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  • TÜV Rheinland PTL receives SRCC accreditation for solar thermal testing services

    TÜV Rheinland PTL, North America’s largest solar and photovoltaic testing company, has received accreditation from the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) as a laboratory for the testing of solar thermal collectors. With that, TÜV Rheinland PTL is the second laboratory, after the Group’s Cologne-based Solar Testing Centre, which is holding this accreditation. With the accreditation, ...


    By TÜV Rheinland AG

  • Solar Guide Survey Reveals Average Price of a Solar PV Installation

    Solar Guide, the free online resource for homeowners and engineers regarding all solar-related issues, has found the average price of a domestic solar PV installation to be less than GBP 12,000. Figures, taken from the second half of 2010, show the average cost of a completed solar installation was GBP 11,657. The research was carried out by Solar Guide to see ...


  • UK Solar PV Installers Hit Back at Energy Price Rises With Three Great Reasons to Go Solar

    During September 2011, the media has been providing yet more bleak forecasts for UK households, with a rise of between 10 and 20 per cent in energy prices expected for the coming winter. With global wholesale gas and electricity generation prices also remaining steadily high, solar photovoltaic panel (solar PV) installers Spirit Solar have renewed their efforts to offer UK consumers a viable and ...


  • Commercial rooftop solar

      Many thanks for the opportunity to speak at today’s conference. I’d particularly like to thank Reza Shaybani and the BPVA, for having pulled together such an impressive event. I understand some 300 people are here today, representing hundreds of organisations…from solar developers and installers, to property companies, project managers and financiers. ...

  • Solar Energy UK

    Solar PV is an important part of the UK’s energy mix and very much a renewables success story – overall deployment has surpassed expectations. Since 2010, from a starting point of almost zero, you, the industry, have now exceeded 4GW of capacity. This is a fantastic achievement. It means that the UK now has enough solar to power more than 900,000 homes with over half a million ...

  • Move your solar panels and keep your tariff

    From summer 2019 medium and large building-mounted solar PV systems will be allowed to be moved between buildings without the loss of Feed-in Tariff (FIT) payments. Previously, if a FIT accredited installation was moved it became ineligible for further support. Now, landlords and tenants who cannot guarantee having long-term ownership or lease of a building can move their solar PV and keep their ...

  • Cathy Redson Champions Harvesting Texas’ Sunshine in Valuable Solar Kilowatt Hours at the First Hill Country Solar Tour

    ImagineSolar instructor Catherine Redson is the featured speaker introducing the first ...

  • Results from the consultation on transfer rules for rooftop solar announced

    Growth in the commercial and industrial scale building-mounted solar market has been below levels of performance in other European countries, and there is potential for significant growth in the UK. In order to stimulate this sector, the Solar PV Strategy, published in April 2014, set out a number of actions that are intended to remove barriers to Solar PV deployment in this scale including ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Good news for consumers and industry as solar thermal stays in the RHI

    There was great news for the UK renewable energy industry just before Christmas.  The Government announced it was dropping plans to remove solar thermal from the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which pays a tariff to property owners who generate heat through renewable technologies. The announcement means the RHI will continue to support solar thermal domestic systems at the current level of ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Kingspan Exhibiting its Solar Thermal Offering at ISH 2017, Frankfurt

    We are heading to Frankfurt in March, to exhibit at ISH, the world’s leading trade fair for the bathroom experience, building services, energy, air conditioning technology and renewable energy. We will be showcasing our global-leading solar thermal product range, Kingspan Thermomax evacuated tubes and Varisol systems. Thermomax  ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • ENER-G Switch2 warms up financial returns on solar

    Funders and landlords can warm up their financial returns on large, multiple site solar photovoltaic (PV) projects following the launch of a complete renewable data management service by UK metering and billing specialist ENER-G.  Switch2  The end-to-end service provides a total back-office operation for multiple solar PV installations – making it simple for funders and ...


    By ENER-G

  • How solar energy could be the largest source of electricity by mid-century

    The sun could be the world’s largest source of electricity by 2050, ahead of fossil fuels, wind, hydro and nuclear, according to a pair of reports issued today by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The two IEA technology roadmaps show how solar photovoltaic (PV) systems could generate up to 16% of the world’s electricity by 2050 while solar thermal electricity (STE) from ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Solfocus and victor Valley College complete the largest solar power plant of its kind in North America

    SolFocus and its solar developer partner Solar Smart Living, today announced that they have completed a 53 kW concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) installation which will be owned by El Paso Electric. The solar power installation was developed by El Paso-based Solar Smart Living using six SolFocus SF-1100S tracking CPV systems. The installation is located at El Paso Electric's substation facility. ...


  • Epuron Acquires Australia`s Largest Tracking Solar Power Plant from SunPower

    SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) and Epuron today announced that Epuron has acquired the 1-megawatt Uterne solar power plant operating in Alice Springs, Australia. Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA), Australia's leading provider of integrated financial services, has provided project financing, making it the country's first major bank to support a solar project of this size.  The project was developed ...


    By SunPower Corporation

  • Heliatek Sets New World Record Efficiency of 10.7% for its Organic Tandem Solar Cell

        Heliatek GmbH, technology leader in the field of organic solar films, continues to set new world records for organic solar cells. The company has commissioned SGS, an accredited and independent testing ...


    By Heliatek GmbH

  • See-thru spray-on technology turns ordinary glass surfaces into electricity-generating SolarWindows

    See-thru spray-on technology turns ordinary glass surfaces into electricity-generating SolarWindows™, able to outperform rooftop solar by 300% New Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:NENE) announced today that Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), a leading American certification and testing laboratory for solar products and equipment, has validated the Company’s power production modeling ...

  • Greg Barker outlines proposals to protect green electricity scheme

    Reduced tariffs for over-50kW solar Increased support for farm-scale anaerobic digestion Proposals to reduce the financial support available to larger scale solar-produced electricity have been published by the Government today as part of plans to protect financial support for homes, communities and small businesses. The consultation follows the launch in February of a ...

  • TÜV Rheinland PTL Receives OSHA Approval for ANSI/UL 1703 Certification

    TÜV Rheinland PTL, LLC, North America’s largest solar and photovoltaic testing company, was approved by the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to provide certification for ANSI/UL1703 the required North American solar safety mark. The accreditation is the latest in ...


    By TÜV Rheinland AG

  • Levy Control Framework cost controls

    My Right Honourable Friend the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change is today announcing a package of reforms to take control of the costs of renewable electricity subsidies under the Levy Control Framework (LCF). This is part of the Government’s commitment to control energy bills for hard-working British families and businesses as we continue to move to a low carbon economy and ...

  • PI-Berlin Provides Certified Protection Against PID

    The accredited test laboratory for solar modules Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin AG (PI-Berlin) announces ‘PID Block’ – a new programme for the confirmation of superior PID-suppressing properties of encapsulation materials. Hereby, the materials undergo insightful and specifically designed test sequences developed by PI-Berlin. These tests also provide information on the extent to ...


    By Krampitz Communications

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