Greggs Bakeries solar panels

The largest chain of bakeries in the UK has installed the equivalent of 1.28 megawatts (MW) of solar PV capacity on the roofs of 10 of its locations with the assistance of Solar Selections, who acted as tender manager for the project. The installations make use of Italian Power-One Aurora inverters and Chinese Trina solar panels. [click to continue…]

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Customer Testimonial – Mr. E Chantler (All Black German 4kWp, Cheshire)

May 8, 2013

Mr Chantler of Stretton, Nr. Chester shares his thoughts on his experience with Solar Selections. Mr Chantler recently installed a 4kWp solar system brokered by Solar Selections’ free service. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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Solar panels for not-for-profit organisations in the UK

March 6, 2013
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Solar systems have been growing in popularity for homes and commercial enterprises; this trend also holds true for not-for-profit organisations such as churches and schools.  Not-for-profit charities across the UK are already saving money on operational costs by investing in a solar panel system. By way of example, previously on this site we’ve written about Knellwood Residential Care Centre‘s 10 kilowatt [...]

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WINAICO solar panels in the UK

March 4, 2013
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WINAICO is a global manufacturer of high-quality solar panels. WINAICO’s office in the UK was founded at the beginning of 2011 and the company is currently expanding its presence across the country. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to [...]

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2 issues that could change the trajectory of the UK’s solar PV industry

February 25, 2013
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The UK’s solar panel industry has entered what is widely believed to be a state of relative stability after over a year of turmoil during which generous government feed-in tariff subsidies were slashed erratically following significant drops in the cost of installing a solar system. Now looming on the horizon, however, are twin threats that [...]

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Solar panels Sheffield: Compare installers

February 21, 2013
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Solar panels are already saving Sheffield homes and businesses money on their power bills, as they are across the rest of the UK as well. The first step in getting the best deals on a system is to compare Sheffield solar panel installers. Solar Selections can help you do this for free. Bookmark on Delicious [...]

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Increased reliance on gas could lead to UK power bill spikes, Ofgem chief warns

February 20, 2013
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The outgoing chief of the UK’s electricity and gas market regulator, Ofgem, has issued a warning about impending rises in the price of electricity and heating across the UK as the country’s reliance on imported gas as a fuel for power generation grows. The impending closure of nearly 10% of the UK’s electricity generation capacity [...]

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2.5kW solar systems: Pricing & power output in the UK

February 19, 2013
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2.5kWp (or 2.5kW) solar systems are proving a popular solar system size for UK residents thanks to their relatively low up-front costs and their growing attractiveness as an investment option. This article is an overview of what to expect when shopping around for a 2.5kW solar system in the UK including pricing, output, and return [...]

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Bosch introduces energy storage solution as back-up for solar panels

February 18, 2013
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At over 125 years old, Germany’s Bosch is already a household name for its power tools, car parts, and other electronics; it even has a well-reputed solar panel division–Bosch Solar. The energy division of Bosch–Bosch Energy Tec–is now also presenting its own solution for energy storage at the Renewable Energy Exhibition EnR 2013 in Lyon, France [...]

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Are solar panels worth it in the UK?

February 13, 2013
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With all the tumult around the subsidisation of solar power and other renewables in the UK, any households that were considering going solar are probably asking themselves whether going solar is worth the cost. The answer for many households is ‘yes’. What are the things that need to be taken into account when considering installing [...]

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UK solar capacity now over 2GW

February 12, 2013

The UK has joined the club of nations to have installed more than 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, making it one of the top 10 solar PV markets in the world, according to NPD Solarbuzz’s Marketbuzz 2013 report. The UK installed even more solar PV capacity (965GW) in the year 2012 than [...]

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Security systems preventing solar panel theft at solar farms in UK

February 12, 2013
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Solar panel theft is a real issue in the UK. While the price of panels has come down considerably in the past few years, they are still a significant investment, and it would be painful for the owner to have this integral part of a solar photovoltaic (PV) system stolen from under their nose. Security [...]

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Compare solar panel installers in Heretfordshire

February 11, 2013
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Aiming to compare solar panel deals in Heretfordshire, England? Heretfordshire is one of the best places in the UK to install a solar PV systemtion in the  thanks to its relatively sunny location. Heretfordshire households that install a solar PV system could benefit from returns on investment of over 20% thanks to the falling cost of solar systems and [...]

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New MCS PV guide and solar system installation standard released

February 11, 2013
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The UK’s Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Working Group has released an updated installation guide for solar photovoltaic systems, as well as an accompanying updated national standard (MIS 3002). Solar PV system installers have 3 months (until 7 March 2013) to begin adhering to the updated standard. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]

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1.5kWp solar systems in the UK: Compare prices

February 8, 2013
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Thinking about going solar but not sure which solar system size is best suited for your needs? This article is an overview of everything you might want to know about a 1.5kW solar system: Pricing, power output, and return on investment. Let Solar Selections help you compare 1.5kW solar system prices and components. Bookmark on [...]

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Panasonic, Power-One join forces for energy storage

February 7, 2013
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Global electronics manufacturer Panasonic and the world’s 2nd largest inverter manufacturer Power-One have teamed up to develop energy storage systems for the US, European markets, and Japanese markets. Their storage solutions will be aimed at the residential, commercial, and utility markets in the USA and Europe, and commercial and utility-scale markets in Japan. Bookmark on Delicious [...]

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Find solar panel deals in Essex, England

February 6, 2013
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Looking for solar panel deals in Essex, England? Located in the sunnier southern region of the country, Essex is one of the best places in the UK to install a solar PV system. Essex residents who install solar panels could see returns of over 20%. Low solar system prices, combined with the UK’s Feed-in Tariff and the rising cost of [...]

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CIGS thin-film solar panels improving in efficiency

February 5, 2013
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Solar panels made using CIGS cell technology have been increasing in efficiency over the past few years. Although silicon-cell solar panels still dominate the residential solar PV market, a number of advances in CIGS cell efficiency promise a possible increase in the popularity of the technology. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook [...]

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V3Solar: Spinning solar cells keep cool, produce more power

January 31, 2013
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The image of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules that lives in the minds of most people is that of the ‘solar panel’: a flat, stationary device that absorbs sunlight and turns it into usable electricity. A new company, V3Solar, is aiming to upend this conception of solar PV technology, with spinning cones of solar photovoltaic material [...]

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Solar panels: Find the best price

January 31, 2013
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Trying to find the best price on solar panels? Many a price-conscious customer would opt to seek out the cheapest solar panels possible, but the cheapest price isn’t always the best price. It’s important to know what you’re looking for in a solar panel system before simply opting for the least-cost option. Bookmark on Delicious [...]

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