OPDE Begins Construction of a New 6.9 MWp Solar Farm in Hothfield, UK

The plant is located near the village of Hothfield, near Ashford (Kent), and it represents a total investment of over £7 million.

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Farm Power Key to Future UK Energy Supply

Lightsource Renewable Energy, the UK’s leading solar power company, affirms it’s commitment towards rural business today by announcing major sponsorship of a pioneering rural energy project in partnership with Farmers Weekly.

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Global Solar Photovoltaic Module Installed Capacity to More than Treble by 2020

The global cumulative installed capacity of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules will more than treble from 135.66 Gigawatts (GW) in 2013 to 413.98 GW by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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CPI Collaborate in the Roll to Roll Production of Large Area Flexible Photovoltaics

Flexible organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells over 6m long and 50cm wide have been produced by a recent pan European collaborative research and development project named “FabriGen“.

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Hitachi Rail Europe to Receive Cost-effective Power and Environmental Benefits for 20 years

A 1MW solar PV system will power Hitachi Rail Europe’s first train manufacturing facility in Europe, at Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.  

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10 Reasons Why Solar PV Installations Should Be Tested Regularly

10 reasons to testJim Wallace of Seaward Solar looks at the reasons why electrical testing and inspection of solar PV installations is a fundamental requirement for system safety and performance.

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First Solar, BELECTRIC to Add 45 Million kWh of Clean Electricity to UK Generation Portfolio

First Solar, Inc. and BELECTRIC have announced that they have broken ground on a new 46 megawatt (MWDC) utility-scale power plant, in Oxfordshire, Southern England.

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Innotech Solar Expands its International Sales Force

The Scandinavian-German PV module manufacturer Innotech Solar (ITS) is expanding its international sales team for the UK, French and German markets.

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Award Winning Brewery Has Solar On Tap

Church End Brewery in Nuneaton is raising a glass to the successful installation of a new solar PV system that will dramatically cut its production costs.  

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East/west Solar Installations Generate Around 30 percent Higher Yields

Photovoltaic installations with east/west orientation generate around 30 percent more solar power than south-facing systems fitted to flat roofs of the same size.

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