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solar digest newsletter May 2012 Issue 30

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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:

DECC Announce Certainty for Solar

DECC is introducing regulations today (24th May) to put the Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) scheme on a more predictable, certain and sustainable footing for householders, businesses and the solar industry.

Engensa's New SolarLoan Introduces "Pay-as-you-Save" Solar to Millions of UK Homes 

Engensa has announced the launch of SolarLoan, the easiest and most affordable way for homeowners to generate their own electricity and cash from home solar panels, without making an upfront investment.

DECC FIT Installations week ending 20th May 2012

The initial installation numbers for the week ending  20th May 2012 show 1,367 installations in that week compared to 1,496 for the week ending 13th May 2012.

Waxman Launches Training Academy for Installers

The Waxman Group has invested over £100k in a specialist training academy offering independently-certified courses for renewable energy installers at its head office in Elland, West Yorkshire.

megger solar test kitMegger has the right kit for Solar Testing

To provide electrical contractors with all the test equipment they need for installing, commissioning and fault finding solar power installations, Megger is offering two new high specification solar power test kits.

Heliatek Sets New World Record Efficiency of 10.7% for its Organic Tandem Cell 

Heliatek GmbH, technology leader in the field of organic solar films, continues to set new world records for organic solar cells. The company has commissioned SGS, an accredited and independent testing facility, with a measurement campaign of its latest organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells.

Solarcentury lands solar industry star as new CEO  

Solarcentury, the UK’s most experienced solar energy company, has appointed Frans van den Heuvel as its new CEO. Van den Heuvel was previously CEO of Dutch solar photovoltaics company Scheuten Solar, 550 staff strong with a turnover of 300 million Euros in 2010.

Sherwood Cricket Club Goes Green with Freetricity plc

Sherwood Cricket Club is proud to announce that as part of an ongoing programme to become more energy efficient, is has installed a series of thirty-six solar panels at the ground with the help of solar energy firm, Freetricity plc.

Bright Sparks at Science Park

The University of Wolverhampton Science Park in conjunction with Caplor Energy in April completed a landmark solar photovoltaic project aimed at reducing the centre’s carbon emissions and promoting low carbon technologies.


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