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Panels are better than Pensions, says Minister
- 3rd March 2014
Installing solar panels on household roofs is a better investment than a pension, says energy minister Greg Barker. He has suggested that anyone approaching retirement should consider putting some of their savings into solar panels because they can provide a better financial return than a traditional pension.
It’s hardly surprising the minister has been championing investment in sola... Continue reading
What are we up to?
- 24th February 2014
Installing renewable energy is a large financial commitment and many of our clients find it reassuring to know what projects we have done and what we are currently working on. A look through our case studies may provide enough information, however, these provide only a snapshot of the hundreds of renewable installations that we have completed.
February 2014 was a busy month for new enq... Continue reading
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Energy Efficient Landlords Plan Ahead
- 29th January 2014
Prior preparation and renewable energy could be key for landlords needing to comply with new government legislation from April 2018. The Energy Act 2011 states that it will be illegal to let any property with an Energy Performance Rating (EPC) of F and G from that date.
A range of action is necessary to ensure residential and non-residential buildings reach the mark and TGE Group is alre... Continue reading
Accolade in Repeat Business
- 25th January 2014
How can we gauge a job well done? Depending on size of project, this may be a quick “thank you”, a customer referral, or call back for an extension or a different technology. In the case of big names such as the NHS, E.ON, Bellway Homes and McCarthy & Stone the greatest accolade we receive is in multiple, repeat business.
We are delighted to be working on our fifth heat pump instal... Continue reading
Happy Chickens Go Green for Christmas
- 12th December 2013
Chickens on a Shropshire poultry farm will enjoy a green Christmas this year as we complete the installation of a new water source heat pump.
This latest installation is the third in a row of poultry and game farm renewable installations that we have completed this autumn. However, it is the first using the water temperature of a nearby lake to provide space heating for the two rearing... Continue reading
More Heat Pump Installations for Bellway Homes
- 9th December 2013
Our projects keep getting bigger for Bellway Homes, one of the UK’s leading house builders. We are currently working on our third heat installation for its new Riverside development in Barking, Essex.
Last year we completed the design and installation of an air source heat pump to supply heating to 47 apartments. Our second project was bigger again, with the design and installation... Continue reading
TGE Group Completes E.ON Energy Centre Installation
- 3rd December 2013
E.ON’s new £3million Energy Centre at Skypark in Devon is proudly wearing TGE Group’s solar panels. The 250kWp array, commissioned this month, will help provide sustainable power to local businesses at the new Skypark, close to Exeter Airport, and to 3,000 homes in the neighbouring village of Cranbrook.
If anyone wants to verify our design and installation capability, we urge t... Continue reading
Record Breaking Happy Birds
- 19th November 2013
Poultry and game farmers have much to gain from installing renewable energy. With heaters and fans used 24-hours a day, these businesses are more exposed than many to escalating fuel costs. Over the last 12 months, we have installed a range of bespoke systems for poultry farmers, from heat pumps and solar PV to solar thermal and biomass. Each system is designed to reduce energy costs, ... Continue reading
Half MW Ground Mount Solar PV Replaces Miscanthus
- 18th November 2013
A Shropshire farmer has switched from biofuel crops (miscanthus) to solar energy. The TGE Group installation team are busy working on this 500kWp ground mounted solar PV array with the 2,000 panels now in place and work moving onto the AC electrical cabling.
Ground mounted solar PV yields more electricity per hectare than the equivalent biofuel crop, making the system an excellent, l... Continue reading
Megawatt Biomass Nears Completion
- 15th November 2013
Our heat installation team is busy at Nocton Nurseries in Lincolnshire installing an impressive 1MW biomass boiler district heating system, supplying heat to over five acres of greenhouses.
The advanced design of this system is based on a Schmid boiler, well suited to specialist fuels. In this case, these will be straw briquettes, a waste recovery product manufactured on site.
We h... Continue reading