Thanks for demanding a fair price for solar power
Ministers decided if you installed solar after March 2019, you will no longer get the ‘export tariff’ which pays you for the surplus power you export to the grid for use by others.
7000 solar fans wrote to our MPs demanding a fair price for solar. Thousands more signed our petition to the minister. 50 of us headed to parliament on a cold December morning to form Westminster’s first pop up solar farm.
The government listened - and put out a new policy much quicker than expected! The big electricity companies will have to pay people for the power they produce. Solar owners can pick the best deal using this handy league table.
Thank you for standing up for solar.
About the campaign
We’re fighting for a fair deal for solar. Read more about the campaign.
For the last few years we’ve been working to make solar powered trains a reality in the UK - and this summer will see the first set of solar panels plugged in!
After thousands of us asked for a fair deal for solar, the government has finally brought out their new idea.
If you think grey skies, drizzle and early starts can stop us, you’d be mistaken.
The government wants to stop people being paid for the surplus energy their solar panels produce. It’ll be donated to an energy company instead. Read more about our campaign to put that right.
Solar power is older than you might think...
10:10 and Imperial College London have invented a clever bit of tech that means you can plug solar panels directly into the railway to power trains.
In 2012, Bradford Cathedral entered the history books as the first UK cathedral with a solar roof.
In Nottingham, the world's largest biogas bus fleet is hitting the road, and Sweden's largest pension fund is divesting from companies violating the Paris Agreement.
For some elderly council tenants in Cannock Chase, there's a regular choice between heating and eating. The answer, that reduced bills by £150, was solar.
"Community energy has brought training opportunities to young people in Hackney. People across the borough have been inspired by the project, and have started plans to make it happen on their estates too.”
“Electric trains are already the greenest form of public transport – this solar roof gives our passengers an even more sustainable journey.” Plus, Blackfriars bridge looks mega cool.
“There was a woman who told me that thanks to the solar panels she could now buy Christmas presents for her kids."
24 hour ping pong, a purple garden party and match funding all donations to our solar fundraiser. If ever there was a weekend to give some solar, this is it!
Camden, north London, has a brand new mural commemorating Prince's solar philanthropy.
How 10:10’s old solar panels are helping refugees in Greece keep in touch with loved ones and stay connected to the world.
One was an award winning social enterprise tackling climate change in Oxfordshire. The other was a local company with the highest percentage of electric-hybrids in a UK bus fleet...
Hospitals need lots of energy for the important work of making people better. For these hospitals, clean power is the answer.
If only the government would let them...
Introducing the farm that got solar and didn't stop there but used the revenue raised from the Feed-in- Tariff to fund local projects for education and sustainability.
Government policy changes may have put a spanner in the works for our community solar project in Manchester, but there's (sun)rays of hope shining through.
Whether it's powering our screens or scanning the stars, solar is doing some pretty amazing things.
Solar might seem at home on our rooftops, but those panels are popping up everywhere!
Lymm community energy have installed 265 solar panels on local schools.
Introducing Look Up: a fun, free phone app that lets you find the best places to put solar panels in your local area.
Schools out for summer, and for most that means six weeks of sandcastles and sports. And, for some schools around the UK, it also means solar panels.
We love solar farms. Not convinced? Take a look at this one, in Balcombe, to see why it's so awesome.
Turns out some of our furry friends are super in to the transition to a lower-carbon world.