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November News Update Issue 8


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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.

Featured Article:

DECC Releases FITs from Gregory Barker MP

A consultation paper on proposed changes to Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) for solar photovoltaics (PV).  The consultation will close on 23 December 2011.

Latest News:
Hits To FITs Will Kill Off Jobs, Warns ECA

The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) has issued a strong warning to Government that any plans for a drastic cut in Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) are set to wreak havoc with green jobs and growth, and could easily send out the signal that small scale renewables are too risky for installers or customers to invest in.

 Farm Power's 308KW Solar Scheme Comes Online

Renewable power station operator, Farm Power, is celebrating as its substantial 308kWp ground-mounted solar PV system powers up for the first time, taking just 100 days to complete.

Ubbink solar solutions, fixing kits for in-roof, on-roof and flat-roof

These solutions have been designed around the Ubbink photovoltaic panel and can integrate with any other manufacturers panels.

BS EN 12975-1 Amended - Thermal Solar Systems and Components. Solar collectors

Solar collectors are becoming rapidly more popular due to their high efficiency, low ongoing costs and environmental credentials. It’s important that this popularity isn’t compromised by poorly designed equipment.

Kingspan Install PowerPanel at its Holywell Manufacturing Facility

Kingspan Insulated Panels is celebrating the completion of the next phase of its ongoing drive towards sustainable manufacturing with the installation of one of its latest product developments at the state of the art manufacturing facility at Holywell.

Siemens puts solar farm in the south of France on line

In mid-October, Siemens Energy put the Les Mées solar farm in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in the south of France on line. For this project Siemens installed a total of six turnkey photovoltaic (PV) power plants.

Listed Building Goes Solar With Solarcentury’s Solar Electric Slates

The Greener Group, a Chester based solar installer, has completed a groundbreaking solar photovoltaic installation on a listed building. It is one of the first installations of its kind in the country, using the latest innovation in solar power; Solarcentury’s new ‘universal’ C21e solar electric slates.

nqa ► MCS Product Certification

The NICEIC operates the Microgeneration Certification Scheme for Product Certification in addition to the Installer Scheme. Via our sister company, NQA, we can assist manufacturers to qualify their products as MCS Approved through assessment and certification.


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