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Solar Digest newsletter Issue 16 February 2012

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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.


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Latest News:
Solarcentury Resigns from BPVA

Solarcentury has confirmed its resignation from the BPVA (British Photovoltaic Association). This followed the BPVA Chairman's attempts to intervene on the side of DECC (The Department of Energy and Climate Change) in the Appeal Court, an intervention which he failed to discuss first with Solarcentury.

DECC Weekly PV Installations WE 29th January 2012  DECC Weekly PV Installations WE 29th January 2012

The initial installation numbers for the week ending 29th January 2012 show 1489 installations in that week compared to 1752 for the week ending 22nd January 2012.

Solar Panels Helps Save £500,000 of Council Taxpayers Money

Staff from Cornwall Council have successfully arranged for the installation of solar photovoltaic panels on more than 50 sites across Cornwall which will help save more than £500,000 of council tax payers’ money a year.

Liverpool Council Scraps Plans to fit around 4,000 Homes with Solar Panels

The move means thousands of city families will face higher fuel bills than expected and push many into “fuel poverty”, while more than £1.5m of investment will be scrapped

Danfoss Solar Inverters Launches TLX 6 kW Throughout Europe

Danfoss Solar Inverters has announced the introduction of the TLX 6 kW photovoltaic inverter which was made available on January 2, 2012.

 ► MAGE SOLAR Opens Logistics Center in England

MAGE SOLAR, part of the global MAGE GROUP has opened a logistics center in Dagenham. This new logistics center means that installation partners in Great Britain can now receive deliveries of their photovoltaic system components from MAGE SOLAR much quicker.

 ► Eight19 Announces Launch of £5M Funding Round

Eight19, the Cambridge UK based clean-tech developer of printed plastic solar cells and the IndiGo pay-as-you-go solar power technology for emerging markets, has announced the launch of a £5M “Series B” funding round.

 ► Lux Research Reveals Top 10 Solar Cell Manufacturers

European companies not in the top 10 in 3Q’11, despite high demand in Europe. While the demand in Europe is on the rise, European manufacturers are having trouble remaining cost competitive by producing in Europe, according to Lux Research’s latest Solar Supply Tracker.


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