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Solarcentury’s C21e Range Achieve Certification to MCS 012 Ahead of Deadline

From the end of March 2014, the Feed-in-Tariff will only be available for solar systems that meet the new rigorous demands of MCS 012. To date, only five products have received certification and three of the certificates have been issued to Solarcentury for its C21e solar tiles and slates.

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Blenches Mill Solar Farm Receives Planning Approval

Permission was granted by Wiltshire Council at their Planning Meeting on Wednesday 27th November 2013 for a Solar Park at Blenches Mill, a 12.5 hectare site adjacent to the sewage treatment works and Westbury Business Park.  

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British Solar Renewables Secures UK's Largest Solar Construction Investment

British Solar Renewables confirms innovative joint venture with Santander to invest in the construction of 56.5MW of UK Solar PV projects at three sites across the UK.

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Don’t Underestimate Overcurrent Protection for PV Installations

PV array fuse linkChoosing and installing the right kind of overcurrent protection is becoming more important as projects increase in size and power, says Tony Garlinge-Warren, applications engineer at Eaton’s Bussmann business.

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DECC FIT Solar PV Installations Week Ending 1st December 2013

FIT GraphWeekly PV Highlights

There were 2,673 sub 50 kW PV installations registered during the week ending 1st December 2013, compared to 2,334 in the week ending 24th November 2013.  This takes the total number of sub 50 kW solar PVs registered on the MCS database to just over 489,800.

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STA Welcomes Solar Thermal RHI Tariff Uplift

Tariff uplift at low end of expectations, but welcome boost alongside improved deeming methodology

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Apex Energy Solutions Launch Powerflow The New Energy Saving Device

PowerflowApex Energy Solutions launch Powerflow a new energy saving product that uses the exported PV generated power and diverts it into loads such as Immersion heaters and electric panel heaters.

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Clynder Cables Launch Solaflex™ PV Cable

Solaflex™ PV CableManchester based Clynder Cables Ltd. are launching their Solaflex™ PV (Photovoltaic) Cable after an anticipated increase in market demand.

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Wedmore’s Co-operative Solar Power Plant Provides Clean Power To The Grid

Wedmore's new renewable power plant built by a co-operative of local investors was completed in October.

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DECC FIT Solar PV Installations Week Ending 20th October 2013

FIT GraphWeekly  PV Highlights
There were 2,123 sub 50 kW PV installations registered during the week ending 20th October 2013, compared to 2,174 in the week ending 13th October 2013.  This takes the total number of sub 50 kW solar PVs registered on the MCS database to just under 476,200.

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