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The solar digest newsletter for August 2011

Welcome to the first solar digest e-newsletter. Please feel free to send us any news you may have that would be of interest to other readers.


Featured Article:
Solar power does not have a long shelf life

Storing power is complicated and expensive, but very often, especially far away from the regular power grids, there is no way around large batteries for grid-independent electricity consumers....Read more


Latest News:

Gemasolar solar power plant reaches 24 hours of uninterrupted production

Gemasolar, the concentrated solar power plant located in Fuentes de Andalucía (Seville),  has supplied its first uninterrupted day of electricity to the network....Read more


Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Supply Chain - Global Market Size to 2015 

From an emerging fuel source 20 years ago, the availability of more effective and reliable equipment and machinery has enabled solar PV to be transformed into a commercial energy generating technology in over forty countries. The global solar PV market is expanding rapidly with PV installations growing by 57% in 2010 over 2009.....Read more


Bordon Junior School has recently installed a Photovoltaic Energy Roof system

Bordon Junior School has recently had a roof replacement and the installed Photovoltaic Energy Roof system was part of the “grand eco scheme”....Read more


Bradford Cathedral – first to install solar panels

Bradford Cathedral has received permission from the CFCE (Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England) and English Heritage to install solar photo voltaic cells.1....
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For Solar PV, Eaton has Convenient Switching and Protection

Eaton’s new integrated PV Switch & Surge Unit has been designed to make the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems faster and easier and more cost effective....Read more

NAPIT Present Microgeneration & 17th Edition Seminars

NAPIT, in partnership with MEGGER, are set to hit the road with a series of FREE seminars which are scheduled in venues throughout the UK....Read more

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....Read more

PV100 from Seaward Sheds New Light On PV Panel Electrical Testing

The new Solar Installation PV100 from Seaward is the first dedicated multi-function electrical tester for solar panel installation.

The new tester carries out all electrical tests required by IEC 62446 on grid connected PV systems‚ eliminating the need for multiple test instruments for PV panel connection....Read more


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