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Study Reveals Potential £5bn Annual Cost Savings from Commercial Rooftop Solar PV

A study from Kingspan Energy reveals UK businesses could save over £5bn per year in electricity bills by installing fully-funded rooftop PV systems on commercial roofs. Installing solar PV on just 61% of the country’s 2,500km2 of south-facing commercial roof space would meet the total current electricity demand of UK plc.

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Global Solar Photovoltaic Module Installed Capacity to More than Treble by 2020

The global cumulative installed capacity of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules will more than treble from 135.66 Gigawatts (GW) in 2013 to 413.98 GW by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

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Samil Power Inverters have the Third Largest Market Share in UK Suggests Survey

In an independent survey by EuPD Research British installers confirm that the Samil Power has a high market penetration and excellent brand awareness.

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BRE National Solar Centre Measures Job Growth in the Solar Sector

The BRE National Solar Centre (NSC) has carried out a comprehensive survey of jobs in the solar sector in 2013, detailing both staffing numbers and site installation activities.

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Energy Storage Tops the List of Requirements for PV Inverter Buyers

A new survey conducted by IMS Research of more than 400 global photovoltaic (PV) inverter customers has revealed a rapidly growing need for energy storage in PV systems.

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SMA Voted Number One PV Inverter Brand in Survey of Global Customer Base

A new survey conducted by IMS Research of more than 400 photovoltaic (PV) inverter purchasers has revealed that the most preferred PV inverter brand globally in 2012 was SMA Solar Technology.

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The Disappearing Market for Nuclear Electricity-Report

By the time any new nuclear power station could be built in the UK (2020 or later), the market for its electricity will be disappearing-because of explosive growth in photovoltaics (PV) and because consumers will be able to buy electricity from anywhere in Europe. This is one of the conclusions of a report by the Energy Fair group.

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One third of farmers plan on renewables investment in next two years

The vast majority of farmers (82 per cent) who are looking to invest in renewable energy are motivated by concerns over rising energy costs, according to new research* from Barclays, with one in three farmers (33 per cent) looking to make a renewables investment in the next two years.

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30% of Farmers Invest in Renewables

New research by the NFU and NatWest has revealed that 30% of farmers across England and Wales will be involved in some form of renewable energy production, use or supply by the end of the summer.

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Opus Energy Survey Finds SMEs Turning to Renewable Energy Generation

New research from Opus Energy suggests a growing level of interest among small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in generating renewable energy from their own businesses, with one third (32%) expecting to introduce solar panels, wind turbines or anaerobic digestion for example, and 38% expecting to be generating their own renewable energy within five years.

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