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TGE Group Joins British Farming Awards Judging Panel - 20th October 2014 Rupert Higgin, Managing Director of TGE Group has been part of the judging panel for the British Farming Awards 2014.  “We were delighted to be asked to help with the judging of the ‘Renewables Innovator of the Year Award’.  We are one of the few companies in the UK with experience of multi technology renewable installations in farms, giving us the knowledge to judge the entr... Continue reading
Sea of Rooftop Solar Potential - 10th September 2014 Industry comment by Rupert Higgin, TGE Group Managing Director Once again, it’s all about to change.  As of 1st April 2015, and two years earlier than planned, the Government is pulling the plug on the Renewable Obligation (RO) scheme for new solar farms with a capacity greater than five megawatts.  The changes come in the wake of a period of sustained growth in ground-mounted sola... Continue reading
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Three Self-Contained Biomass Units Commissioned - 1st August 2014 Summer 2014 sees the commissioning of three commercial, self-contained biomass projects, designed and installed by TGE Group.  Each project is for a different sector, care home; school and golf club, yet they all share high heat requirements and were keen to upgrade costly, outdated heating systems. Another aspect that each project has in common is that space was at a premium and the b... Continue reading
When Renewables Make Business Sense - 3rd July 2014 The case for renewables is often the subject of much debate, but there are certain sectors for which it clearly makes good business sense whether it’s due to a company’s location and proximity to resources or simply because of their high energy use, explains Stephen Davies, from renewable specialists, TGE Group. For businesses with large roof spaces or south facing roofs, there is cl... Continue reading
Out and About – with the TGE Group Installation Teams - 10th June 2014 This month our installation teams are stretched from Essex to Lancashire and across to Norfolk working on a wide range of renewable and energy efficiency projects.  We are definitely seeing a change in installation types with over 40% of our business now comprising of heat projects, such as heat pumps and biomass.  More commercial rooftops are in the pipeline for solar PV as commercial cus... Continue reading
It’s Not About the Money, Money, Money… - 8th April 2014 The UN’s latest and most comprehensive climate panel report states that there is overwhelming evidence to prove that climate change is definitely happening; it’s real and it’s posing a significant threat to, amongst other things, food security and humankind itself. It’s also clear that human-induced warming is likely to lead to large-scale and potentially irreversible changes in ... Continue reading
Side Stepping the DNO - 3rd April 2014 The power has shifted to the hands of the District Network Operator (DNO) when submitting plans for solar PV. There are already many areas of the country where networks are struggling to take more large scale installations.  Local infrastructure, in some areas, is simply inadequate to take the added load of electricity generated by solar PV without expensive upgrades. Unless already schedul... Continue reading
Don’t Let Capital Delay Your Renewable Project - 12th March 2014 According to government statistics, over 80% of people in the UK are in favour of renewable energy, with the return on investment and ongoing benefit of reduced energy costs making renewable technologies significant assets.  However, despite the benefits, lack of funding is still one of the most common reasons for commercial projects to stall.  This small hurdle is well worth overcomin... Continue reading
What are we up to? - 24th February 2014 Installing renewable energy is a large financial commitment and many of our clients find it reassuring to know what projects we have done and what we are currently working on.  A look through our case studies may provide enough information, however, these provide only a snapshot of the hundreds of renewable installations that we have completed. February 2014 was a busy month for new enq... Continue reading
Happy Chickens Go Green for Christmas - 12th December 2013 Chickens on a Shropshire poultry farm will enjoy a green Christmas this year as we complete the installation of a new water source heat pump. This latest installation is the third in a row of poultry and game farm renewable installations that we have completed this autumn.  However, it is the first using the water temperature of a nearby lake to provide space heating for the two rearing... Continue reading