Government ambitions to accelerate the deployment of solar energy
Following the recent highly publicised hike in energy prices and uncertainty in international markets, the government has set clear ambitions to scale up the use of solar energy across the country, with the aim of boosting Britain’s energy security. With the deployment of solar, Britain will become more energy secure while providing significant cost savings […]
What companies can do to become more sustainable
A large portion of British businesses are making the shift to becoming a greener business, while placing sustainability at the forefront of their priorities. Companies are looking to recover from the effects of COVID-19 and grow their business, and sustainability is a driving force of this. It is more important than ever for businesses to […]
Eco2Solar achieve Best Company to Work For status
Eco2Solar is proud to announce we have been awarded a 1 Star Best Companies accreditation status, recognising us as an organisation which values its people and signifies a ‘very good’ level of workplace engagement. Just like the way that the Michelin star system signifies excellence in the hospitality sector, Best Companies’ star-based ratings system is […]
Eco2Solar partner with Viridian Solar on Fusion Forest tree planting initiative￼
Eco2Solar is proud to be part of Viridian Solar’s 'Fusion Forest' programme, an initiative aimed at reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere while restoring natural forest ecosystems. For every Clearline fusion solar PV panel we purchase from Viridian, the company plants two trees. A partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects sees native trees planted in […]
Countryside agrees three-year preferred solar partner deal with Eco2Solar
We’re delighted to announce we’re now Countrysides’ preferred solar PV partner. Countryside, who have ambitious growth plans, have signed an agreement with us to install their solar PV requirements for developments in the next three years. Ryan Mee, Group Commercial Director at Eco2Solar, said: “We’re over the moon Countryside has chosen us as their solar […]
Which renewable energy sources offer the most cost-effective Part L compliance solution?
The new Part L regulations - a stepping stone towards the Future Homes Standard due around 2025, which come into effect in June 2022 - will require the planning and implementation of a solution that meets compliance targets, contributes to lower operating costs and is cost-effective and sustainable for developers to roll out across future […]
10 things you need to know about the new Part L Building Regs
(1). The Future Homes Standard will happen in two stages. The full set of standards will come into effect in 2025, while the Part L Uplift element – which will deliver a 31% improvement on current sustainability and energy efficiency standards over 2013’s building regulations – will take effect from 1st June 2022. (2). This […]
What risks do housebuilders face if they don’t plan ahead for Part L?
Since the Part L Uplift to the new Building Regulations will change both the internal and external components of new build homes, the next 10-11 months will be a critical time for housebuilders. They’ll need to conduct extensive design work to determine whether solar is feasible and fit-able on the roof elevations of new plots, […]
Why Solar PV is the fastest route to meeting new Part L Regulations
As the new Part L Building Regulations begin to gain momentum, the majority of medium and volume housebuilders have started to design and plan how they’ll meet the required Uplift to Energy Efficiency requirements in new homes from 1st June 2022. This uplift aims to deliver a 31% improvement on current Part L sustainability and […]
Should housebuilders act now to prepare for Part L of the new building regulations?
The Part L Uplift to energy efficiency requirements in the new Building Regulations stipulates that from 1st June 2022, all new homes in England must be built in line with the new regulations. The only exception is if planning permission has been submitted and approved before that date; a caveat that will no doubt see […]
What will part l of the new building regulations mean for future homes?
The forthcoming Future Homes Standard, set to be implemented in 2025, will see the housebuilding industry take a giant leap towards helping the UK government meet its 2050 net zero target. Through this initiative, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) aims to shrink carbon dioxide emissions in new build homes by up […]
E.ON completes deal to acquire stake in Eco2Solar
We have today announced the completion of an agreement that will see UK energy supplier E.ON purchase a 49% share in Eco2Solar. Commenting on the completion of the deal, CEO Paul Hutchens, said: “Eco2Solar is really pleased to have E.ON on board. Together we will be much stronger, and E.ON’s international presence and breadth of […]
Giving back to those in need
It’s been a challenging year for all of us, but for those who have lost their jobs, are struggling to buy food or are facing homelessness, 2020 has been unimaginably hard. In the absence of our usual Christmas get together this year, Eco2Solar wanted to do something to support those who have been most affected […]
A new dawn for UK solar
Eco2Solar have officially installed the most solar PV installations from Solar Trade Association (STA) members this year, according to the Association’s 2020 Impact Report – a fantastic achievement in a year that hasn’t exactly gone to plan! The Solar Trade Association is the leading specialist group for solar and energy storage in the UK and […]
Report finds UK housing market contributes billions to national economy
Recent research published by the House Builders Federation (HBF) and Knight Frank has identified the staggering economic value of the UK property market. While the sector’s contribution to the UK economy is widely acknowledged, the research report notes that until this research was conducted, there wasn’t a tangible monetary value associated with that contribution. The […]
Eco2Solar reaches record carbon offset figures
When Paul Hutchens first formed Eco2Solar to install solar energy, he had a vision to help combat the effects of climate change by making solar standard on all homes. At the end of the first year of installing solar PV, Eco2Solar had installed solar PV systems on a total of 94 properties throughout the […]
What features do buyers expect from a New Build?
In the last of our series on what today’s homebuyers want, we looked at the features people would expect to see as standard in any New Build property. Environmental features rated very highly in the responses, with 27% rating thermostats or smart plugs as most important, followed by double glazing or insulation (23%). Many […]
The most desirable property features right now
In this month’s series, we’ve explored how the pandemic is influencing what people want from a home. Today, we look at the property features homeowners value the most. In our poll of over 25,000 Brits, we found that space is the now the most in-demand feature, with 43% of respondents seeking more indoor space […]