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Renewable Energy and Low Energy Buildings


Welcome to Carbon Legacy

If you’re looking for a renewable energy solution, Solar PV, Solar Li-ion Battery storage, Heat pumps, Biomass boilers or advice on low energy buildings, then you are in the right place. Everything you need to know about integrating Renewable Energy systems, tariff rates and building advice can be found within our website. If at any point you would like to speak to one of our staff, please use the contact form or alternatively call in at our offices or give us a ring.

Solar PV

Domestic or Commercial we have extensive experience of all roof, building and ground mounted quality systems.

Battery Energy Storage

Make use of our 4 years of experience of On & Off-grid Li-ion Domestic and small commercial battery systems using the world’s best equipment.


Take full advantage of our wealth of self-build experience and free building specification, Renewable integration, Low energy design, Passive systems and cost effective proven integrated systems advice!

Self Builders

Take full advantage of our wealth of self-build experience and free advice on: building specification, Renewable integration, Low energy design, Passive and furthermore, cost effective tried and tested systems!

New Off-Grid Systems

Off-Grid Systems

Being Off-Grid is not a simple decision unless you just have no other choice. Many of our customers start by thinking it is the right thing to do but then eventually realise that paying the expensive electrical connection fee is the better option.

If you have to be Off-Grid due to a very remote location or the Power Company wants a small fortune to connect you to the local grid then there is a series of things to consider to help you decide.

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Latest Off-Grid Case Study

This was an unusual case where an existing undersized, failing 8 year old Off-Grid system with 18kwh Lead acid batteries, existing 6kw Proven wind turbine, 4kw PV tracker and16kw generator. All needed rethinking and upgrading. With an average daily 20kwh load and failing lead acid batteries the diesel generator was costing a small fortune to run.

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Government sets future domestic feed-in tariff rate at 4.39p per kWh

Domestic solar installations up to 10kW in size will receive a feed-in tariff rate of 4.39p/kWh when the new rates come into force after the Department of Energy and Climate Change published the eagerly anticipated results of its consultation. The new rates are as...
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Expert says storage could help with National Grid capacity margin as DECC creates dedicated team

Energy storage could have saved Britain from some of the economic and environmental impact of National Grid’s shortfall in energy capacity during Wednesday’s evening peak, according to one industry expert. Owing to factors including the unexpected shutdown of power...
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Study reveals UK consumers to miss out on cheaper electricity following renewables cuts

New research conducted by Imperial College London (ICL) has revealed that consumers in the UK will miss out on cheaper electricity because of government cuts to clean energy subsidies. The study, published in the Nature Materials journal, shows that as solar and wind...
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Fergus Ewing slams ‘complacent’ UK government energy policy after near-blackout

Scotland’s energy minister Fergus Ewing has accused the UK government of complacency a week after National Grid was forced to issue an urgent request for more electricity. Last Wednesday a spike in energy usage resulted in a shortfall and National Grid issued an...
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UK can cut bills with decentralised solar-plus-storage strategy, new report claims

The UK government could deliver cheaper electricity bills to households and businesses by pursuing a decentralised energy strategy with solar and storage at its centre, a new report has claimed. ‘The Decentralised Energy Transition’ report has been co-authored by...
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Think tank report says German solar-plus-storage breakthrough is imminent, warns of challenges

One research firm has welcomed predictions from a think tank that Germany’s electricity network could cope with the addition of “huge amounts” of solar-plus-storage and even benefit, but also agreed that policy changes will most likely be required to enable that...
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Solar and onshore wind will be cost-competitive with gas by 2020, claims CCC

Ground-mount solar and onshore wind will be cost-competitive with gas by 2020, a report issued by the Committee on Climate Change has claimed today. The advisory board today published its ‘Power sector scenarios for the fifth carbon budget’ report this morning, which...
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Soaring renewable energy generation having little impact on energy prices, DECC figures show

Figures released by the Department for Energy and Climate Change yesterday show that soaring renewable energy generation in the UK is having little impact on consumer energy price indices. The figures are contrary to government reasoning behind substantial cuts to the...
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Government confirms removal of pre-accreditation for feed-in tariff from 1 October 2015

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed that it will remove pre-accreditation for all new participants in the feed-in tariff system from 1 October 2015. The government has confirmed that, following analysis of the 2,372 consultation responses...
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DECC proposing to cut solar feed-in tariff rates by 87%

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is proposing to cut the feed-in tariff rates for solar PV installations by as much as 87%. Publishing the outcome of the long-awaited feed-in tariff review, the government is proposing deep cuts to all bands from 1...
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