The Solar Digest for Solar Power, Solar Energy and Photovoltaic PV News - Installation

Silver Fox Creates Savings Out Of Thin Air

Labelling solutions manufacturer, Silver Fox have invested in solar power as part of their commitment to the environment and also to take advantage of subsidies available through the UK’s feed-in-tariff, to save on utility bills.

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Myriad CEG Provide PV System for Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College

Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College is a place of exciting and quick development.  They provide outstanding education, which is shown in their OFSTED reports and GCSE and A level results.

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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.

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DECC FIT Installations week ending 8th April 2012

fit graph downWeekly  PV Highlights:
The initial installation numbers for the week ending  8th April 2012 show 430 installations in that week compared to 8,802 for the week ending 1st April 2012. 
The total number of installations on the MCS is now 310,278 up from 309,848 (week ending 1st April 2012).

The total capacity installed increased  by 1.2 MW,  to stand at 1.06GW (week ending 8th April 2012).




DECC, FIT Installations, 8th April 2012, spreadsheet, download

Solar takes over the Scilly’s with Plug into the Sun

Homes, businesses and schools on the Isles of Scilly have had a record number of solar PV installations fitted in the last five months by Penzance based solar PV company, Plug into the Sun.

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Free Practical Hands-on Solar PV Site Survey and Commissioning Test Training

Solar PV test specialist Seaward Solar is hosting a series of free hands-on training courses across the country to help installers to fully understand the electrical testing requirements of solar PV systems.

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Future Shines Bright for Bristol Schools with Massive Solar Energy Programme

Dozens of Bristol schools are seeing their electricity bills slashed as a massive programme of investment in solar energy by the City Council reaches completion. Believed to be the largest of its kind in the UK, the initiative will save council taxpayers almost £60,000 each year.

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Premier Inn uses the Sun’s Energy to Drive Down Carbon Emissions

Whitbread, Premier Inn’s parent company, is to become more sustainable by using the sun’s energy to help power a number of its hotels and restaurants.  The initiative is part of Whitbread’s strategy of achieving a 26% reduction in its carbon emissions by 2020.

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Solar Panels Installed at University of Worcester

Herefordshire-based Caplor Energy carried out the work to install an initial 50kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the Woodbury Building. It is anticipated that the University will generate nearly 40,000 units of electricity and save over 20 tonnes of CO2 each year from the solar panels.

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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.

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