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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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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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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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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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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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6 questions for Panasonic Solar

January 21, 2013
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Panasonic, known globally for its household electronics, is also a manufacturer of high-end solar panels. Solar Selections asked Panasonic Solar EU 6 questions about the company, its products, and the UK’s solar industry in general. Their responses are below. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with [...]

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Germany aims to support solar energy storage

January 21, 2013
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The German government will begin giving support to the installations of energy storage systems for solar panels. Although the the affordability of installing a solar PV system has increased dramatically across the globe in just the last few years (and is lowest in Germany), the cost of storing power still remains prohibitively high. Germany’s push [...]

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EnaSolar inverters: Innovative New Zealand inverters on UK shores

January 4, 2013
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    EnaSolar is a Christchurch, NZ-based company that manufactures a range of solar inverters for small-scale, grid-tied solar systems. On top of their reliability, EnaSolar inverters’ innovative, internet-based monitoring platform makes early identification of problems and troubleshooting easy for system owners, installers, and the manufacturer alike–before small problems can go on to become crises. EnaSolar’s [...]

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Romag Solar Panels: UK-made solar modules for all applications

January 3, 2013
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Romag is a UK-leading manufacturer of high-quality glass and also specialising in solar panels. The company, based in the northeast of England, has been around since 1943 and is the only home-grown manufacturer of solar panels in the UK. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share [...]

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Sharp solar panels in the UK

December 20, 2012
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Sharp is one of the biggest names in electronics in the world, and one of the pioneers of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology industry. Sharp solar panels are among the most reliable and efficient of those on offer in the UK, and carry a trusted, household name. This article is an overview of Sharp’s solar panels, [...]

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Panasonic HIT solar panels in the UK

December 12, 2012
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Panasonic HIT solar panels (formerly Sanyo HIT) have proven to be some of the most popular solar panels in the UK thanks to their high quality standards and efficiency. Panasonic also manufactures a wide range of energy-efficient white goods and energy-related products such as heat pumps and fuel cells, not to mention batteries and energy [...]

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Solar Panel Performance Database in the UK

November 15, 2012
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The University of Sheffield has for the last two years been collecting and comparing renewable energy generation data from thousands of solar panels across the UK. Their website now publishes reports each month detailing how much energy is being generated across all of their registered systems. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on [...]

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Securing the 22GWp target with more than solar panel price leaps

November 8, 2012
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Following on from our analysis of the 22GWp target that Greg Barker, Minister for Energy and Climate Change, recently reestablished; this article examines whether another leap in solar panel prices is possible. 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 [...]

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DECC Reaffirms 22GWp Solar Power Target by 2020

November 8, 2012
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The Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Minister Greg Barker has reaffirmed the ambitious targets of over 20GWp of solar panels to be installed in the UK by 2020. After a year that has seen this target introduced, several large solar feed-in tariff reductions and now reestablished, the news is welcomed cautiously by the industry. [...]

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Enphase Microinverters in the UK

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  Enphase is a microinverter technology manufacturer and solar system solution developer based in California. With the company’s launch at the Solar Power UK 2012 tradeshow, Enphase microinverter solutions are now available in the United Kingdom. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet [...]

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World’s largest transparent solar PV roof to be built in New Jersey, USA

October 19, 2012

A massive semi-transparent roof will be providing power for the head office US pharmaceutical company Novartis in New Jersey. The 295-kilowatt (kW) solar system is a major milestone for the building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) industry, and for BIPV specialist firm Sunways AG, which will provide the 161,000 modules that will comprise the system. Bookmark on Delicious [...]

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DC-DC optimisers, Microinverters, and AC solar panels: Alternative solar system layouts

October 16, 2012
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This article provides an overview of the different types of solar system layouts and some of the advantages and disadvantages of each, with a focus on microinverters and AC solar panels. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the [...]

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LG Solar panels in the UK

September 17, 2012
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Korea’s LG (“Life’s Good”) is a leading global technology innovator in electronics, mobile communications, and home appliances. LG’s energy solutions division manufactures solar panels for residential and commercial solar PV systems. On top of bearing a reputable brand name, LG solar modules  a number of features that make them stand out from the pack. Bookmark on [...]

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Issues with shading and solar panel arrays

September 14, 2012
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Shading is not good for solar PV system output. A shadow cast on even just part of one solar panel in your solar array can potentially impede the output of the whole solar PV system significantly. What are some ways to avoid the problem of shading on solar arrays? Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]

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Kyocera Energy Management System / Solar power battery storage solution introduced in Japan

July 19, 2012
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Kyocera has introduced an integrated Energy Management System (EMS) and battery storage solution onto the Japanese market for the summer of 2012. The Kyocera EMS combines Kyocera solar panels with high-capacity lithium-ion storage units from electronics and battery component manufacturer Nichicon. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit [...]

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