Solar Panels Scotland:The Smart Energy Revolution
The digital age is taking over and it seems that even energy supplies are getting “smart”. In recent news, it has been announced that the “smart energy” revolution will ensure that the UK does not suffer blackouts. The NIC (National Infrastructure Commission) have announced that the UK is leading the world in a Smart Power Revolution and in the future the nation could be saving £8bn a year. Millennials are using energy like never before an it appears that in the future technological advances in the energy sector will reduce the need to build new traditional power stations in Britain.
What Is the Internet of Energy?
You may have heard the term IOT (Internet of Things) being used in mainstream media over the past couple of years, however, it is no the IOE (Internet of Energy which is grabbing consumers attention. It has been discovered that in the future “internet of energy” will allow fridges, washers, and dishwashers to help balance energy demand. Internet of Energy can be explained as an integrated dynamic network infrastructure based on standard and interoperable communication protocols. Once these networks interconnect the Internet allows units of energy (locally generated, stored, and forwarded) to be transmitted when and where it is needed. Making it one of the most efficient ways to generate energy. The UK energy sector is changing and The NIC have reported that: Two-thirds of our existing power stations are expected to close by 2030 as our coal, nuclear, and oldest gas fired power stations reach the end of their lives.
Smart Energy Statistics
National Grid UK executive director Nicola Shaw has argued that between 30% and 50% of fluctuations on the electricity grid could be reduced by homes and businesses that adjust their demand at peak times. Ms. Shaw told the BBC that: “We are at a moment of real change in the energy industry. From an historic perspective, we created energy in big generating organisations that sent power to houses and their businesses. Now we are producing energy in those places – mostly with solar power” The smart energy revolution is changing the way homes and businesses are using energy across the UK. Technology is driving the energy industry and businesses can now use energy flexibly through new controls and online software. As Scotland we have seen the rise of renewable energy first hand. We are currently living in a digital revolutions and the move towards flexible energy use is supported by the National Infrastructure Commission. The World Energy Council is developing new energy software and it is soon to be the biggest change in 21st Century energy – alongside solar power.
The Rise of Solar Power: Solar Panels Glasgow
There has been a surge in solar panel installation in recent years due to the support for user by the government. More than 80% of the British public support solar power and it is the most popular source of energy. There are many reasons why people support solar power.
- There are 670,000 domestic solar homes in the UK, with at present about 150,000 extra homes going solar every year (August 2015).
- Solar is also owned by thousands of businesses, farmers, schools and community groups.
- Solar is expected to account for around £10 or 12% of the £83 Social and Environmental costs levied on bills this financial year.
- 10% of the UKs renewable power comes from solar power, or 1.5% of total UK electricity (up from nothing in 2010).
Our Solar Panels Glasgow team have helped thousands of customers move across to solar energy, The government in the UK are promoting household renewable energy through the Feed-in Tariff. If your home is generating its own electricity you could save money on your energy bills. The government pay for every kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity that is generated through the Feed-in Tariff (FiT). Rates for your energy per kWh vary. The amount you will get depends on your system, what technology you have installed, and when the system was installed. In central Scotland, a 4kWp system could, on average, pay out £400 a year! The Feed-in Tariff can help you save £65 on most energy bills every year. At DMS we are experts at fitting and maintaining renewable energy sources. If you would like to find out more about smart energy or solar installation, call us today!