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    • sta1 REA and STA to go separate ways

      The Renewable Energy Association and Solar Trade Association are to end their formal affiliation on 1 January 2015. The two associations became affiliated in March 2011, when the STA merged with the REA’s Solar Power Group and relaunched with representation of both the solar heating and solar power industries. REA chairman Martin Wright said: “Solar […]

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  • News

    • Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan now available from Plumb Center

      Plumb Center has entered into an agreement to sell the Ecodan air source heat pump range made by Mitsubishi Electric. Ecodan heat pumps are now available from Plumb Center’s 520 branches with delivery available direct to site. “We always strive […]

    • Solarlec logo rgb Solarlec makes Sharp impression

      A renewable energy firm is celebrating after being named this year’s highest achieving solar panel installer with European technology experts Sharp. Solarlec, which has offices in Burnley, Carlisle and Exeter as well as energy advisors and installers throughout the UK, […]

    • generic pv panel No need to choose between solar and food, argues STA

      The Solar Trade Association will be writing to environment secretary Liz Truss following her announcement that farmland should be used for ‘food and crops’ and not solar farms. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced that […]

    • money cash Shell Springboard offers £350k to low carbon entrepreneurs

      Shell is calling on UK entrepreneurs with big ideas to reduce carbon emissions to enter the 2015 Shell Springboard awards programme. The awards programme offers funding to businesses with innovative and commercially viable solutions that support the transition to a […]

    • wagner Voltec Solar strengthens partnership with Wagner Renewables

      European PV module manufacturer Voltec Solar has renewed its partnership with West Sussex based renewables distributor Wagner Renewables. Following the buy out of its German shareholder and re-establishment of its UK business as a 100 percent UK-based venture, Wagner Renewables […]

    • Charlie Luxton Charlie Luxton heads line up at Live North

      Sustainable architect and TV presenter Charlie Luxton will be the keynote speaker at this year’s NICEIC and ELECSA Live North event. Luxton, who regularly appears on BBC TV’s DIY SOS will be discussing the impact of architectural design developments on […]

    • Winning entry: L-R Mark Antrobus (BPEC Trustee – Life Award Panel member), George Thomson (BPEC Trustee – Life Award Panel member), Dean Buchanan (Datum Foundation – life Award winner), Elsa Buchanan (Datum Foundation – life Award winner), Watson Carlill (BPEC Trustee – Life Award Panel member) BPEC Charity Life Award presents £35,000

      £35,000 has been given in charitable donations by training and certification provider, BPEC, to projects that use plumbing skills to enhance the lives others less fortunate either here in the UK or abroad. At its third Life Award presentation ceremony […]

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  • Opinions

    • Bob Long, MD Eco Innovate Ltd Ground source, or air source? How do I choose?

      Heat pump specialist Bob Long considers what scenarios are best for ground source and air source heat pumps This is […]

    • HETAS RHI – getting the right product

      Robert Burke, HETAS, discuss current progress made under the domestic RHI OFGEM has published a brief review of the first […]

    • Bill_Wright_ECA Current affairs

      By guest columnist Bill Wright, head of energy solutions, Electrical Contractors’ Association The recent announcement on the results of the […]

    • Steve Pester The generation game

      Steve Pester, BRE, lifts the lid on the NSC’s latest exciting research collaboration with the UK MET Office With three […]

    • Plumb Center's head of sustainability Tim Pollard Pollard’s Patter

      Keeping up with changes in government policies and regulations can be a full time job on occasion, which makes it […]

    • Liz MacFarlane Talking point

      Liz MacFarlane, Zenex Solar, looks ahead to next month’s Solar Energy UK exhibition at the NEC We were sorry to […]

    • Photograph by Emily Whitfield-WicksKensa Engineering-Lord Matthew Taylor. Two minutes with… Kensa

      Q: Who are you? Simon Lomax, managing director of the Kensa Group and chairman of the Ground Source Heat Pump […]

    • napit Essential marketing tips from NAPIT

      NAPIT offers helpful advice to installers on how to make the most of your business on a budget, focusing on […]

    • solfex Q&A – Solfex

      Q: What have you got planned for the rest of 2014? We intend to grow our online sales activities for […]

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    • panasonic Panasonic offer Virtual Solar Platform

      Panasonic Eco Solutions Europe has announced a partnership with solar platform Generaytor to launch an interactive service for UK homeowners. The virtual platform […]

    • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA NIBE expands buffer vessel range

      NIBE has introduced two new, increased-capacity buffer vessels to its high-performance UKV range – specifically designed for use in large-scale […]