Removing VAT on clean energy products like solar panels is supported by a majority of the public, new analysis by Green Alliance has found. In a BritainThinks survey for the thinktank’s TransformTax project, a sample of 2,076 members of the UK public were asked about whether the tax system should be used to encourage more sustainable choices. According to Green Alliance, the results were “unequivocal”, with sustainability a primary concern that the public believes should be tackled through green taxes amongst other pathways.
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French renewable energy provider Ekwateur is offering a plug-in solar kit for balconies and gardens that is claimed to produce between 340 kWh and 500 kWh per year, depending on solar radiation levels. The kit, which requires a surface of only 2 square meters, is equipped with a 330 W solar module produced by Slovenian manufacturer Bisol, a micro-inverter, a metallic structure, a monitoring sensor, and a few cables. The sensor makes it possible to visualize the actual production of the solar panel via a mobile application. The company said the solar kit is sold in France for €699. It added it is possible to combine several kits, thus making it possible to take charge of several electrical appliances in a house. The panel is claimed to be 95% recyclable and its power guarantee is valid for 25 years. The product is entirely assembled in the Ardèche, a department in southeast France.
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