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October News Update Issue 5

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  Eaton and Solarcentury Ten-point Guide to PV Systems for Residential Use


Many articles about solar power tend to focus on the PV modules, which is hardly surprising as they are indisputably the key elements of the system. However, for a successful and safe PV installation, a lot more is needed than just the modules.


 Engensa Data Reveals Government Solar Policies on Track to Create 10,000 Jobs

New analysis by Engensa, the UK’s fastest-growing solar energy company, finds that the UK’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) will create 10,000 green jobs by early 2012.


ABB Solutions for Photovoltaic - Protection and other Modular Devices

For the photovoltaic market, ABB supplies a comprehensive range of high technology products for virtually every residential, commercial and power plant application to grant its customers access to renewable sources of energy.


Eight19 Brings Affordable Solar Electricity to the Developing World

Eight19, a technology leader in solar electricity for off-grid applications, announces IndiGo, a pay-as-you-go, personal solar electricity system for the developing world.


AZUR SOLAR Launches Solar Web Shop for Installers and Dealers

Leading solar PV company AZUR SOLAR has just launched an online shop for installers that makes selecting and ordering components and kits significantly easier, quicker and also cheaper, particularly as an introductory offer means that MCS installers visiting www.azur-solar-shop.co.uk and registering will receive a £100 discount on their first order over £2,000.


Cost of Solar Panels on County Hall Revealed

Nearly £100,000 is to be spent installing solar panels on the roof of Worcester’s County Hall, which will help power computers, printers and lights.


SOLON SOLbond Integra: The New Innovative Solar Roof System from SOLON and Tata Steel

SOLON and Tata Steel are pleased to introduce the innovative photovoltaic system SOLON ‘SOLbond Integra’. The system consists of high efficiency SOLON PV modules weighing less than 10 kg/m2; a pre-finished steel roof system made from Colorcoat Prisma® by Tata Steel, and a bonding adhesive enabling the installation of PV panels directly onto the roof surface..


Orta Solar Have Built The UK’s Largest Solar PV Portfolio To Date

Orta Solar managed by the team that have built the UK’s largest Solar PV portfolio to date, has today launched a series of PV Operations & Maintenance packages to suit systems from 20kW to 5MW or more.


Bluesky Helps HA's Maximise Solar Potential

Working with leading carbon reduction company Sustain, Bluesky is helping a number of Housing Associations across the UK make the most of their housing stock’s solar energy potential.


Wrexham Council Unveils £60m Solar Power Housing Scheme

Wrexham Council has announced a multi-million pound scheme to fit 3,000 of its social houses with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. The plans are aimed at cutting residents’ carbon footprint and energy bills and form a key part of the council’s wider carbon reduction strategy.


Ikaros Solar will install 150kW on Overbrook Farms

Cwmbran-based Ikaros Solar has signed a contract to install 150kW of solar photovoltaics for a poultry farmer near Ashbourne in Derbyshire. Installed over three sites, the solar panels will provide renewable energy for Overbrook Farms’ specialist requirements.


nqa ► MCS Product Certification

The NICEIC operates the Microgeneration Certification Scheme for Product Certification in addition to the Installer Scheme. Via our sister company, NQA, we can assist manufacturers to qualify their products as MCS Approved through assessment and certification.




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