In fact the town's estate agents will tell you that solar panels are rarely mentioned as a feature in their house sales.
Although the Government announced some welcome improvements to its feed-in tariff proposals (such as increasing tariff payments with inflation), the scheme is still predicted to contribute just two per cent of UK electricity by 2020, despite research which shows that the scheme could generate three times as much with increased tariff payments.
Green energy: the way forward to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels
"With the new energy feed-in tariff due in April, there’s no better time to install solar
electric panels or small wind turbines and start generating your own power," he will say in a presentation to local residents, echoing the message heard by those who attended Budleigh's first science festival on 5 February http://budleighbrewsterunited.blogspot.com/2010/01/hot-topic-in-february.html
So what are the implications of the new tariff for consumers? What does the Government hope to achieve from it? And how can you capitalize from it? Jonathan Davis will have the answers when he hosts an informal and informative presentation about solar energy – and the new tariff – at Exmouth Community College's Telfer Centre on Monday 22 February 2010.
doing nothing will become increasingly expensive."
Jonathan’s talk – “Money for watts? Renewable energy and the new domestic feed-in tariff explained” – is at the Telfer Suite, Exmouth Community College (Gipsy Lane site) on Monday 22 February, 7.30-9.30 pm. The evening also features a beginners’ guide to funding. Admission is £3 and includes tea and biscuits. All proceeds go to Transition Town Exmouth.