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The Covers story

Now established in the UK, Azur Solar has landed a significant contract with a timber and builders’ merchant for its solar PV systems Covers, an independent timber and builders’ merchant with 12 sites across southern England, has signed an order with Azur Solar Systems to install solar PV systems on the roofs of all its […]

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Renewable solutions for sheltered housing and listed building schemes

Sheltered housing schemes, featuring renewable products from Grant UK, have been instrumental in helping Stroud District Council – winners of the 2010 Green Energy Award – with its green housing energy initiative. The objective on both sheltered housing projects was to provide a renewable solution to meet the needs of the communal areas, in terms […]

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Testo deals are too good to miss

Plumb Center and Parts Center are offering deals on Testo flue gas analysers to their customers until February 2012 – and six lucky installers will also scoop a thermal imaging camera worth over £1,800. Within the UK there are around 120,000 registered gas service engineers but only 45,000 currently use analysers. But law changes, coming […]

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Predicting performance from Nu-Heat

The new MCS Microgeneration Installation Standard (MIS 3005) has been released. It requires heat pump systems to be at least 100 per cent sized for a property for 99 per cent of the heating season. It also requires systems to be designed to a target external design temperature of between approximately -1°C and -4°C, depending […]

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Microgeneration sees significant increase in take up in past year

Introduction of Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) proves popular for developers  The rate of growth in microgeneration continues to increase with the capacity and number of installations rising significantly across the UK. In contrast to ongoing cautious and gloomy economic forecasting in the national economy, the growth in micro-generation capacity has been 400% since the Feed-in Tariff […]

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Yorkshire entrepreneurs launch £100, solar power business

Two Yorkshire entrepreneurs, Philip Taylor and Gary Douglas, are planning to invest £100 million and create 14 new jobs over the next two years in a new company which aims to become one of the UK’s leading providers of renewable energy generation systems. Oakapple Renewable Energy (OAREL) will initially be generating power through the installation […]

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Free hands-on training

Solar PV test specialist Seaward Solar is hosting a series of free hands-on training courses across the country to help installers to fully understand the electrical testing requirements of solar PV systems. The courses are designed to give installers the practical hands-on experience required to build confidence and complete the required commissioning tests in a […]

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Niche player confirmed as Feed-in Tariff leader

Independent energy company SmartestEnergy has paid out more to renewable generators under the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) than any other supplier during the first year of the scheme, according to newly released figures. Ofgem statistics for the final quarter of the financial year take the total paid by SmartestEnergy during 2010/11 to £1.75m, over £200,000 more […]

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