Category: Solar PV and Battery Storage

“Dragon Tamer” Uses Whole House Back-up System to Protect Seadragons from Devastating Power Cuts

February 13, 2024 by Greg Bishop

An ultra-dedicated and passionate aquarium hobbyist has invested in a whole house battery back-up system, one of the first in the UK, to protect her precious seadragons in the event of a power cut. Deborah Corker, known in the world of marine aquarium hobbyists, as the Dragon Tamer, suffered a devastating power cut a few Continue Reading

“Some Grid Suppliers Are Big Rip-off Artists – It’s Best Insulating Yourself as Much as You Can”

December 01, 2023 by Greg Bishop

A company has had its commercial energy spend slashed and its grid dependency reduced after their forward-thinking landlord invested in a new solar PV system installed by NGRE. Retired engineer and businessman, Angus Fleming, saw the addition of a new 180-panel PV system to his commercial premise as a great investment opportunity but also as Continue Reading

Rooftop Solar Panels Could Generate Two Nuclear Power Stations Worth of Electricity

November 17, 2023 by Greg Bishop

Two nuclear power stations worth of electricity, or 7GW – that’s how much energy could be generated by households in England if all areas matched Peterborough’s example. The analysis by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), used Government data showing that Peterborough has the highest proportion of homes with rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) panels Continue Reading

NGRE are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer Status

November 10, 2023 by Webmaster

The Tesla Powerwall The Tesla Powerwall is a rechargeable home battery system designed to maximise your home’s energy independence. That means backup power and a smaller carbon footprint for your home, and potentially savings on your electricity bill.Powerwall is an intelligent system that can be customised to your energy needs, with the ability to charge Continue Reading

NGRE Helps College with Facility to Train Future PV Installers

October 14, 2023 by Greg Bishop

NGRE has joined forces with Abingdon & Witney College to create a new facility which will train the next generation of PV installers and help plug the green technology skills gap. Experts in renewable solutions, NGRE, installed solar panels on a mocked-up domestic pitched-roof, creating a solar PV training rig at the College’s Renewable Technology Continue Reading

NGRE helps Homeowner Solve “Tricky” Planning Problems on Listed Property

September 27, 2023 by Greg Bishop

When Howard Bell sort to install a solar renewable energy system to power his Grade II listed property he knew it could be “tricky.” The Oxfordshire resident had already had another solar PV installation on a former stable, now holiday-let annex, pass through planning smoothly, but the main house would be a different proposition. Listed Continue Reading

Health Centre Generates from Dawn and Dusk with Spread of PV Panels

September 05, 2023 by Greg Bishop

A new solar PV installation at a health centre can generate power right through the day following a decision to mount solar panels on East and West facing roofs to bolster those South-facing. Marcham Road Family Health Centre in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, wanted the maximum number of panels possible for their new renewable energy installation, with Continue Reading

More UK Homes turn to Low-Carbon Technology

August 22, 2023 by Greg Bishop

NGRE Proud to be at the Forefront – but more needs to be done Recent news that the first half of 2023 saw the most ever installations of renewable technologies doesn’t come as a surprise to NGRE. Data from the official standards body for renewable technologies, MCS, shows that in the first six months of Continue Reading

Never Heard of Perovskite? NGRE thinks you soon will as companies gear-up to produce “Super PV”

July 25, 2023 by Greg Bishop

NGRE has been keeping a close eye on recent news featuring perovskite. You might never have heard of it, but you will soon, as it is being heralded as the future of solar PV, set to provide the world with high-performance, low-cost renewable energy. What is Perovskite? Perovskite is a naturally occurring mineral which can Continue Reading