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Solar Power Lights Up Economic Gloom

The REA has carried out an analysis of REAL Assurance Scheme membership data - which had first been aggregated and anonymised - to show that the UK solar sector now employs around 25,000 people.  This represents more than an 8-fold growth in employment in the UK solar industry since the UK Feed-In Tariff (FIT) scheme began last year.

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Tips To Avoid Being Ripped Off By Solar Panel Cowboys

The surge of complaints sent to the REAL Assurance Scheme indicates that some companies are exploiting a lack of consumer awareness and using aggressive, high-pressure and sometimes illegal selling techniques to persuade consumers to sign contracts. So REAL has drawn up a list of Top Tips for home-owners who are planning to install Solar PV.

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EU Solar Study Shows UK Must Seize Last Chance to Accelerate UK Solar Industry

The new report by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association “Competing in the Energy Sector”, carried out with AT Kearney, shows that solar power in the commercial sector will be competitive with grid electricity by 2017 in the UK.  Domestic and industrial solar will hit parity in 2019 in the UK.

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NICEIC is number one body for MCS accreditation

More than 1,000 companies have now signed up for MCS accreditation with NICEIC, making it the leading award body for MCS accreditation.

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