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Solar Digest Newsletter Issue 36 August 2012

Welcome to Issue 36 of the solar digest e-newsletter. Please feel free to send us any news you may have that would be of interest to other readers.

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.


STA Explains Value of Solar Investment to Domestic Consumers

New calculations show that investing in solar will continue to be attractive for domestic properties despite the reductions in the Feed in Tariff (FiT) when the FIT for domestic systems is reduced to 16p and the FIT lifetime will reduce to 20 years.

Sharp and Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC Launch Strategic Cooperation

For many homeowners, financing their own solar energy system is a challenge. In conjunction with Hitachi Capital, Sharp is now offering a range of financing options for private investors and business customers.

Solarcheck monitoring system  ► Monitor PV String Currents Without an Additional Power Supply 

Phoenix Contact is now offering its Solarcheck monitoring system – a reliable tool for monitoring string currents in large-scale photovoltaic installations.

DECC FIT Installations Week Ending 5th August 2012

The initial installation numbers for the week ending 5th August 2012 show 2,368 installations in that week compared to 9,390 for the week ending 29th July 2012.

Engensa SolarLoan Now Available Without Upfront Costs

Engensa, the UK's leading home energy company, has announced the availability of SolarLoan for UK homeowners. Initially unveiled in May 2012, homeowners can now sign up for SolarLoan to receive all the benefits of investing in solar without any of the upfront costs.

REAL Provides Evidence to Companies Investigation Branch in Respect of Solar PV company 

Solar Energy Savings Limited (SES), a company which marketed and sold solar PV systems to the general public, was wound-up on 26 July 2012 by the High Court in Manchester in the public interest.

Sainsbury’s Now the Largest Solar Panel Operator in the UK and Europe

Sainsbury's has installed 69,500 new photovoltaic solar panels, or 16 MW of power, across 169 stores in the UK.

UK’S Largest Roof-top Solar Installation Hits the 1,000,000 kWh Production Marker  

Just one year after over 7,000 solar panels were installed on the roof of Promens Packaging's plant in Beccles, Suffolk, the scheme has now generated over 1,000,000 kWh (1 GWh) of green electricity.

Solar power helps keep UWE on track to halving carbon emissions

New solar panels installed at UWE Bristol’s Frenchay Campus have begun generating electricity to help the university reduce itscarbon emissions and energy bills.


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