for burnout on this one.
5 Sep

Scott Redding
Scott_Redding Scott Redding
by Solartwin

@ConHome Why are you publishing articles that dismiss climate science?
31 Aug

Jo Confino
joconfino Jo Confino
by Solartwin
True happiness is a completed sustainability report. See how Guardian holds itself to account http://bit.ly/XbcTu
31 Aug

Darren Johnson
DarrenJohnsonAM Darren Johnson
by Solartwin
New campaign to bring dutch style cycling infrastructure to London #Cycling embassy launch Saturday http://bit.ly/o1TMkC #londoncycling
31 Aug

Mark Baldwin
2979markb Mark Baldwin
by Solartwin
Northern Ireland RHI consultation launched http://www.raslres.eu/2011/09/northern-ireland-renewable-heat-incentive-rhi-consultation-launched/
3 Sep

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@greenabode Mourning incandescent light bulbs is surely a waste of energy…
5 Sep

greenabode
greenabode greenabode
by Solartwin
Brits lose £1bn per year due to lack of insulation .. #energy #saving .. http://ow.ly/6l0Bd
4 Sep

greenabode
greenabode greenabode
by Solartwin
10% of Brits ‘can’t be bothered’ to insulate their homes .. #energy #saving .. http://ow.ly/6l0Dw
4 Sep

greenabode
greenabode greenabode
by Solartwin
“Who wants to win the future by investing in harebrained ideas [like] solar panels and fast trains.” Sarah Palin 4 Sep

greenabode
greenabode greenabode
by Solartwin
China moves in on Western solar power industries 5 Sep

Solartwin

@swindonsolar By acting inclusively. By not claiming that mains pumped solar thermal is zero carbon / virtually zero carbon, for example.
5 Sep

Cornwall Energy
renewablesvoice Cornwall Energy
by Solartwin
Mayor of London Boris Johnson launches a £100mn fund to green the Capital s buildings. http://www.london.gov.uk/media/press_releases_mayoral/mayor%E2%80%99s-%C2%A3100m-boost-green-london%E2%80%99s-public-buildings
5 Sep

Our Solar Future
OurSolarFuture Our Solar Future
by Solartwin
Two villages in mid Cornwall are trialling renewable energy using a £500,000 government grant http://bbc.in/ogcH1B
5 Sep

Jeremy Leggett
JeremyLeggett Jeremy Leggett
by Solartwin
PM’s energy advisor “unconvinced” that green energy won’t lift household bills, as DECC claims. And what will same old energy do to bills?
5 Sep

carbon brief
carbonbrief carbon brief
by Solartwin
Daily Telegraph joins cost-attacks on green energy reforms http://tiny.cc/lc3m9 – Guardian follow-up http://tiny.cc/vtjxx
5 Sep

James Murray
James_BG James Murray
by Solartwin
Intriguing study from US showing 7 out of 8 insurers are still not addressing climate risks http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2106564/insurers-accused-failing-tackle-looming-climate-risks
5 Sep

Solartwin

@swindonsolar Agreed: when will industry incumbents be inclusive &NOT treat regulations / technical committees as market-breakers? Soon?
5 Sep

Solartwin

@swindonsolar Thanks – glad you enjoy our contribution to the (er, heated) solar debate. I hope change joins the sun on tomorrow’s horizon.
5 Sep

Solartwin

@SecondNatureuk @Skyline_Solar Great! Do you think PV pumped solar thermal should be formalised as “best practice”? Industry leaders don’t!
5 Sep

Solartwin
If solar folk offer you “Zero Carbon Operation Solar Hot Water”, then it should NOT be pumped OR controlled by mains electricity.
5 Sep

Solartwin
“Free Hot Water” CANNOT be clamed for MAINS ELECTRIC pumped solar heating. If you bought on this promise, ask for its leccy to be paid.
5 Sep

Solartwin
Solar Society Succeeds!
5 Sep

Solartwin
Looking forward to another busy but fun week putting solar panels on even more roofs in Britain and Ireland.
4 Sep

Solartwin
We innovate. Eg phone &aerial photo solar installation surveys for over a decade. We quote NOT estimate. 0344 567 9032. UK ROI nationwide.
4 Sep

Solartwin
@FrankCBucaro: …What DO U stand 4? #ethicalleadership – http://ow.ly/4AwzE Zero Carbon. Stop the renewables ind’y blocking innovation.
4 Sep

Tony Gallagher
gallaghereditor Tony Gallagher
by Solartwin
Energy bills to rise by £300 in startling No10 analysis of ‘green deal’ uncovered by @telegraph tomorrow. Cameron ‘very worried’.
4 Sep

Solartwin
@guardian: Is cheating at cryptic crosswords really cheating? Blog. http://bit.ly/oBGsGZ Using solar technical ctees for market control is.
4 Sep

Solartwin
We do TWIN solar technologies: solar PV electric panels AND solar water heating thermal panels (made in UK, freeze-tolerant and PV pumped).
4 Sep

Solartwin
@ftlucykellaway: Do teddies have a place in boardrooms? http://on.ft.com/oWr9FU Fee-paid “consultants” have seats on UK renewables tech-ctees.
4 Sep

Solartwin
@AlterEnergyNews: U.S. must invest in clean energy http://sns.mx/RTfHy7 WE ALL must invest. Not just USA.
4 Sep

Solartwin
@TJSHEATING: @Solartwin Great stuff, well done!!! Thanks Joel.
4 Sep

Solartwin
@EcoWarriorAndCo: @solartwin Cheshire!? Another continent?! Or are you “walking” to some where more exotic :-) Whoops! Ha! You are right.
4 Sep

Solartwin
@jackschofield: 4y old Chinese girl drives car on main road: YouTube video http://bit.ly/mRwVUY Hope this is faked… Thee @
4 Sep

Solartwin
How many applications are there for solar thermal in swimming pools? This training video compares each. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDlrafq6QeU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
4 Sep

Solartwin
UK renewables under fire over “costing 5% of GDP” claim. http://reut.rs/nTFn3k
4 Sep

Solartwin
Our solar future aims to be zero carbon.
4 Sep

Solartwin
National Geographic TV: see them SAWING up Solartwin solar panels. AAARGHHH!
3 Sep

Solartwin
UK Advertising Standards Authority names 17 SOLAR companies including 3 this week. http://www.solartwin.com/uk-advertising-standards-authority-informally-resolves-cases-with-numerous-solar-companies
3 Sep

Solartwin
What Price Solar? http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/offers/solar-quotes-prices-solar-hot-water-solar-electricity-pv
3 Sep

IV Energy
IVEnergyUK IV Energy
by Solartwin
1,252 Peaceful Protesters Arrested Opposing Tar Sands Pipeline at the White House http://bit.ly/pL66Ri
3 Sep

Solartwin
@solarthermalmag: Q: What will we do with used nuclear fuel for the next 10,000 years? http://fb.me/Me5CFoGk A: MUTATE.
3 Sep

Solartwin
Solar PV and solar thermal (PV pumped, of course, is what we do. We are solar specialists AND solar innovators.
3 Sep

Solartwin
@T_O_P_Life: @Solartwin Thanks for the RT’s ~ In Chester on the 23rd, OK if I drop in? Please do. We have a seminar on 13 Sep too.
3 Sep

Derek Deighton
T_O_P_Life Derek Deighton
by Solartwin
RT @MyEdegree: “The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” -Robert Maynard Hutchins
3 Sep

Derek Deighton
T_O_P_Life Derek Deighton
by Solartwin
RT @SolarShirley: Nuclear expert says Fukushima radiation coming to USA, massive cover-up under way http://bit.ly/nRoSna via @HealthRanger
3 Sep

Solartwin
Imagine a solar heating collector array which delivers as much heat in winter as in summer. R&D: not in production yet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hn3N7WngMEg&feature=youtube_gdata_player
3 Sep

Solartwin

@BreakingNews Delighted. Some time please investigate the market rigging &manipulations in the renewable energy / microgeneration market.
3 Sep

Solartwin
My personal memories of Kerr MacGregor, who was UK’s foremost solar inventor. SO SO honoured to have worked with Kerr. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rgIIHvjcw0&feature=youtube_gdata_player
3 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is fun. To our thousands of fantastic customers: we really value your custom, feedback &customer referrals. Thank you so so so much.
3 Sep

Solartwin
We are recruiting right now. Top communicators, graduates and people with passion for techy sales and surveying posts.
3 Sep

Solartwin
Why are there so few green energy jokes? Are we all being too precious? Come on: please tell some NOW!
3 Sep

Mohammad Al-Qahtani
MFQahtani Mohammad Al-Qahtani
by Solartwin
A friend argued: “corruption &injustice have existed since early days!” I asked what’s the solution? “Waiting help from God”, he answered!
3 Sep

Solartwin
@EcoWarriorAndCo: @solartwin There will be cake!!!!! Thank you :-) Yum – enjoy – while we party in another continent.
3 Sep

Solartwin
Zero carbon, not just low carbon, is what we strive for. Please join us, and take a critical look at our past tweets. Some are challenging.
3 Sep

Solartwin

@millsideheating Agreed, Mark. We find supervised solar selling means duff claims and doorslam closes are nonexistent. Regards from Barry.
3 Sep

Solartwin
@thedancingflea: H &C in Bournville ecohome use 3742.5kWh energy each/yr UK ave 13,500kWh! #suswow We are PROUD to supply Bournville VT!
3 Sep

Solartwin
@energysection: When is the renewable energy boom going to be?… http://bit.ly/gmdXd9 When old fuel prices boom, or earlier with subsidy.
3 Sep

WhyGREENPower.org
WhyGREENPower WhyGREENPower.org
by Solartwin
We are now running out of gas and oil, we must prepare quickly for change, to the use of permanent renewable energy, like #solar ~ J. Carter
3 Sep

Solartwin
Buy a heat pump = go green. CORRECTION: NUCLEAR.
3 Sep

Solartwin
If you buy a heat pump, will a disproportionate amount of the electricity which it consumes actually be nuclear?
3 Sep

Solartwin

@GreenieBrit Some of our solar thermal customers were subjected to gas meter fraud investigations, because their summmer bills were so low!
3 Sep

Dr. Alan Zimmerman
Dr_Zimmerman Dr. Alan Zimmerman
by Solartwin
The secret of success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching. Check it out http://ow.ly/4uFgn
3 Sep

Solartwin
@solar_bud: Just got telesales call trying to sell me solar panels – that’s a first! She was surprised to hear I’m all kitted out! GREAT!
3 Sep

Solartwin
@TobyFerenczi: @Solartwin …DECCs heat pump targets are crazily high! Because of the need for nuclear shoe-in?
3 Sep

Solartwin
Will Best Practice in Renewable Energy Marketing Soon Mean Life Cycle Analysis &Validated “Years to Energy Breakeven” Performance Claims?
3 Sep

Solartwin
Will Best Practice in Solar Panel Sales Soon Mean Supervised Salespeople?
3 Sep

Solartwin
Will Best Practice in Solar Water Heating Soon Mean PV Pumping?
3 Sep

Solartwin
How does “large deployment of heat pumps mean nuclear dependence”? Because HPs are hungry at night and in winter. Nuclear NEEDS heat pumps.
3 Sep

Solartwin

@TobyFerenczi Key factor is that large deployment of heat pumps &nuclear are interdependent, so UK energy industry is pro-nuclear, anti-PV.
3 Sep

Solartwin
@SolarProUK: German renewables passed 20% in first half of 2011….. http://ow.ly/6jL9k #solar #renewable Fantastic. It CAN be done!
3 Sep

Solartwin
@TobyFerenczi: @Solartwin Graph of Germany’s energy mix in 2050 – see how solar balances wind. http://pic.twitter.com/nT9ZqJY Thanks Toby. Powerful.
3 Sep

Solartwin
For hard hitting news &comment on the microgeneration / renewables / solar world – follow us. For greenwash please don’t. See past tweets
3 Sep

Babs Smith
SolarProUK Babs Smith
by Solartwin
Solar to produce lion s share of world s energy in just 50 years http://ow.ly/6jOUl Check out the to benefits http://ow.ly/6jOUm
3 Sep

Solartwin
@TobyFerenczi: @Solartwin Graph shows Germany’s energy mix 2050 – how solar balances wind. http://pic.twitter.com/nT9ZqJY So HOW to persuade DECC?!!!
3 Sep

Solartwin
Solar’s moving mainstream. Thank you to the minority of self declared “green ghetto”/”early adopters” who sustained solar for past decades.
3 Sep

Solartwin
If folks you know still doubt how hot solar heaters get then please show them this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=retth4pqVHU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
3 Sep

Solartwin
Do twin coil solar cylinders probably need shunt pumps for strict legionella compliance? Hot debate. Short video clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrLRbC3XnMY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
3 Sep

Solartwin
Solar cowboys video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWj8jw4O1Sw&feature=youtube_gdata_player
3 Sep

Solartwin
Follow the green energy road. Its destination is security.
3 Sep

Bricks and Bread
bricksandbread Bricks and Bread
by Solartwin
Environmental regulations come under spotlight in ‘red tape challenge’ http://gu.com/p/3xj6q/tw via @guardian
2 Sep

Stretton Climate
EcoWarriorAndCo Stretton Climate
by Solartwin
Thank you! @guardian One-stop guide to the facts of global warming, from the science and politics to economics and technology
31 Aug

Solartwin
@EcoWarriorAndCo: Happy Birthday to us :-) Not so New Kids on the Block  We ll soon be 4 years old! http://ow.ly/6gM9E Congratulations.
3 Sep

Solartwin

@chrispenders How can the industry ensure CONTINUITY of markets though? The stopstart scenarios are still present. We want to offer careers.
3 Sep

Solartwin
@TobyFerenczi Toby please resend your graph showing how PV is essential to the annual energy mix. We MUST get PV listed as a strategic fuel.
3 Sep

Toby Ferenczi
TobyFerenczi Toby Ferenczi
by Solartwin
@OurSolarFuture Why the Committee on Climate Change and the UK gvmnt undervalue #Solar and #FITs http://bit.ly/pIwupG
31 Aug

terry christian
terrychristian terry christian
by Solartwin

@AndyPacino You have to keep asking the right questions. Why the UK and not elsewhere in Europe. We’re a corrupt society from top down
1 Sep

Solartwin

@bobseegee I was asked for £££ by an ex envt minister.
3 Sep

Solartwin
@NajibCherif: Which countries are seen as most corrupt? (CNN): Share with Friends: http://feedzil.la/mZuX1A UK has the most polite corruption.
3 Sep

J. Bruce Gabriel
NEPatriots01752 J. Bruce Gabriel
by Solartwin
Don Trump correctly recommends “25% tax” on Chinese goods. US solar industry fades- China s shines: http://bo.st/n2h7Tk via @addthis @magov
3 Sep

Solartwin
Do you care that some of the “experts” sitting on UK’s renewable energy market-breaking tech-ctees earn huge fees for “regs consultancy”?
2 Sep

Solartwin
UKs solar thermal industry uses a proponent of SECRET SABOTAGE to write regs, chair BSI, tickle markets: Chris Laughton. http://www.essex.ac.uk/ecpr/events/jointsessions/paperarchive/grenoble/ws14/plows_wall_doherty.pdf
2 Sep

Solartwin
Official webpage: the Office of Fair Trading’s Off Grid Market Study, which includes microgeneration and solar. http://www.oft.gov.uk/news-and-updates/press/2011/35-11
2 Sep

Solartwin
OFT Off Grid Market Study looks at solar panels, heating oil etc. 3.5M UK households are off the gas grid w high heat costs. Reports in Oct.
2 Sep

Solartwin
O ro ero zero… Z Ze Zer Zero Carbon Solar Technology. Yes: the best.
2 Sep

Solartwin
YES £300 FREE CASH from UK govt for your solar water heating system. Funds are running out so GET YOUR RHPP VOUCHER NOW. https://secure.est.org.uk/scheme/view/rhpp
2 Sep

Solartwin
£150K free to social housing for renewable heating eg solar thermal. Off gas grid homes preferred. VERY short timetable. http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Generate-your-own-energy/Sell-your-own-energy/Renewable-Heat-Premium-Payment
2 Sep

Solartwin
Givvusan S Givvusan O Givvusan L Givvusan A Givvusan R. Whaddayagot? Panels!
2 Sep

Solartwin
More factors affecting the BENEFIT people get from solar thermal: Mains electric pumps or PV pumps, level of insulation of store and pipes.
2 Sep

Solartwin
Multiple factors affect the BENEFIT people get from solar water heating: panel size, shading, hot water use / timing / backup heating, etc.
2 Sep

Solartwin
Go solar for a BRIGHT future!
2 Sep

Solartwin
This is a GREAT time for solar in UK with FIT grants for PV, and RHPP grants for solar thermal. Amazing!
2 Sep

Solartwin
We do solar PV and solar thermal (PV pumped, of course). UK 0344 567 9032 call us now.
2 Sep

Solartwin
With Solartwin solar water heating systems you often don’t HAVE to buy a costly new hot water cylinder. You can CHOOSE.
2 Sep

Solartwin
Antifreeze replacements in solar water heating are now a thing of the past!
2 Sep

Solartwin
Zero carbon solar? Using a PV pump in a solar water heating system removes the 20% carbon performance penalty of old mains pumped solar.
2 Sep

Solartwin
Solar so fun.
2 Sep

SESUK
SESUK SESUK
by Solartwin
the insurance liabilities of nuclear are balanced by the climate risks of emissions ,renewables are cheaper than nuclear, finally admit?.
8 Aug

swaldman
swaldman swaldman
by Solartwin
New Scientist article on wave energy testing at EMEC: http://is.gd/qoA2cQ
27 Aug

Richard Murphy
RichardJMurphy Richard Murphy
by Solartwin
Caroline Lucas is putting down a whole series of questions to Osborne on UK Swiss tax deal – thank heavens for a courageous politician
1 Sep

WikiLeaks
wikileaks WikiLeaks
by Solartwin
Dear governments, if you don’t want your filth exposed, then stop acting like pigs. Simple. http://wikileaks.lu/support.html
31 Aug

SESUK
SESUK SESUK
by Solartwin

@stephenfry Hot &Sunny here!,light wind for the wind farm ,solar panels at maximum,free fruit in adundance from local woods why t long face
2 Sep

Solartwin
Both solar PV and solar thermal are now state-subsidised in UK: a welcome concurrence. The market for BOTH is now wider than “green ghetto”.
1 Sep

Lennie Appelquist
eco_i Lennie Appelquist
by Solartwin
In just one hour, the earth receives more energy from the sun than the entire world uses during a whole year.
1 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is fun.
1 Sep

Solartwin
Visit UK’s Advertising Standards Authority. SEVENTEEN SOLAR companies named. Are ASA doing what REAL CODE FAILED to do? http://www.asa.org.uk/ASA-action/Adjudications.aspx?SortBy=Date&SearchTerms=Solar&Type=4#irc
1 Sep

Solartwin
The British renewable energy technical regs and associated guidance MAKE or KILL markets: some ctees which set them are very political.
1 Sep

Solartwin
In UK the renewable energy technical regs are decided partly on merit but predominately on influence. This means incumbency, votes and fees.
1 Sep

Solartwin
Is it OK for chairs of UK’s leading renewables regulatory committees to take payments for regulatory type consultancy in the SAME sectors?
1 Sep

Solartwin
Solar Trade Assoc UK chose a serial FALSE performance claimer as its Chairman. Why will he not resign?
1 Sep

Solartwin
BSI allows a self-proclaimed proponent of secret anti-corporate sabotage to chair its solar-thermal committee! Google: Laughton Ecotage.
1 Sep

Solartwin
@WhichConvo: Watching #bbcwatchdog?… Healthy competition in energy market? @BBCWatchdog Not for renewables. This market is rigged.
1 Sep

Solartwin
Solar is fun. Have you tried solar panels?
1 Sep

Solartwin
Welcome to #SolarAngel999 our 700 th follower.
1 Sep

Solartwin
@michaelchatman: Innovation is central to economic prosperity. – Michael Porter We know, but UK’s old solar brigade block innovation.
1 Sep

Solartwin
If PV pumped solar heating systems had entered the market first, would mains pumped systems have ever existed? What do you think?
1 Sep

Solartwin
@Simon_Nixon: Euro bank stocks down ave 30% this yr, UK banks down 50%… Stick your money up on your roof in the shape of solar panels.
1 Sep

Solartwin
@csljohnkirby: @solartwin Yes, both quality &efficiency very important. Look into deals before signing up. Yep, people shop around lots.
1 Sep

Solartwin
Shifting strategic alliances! Nuclear &heat pumps now declare a love-in. Will heat pumps boost demand for night time nuclear? AND PRICE?
1 Sep

Solartwin
Choosing solar thermal and the soon to vanish £300 RHPP subsidy? Consider PV pumped systems, reusing existing cylinder &forget antifreeze.
1 Sep

Solartwin
Choosing solar PV for FIT income? Consider technologies and brands, warranties, price-performance, company size &how you feel about them.
1 Sep

Richard Blight
carbonsensemgmt Richard Blight
by Solartwin
Chaotic UK biomass demand in danger of fuelling landgrab in developing countries | link2portal – http://bit.ly/r3TCsq via @AddThis
1 Sep

oeva.org
OEVAorg oeva.org
by Solartwin
The US DOE reports that there are 3154 public charging stations. Electric now surpasses CNG, E85, &LPG. http://fb.me/17isqi9FX
1 Sep

Solartwin
@FuturePowerGen: Panda poo could be used as bio-fuel http://dlvr.it/jltyG is there also a role for flea sweat?
1 Sep

Solartwin
EST report on solar water heating field trials in UK &Ireland scheduled for publication this month. Hoping it helps consumers choose well.
1 Sep

Solartwin
Blue sky and bright sun all day in Cheshire. Amazing how the solar inquiries are streaming in today. Solar sells like ice cream.
1 Sep

Solartwin
End fraud in the renewable heat industry. Stop govt wasting money paying RHI on NON-EXISTENT energy benefits. Ask yr MP. http://www.solartwin.com/stop-performance-fraud-solartwins-response-to-the-non-domestic-rhi-consultation
31 Aug

Peter Roche
PeterRoche3 Peter Roche
by Solartwin
Investigation into fire at Sizewell #nuclear station http://tinyurl.com/3cz485y
31 Aug

Peter Roche
PeterRoche3 Peter Roche
by Solartwin
Traces of internal #nuclear contamination found in 45% of children tested in #Fukushima http://tinyurl.com/6gz8va9
19 Aug

Solartwin
We do solar PV, &solar thermal (only PV pumped, of course) nationwide UK &Ireland. Domestic &trade. Installations &kits. 0344 567 9032.
31 Aug

Solartwin
Zero Carbon Operation Solar. So good. So so easy. So so so green.
31 Aug

Solartwin
We innovate simpler safer superior products at great prices. We are disruptive. No apology. Innovation means the solar old guard get tetchy.
31 Aug

Solartwin
The Legionella and solar water heating issue is a time bomb. That is why a past STA chief exec (DM) ordered me WITH THREATS to shut up.
31 Aug

Solartwin
More techy discussion: solar water heating water storage conditions &legionella safety. Solar industry: WAKE UP! Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnKh9mdjImA&feature=youtube_gdata_player
31 Aug

Solartwin
Why we offered FREE legionella safety upgrades to the 31 Aug

Solartwin
The day is getting closer, when, instead of most people asking: “Why DO you have solar panels on your home?” they ask: “Why do you NOT…”
31 Aug

Our Solar Future
OurSolarFuture Our Solar Future
by Solartwin
U.S. Solar Product Exports Increased by 100% Since 2010! http://bit.ly/nCnm1w
31 Aug

Jeremy Leggett
JeremyLeggett Jeremy Leggett
by Solartwin
Two US solar companies go bankrupt in August. Watch solar’s enemies now reload on”solar a waste of money”. Then check back in a few years.
31 Aug

Jeremy Leggett
JeremyLeggett Jeremy Leggett
by Solartwin
Apple takes out a second solar patent. http://bit.ly/o3ITuh Watch out, old energy thinkers. Think twice before tweeting your prejudices?
29 Aug

Solartwin
We turn cleantech patents into commercial success.
31 Aug

Solartwin
GREAT FUN (but intensive) solar thermal installers seminar, 13 Sep Chester UK. Amazing info – PV pumped solar heating. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/training-seminars/solartwin-seminar-13th-september-2011
31 Aug

Solartwin
@TJSHEATING Inspired by your tweet I have just made a new web page on solar and combi boilers. Many thanks Joel, Barry. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/basic/plumbing-in-solar-thermal-to-a-combi-boiler-combination-boiler-geyser
31 Aug

Solartwin
ASA and Worcester Bosch Resolve Things “Informally”. What things? http://www.solartwin.com/uk-advertising-standards-authority-informally-resolves-cases-with-numerous-solar-companies
31 Aug

Solartwin
Campaign for dodgy claims for mains pumped solar, eg: “free hot water”, “zero carbon operation” to stop. Tell ASA here: http://www.asa.org.uk/Complaints/How-to-complain.aspx
31 Aug

Solartwin
How many household solar supplier names do you recognise on the ASA’s “informally resolved cases” web page? http://www.asa.org.uk/ASA-action/Adjudications.aspx?SortBy=Date&SearchTerms=solar&Type=4#2
31 Aug

Solartwin
This is how we plumb Solartwin solar water heating systems into combi boilers. How do others do it? http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/fun/plumbing-in-solar-thermal-to-a-combi-boiler-combination-boiler-geyser
31 Aug

Solartwin
What is Carbon Clawback in Solar Water Heating? This essential performance criterion explained – SIMPLY – here. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/benefits/carbon-clawback-and-coefficient-of-performance-in-solar-water-heating
31 Aug

The Green Guide
GreenGuideUK The Green Guide
by Solartwin
Global warming fears rise in developing world – FT.com – http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/9ec3dde6-d17f-11e0-89c0-00144feab49a.html
30 Aug

Solartwin
Is it time for consumer-failing, self-serving, “self-regulation” processes of the renewables industry to have a formal, STATUTORY footing?
31 Aug

Solartwin
There is widespread failure of self-governance in the renewables industry. Some of the worst rot is in the solar water heating sector.
31 Aug

Solartwin
We ended up referring some of these solar players to ASA because the REAL Code was too “industry-led” to take them on. http://www.asa.org.uk/ASA-action/Adjudications.aspx?SortBy=Date&SearchTerms=solar&Type=4#2
31 Aug

Solartwin
Solar companies dominate this page at the Advertising Standards Authority Website. http://www.asa.org.uk/ASA-action/Adjudications.aspx?SortBy=Date&SearchTerms=solar&Type=1#2
31 Aug

Solartwin
Time 4 solar thermal industry leaders to LEAD NOT FOLLOW on: Legionella, Coefficient of Perfomance, Life Cycle Analysis, Performance Claims.
31 Aug

STA
thesolartrade STA
by Solartwin
Time for leaders to lead: I just demanded that they put solar panels on their homes. Join me at www.PutSolarOn.It
9 Mar

AndyAllanCO2
arallan1 AndyAllanCO2
by Solartwin
EU climate change commissioner in Lithuania to talk about climate change issues. Domestic issues on agenda. Drumming up support for 30%?
31 Aug

Greenpeace
Greenpeace Greenpeace
by Solartwin
THANK YOU to everyone who has joined the #Detox campaign: Adidas is going toxic-free, the company has just announced! http://bit.ly/qSXhcj
31 Aug

Solartwin
MCS governance needs alignment with BSI governance right now.
31 Aug

Solartwin
Legionella safety = black cloud hanging over the Solar Thermal &Heat Pump industries worldwide. Who will recognise this &upgrade all regs?
31 Aug

Solartwin
Are there formal moves afoot to relocate MCS into BSI? PLEASE can somebody official confirm or deny?!!!
31 Aug

Solartwin
We now do solar surveys on VIDEO SKYPE! Point your iphone at your roof, answer some questions, get a price for your own solar installation.
31 Aug

Solartwin
Solar so good.
30 Aug

Solartwin
Renewable energy quiz (with answers). http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/fun/renewable-energy-quiz-20-questions
30 Aug

Solartwin
@stuart_matthews: Saudi Sunrise! http://instagr.am/p/Ltv0L/ We love the sun. Happy Eid.
30 Aug

Solartwin
Solar energy is incredibly abundant, relatively evenly distributed compared to most other renewable energy &easy to collect. Go solar now!
30 Aug

Solartwin

@canadiansolar1 Sure please email kit best price lists, 1-4 kWp, evidence of superior quality warranty and terms.
30 Aug

Solartwin
“Why will your solar WATER heating system not power my LIGHTS?” and 8 other outlandish solar questions. http://www.solartwin.com/solartwin-features/fun/9-funny-solar-questions
30 Aug

Solartwin
Do you REALLY think that any bank is really the best place for your money? Even when solar PV offers 8-10% return on capital for 25 years?
30 Aug

Peter Gardett
petergardett Peter Gardett
by Solartwin
Can it be? US #Solar Sector Beats China (says the solar industry group) http://aol.it/qKOWdi #energy
30 Aug

Solartwin
@_Northumberland: Fears more countryside under pressure from wind farmers. http://bit.ly/nfxzE9 Not roads pesticides acid-rain extinctions?
30 Aug

Our Solar Future
OurSolarFuture Our Solar Future
by Solartwin
2010 was a record-setting year for the US solar PV manufacturing industry http://bit.ly/rqmdiS
30 Aug

Solartwin
@DanielKFoisy: The sun is up, the sky is blue, it’s beautiful, and so are you. – The Beatles Also: sunsunsun here it comes!
30 Aug

Solartwin
@TreadingLightly: Energy efficiency 4 houseboats? Presume like park homes, only worse? http://tinyurl.com/4yxp85o We do solar thermal on boats.
30 Aug

Solartwin
We love solar!
30 Aug

Solartwin
We do disruptive new technology solar thermal and mainstream solar PV. More and more clients want BOTH!
30 Aug

Solartwin
Not all solar thermal technology is the same. PV pumped or not? Antifreeze chemicals or water? One day installation or two? Your choice…
30 Aug

Solartwin
Recruiting the best graduates for solar sales and surveying jobs, based in Chester UK.
30 Aug

Solartwin
We are currently recruiting an engineer to work in house on solar installation quality management. Based Chester UK.
30 Aug

Solartwin
Happy to be recruiting people again and handling many new solar leads and orders: both PV and thermal.
30 Aug

Solartwin
Besides solar PV quoting, interesting that we now also see an upsurge in solar thermal inquiries, now that the £300 RHPP subsidy is running.
30 Aug

Solartwin
Loads of solar inquiries came in over the bank hol weekend. People aware now that the days of generous grants for solar PV may be numbered.
30 Aug
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Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Released

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DECC announce they are doubling the RHPP grant for solar thermal from £300 to £600

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Solartwin DIY reviews

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