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solar digest newsletter April 2013 Issue 51

Welcome to Issue 51 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 56 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.


RiLine60 busbar system ► Rittal’s RiLine60 Busbar Systems for DC Applications

Rittal’s existing RiLine60 busbar system has been adapted to operate on DC networks. With ratings of up to 1600A it has been successfully tested to 1500v DC at potential short circuit currents of 50,000 amps.

 ► ABB Central Inverter Now Available up to 1000 kW Size

The new 875 and 1000 kilowatt (kW) central inverters reduce overall system cost and have even higher total efficiency with one of the most compact and easy-to-maintain designs on the market.

 ► Bentley Factory Goes Green With The UK's Largest Roof-Top Solar Installation

The installation will be owned and operated by Lightsource Renewable Energy Limited, the UK’s leading solar energy generator.

DECC FIT Installation graphDECC FIT Solar PV Installations Week Ending 7th April 2013

Weekly PV Highlights:
There were 1,632 sub 50 kW PV installations registered during the week ending 7th April 2013, compared to 1,981 in the week ending 31st March 2013.

Bosch Ends Photovoltaics Activities

Bosch is to discontinue its activities in crystalline photovoltaics. Bosch’s manufacture of ingots, wafers, cells, and modules will be ceased at beginning of 2014.

Planning Approved for 20MW Solar Farm in Dorset

British Solar Renewables Limited has successfully secured planning permission for a 20MW solar farm on land attached to a waste management and recycling facility close to Bournemouth International Airport in Parley, Dorset.

SunGift Solar Powering Numatic International HQ with Renewable Energy

The bigger jobs have been rolling in for us this month at SunGift, as our commercial team has been working hard on winning contract with highly-regarded installations.

Martifer Solar Completes a Utility Scale Solar PV Plant Cluster in the UK

Martifer Solar, a subsidiary of Martifer SGPS, developed a cluster of utility scale photovoltaic plants totaling 28.1 MWp in the United Kingdom.

44 MWp UK Solar Schemes Completed by Solarstrom AG

Solarstrom AG has completed three ground-mounted projects on schedule in the UK. Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) have been concluded for all the systems.


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