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

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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STA Responds to Renewables Obligation Decision for Solar Power

DECC has decided to reduce support for solar power under the Renewables Obligation from 2 ROCs today to 1.6 ROCs from April 2013 – a reduction of 20%.

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GBC Say Green Deal Needs More Than Just Cash Backing

The UK Green Building Council today welcomed news announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change of a £125 million cash-back offer to stimulate Green Deal demand, but warned that longer-term measures need to be put in place to ensure the ultimate success of the scheme.

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Launch of the World’s Only Renewable Energy Loyalty Reward Programme

An exciting and ground-breaking new initiative is being introduced by the British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) – the first ever loyalty reward programme for the Renewable Energy industry.

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Solar Trade Association says 25% proposed cuts to RO solar are not justified

Two new consultations resulting from the Renewable Obligation (RO) Banding Decision are seeking to amend support for solar power under the RO, and open up the possibility of removing sub 5MW solar from RO support altogether. The first of these consultations on the level of RO support was published Friday afternoon [1].

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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.

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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. This was as a result of a petition presented by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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British Photovoltaics Association introduces the UK Solar PV Industry Charter

The British Photovoltaics Association (BPVA) has today published the UK Solar PV Industry Charter, which sets out how the UK solar industry is delivering significant opportunities to the UK and its economy, and how it intends to continue to deliver these benefits in partnership with Government.

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STA Welcomes Delay to Solar Tariff Cuts

The Solar Trade Association welcomed Secretary of State Ed Davey’s confirmation today 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”.

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Solar Trade Association Asks Minister to Help Address Malaise in the Solar market

After carefully studying the deployment figures of solar PV, it is clear that the UK market has stalled since 1st April, when new energy efficiency criteria came into effect for the Feed-in Tariff (FIT).

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