IRENA Says Solar PV Leading Falling Renewable Energy Costs

The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed in a new report today.

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RES’ First UK Solar Farm Starts to Export Electricity to Grid

RES has started 2015 by celebrating the completion of its first solar farm in the UK. Four Burrows Solar Farm near Truro, Cornwall, became fully operational on Monday 12 January following a six month construction period with EPC contractor Oskomera, culminating in the successful commissioning of the project.

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STA Amends Influential 10 Commitments on Solar Farms to Include Community Investment Offer

The Solar Trade Association has revised its influential ‘10 Commitments' [1] on the development of solar farms to support the Department for Energy and Climate Change's push for greater levels of local and community ownership.

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Canadian Solar Acquires Solar Power Projects Totaling 46 MW

Canadian Solar Inc. one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced that it has acquired six solar power projects totaling 46 MW in the United Kingdom.

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PV Arresters with 1000 A Short-circuit Current Rating from Phoenix Contact

VAL-MS surge arresterThe VAL-MS…DC-PV surge arresters from Phoenix Contact are now short-circuit-proof up to 1000 A DC. Thanks to optimisations in the manufacturing process, the values for short-circuit current rating ISCPV could be increased from 300 A to 1000 A.

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BELECTRIC Applies Solar Energy to Grid Stabilization

BELECTRIC UK is collaborating in a project led by National Grid plc to demonstrate how solar photovoltaic (PV) and other renewable energy operators can help stabilize the frequency and voltage of distribution networks and so reduce the grid’s reliance on spinning reserve.

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SunEdison and TerraForm Power Secure Financing To Build 85.2 Megawatts of Solar In The UK

SunEdison and TerraForm Power, Inc. have announced that they have secured financing to build five large-scale solar farms in the UK which will generate 85.2 megawatts of electricity, enough to power more than 26,000 homes.

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Solar PV Louvres for Taplow Shopping Centre

A unique installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) louvres has been completed and commissioned at the Bishop Centre retail park, close to Taplow Station on the A4 (Bath Road) between Maidenhead and Slough.

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Renusol Presents New Universal Clamp for PV Mounting Systems

At this year’s Ecobuild, mounting systems manufacturer Renusol is set to present the world’s first universal clamp for mounting photovoltaic (PV) panels which can be used as either mid or end clamp.

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Britain Now Boasts over 650,000 Solar PV Installations of all Shapes and Sizes

Official Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) figures out today show that solar electricity generation almost doubled over the course of last year, with almost 5GW of capacity at the end of 2014 up from 2.8GW at the end of 2013. This is enough power to supply the equivalent of 1.5million homes.

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