Solar Power UK 2011, the largest ever solar event in the UK opens it doors to industry on the 26th of October. Bringing together over 160 companies engaged in the UK solar industry, the Birmingham based event is an ideal opportunity for high energy users to understand how solar power can be used to “lock in” energy prices for energy intensive industries and buildings. Companies like Thames Water, Toyota, Anglian Water, Sainsburys, Network Rail and IKEA have already started building solar systems on their building stock.
Right now there are very attractive government payments for generating renewable electricity on buildings whereby the building owner is paid a tariff (Feed in Tariff) of up to £.43p per kW hour generated. On top of this solar system owners benefit by offsetting existing energy costs against what they use for energy they self generate. At the moment retail prices are close to 14p per kW hour and rising. The cost of solar systems has come down dramatically in the past six months to around £2,300 per kW installed, giving a capital payback period of around 5 years or less for most systems. The government payments however continue for 25 years making the return on investment tremendous.
By attending the event in October you will learn just how to take advantage of this and be able to talk directly with system integrators, government officials and other industry representatives. For example there are case studies delivered by:
- Toyota on why they installed 10MW of solar this year in the UK on their car manufacturing plants
- Thames Water installing 10 separate installations on their high energy use water treatment plants
- Birmingham and Swindon councils on installing solar on their community buildings
- Bloomberg looking at the rising cost of energy
- Government on how the Green Deal, Green Investment Bank, Feed in Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive can help your members deal with the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)
The Minister for Energy, Greg Barker will be there in person to explain the government’s commitment. With literally hundreds of commercial tenders out there in the market place right now, this event will give your members the chance to progress their plans to green their businesses, lock in energy prices for 25 years and make money.
Onsite Generation is increasingly important, so ELN will be covering the event and has negotiated a 30% discount for readers to attend this excellent event. The unique discount code is SPUK_ energyconf30. Please click here to find out more about Solar Power UK 2011.
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