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£10 Million Solar Loan for Sunderland Social Housing

Empower Community announced this morning that a large UK institutional pension investor has loaned £10.1m to a project providing free daytime solar energy to over 2300 of Gentoo Group's customers' homes in Sunderland.

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BayWa r.e. Completes the Forest Heath Solar Farm in Cambridge

Construction work carried out by BayWa r.e. at the Forest Heath solar farm near Cambridge is now complete. The 4.8 MWp plant, with on-site grid connection, was commissioned earlier this year.

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SolarEdge To Expand Product Portfolio for UK Solar Market

SolarEdge Technologies, a leading provider of power optimisers and PV inverters, announces the expansion of its product portfolio for the UK solar market.

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Local Government Power To Specify Renewable Energy In New Buildings At Risk

Over 50 organisations have signed an open letter to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles urging him not to scrap the Merton Rule, which is the only policy driver for renewables in new buildings until full Zero Carbon standards are introduced to Building Regulations in 2016 [1].

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Martifer Solar Building 78.4 MW Solar Portfolio For Lightsource Renewable Energy

Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, is building a 78.4 MWp portfolio of photovoltaic plants in the United Kingdom. The utility-scale combined capacity consists of five plants, which are located in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Devon, Nottingham and Swindon.

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SunEdison Closes On 56 MW Portfolio Of Utility-Scale UK Solar Projects

SunEdison has announced the closing of a non-recourse debt financing arrangement with Deutsche Bank. The debt proceeds will be used to finance the construction of 56 megawatt (MW) portfolio of four utility-scale photovoltaic (PV) solar projects in the United Kingdom. The portfolio is expected to be fully operational by the end of March 2014.

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TGE GROUP Appointed to Help Power Flagship Energy Centre

E.ON one of the UK’s leading power and gas companies, appointed renewable specialist TGE Group to install a complex 250kWp roof system on its flagship energy centre.  The energy generated will be used to power a new town outside Exeter.

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DECC FIT Solar PV Installations Week Ending 23rd February 2014

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There were 2,170 sub 50 kW PV installations registered during the week ending 23rd February 2014, compared to 2,052 in the week ending 16th February 2014.  This takes the total number of sub 50 kW solar PVs registered on the MCS database to over 513,000.

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SolarMax Presents the New HT Series String Inverters for Commercial and Industrial Solar Plant

In the face of continuing reductions in subsidies, PV plant planners have the challenge of delivering cost-optimized systems which will provide high levels of availability and efficiency, in turn delivering good returns.

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Energy Minister Praises Blackfriars Solar Bridge as London's Latest "architectural gem"

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has welcomed the launch of the world’s largest solar bridge at London Blackfriars.

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