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Solar Digest Neswsletter July 2013 issue 55

Welcome to Issue 55 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.


 ► More Community Energy Projects To Get Support Under Feed-in Tariffs

Aspiring communities across the nation will be able to receive Feed-in Tariff (FITs) payments for the clean green energy generated by larger community energy projects, under new plans set out by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

FIT Graph ► DECC FIT Solar PV Installations Week Ending 30th June 2013

There were 5,694 sub 50 kW PV installations registered during the week ending 30th June 2013 compared to 3,194 in the week ending 23rd June 2013.

 ► 72-acre Solar Farm Planned for West Cumbria

A massive energy farm planned near a Cumbrian village would be equivalent to the size of 40 football pitches.

So-called Chinese Offer On Solar Imports Insults Europe

On 6th June, the European Commission found Chinese producers guilty of flooding the European market with dumped solar panels, cells and wafers at prices typically 50% lower than the cost of production.

STA Responds to 10MW Community FIT Energy Bill Amendment

The STA has welcomed Government proposals to increase the upper size limit of community projects eligible for the fixed Feed-in Tariff (FIT) from 5MW to 10MW in an amendment tabled by DECC.

Solar Drives 50% Rise in South West Renewable Electricity

A report by independent renewable energy experts Regen SW reveals that the total capacity of renewable electricity in the south west has grown by almost 50 per cent in the past 12 months – from 714 MW in 2012 to more than 1 GW.

Reducing Voltage Limits and Increasing Collaboration the Keys to Achieving the UK’s PV Potential

Greater collaboration between the established electricity networks sector and the blossoming solar power industry is essential for overcoming barriers to increasing the contribution of solar power to the UK electricity supply.

GMI Energy Team Complete 1MW Solar PV System for Morrisons

The Morrison’s 59-acre Regional Distribution Centre (RDC) in Bridgwater has now been fitted with over 4000 panels to create a PV system that has a capacity of almost 1MW.

Solar Power Is New Ingredient For Chutney And Preserves Makers

Traditional chutney and preserves makers Tracklements has switched to solar power to help make its award-winning range of more than 60 products at its Wiltshire factory.


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