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The solar panel-opedia – a brief history of solar PV technology

The solar panel-opedia – a brief history of solar PV technology

1st Oct 2020
Welcome to the SunGift solar panel-opedia, your one-stop-shop for all things solar PV. We'll be winding our time machines back a couple of centuries to the discovery of the photovoltaic effect in 1839. Our journey will…
How much energy can my solar panels generate?

How much energy can my solar panels generate?

1st Oct 2020
It is now possible to live a lifestyle where you generate much of the energy you use on your own roof. So, you can greatly reduce your reliance on buying in electricity from your supplier.…
Smart Export Guarantee – how to get paid for the solar energy you don’t use

Smart Export Guarantee – how to get paid for the solar energy you don’t use

1st Oct 2020
Energy in the form of electricity is a commodity. It is generated, bought, distributed, sold and consumed. The average price of one unit (one kWh or kilowatt-hour) of electricity is about 15p. That’s how much…
EV charging basics

EV charging basics

28th Sep 2020
First of all – do you even need a charging point installed for your EV? The short answer is no, technically you don’t. But, you’ll really wish you had one. Most EVs come with two charging cables* Cable…
A glossary of renewables terminology

A glossary of renewables terminology

28th Sep 2020
Let’s go over some of the terminology that is commonly used when we talk about renewable installations. The only thing you need to know is this simple equation below: Power (Watts) = Energy (Joules) / Time…
Driving on sunshine – how to drive for free on clean solar energy

Driving on sunshine – how to drive for free on clean solar energy

28th Sep 2020
Would you like to charge up your electric vehicle (EV) with free, clean energy? With a solar car charger you can do just that. It is widely accepted that the mass rollout of solar PV and…
We have moved

Changes to the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

11th Jan 2017
In December changes to the domestic and non-domestic RHI were announced, following the consultation launched in Spring 2016.  The main surprise is an increase in tariffs for some domestic heating technologies!  The changes are expected…
before the flood

Why are we doing this?

20th Dec 2016
Yes, solar PV, energy storage and LEDs can save you, or your business, lots of money. But, with the spectre of climate change looming ever larger, there’s another reason too: saving the planet. At SunGift,…
refer-a-friend

Refer a friend and get some goodies

20th Dec 2016
We like to say thank you to our loyal customers when they refer a friend. And, what better way to do this than with a treat supplied by one of the businesses we’ve worked with?…
Heritage Homes

Building the future – zero carbon homes

20th Dec 2016
At SunGift we love working to make people’s houses greener and their energy bills cheaper. That’s why we’re really pleased that local developers are now putting the emphasis on green by building zero carbon homes. Heritage…
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