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Solar Digest Newsletter for May 2013 Issue 53

Welcome to Issue 53 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.


 ► Ofgem Publsh FIT Rates for 1 July 2013 to 30 September 2013

Ofgem has confirmed the feed-in tariff (FiT) rates for solar photovoltaic technology for the period starting 1 July 2013 until 30 Sepember 2013.

 ► South West Water Reaches Million Milestone in Solar Power

South West Water is set to reach for the sun again by installing more solar panels at its operational sites after breaking the million kilowatt-hour barrier in 2012.

 ► STA Urges Government To “support free trade and tackle climate change”

The STA is very disappointed that the European Commission has proposed provisional duties on Chinese imported solar panels of between 37% and 67%.

DECC FIT Installation graphDECC FIT Solar PV Installations Week Ending 12th May 2013

Weekly PV Highlights:
There were 1,586 sub 50 kW PV installations registered during the week ending 12th May 2013, compared to 1,953 in the week ending 5th May 2013.

IBC Solar Appoint UFW As Sole UK Distribution Partner

IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems, has entered into an exclusivity agreement with UFW Ltd, a diversified alternative energy company in Great Britain.

Dorset Solar Farm Consultation Announced

British Solar Renewables has recently commenced community consultation for a proposed solar installation at Canada Farm, Winterborne Stickland.

Lightsource Renewable Energy CEO Speaks to Greg Barker About Commercial Roof-top Installations

Energy and climate change minister Greg Barker is to set up a working group to free up blockages in the financing of commercial rooftop solar.

Northampton Saints Going Green with New Solar Panels

The roof of the Burrda Sport Stand at Franklin's Gardens has been home to a flurry of activity this week with the installation of 200 solar panels.

Hanergy to Acquire Engensa to Drive Into Domestic Solar Market

This ground-breaking deal sets a global first for a vertically integrated solar manufacturer to move directly into the residential solar market – a sector currently worth €12bn per year globally.


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