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  • FiT cuts place up to 27,000 jobs at risk, claims STA

    02 October 2015, 11:11 Updated: 02 October 2015, 12:38

    The Solar Trade Association has claimed that as many as 27,000 jobs could be lost if the government presses ahead with plans to cut the feed-in tariff by 87% after commissioning analysis by TBR Economic Research.

  • Oxford Photovoltaics takes 2015 funding to over £12.6 million with top-up investment

    02 October 2015, 10:00 Updated: 02 October 2015, 10:10

    Perovskite solar cell developer Oxford Photovoltaics said it had raised a top-up B round of £4.4 million from a variety existing investors as well as new sources of funding.

  • PV Kits Direct diversifies product line through partnership with Victron

    01 October 2015, 23:32 Updated: 02 October 2015, 10:10

    PV product provider PV Kits Direct has announced a partnership with Dutch battery storage company Victron Energy in order to offer customers a diversified product range across the renewable-energy market.

  • Wattstor launches new energy storage smart switch

    01 October 2015, 23:13 Updated: 02 October 2015, 10:08

    Cornwall-based company Wattstor has launched the IMP (Intelligent Management of Power), a new product that is able to control when and where energy is used in order to maximise the amount of power generated from renewable sources like solar and wind.

  • Community solar gets green light in ‘fracking village’ victory for Balcombe

    01 October 2015, 17:44 Updated: 01 October 2015, 18:01

    Balcombe, the Sussex village which found itself at the epicentre of UK energy debate when it was selected for drilling by fracking firm Cuadrilla, has received planning permission for a community solar farm.

  • BISOL to debut new modules at SEUK this year

    01 October 2015, 15:55 Updated: 02 October 2015, 13:37

    BISOL will be demonstrating its new 72-cell XL modules, which have a 16.9% efficiency for commercial rooftop and utility-scale markets, for the first time at SEUK 2015.

  • Solar Electric to launch new ‘EcoGlass’ panels at SEUK 2015

    01 October 2015, 15:48 Updated: 01 October 2015, 16:31

    Solar Electric is launching a brand new range of ‘EcoGlass’ solar panels at Solar Energy UK that are suitable for both rooftop overlay and building integrated applications.

  • Waxman Energy to demonstrate new ‘Power of Three’ package at SEUK

    01 October 2015, 14:58 Updated: 01 October 2015, 16:32

    Waxman Energy will again be exhibiting at this year’s SEUK and is to present its ‘Power of Three’ package, a new initiative to provide the industry with a dependable commercial solution.

  • VideoNo room at the inn for solar at DECC’s workshop

    01 October 2015, 13:00 Updated: 01 October 2015, 14:40

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change is holding a feed-in tariff workshop next week but, if you’re not a member of a trade association, chances are you wouldn’t have heard about it.

  • FiT cuts amount to 98% reduction in support budget, STA analysis reveals

    01 October 2015, 12:45 Updated: 01 October 2015, 14:31 | Comments (2)

    Proposed cuts to the small-scale feed-in tariff amount to a 98% reduction in budgetary support, equivalent to just £7 million over the next three years, new analysis conducted by the Solar Trade Association has revealed.



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