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Solar News 21 May 2010. Why are so many people going for solar right now?

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Solar panels + solar energy. Solar power & solar hot water. Hot times for solar water heating.

Dear Solar Enthusiasts,

Why are so many people choosing solar heating – right now?

A record number of homeowners ordered our award winning zero carbon operation solar water heating panels last month (May 2010) because, I think, of the following factors:

High solar season is approaching!

Midsummer’s day is only a month away. Domestic solar water heating is bought rather like ice cream – more in summer – so we have brought extra solar installers on board to cope with rising demand for Solartwin solar panels. Average June sunlight energy levels contain about six times more energy that December’s. Grab this summer’s solar energy bulge!

Political and economic change...

UK’s “Low Carbon” Capital grants may be about to get the chop. These popular cash grants of £400 in most of UK, but higher, at 30% in Scotland, will probably end very soon. Every day our new government is announcing new spending / cutting decisions and people don’t want to miss out. While in most places the grants approvals process is instant, in Scotland it can take over a month. By the way, you pre-apply for grants. We can tell you how. Many Solartwin customers are applying right now and getting their funds pre-allocated against their names. Before they run out.

Most banks are today paying pitiful interest rates, while inflation is over 3%, so investing in solar can seem attractive, especially given that the Government may bring in a “Renewable Heat Incentive”. This “RHI” is a proposed 20 year annual subsidy (wow!) to solar heating panel users. On top of fuel savings, RHI means tax free income of well over £100 per year per Solartwin – if it happens according to the recent consultation. So people are ordering now to take advantage of the certainty of a low carbon grant (before it runs out) and the possibility of a renewable heat incentive. Today’s short overlap time is a golden opportunity. One thing’s for sure.: if or when the government announces the renewable heat incentive, the capital grants will get the chop on the same day.

VAT on DIY solar may even go up from 17.5% to 20%. People are rushing to beat this rumoured rise by sending their DIY kit orders in now. You can take delivery later. There are also murmurings that rate of VAT on energy may go up from today’s 5% to 10% or even higher. The price of solar installations (not DIY kits) which currently only attract 5% VAT would then follow suit. Even a 5% increase in VAT on solar installations would add around £200 to the price of a typical installation. So again, people are rushing to order now, in case fuel VAT shoots up, dragging up the cost of solar heating along with it.

The pound is on a downwards slide. While this is super duper for UK tourism, because visitors to UK pay less to enjoy our great country, it also means that the price of fuel is, again, likely to go up. So to protect against the unknown, people are ordering solar now.

Solartwin is a demonstrably greener solar water heating system.

Invented in Scotland, Solartwin has a 2 year energy payback, according to independent research at Bath University. (Financial payback will be much longer.) Competing solar water heating systems can take about twice as long. So, Solartwin is superior by being a verifiably greener solar thermal.

Solartwin survey method is usually non-intrusive. You just phone and we can usually quote. No nonsense. The facts. No unsupervised double glazing salesmen telling you performance and payback porkies – as Which? magazine has once again exposed. This cuts mileage, carbon emissions and costs, so you can have a quality product at a good price: usually under £4000. Quoting by phone, besides being a greener and more honest was of doing business, also makes makes solar more affordable.

Solartwin is zero carbon in its operation. De-jargonised, this means that you don’t have to plug our system into the mains in order to get it to work. This clever design removes the 20% carbon clawback associated with old styles of solar water heating systems. In a typical old solar installation, for every net tonne of CO2 which they save, a quarter of a tonne of CO2 has whooshed up a power station chimney to join our already overloaded atmosphere – just in order to run its unneccessary, mains powered pump. Instead, at Solartwin, we only offer zero carbon operation solar water heating systems. To power its pump, each installation has its own dedicated solar electric supply. So we as green as possible.

Conduct, credibility and accrediation.

We only offer to do what we can actually do. We don’t overclaim. We try to help people who have been mis-sold solar heating systems to recover their deposits. We even have a special section on our website for this. The Solartwin solar collector is eligible for (any remaining) Low Carbon capital grants because it has Europe’s to accrediation, the Solar Keymark. It is also eligible for the (proposed imminent) Renewable Heat Incentive. Our company are accredited installers under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme. Plus we are members of the REAL code of conduct. We are even asking for it to toughen up so that it will comprenensively end environmental false claims, because it currently permits these, as you will see in the Which? solar video below.

We have a great team!

You will enjoy speaking with us. We focus only on solar, we care about the planet and we want to make you happy. We can usually fit your installation in less than one day. Call us – we all look forward to hearing from you. 0344 567 9032.

All these factors, some factors being certainties, and some economic factors being less certain, mean that people are choosing Solartwin today. I invite you to choosing to go solar, with Solartwin now. If you speak to us about your home, we’ll do almost all of the work and we will help you apply for any remaining grants – with ease!

Sunny regards from Barry Johnston from Solartwin.

PS Here are some fascinating videos:

1/ Controversial Which? magazine solar mis-selling report – comedians and cowboys.

2/ Demo: Solartwin heating water to 80C in under 10 minutes

3/ Why choose zero carbon solar?

4/ Convert a car into a solar panel!

PPS That was all about solar hot water. We also install solar electric systems which are eligible for subsidy. Just call for a quote. 0344 567 9032.

PPPS Please feel free to forward this letter now to friends and family, if you think that they might be be interested in seizing the moment.


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