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September 6, 2010
Swiss solar inverter company, Sputnik Engineering, has announced that beginning in the fourth quarter of 2010, it will be supplying the UK with its solar inverters. "The UK has ambitious goals. Our portfolio matches the individual market segments perfectly and we are looking forward to being a major player in this…
September 3, 2010
Marks & Spencer (M&S), in partnership with Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) has announced that it is launching a range of solar photovoltaic and solar thermal water heating solutions to help customers cut their carbon emissions and reduce their energy bills under the company name, M&S Energy.
September 2, 2010
Energy regulator Ofgem has now released the UK installation numbers for the period 1-31st August 2010, revealing a huge spike in figures. The details set out on the company’s website show that August was a record month in terms of solar photovoltaic installations.
September 2, 2010
The programme and speakers for the Solar Power UK Conference 2010, the first official event of the Solar Power Group, have now been announced. The conference and exhibition, to be split over two days from the 18-19 October, follows the theme, ‘Enabling the UK solar market for 2011.’
 
September 2, 2010
Following the enticing introduction of feed-in tariffs back in April, Centrosolar has established an international subsidiary in the UK. Centrosolar UK Ltd. will be in a position to respond to increased demand for photovoltaic systems, particularly in England.
August 31, 2010
Global solar photovoltaics project developer, juwi Solar, is to extend its international business activities by entering new photovoltaics markets and creating 500 new jobs worldwide by 2012. As well as continuing…
August 27, 2010
Plans have been submitted for a large-scale solar power plant, to be located near Louth, which could be the largest solar project submitted so far in the UK. The huge installation of solar panels is to be built at Fen Farm, Conisholme, on land next to the Conisholme 20-turbine wind farm.
August 26, 2010
After three years Prince Charles has finally won the battle to install solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of his London residence, Clarence House. The Grade II listed house, which already covers almost a quarter of its electricity needs with renewable energy, had been awaiting approval from Westminster City Council.
August 26, 2010
A Grade 1 listed Norman church based in Withington is set to become the first zero carbon place of worship in the UK. The renewable work on St Michael and All Angels Church is expected to be complete by the end of September. The church will be fitted with 22 solar panels on the roof and a new biomass boiler. These measures will generate electricity to power the building’s low lighting, however…
August 25, 2010
Corby is considering fitting its council houses with solar panels in a bid to generate money as well as green electricity now that the government has given the go-ahead. On August 9, Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Chris Huhne, ended the quarrel over whether or not councils across Britain will be allowed to sell renewable electricity back to the national grid.

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