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Solar Power System Components

Solar Selections Client Generates 4,120kWh in 1 Year from a 4kWp

July 12, 2012

Solar Selections has just been informed that one of our first clients has generated 4,120kWh from their 4kWp solar panel system in Cheshire in the first year alone. This is amazing news as the MCS standards suggest that the solar panel system should only be generating 3,431 kWh per annum. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this [...]

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SolAmitec: Holistic solar system management software

June 28, 2012
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SolAmitec (formerly SolGuard) is a comprehensive solar PV system performance monitoring and management solution that is compatible with a wide range of components that are already widely available and used in systems throughout the world–brand name inverters, weather sensors, security systems, and more. The SolAmitec software platform is potentially a good fit for both smaller, [...]

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SunPower solar panels in the UK

June 28, 2012
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The world record for solar panel efficiency goes to SunPower‘s solar panels: 24% cell efficiency (sunlight  –> usable electricity in laboratory conditions) and 19.6% conversion efficiency (sunlight –> usable electricity in real-life conditions) with the SunPower E19 / 320W solar modules. SunPower prides itself in its hard-earned reputation for world-leading technology and excellent customer service. [...]

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Kyocera Solar PV Panels in the UK

May 17, 2012
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Kyocera Solar boasts some of the most efficient and arguably the most reliable solar photovoltaic (solar PV) panels in the extremely competitive emerging global solar industry. A strong player in the solar field since long before solar power reached its current status as a mainstream and well-regarded electricity generation source. Kyocera Solar has made steady [...]

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Solar Panels and Electric Cars; Solar Power to Horse Power

April 27, 2012

Clearly the global solar panel industry has grown at a rapid rate over the last few years with Germany leading the way. However, the next step of this rapidly evolving market is how to manage the surplus power that our solar panels are generating. It seems logical and sensible to consider that Electric Cars are [...]

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Solar Panel Analysis: SERAPHIM SRP-(295W-310W)-6MA

April 24, 2012

Seraphim products are new to the UK market, their range of Solar Panel modules offer a cost effective yet quality option for homeowners. 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 Energy to be Cost Competitive with Coal and Nuclear by 2020

April 19, 2012

According to a recent report, Solar Energy is set to establish equivalent costs with brown energy sources by 2020. Poised to deepen the market share in clean energy sectors worldwide, solar power’s respective component cost and energy efficiency aspects will drive it towards this milestone sooner than world markets had expected. Bookmark on Delicious Digg [...]

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SolarEdge ‘DC-DC optimiser’ technology in the UK

April 18, 2012

One of the trickiest parts of maximising efficiency in a solar PV installation is dealing with variations in power output among panels and strings of panels in the same system. SolarEdge is a leading company that has developed a unique solution to the problem of irregularity in solar panel array output. It uses a solar system architecture that [...]

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Trina Honey Cell Technology Solar PV Panels

April 13, 2012
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Trina Solar, one of the biggest vertically-integrated manufacturers of solar PV panels in the world, released 2 new lines of modules using its ‘Honey’ solar PV cell at the beginning of 2012. TUV Rheinland, an independent solar PV module testing organisation, verified the peak output of one of these–the PC/05A 60-cell module–at 274 watts in [...]

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Why does the light on my Solar Generation Meter stay on?

April 11, 2012

Those whom have had a solar installation completed upon their home or business will have noticed this strange situation before. This article quick explains why the LED (light) on your Generation Meter sometimes remains on.     Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers [...]

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SMA: The world leader in solar inverter technology

April 3, 2012
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SMA solar inverters are the industry standard for the global solar PV industry. The SMA catalogue boasts a range of inverters for all applications: small-scale, residential, commercial, and utility. The company has a sterling reputation for producing reasonably-priced but high-quality products, and for its dedication to excellence in customer service. Additionally, with a presence in [...]

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Discount Solar Panels UK

March 29, 2012
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The starting point for finding the best deal on solar power in the UK is sourcing an installer who offers discounted solar panels. All installers in the Solar Selections network offer a unique and authentic discount on the solar photovoltaic (PV) system installations, available only through Solar Selections. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on [...]

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Power-One Aurora Solar Inverters in the UK

March 13, 2012
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Power-One manufactures a wide range of power conversion and maintenance products, and is well recognised in the UK Solar Power market for its quality in the residential and commercial solar sectors particularly with its Aurora inverter line. Power-One was established back in 1973, and in 2006  began manufacturing  components for the renewable energy industry. The Power-One solar line offers a everything from transformerless inverters to monitoring devices for [...]

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Best Solar Panels

March 12, 2012
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There are many considerations that need to be accounted for when determining which solar panels are the “best”. To start with one solar panel might be better/more suited to one situation over another. This article shall approach a number of scenarios, giving examples of how different panels are more suited to different scenarios. Bookmark on [...]

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Cheap Solar Panels

March 12, 2012
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Not only does our free service provides instant comparisons of local installers – we tackle the larger issues for the UK solar industry at large as well. This article examines how there is a great deal of speculation in the UK solar industry regarding what makes a solar panel ‘cheap’ or ‘expensive’. At the heart [...]

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Solar Panel Analysis: SANYO HIT 235-240

January 18, 2012
Sanyo HIT Panels in the UK

One of the most widely recognised and marketed panels on the UK market; the SANYO HIT (now Panasonic HIT) is highly valued from a variety of perspectives.  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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Dyesol dye-based Solar PV tech firm aiming for UK grid parity

December 7, 2011
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Dyesol is aiming to totally transform the solar photovoltaics (PV) industry by commercialising a still largely uncommercialised solar PV technology: the Dye Solar Cell (DSC). The Dye Solar Cell is a next-generation PV technology that utilises a ‘sandwich’ of materials to copy the photosynthetic properties of plants in order to turn sunlight into usable power. [...]

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Solarwatt Easy-In BIPV roof system acquires MCS certification

November 29, 2011
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Solarwatt is a German solar photovoltaic (solar PV) panel manufacturer based in Dresden. In addition to standard solar modules, the company also provides off-grid solar and building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) solutions. Their Easy-In BIPV roofing systems have recently been granted MCS certification. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via [...]

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REAL Deposit and Advanced Payment Insurance Scheme

October 21, 2011

If you are worried about what will happen to your deposit if the solar power supplier that you have placed an order with ceases to trade, look no further. 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 [...]

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‘Made in China’: How Country of Origin Affects Solar Components

October 19, 2011

One of the most hotly debated topics in any industry is quality control with regards to a product’s origin. From the stereotypes surrounding Italian sports cars and Egyptian cotton, entire industries have been affected by the consensus on these assumptions. The solar industry is not above such generalisations here in the UK, with Chinese, German, [...]

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