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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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2013 bodes well for solar projects as Buffet buys world’s largest solar PV plant

January 9, 2013
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The new year has started off with some more good news for the solar photovoltaics (PV) industry, with Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Solar buying SunPower‘s Antelope Valley Solar Projects (AVSP) for an amount between USD2 billion and 2.5 billion. AVSP is a multi-location development whose cumulative solar panel capacity will be 579 megawatts (MW) when all [...]

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2012 was a record year for utility-scale solar power, 2013 looking bright as well

January 2, 2013
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In addition to the phenomenal number of residential solar power system installed in 2012, the number of large-scale solar projects have also increased immensely. According to numbers from industry analysts Wiki-Solar, around 3 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale solar power were installed globally last year, easily beating the previous year’s figure of about 2.3GW, even with official [...]

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30kWp and 50kWp solar systems in the UK: Pricing and output

December 19, 2012
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This article is an overview of the price ranges and typical power outputs of 30kWp and 50kWp solar systems in the UK. 30kWp and 50kWp solar systems are both fairly common sizes to have installed as solar farms and for commercial premises. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via [...]

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Solar Parks in the UK

December 5, 2012
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The number of ‘solar parks’ in the UK have exploded in recent years thanks mainly to the UK’s feed-in tariff and renewable obligation certificate schemes, both designed to increase renewable energy uptake. A quick glance at any UK-based media outlet covering solar power or renewable energy will almost daily have news about a new solar park being [...]

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The future of affordable electricity lies in renewables–particularly rooftop solar: JRC

September 25, 2012
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Although it’s becoming common knowledge that the cost of solar photovoltaics (PV) and other renewable energy sources is coming down, what boosts their competitiveness even further is the fact that the price of generation from conventional forms of electricity–fossil fuels and nuclear–are steadily on the rise. This phenomenon is picked up by the European Commission’s [...]

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Solar Farming & Support for Local Communities

September 20, 2012

Ed Davey, Energy Secretary with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), recently stated that the wind industry ought to offer perks to surrounding communities in which they are developed. This notion could be carried over to solar farm developers as a unique way of overcoming some of the remaining critiques of large scale [...]

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Apple’s 20 megawatt solar farm for its data centre in North Carolina

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As a company Apple have always been known for thinking outside the box, changing our perceptions of what to expect from our technology and revolutionising the market in their wake. Following in this tradition, Apple has recently built a 20 megawatt (MW) solar farm to power its data centre near the city of Maiden, North [...]

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Criteria Checklist for Solar Farms in the UK

September 18, 2012
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Interest in large-scale solar installations and solar farms is experiencing something of a renaissance across the UK, thanks to the rapidly falling cost of solar photovoltaics (PV) technology here. If you own property and are considering investing in a solar farm to add a supplementary revenue stream to your business activities, or simply to save money on [...]

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Another 5MW solar park to be built for Cornwall, thanks to falling solar prices

September 11, 2012
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After a series of setbacks, Cornwall Council is planning to go ahead with construction of a 5 megawatt (MW) solar park near Newquay airport. The original plan to build the Kernow Solar Park was shelved last autumn when the UK Government abruptly reduced the national Solar Feed-in Tariff ahead of schedule, but Cornwall Council has deemed [...]

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Renewable Energy Incentive Announcement – ROC Review

September 10, 2012

The Department of Energy and Climate Change have released their recommendations for the review of the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme for large solar projects and solar farms in the UK. The review has outlined a gradual reduction model that will begin with the ROC allocation falling from 2x ROC’s to 1.5x ROC’s on March [...]

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Many farmers likely to invest in renewables, solar power is the favourite

September 10, 2012
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Over 30% of UK farmers will invest in some sort of renewable energy over the next 2 years, according to a survey undertaken by Barclays. Over 80% of farmers are already considering such an investment, which could include wind turbines, biomass, or solar farms, with the latter being the most favoured among those surveyed. Bookmark [...]

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Solar Farms – How they work and is your land eligible for a land rental?

September 6, 2012

Solar Farms are a new and secure approach to farming your land. Farmers from southern UK are quickly acknowledging the benefits associated with renting their land out to accommodate for a Solar Farm. 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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