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  • Exclusive: Foreign CfD project will help not hinder UK solar, says TuNur

    21 October 2014, 10:22 Updated: 21 October 2014, 12:40

    The ambitious North African-based Concentrated Solar Project (CSP) TuNur said it will not discourage the success of UK-based solar developments, despite TuNur’s size or plan to apply for funding from the British government via the contracts for difference (CfDs) scheme.

  • 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.

     

  • SEUK: Skytron to demonstrate CfD-friendly reporting platform

    14 October 2014, 14:58 Updated: 14 October 2014, 16:13

    German PV monitoring firm skytron energy will demonstrate a contracts for difference (CfD) ready reporting platform at Solar Energy UK.

  • 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.

  • SEUK: IET opens public consultation on new PV guidelines

    08 October 2014, 15:57 Updated: 08 October 2014, 16:43

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has opened up the new Code of Practice for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems for comment.

  • Naomi Klein: Solar is ready for prime time

    07 October 2014, 11:34 Updated: 07 October 2014, 12:15

    Solar is “ready for prime time” award-winning journalist and activist, Naomi Klein told Solar Power Portal at an event in London on Monday night.

  • SEUK: Fronius focuses on energy storage at Birmingham

    29 September 2014, 09:28 Updated: 29 September 2014, 9:46

    The UK arm of Austrian inverter manufacturer, Fronius, will be demonstrating its new range of energy storage devices at Solar Energy UK (SEUK).

  • Solar, storage and electric vehicles could kill utilities

    26 September 2014, 15:40 Updated: 26 September 2014, 16:13 | Comments (3)

    The rise of solar, electric vehicles and energy storage could enact a step change in the energy market which could undermine utilities, according to Gerard Reid, founder and managing partner of Alexa Capital. 

  • SEUK: Bisol to display supercharged coloured modules

    25 September 2014, 16:32 Updated: 25 September 2014, 17:29

    Slovenian module maker and project developer Bisol will be showcasing its coloured Spectrum modules, which have recently benefitted from an increase in power.

  • First UK grid connected PV system 95% efficient 20 years later

    19 September 2014, 09:59 Updated: 19 September 2014, 11:36 | Comments (8)

    The UK’s first grid connected solar system has been tested on its 20th anniversary, to find it still has a 95% generation rate from its initial installation 20 years ago.

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