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solar digest newsletter April 2012 Issue 25

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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.


Latest News:

ABB Extends its Central Inverter Series with a new 630 kilowatt Model

The new 630 kilowatt (kW) PVS800 central inverter has a very high total efficiency with one of the most compact designs on the market.

Reminder of changes to Feed-in Tariffs from 1 April

DECC is introducing a range of changes to the FITs scheme to come into effect on 1 April 2012 following a consultation at the end of last year.  The changes will help ensure that current tariff levels for solar PV are more closely matched to installation costs, and that solar PV is considered as part of a whole-house approach to saving energy and carbon.

DECC FIT Installations week ending 1st April 2012

The initial installation numbers for the week ending 1st April 2012 show 8,440 installations in that week compared to 4,763 for the week ending 25th March 2012.

Broad Range of Groups Responds to Solar Review

A wide range of organisations, businesses and unions have called on the Government to ensure their solar plans deliver the Coalition's new ambition to generate more energy from the sun.

New SKF Solar Linear Actuators Boost Solar Power Generation

SKF has launched a new SKF Solar Linear Actuator that increases accuracy and efficiency in tracking the sun and cuts the maintenance costs demanded by alternative solutions.

Strutt & Parker Launch one of its First Solar Barn Projects in Essex

Strutt & Parker's newly created energy division has been working with a number of rural landowners to develop new agricultural buildings in which solar pv is a fundamental component of the barn from its inception.

Fire warning after Britain's first solar panel blaze

Kent firefighters are teaching other brigades how to tackle solar panel blazes after dealing with what is thought to be Britain's first.

Wrexham Council’s 30,000 Solar Panel Scheme Nears Completion

Wrexham Council is on track to complete the UK’s largest social housing scheme by the end of the month, slicing up to £900,000 a year from bills.

WINAICO Doubles Success in Great Britain

The presence of WINAICO at Ecobuild, the world’s largest exhibition for sustainable construction, ecological design and environmental protection in London, was met with intense interest.


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