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  • VideoKingspan launches PV-tied ZerO Energy Lighting solution

    12 December 2014, 07:59 Updated: 12 December 2014, 9:56

    Kingspan Insulated Panels has launched its ZerO Energy Lighting solution which combines rooflights, LED lighting, smart controls and solar PV.

  • Europe’s ‘first’ robotically tracked PV project completed in Northern Ireland

    02 December 2014, 09:15 Updated: 02 December 2014, 9:25

    UK-based PV project developer Castillium has connected the 48kW project at South West College, in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. It will supply power to the CREST (Centre for Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technology) Passive Pavilion and, following a deal announced in January this year, has been equipped with robotic tracking made by US start-up QBotix.

  • UK solar to be cheaper than gas by 2018

    19 November 2014, 12:13 Updated: 19 November 2014, 13:59 | Comments (3)

    Large-scale solar PV in the UK will be cheaper than gas before 2018, according to a report published by the Solar Trade Association.

  • Solar-related fire causes evacuation at Sainsbury’s in Longbridge

    19 November 2014, 09:07 Updated: 19 November 2014, 11:40

    Sainsbury’s in Longbridge, Birmingham was evacuated on Saturday 15 November after a fire broke out on the supermarket’s roof.

  • Eight19 receives another £1 million investment

    18 November 2014, 16:33 Updated: 20 November 2014, 15:38

    Eight19, a developer of organic photovoltaic (OPV) technology, has received a further £1 million investment from IP Group to assist with the growth of the company’s production volume and commercial activities.

  • SEUK: Trannergy’s new three phase inverters get global launch in Birmingham

    23 October 2014, 10:26 Updated: 23 October 2014, 17:12

    Chinese inverter manufacturer Trannergy launched its new line of three-phase inverters globally at SEUK in Birmingham last week.

  • 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.


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