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

Coalition Risks Its Own Solar Revolution says the STA

The Government has published critical decisions on solar power today, including the finalised budget for Contracts for Difference (CfDs) [1].

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IPVEA to Study Global Solar PV Supply Chain

The International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA), the premiere trade organization supporting and enabling Upstream Solar and energy storage professionals worldwide, has announced a new initiative – “IPVEA study on optimizing the worldwide solar PV supply chain” – to maximize the potential for PV commerce in all corners of the world.

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Local Government Power To Specify Renewable Energy In New Buildings At Risk

Over 50 organisations have signed an open letter to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles urging him not to scrap the Merton Rule, which is the only policy driver for renewables in new buildings until full Zero Carbon standards are introduced to Building Regulations in 2016 [1].

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STA Welcomes Solar Thermal RHI Tariff Uplift

Tariff uplift at low end of expectations, but welcome boost alongside improved deeming methodology

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Government Row-back On Green Homes Could Mean Higher Energy Bills For Consumers

The domestic renewable energy industry has condemned the Government’s suggestion to do away with the 2008 Planning and Energy Act.

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STA Responds to 10MW Community FIT Energy Bill Amendment

The STA has welcomed Government proposals to increase the upper size limit of community projects eligible for the fixed Feed-in Tariff (FIT) from 5MW to 10MW in an amendment tabled by DECC yesterday [1].

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Reducing Voltage Limits and Increasing Collaboration the Keys to Achieving the UK’s PV Potential

Greater collaboration between the established electricity networks sector and the blossoming solar power industry is essential for overcoming barriers to increasing the contribution of solar power to the UK electricity supply.

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STA Urges DECC to Delay Non - Domestic Solar Degression

Automatic reductions to support for solar PV were published by Ofgem. The Feed - in Tariff (FIT) scheme automatically lowers support by 3.5% after three quarters (nine months) even if little solar capacity has been installed.

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NAPIT Announce Sponsorship of Climate Week 2013

NAPIT proudly announce their sponsorship and support for the national campaign, Climate Week, held between 4-10th March 2013. Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future.

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STA Responds to UK Renewable Roadmap

The Solar Trade Association (STA) has welcomed the publication of the UK Renewables Roadmap.  The Roadmap identifies the key renewable energy technologies that will enable the UK to fulfil its 2020 15% renewable energy target.  

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