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solar digest newsletter April 2012 Issue 27

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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:

McKinsey Report Predicts Solar will be cost competitive within a decade

Entitled Solar power: Darkest before the dawn, the report predicts that despite subsidy cuts, solar capacity globally will continue to grow as costs fall by an average of 10 percent annually until 2020.

Probe Launched after West Yorkshire Solar Energy Firm Shuts

West Yorkshire Trading Standards is investigating after a solar energy firm shut its offices leaving more than a dozen customers out of pocket.

DECC FIT Installations week ending 15th April 2012

The initial installation numbers for the week ending  15th April 2012 show 580 installations in that week compared to 713 for the week ending 8th April 2012. 

Innovative Solar Power Junction Boxes Launched by Multi-Contact

Three new junction boxes for PV solar power applications have been introduced by Multi-Contact. The Westlake box is cost-optimised for crystalline solar panels and its low profile means it can be installed directly under the module frame.

Joju Solar Community Winner Announced

Environment action group, Low Carbon East Oxford, and mental health charity, Restore, have jointly won a 4kWp solar installation given away by Joju Solar as part of its fifth birthday celebrations.

SolarSpec Panel-Mount DC Connectors and Terminals from Molex Now Fully Certified

Molex Incorporated’s SolarSpec™ DC panel mount connectors are now fully certified to applicable IEC standards. The parts are endorsed by TUV and UL approval agencies.

First Solar Restructures Operations to Align With Sustainable Market Opportunities 

First Solar, Inc. has announced it is restructuring its operations in response to deteriorating market conditions in Europe and to reduce costs and align its organization with sustainable market opportunities.

E-T-A Introduces Compact, High-capacity DC Disconnect Switch

E-T-A Circuit Breakers, quality designer and manufacturer of a broad range of electro-mechanical and electronic products for circuit protection, has introduced a new high-capacity DC disconnect switch providing physical isolation for up to 1500V DC in a very compact design.

MCS Solarlink Test KitNew MCS Solar PV Test Kit Includes Special Datalogging and Downloading Capabilities

The latest solar PV electrical installation test kit from Seaward Solar enables contractors to meet the requirements of MCS MIS 3002, quickly, thoroughly and effectively.


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