to provide solar energy systems nationwide
Sundog Energy, one of the UK's leading renewable energy companies, announced today that it has entered into partnership with green electricity provider, Good Energy. The relationship will see Sundog's solar energy systems promoted nationwide to all Good Energy customers.
Sundog Energy has put together three solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for Good Energy which will suit the needs of a wide range of customers. Anyone who installs one of these systems will be able to generate cost-free and carbon-free electricity. Good Energy will also pay them 10p for every unit of electricity they produce, including the units they use on site, under their award-winning Home Generation scheme. Homeowners who are interested in “going solar” can now complete a simple on-line survey at www.goodenergyshop.co.uk and then select an appropriate system.
Cumbria-based Sundog Energy designs, supplies and installs systems that generate electricity from solar or wind energy. Since the company was established in 1995 it has installed hundreds of systems across the UK, totalling over 1 megawatt of renewable energy or the equivalent of over ten thousand 100Wp PV modules.
Martin Cotterell, Managing Director of Sundog Energy, said “We are delighted to have forged a link with Good Energy which reflects the common environmental and ethical stances of the two companies and the goal we share to tackle climate change by promoting the use of renewable energy. Good Energy is the only dedicated 100% renewable electricity provider in the UK and by working with them we can help more individuals to generate their own electricity.”
Juliet Davenport, Chief Executive of Good Energy, said “Sundog's technical know-how and genuine customer service brought them to our attention; we were also impressed by their commitment to keeping the environmental impact of their work as low as possible. Sundog is an ideal partner for Good Energy and we look forward to working with them.”
The total amount of PV electrical generation capacity installed in the UK in 2007 was 3810 kWp (3.81 MWp or megawatts peak)*. This compares to 3400 kWp in 2006 and 2700 kWp in 2005. The UK's total PV generation capacity increased by 21% during 2007, reaching a total of 18 MW. Government support through the Low Carbon Buildings Programme and other grants funded approximately 83% of the total new capacity.
To put these figures from the UK in context, the amount of PV generation capacity installed in Germany in 2007 was 1100 MWp** (i.e. over 280 times more than in the UK), bringing its total installed capacity to 3,800 MWp (ie. over 210 times more than in the UK).