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One GigaWatt of Solar Installed Across the UK: But What Next?

February 28, 2012
1 gigawatt of solar installed in the UK

The latest installation figures from the DECC reveal a significant milestone has been reached for solar pv in the UK. One GigaWatt (gW) has now been installed and registered across the UK since the start of the Feed-in Tariff scheme in December of 2009. This presents a fantastic achievement by an industry plagued with factors [...]

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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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Solar Energy Grid Parity in the UK

October 12, 2011

In the solar community grid price parity is considered the Holy Grail and a turning point in the world’s constant search for energy. Grid price parity is the point at which alternative methods of generating energy is as cost-effective as power from the electricity grid. In order to see just how far away we are, Solar Selections have [...]

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Cost of solar to see further decreases throughout EU

September 22, 2011

The cost of solar power is coming down even more quickly than expected, according to new research by the EU Energy Institute. The fall is part of a global trend towards increasingly affordable solar power, which once had a reputation for being prohibitively expensive. According to the Institute, solar panels are also a ‘good investment’, and [...]

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