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solar digest enewsletter for November 2011 issue 9


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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:

Solar Feed in Tariff cuts are not Doom and Gloom

With the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) confirming that it is planning to slash solar incentives and cut the Feed-In-Tariffs (FIT) to homeowners from 43p per kWh to just 21p per kWh, the general outlook is grim within the solar industry.

Latest News:
Microgeneration Certification Scheme MCS 001 New Version Released

MCS001 has now been updated and published as a revised version 2.0. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has revised some of the paragraphs to better align common requirements and to help shed light on the intent of some of the clauses.

 We're Taking the Government to Court Over Solar Cuts

Friends of the Earth is taking legal action over the Government's plans to slash financial incentives to households and communities who install solar electricity systems.

ABB Concept to Revolutionize Concentrating Solar Power Plants

ABB has launched a new concept for turnkey concentrating solar power plants based on a low-cost, highly efficient and highly scalable technology that uses considerably less material, land and water than any other CSP technology.

Changing Global Solar PV Supply Chain Dynamics – Oversupply Woes To Affect Profitability

The global solar PV supply base is currently going through a transition, owing to a significant capacity addition. The supply base has grown significantly, while there are indications that the installations growth rate would slow down as leading PV countries cut PV tariffs.

Global PV Installations to Hit 24 GW in 2011 Predicts IMS Research

Global solar PV installations will reach 24 GW in 2011 according to a new report from IMS Research. The report found that despite the relatively weak start to the year, installations will rise by 24% in 2011 to reach 24 GW, up from 19 GW in 2010.

JinkoSolar to Power 14MW in Solar Installations in the UK

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. a fast-growing, vertically integrated solar power product manufacturer in China, was selected as the preferred module provider for a partnership between AEE Renewables plc and EPC Graess Solartechnik for three solar projects across the UK.

ABB enters UK solar market

ABB UK has recently supplied its first string inverters, PVS300, for a small, 50 kW commercial photovoltaic (PV) system in the UK. The system was installed on the premises of David Neiper Ltd, a clothing manufacturer. Greenheart Energy, a UK based PV system integrator, installed the system.

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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