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YouGen wins WWF Green Game-Changer award

Posted by Cathy Debenham on 26 November 2012 at 2:16 pm

YouGen was announced the winner of the WWF Green Game Changer Award in the International Green Awards 2012 last week in a glitzy presentation at Battersea Power Station.

The Green Game-Changer category was new this year in a tie up with WWF-UK. It was looking for innovations in products, services and business models that can lead to more sustainable outcomes. The category looks for bold an innovative thinking to inspire others and push forward the urgent transition to a more sustainable future. It was open to existing products, business models, partnerships or market mechanisms with the potential to game-change an industry and reap rewards for our planet and people too.

Bronze and silver awards in this category went to the Sustainable Energy Academy for WHISCERS (whole house in situ carbon and energy reduction solution - a new internal insulation) and the Ecology Building Society for its C-Change Retrofit Mortgage.

Photo from left to right: Dax Lovegrove, WWF, Cathy Debenham, Alistair McGowan

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jarrdwalls

jarrdwallsComment left on: 22 August 2014 at 9:02 am

That is good to know, and hope that many would be inspired and otivated from this innovation.

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George_Dexion

George_DexionComment left on: 28 November 2012 at 11:51 am

Have to agree with Cathy, perhaps a longer term return period would be more beneficial? Just a suggestion.

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Fred1

Fred1Comment left on: 26 November 2012 at 7:17 pm

banjax,

I think income from a 4Kwp system is around £400 - £500 per year but the payments seem to change every three months.

So to get a 5 year ROI buy a system for £2000 to £2500, not one of the more expensive ones.

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Cathy Debenham

Cathy DebenhamComment left on: 26 November 2012 at 3:46 pm

Do you mean a five year payback of your original capital? It may be possible, if you go for the cheapest possible of everything, but that may not be good value. After all this is a long term investment, and you want panels that will generate well for 25+ years, and a good inverter too.

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banjax

banjaxComment left on: 26 November 2012 at 2:57 pm

With falling prices on PV. Is a 5 year ROI on 4KWP now possible? 

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