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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:28 pm 
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Hi all.

I am researching solar photovoltaic and the Feed-In Tariff for my dissertation - in particular public opinions on the topic. For those who don't know the Feed-In Tariff pays you to generate your own energy at home.

If you are interested in domestic solar energy and the returns available under the Feed-In Tariff please take a look at my guide which is hosted here:

http://www.housingenergyadvisor.com/blog/fact-sheet-solar-pv-photovoltaic-fit-tariff/

Whilst you are there if you could quickly complete my questionnaire (link provided on the above page) that would be excellent and will assist me greatly in my studies.

Anyone who completes the questionnaire will be entered into a prize draw for £20 worth of high street vouchers! Just PM me and I will enter you into the draw.

All information will be kept confidential and no personal details are required.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:20 pm 
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Joined up Government at it's best and the sooner they scrap the harebrained scam the better.

Robin hood used to rob the rich and give to the poor, :thumbright: What we have now is rob to poor and give to the rich.

Perhaps you hadn't thought of who pays for all this free units, Let me tell you anyway, The poor/working class that can't afford fancy PV units. ::b


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Must agree with Scruff.

If they pay about 40p per unit and the customer is charged about 12p per unit, where is the rest of the money coming from? Don't say 'government grants' because the only money the government has is from the tax payers, and excise duty payers like us poor sods. So the 'cheap' electric ain't really cheap at all, just paid for by 'back-door' charges.

And only really the rich can afford to get involved in all this 'green crap' about saving the earth.

What is wrong with letting companies build nuclear power stations and major hydro systems on river mouths?
Putting panels on house roofs makes the neighbourhood look unsightly, and they are reliant on sunshine, as wind turbines are reliant on wind. Neither are suitable for supplying power 24 hours a day.

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I completed the survey in some detail. I fully expect my comments to be disregarded as those of a 'sceptic' and earth-hating-polluter. I couldn't give a flying fcuk. The whole Solar/PV and wind turbine scheme is a total load of bu££sh1t. Germany have already reigned in FITs payments and other EU countries are following suit having seen it for what it really is.

Only our moronic politicians carry on the farce. It defies technological, financial and moral belief that schemes such as FITs are allowed. Some poor pensioner is going to DIE because of the greed of some people who dine off the fact that they are 'doing something to save the earth' - w@nk3rs, the lot of them.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:07 pm 
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Dave,
You shouldn't hold back on your beliefs, next time say it as it is. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:06 pm 
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Hi guys,

Thanks for your feedback. Not only is it very useful to my research but is also makes for some entertaining reading!

kellys_eye I can assure you your comments will not be disregarded. I am out to evaluate the public opinion on this topic, whether it is positive or indeed negative, and so as a member of the public your opinion will be treated in equal regard to all other opinions.

Unfortunately I can't get too heavily involved in the debate on here as it may 'skew my results' but the comments above are certainly very relevant to the scheme as a whole.

If anyone else cares to share their opinion on this or simply find out more please take a look at the link in my original post and leave your comments in the last question of the questionnaire.

Thank you all for your participation,

Tom


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I was at a mates last week and his neighbour was having solar PV fitted. It's not something I would ever consider to be honest.

I'd love to know how they fix the panels to the roof without damaging it?

Also does your house insurance increase when you fit these panels?

Where does the £2 go from this equation-

A 2.5kW system in a typical UK location is expected to generate around 2035 kWh (units) of electricity per year. This will:

•Return around £912 per year in tax free FIT payments
•Save around £122 per year on annual electricity bills
•Return combined FIT payments and electricity bill savings of £1032 per year

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:38 pm 
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I`ll be looking into this if it saves that much!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:41 pm 
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£11,000 to install and saves £1000 a year!?!?

Errr.. why do this?


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cje001 wrote:
£11,000 to install and saves £1000 a year!?!?

Errr.. why do this?


We have to save the planet. :lol: :lol:

£11K is a cheap job. :roll:

Read the Robin hood comment, only the rich can afford it, and it its paid for by the Surfs. :roll:


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thescruff wrote:
cje001 wrote:
£11,000 to install and saves £1000 a year!?!?

Errr.. why do this?


We have to save the planet. :lol: :lol:

£11K is a cheap job. :roll:

Read the Robin hood comment, only the rich can afford it, and it its paid for by the Surfs. :roll:


Yes i see now, i thought they would install it for free!!!!


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There is a scam sorry scheme where they install it for free, and they keep the profit for the next 50 years.


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You can get it installed for free. But then you don't get the FIT payments.

You do get the kWh it generates for free. Just don't expect any free kWh during the night!

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Stoday wrote:
You can get it installed for free. But then you don't get the FIT payments.

You do get the kWh it generates for free. Just don't expect any free kWh during the night!


How do you get them fitted for free?


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cje001 wrote:
Stoday wrote:
You can get it installed for free. But then you don't get the FIT payments.

You do get the kWh it generates for free. Just don't expect any free kWh during the night!


How do you get them fitted for free?


you rent your roof to a company that gets all of you generation bonus
you get some or all the generated kw for free and nothing else

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