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Solar Digest newsletter January 2013 issue 48

Welcome to Issue 48 of the solar digest e-newsletter. Please feel free to send us any news you may have that would be of interest to other readers.

Featured Company:

Doepke UK Ltd ► Doepke UK Ltd

With over 55 years experience in the development and manufacture of residual current circuit breakers, Doepke have established a reputation as a specialist in residual current protection, and their RCCB product range is today the most comprehensive in the world with over 4000 variations manufactured in Germany.


STA Responds to UK Renewable Roadmap

The Solar Trade Association has welcomed the publication of the UK Renewables Roadmap.  The Roadmap identifies the key renewable energy technologies that will enable the UK to fulfil its 2020 15% renewable energy target.

SMA Voted Number One PV Inverter Brand in Survey of Global Customer Base

A new survey conducted by IMS Research of more than 400 photovoltaic (PV) inverter purchasers has revealed that the most preferred PV inverter brand globally in 2012 was SMA Solar Technology.

DECC FIT Installation graphDECC FIT Solar PV Installations Week Ending 20th January 2013

Weekly PV Highlights:
The initial installation numbers for the week ending 20th January 2013 show 1,528 installations in that week compared to 1,507 for the week ending 13th January 2013.

Solar Is Coming Of Age, Climate Change Minister Announces

Solar panel installations across the UK are set to increase in 2013, the minister for climate change Greg Barker predicts.

Planned 40MW Solar Farm to be UK's Biggest Yet

Swindon Commercial Services Ltd, owned by Swindon Council, has partnered up with the Science Museum, which owns a former airfield just outside of Wroughton, to create a 40MW solar farm.

Octopus Secures Funding from RBS and Dutch Bank NIBC for Solar Projects

The £54.4 million funding package will enable Octopus to refinance its investment into the six solar parks, providing an opportunity to deliver returns to investors while continuing to work with Lightsource to expand its portfolio of solar investments.

Seaward Solar PV Test Technology Helps To Boost School’s Green Commitment

Southern Solar, one of the UK’s leading providers of photovoltaic systems, used the new Seaward Solar PV150 tester on the installation of a 37kWp solar PV system at Bartholomew School in Eynsham, near Oxford.

Shepway District Council Give Go Ahead for 18MW Solar Array

The plans, submitted by BNRG Renewables, were approved by Shepway District Council’s Development Control Committee and will permit the company to occupy the site for 25 years.


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