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It’s Not About the Money, Money, Money… - 8th April 2014 The UN’s latest and most comprehensive climate panel report states that there is overwhelming evidence to prove that climate change is definitely happening; it’s real and it’s posing a significant threat to, amongst other things, food security and humankind itself. It’s also clear that human-induced warming is likely to lead to large-scale and potentially irreversible changes in ... Continue reading
Side Stepping the DNO - 3rd April 2014 The power has shifted to the hands of the District Network Operator (DNO) when submitting plans for solar PV. There are already many areas of the country where networks are struggling to take more large scale installations.  Local infrastructure, in some areas, is simply inadequate to take the added load of electricity generated by solar PV without expensive upgrades. Unless already schedul... Continue reading
Don’t Let Capital Delay Your Renewable Project - 12th March 2014 According to government statistics, over 80% of people in the UK are in favour of renewable energy, with the return on investment and ongoing benefit of reduced energy costs making renewable technologies significant assets.  However, despite the benefits, lack of funding is still one of the most common reasons for commercial projects to stall.  This small hurdle is well worth overcomin... Continue reading
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
Tagged: Solar Panels
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
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
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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