According to Swanson’s Law, solar PV tends to become 20% cheaper for every doubling of cumulative shipped volume. Solar energy costs have continued to decrease steeply for decades. in 1977 solar panels cost $77 per watt, compare that to 2016 where the cost had fallen as low as $0.36 per watt.
Latest figures from the Internation Energy Agency show that electricity generated in the UK continues to get cleaner, with emission rates per unit of electricity at their lowest for over 100 years. The biggest contributor to this is the development and continued investment in offshore wind. In fact, figures show that the UK has the largest offshore wind capacity in the World, and has done so since 2008.
Heat pumps are becoming an increasingly popular choice for rural housebuilders, however many developers have still never used heat pumps on their developments. With oil prices rising, and heat pumps becoming more desirable for homebuyers, we think now is a good time to scrap traditional oil and LPG boilers and make the switch to heat pumps.