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solar digest newsletter May 2012 Issue 29

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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:

STA Welcomes Delay to Solar Tariff Cuts

The Solar Trade Association welcomed Secretary of State Ed Davey’s confirmation that DECC will be delaying the next round of cuts to the Feed-in Tariff for solar PV. Energy Minister Greg Barker said that this decision was the result of “listening carefully to industry”.

Government Hails Local Community Energy Project 

Brighton Energy Co-operative was praised in Parliament by a Government minister today following the launch of its first community-owned renewables scheme

DECC FIT Installations week ending 13th May 2012

The initial installation numbers for the week ending 13th May 2012 show 912 installations in that week compared to 1,585 for the week ending 6th May 2012.

Make Sure Your Solar Roof Installation Kits Are Compliant

The British Board of Agrément (BBA) would like to draw solar manufacturers' and installers' attention to the publication of MCS 012 Product Certification Scheme Requirements: Pitched Roof Installation.

First Ever Agrément PV Approval

Viridian Solar has become the first solar manufacturer to be awarded a BBA Agrément Certificate for its Clearline range of solar photovoltaic panels (12/4902).


Given the growth in solar PV installations in the last couple of years, news of what is believed to be the UK’s first PV system fire should not, perhaps, have been unexpected.

Honeywell Launches Third-Generation Film To Protect Solar Panels 

Honeywell has announced that it has introduced its third-generation laminate film designed to protect solar power panels from harsh environments while helping them maintain power output over their 25-year lifespans.

Met Office HQ to be home to one of UK's largest solar PV systems

Work has started on installing one of the UK's largest solar PV systems on the roof of the Met Office head office in Exeter.

Kier Helps Mid Devon District Council Go Green

Kier has completed a £520,000 contract with Mid Devon District Council to install photovoltaic solar panels at four council properties in a bid to reduce the council’s carbon footprint, generate electricity and save money.


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