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  • 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

    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.

  • Lightsource Renewable Energy CEO Nick Boyle to speak at the Installers Area of Solar Energy UK

    09 October 2014, 13:30 Updated: 09 October 2014, 17:27

    Lightsource Renewable Energy CEO Nick Boyle will speak at the Solar Energy UK conference at the NEC Birmingham on Wednesday October 15. With an operating portfolio of more than 600MWp, the company is now looking to build long-term relationships with rooftop installers.

  • Conergy’s Robert Goss predicts steadying but successful times for UK solar

    09 October 2014, 11:44 Updated: 09 October 2014, 16:00

    Developers across the UK are currently operating at full throttle in response to the government’s move to remove renewable obligation (RO) support for solar sites over 5MW next year.

  • Kingspan betting big on commercial solar

    08 October 2014, 15:31 Updated: 08 October 2014, 16:36 | Comments (1)

    Kingspan Group is launching a range of fully-funded solar PV solutions for commercial rooftops in the UK as part of its ‘three-pronged attack’ on the sector.

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