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Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy
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ericgarmin



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:09 pm    Post subject: Which energy supplier uses solar the most to generate energy Reply with quote

I'm just curious. I know the big six don't have the best energy mix, as far as environmentally-friendliness goes. But surely there must be some energy supplier in the UK that generates say 3% of their energy from solar?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this article:

https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-how-the-uk-generates-its-electricity

Which is quite useful.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I have found an answer anyway: Good Energy has 24 per cent solar energy in its energy mix.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, Eric. I haven't welcomed you before because we are a bit suspicious of newcomers initially, especially those who offer short postings on items which haven't been accessed for a while. We do suffer from quite a few spammers.

You might have noticed that any reference by name to the room where food is cooked gets transmuted to "wearedodgy" because we have had a lot of spam on that subject. We also don't like the tax avoidance policies of that mail order company which has usurped the name of the world's greatest river so that gets trashed to avoid giving it the sustenance of public acknowledgement.

Anyway, welcome again and thank you for your contributions.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
Welcome, Eric. I haven't welcomed you before because we are a bit suspicious of newcomers initially, especially those who offer short postings on items which haven't been accessed for a while. We do suffer from quite a few spammers.

You might have noticed that any reference by name to the room where food is cooked gets transmuted to "wearedodgy" because we have had a lot of spam on that subject. We also don't like the tax avoidance policies of that mail order company which has usurped the name of the world's greatest river so that gets trashed to avoid giving it the sustenance of public acknowledgement.

Anyway, welcome again and thank you for your contributions.


Thank you kenneal - lagger. I did not know I was posting on items that were old. Interesting to read about the "wearedodgy" section. Rest assured I aint' no spammer. Wouldn't have anything to gain from being one.

Look forward to contributing more Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slightly off-topic but the community wind farm that I have a small (0.2%) share in has been commissioned and started generating. I am both a supplier and customer for my electricity company. I supply more than I consume and by the laws of diffusion some of the electrons that flow through my meter will have started their journey from my small piece of Welsh hillside. I am using a solar panel to trickle charge the battery on my diesel car, because we now drive it so little the battery keeps going flat.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the Awel windfarm, Ralph? I'm thinking of putting some money into that one.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't be a customer as we're completely off grid.

It's quite amusing when I get phone calls asking if a company can quote for my electricity contract or who my supplier is. It usually takes about three goes before they realise that "we make our own" means that they can't connect to us.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
I wouldn't be a customer as we're completely off grid.

It's quite amusing when I get phone calls asking if a company can quote for my electricity contract or who my supplier is. It usually takes about three goes before they realise that "we make our own" means that they can't connect to us.


Aren't they curious to know how you do it when they find out you make your own?

I know somebody who was "let go" from a sales call centre because they let their curiosity get the better of them. I take it you just mumble "solar panels"?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No sale so most of them just hang up. The most intelligent question I usually get is "What do you mean, make your own?"
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kenneal - lagger wrote:
No sale so most of them just hang up. The most intelligent question I usually get is "What do you mean, make your own?"


Fair enough.

Speaking of spam, what is the policy with regards to links? I linked to a decent article before. If I link to any more I find will I be penalised? I want to know what constitutes spam so I don't fall foul. Cheers Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ericgarmin wrote:
kenneal - lagger wrote:
No sale so most of them just hang up. The most intelligent question I usually get is "What do you mean, make your own?"


Fair enough.

Speaking of spam, what is the policy with regards to links? I linked to a decent article before. If I link to any more I find will I be penalised? I want to know what constitutes spam so I don't fall foul. Cheers Smile


Welcome,

Links are fine, within reason, provided that you have no financial or other interest in the company or product linked to, and provided that the link is relevant to the discussion.
If you DO have an interest in the product or company, then a link may be acceptable provided that your interest is declared.
Try to avoid links to the mail order supplier that have a large river named after them !

We do not have very formal rules here, most people behave at least somewhat responsibly.
Established members have been banned for improper behaviour, but not often, probably less than a dozen in total, ever.
Those who join simply to advertise are deleted without mercy or consideration.

There is nothing wrong in adding to long dormant threads, indeed this can be preferable to starting a new discussion on the same subject.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adam2 wrote:
ericgarmin wrote:
kenneal - lagger wrote:
No sale so most of them just hang up. The most intelligent question I usually get is "What do you mean, make your own?"


Fair enough.

Speaking of spam, what is the policy with regards to links? I linked to a decent article before. If I link to any more I find will I be penalised? I want to know what constitutes spam so I don't fall foul. Cheers Smile


Welcome,

Links are fine, within reason, provided that you have no financial or other interest in the company or product linked to, and provided that the link is relevant to the discussion.
If you DO have an interest in the product or company, then a link may be acceptable provided that your interest is declared.
Try to avoid links to the mail order supplier that have a large river named after them !

We do not have very formal rules here, most people behave at least somewhat responsibly.
Established members have been banned for improper behaviour, but not often, probably less than a dozen in total, ever.
Those who join simply to advertise are deleted without mercy or consideration.

There is nothing wrong in adding to long dormant threads, indeed this can be preferable to starting a new discussion on the same subject.


Righto! Thank you!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've also found the supplier who uses the most onshore wind as its energy source - Ecotricity, with 79.91 per cent.
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