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Solar Digest Newsletter Issue 58 December 2013

Welcome to Issue 58 of the solar digest e-newsletter.

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.


Array fuse link Don’t Underestimate Overcurrent Protection for PV Installations

Choosing and installing the right kind of overcurrent protection is becoming more important as projects increase in size and power, says Tony Garlinge-Warren, applications engineer at Eaton’s Bussmann business.

FIT Graph ► DECC FIT Solar PV Installations Week Ending 15th December 2013

There were 2,806 sub 50 kW PV installations registered during the week ending 15th December 2013, compared to 2,807 in the week ending 8th December 2013.

Solaflex ► Clynder Cables Launch Solaflex™ PV Cable

Manchester based Clynder Cables Ltd. are launching their Solaflex™ PV (Photovoltaic) Cable after an anticipated increase in market demand.

Loughborough Academics Support Research Into The Viability Of Solar Energy

Academics at Loughborough University are embarking on a million pound research project into the potential costs and benefits of solar energy in the UK.

Forrest Agrees £120m Solar Deal with Global Investment Bank

Forrest, the contractor, has agreed up to a £120m three-year residential solar power generation funding agreement with global investment bank Macquarie Bank.

SolarMax Awarded Large-scale PV Contracts with 61.4MW in the UK

The Swiss inverter manufacturer Sputnik Engineering (SolarMax) is carrying out five large-scale photovoltaics projects in the London area in cooperation with partner companies.

Solarcentury’s C21e Range Achieve Certification to MCS 012 Ahead of Deadline

From the end of March 2014, the Feed-in-Tariff will only be available for solar systems that meet the new rigorous demands of MCS 012.

British Solar Renewables Secures UK's Largest Solar Construction Investment

British Solar Renewables confirms innovative joint venture with Santander to invest in the construction of 56.5MW of UK Solar PV projects at three sites across the UK.

Sharp Cuts Hundreds of Jobs at Wrexham Solar Panel Plant

Unite, Britain’s biggest union, has described Sharp’s decision to cut 250 posts and end around 300 agency workers’ contracts at its solar panel production unit in Wrexham as a tragic loss for the workforce and for UK manufacturing.


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