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  • VideoTrina’s Richard Rushin says CfDs are a positive indication of a mature UK solar market

    29 October 2014, 10:28 Updated: 29 October 2014, 11:58

    Lucy Woods spoke to Trina Solar’s UK sales manager Richard Rushin about the UK market. In the interview he was surprisingly positive about the impending contracts for difference.

  • Defra fails to back up new solar farm subsidy cut

    27 October 2014, 15:25 Updated: 27 October 2014, 16:20

    The UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has failed to produce evidence to back up its new policy scrapping a solar subsidy for farmers.

  • Lightsource opens Scottish office; predicts PV ‘boom’

    24 October 2014, 13:09 Updated: 24 October 2014, 13:32

    Lightsouce is predicting a ‘solar boom’ in Scotland and has opened a new office in Livingston to take advantage of it.

  • SEUK: Finance for domestic solar rising in popularity

    23 October 2014, 08:32 Updated: 23 October 2014, 9:55

    Consumer Credit Solutions has said that the solar industry’s increasing appetite for point-of-sale finance is a symptom of the sector’s mainstreaming, following a successful Solar Energy UK.

  • Commercial rooftop solar can boost property value, study finds

    22 October 2014, 11:58 Updated: 22 October 2014, 12:36 | Comments (1)

    New research published by real estate company, JLL in conjunction with Solarcentury has found that solar PV arrays on commercial properties can increase their value through additional income streams.

  • VideoNFU VP calls for ‘sober’ debate on fuel vs food

    21 October 2014, 09:15 Updated: 23 October 2014, 10:34

    The vice president of the National Farmers Union has called for a “sober” debate on fuel vs food following comments made by the environment secretary that UK farmland was being “wasted” and “blighted by solar farms”.

  • ‘Damaging and incorrect’: Industry reaction to solar farm CAP scrap

    20 October 2014, 15:16 Updated: 21 October 2014, 15:22

    The department for environment, food and rural affairs’ (Defra) shock announcement that payments under the CAP for land underneath solar farms will cease in the New Year has sent shock waves through the solar industry and agricultural stakeholders alike.

  • SEUK: MCS ‘too reliant on volunteers’

    15 October 2014, 11:37 Updated: 15 October 2014, 12:45 | Comments (1)

    A poll run on Solar Power Portal in the build up to Solar Energy UK posed the question: To what extent do you agree with the following statement? ‘Current installer standards agencies are supporting the progression of the UK solar PV industry’. The results make for grim reading for the MCS: 67.08% of readers either disagree or strongly disagree with the statement.


  • Enphase: UK main European market for commercial rooftop solar

    14 October 2014, 14:30 Updated: 14 October 2014, 16:24

    Enphase Energy’s European marketing director, Maxime Boiron says the company has identified the UK as a “main market” for commercial rooftop opportunities.

  • Amber Rudd to address solar industry at Solar Energy UK

    10 October 2014, 09:03 Updated: 10 October 2014, 10:19

    The minister for energy and climate change, Amber Rudd will be delivering a speech on the state of the UK solar market at this year’s Solar Energy UK.


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