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New tech needed to improve energy storage

In order for wind and solar to compete with fossil fuels, new ways of storing renewable energy must be found. Currently, lithium ion batteries are the go-to solution. Already used to bank backup power for hospitals, offices and even towns, they remain too expensive for most grid-applications, even with experts saying that the prices are […]

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Engenera Renewables wins Regional Installation Contractor 2020

Newcastle-based energy contractor, Engenera Renewables Limited, has been awarded the Regional Installation Contractor of the Year Award 2020. Following on from a successful 2019, also winning National Installation Contractor of the Year 2019, at the National Energy Efficiency Awards, Bryan Glendinning, CEO of Engenera Renewables, said: “I’m delighted that Engenera have won the Regional award […]

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Smart Export Guarantee

The Solar Trade Organisation has welcomed the introduction of the Smart Export Guarantee as a much-needed boost to the domestic solar PV market. Effective from January 1, large energy suppliers are now obligated to offer a tariff for power exports from renewables systems smaller than 5MW. The SEG also plugs a nine-month policy gap that […]

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STA responds to Ofgem’s decarbonisation action plan

Today the Solar Trade Association (STA) has submitted its response to Ofgem’s Decarbonisation Programme Action Plan, highlighting several major gaps in relation to decentralised renewable energy technologies such as solar and energy storage and setting out ten key recommendations to address industry concerns and deliver on Net Zero. STA Policy Manager Cameron Witten said: “Whilst […]

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Solar Keymark MID recategorisation

From Monday 24 February, a change to categories on the MCS Installation Database (MID) will go live affecting the way that Solar Keymark products are displayed and selected, and the way that Installer certification is shown. Solar Keymark will no longer appear as a technology type. Instead, these products will be categorised as ‘Solar Thermal’, […]

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BayWa r.e. on track to construct Europe’s largest floating solar farm  

Bomhofsplas solar farm

Global renewable energy developer, service provider and distributor BayWa r.e. is currently constructing its largest ever floating solar farm. Once complete, the 27.4MWp Bomhofsplas solar farm will be the world’s largest floating PV installation outside of China.  The project, in partnership with Zimmermann PV-Stahlbau GmbH, is being built on a sandpit lake in Zwolle in the Netherlands. Once complete it will consist of […]

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ValkPro+ for solar panels approved for installation with ROCKWOOL®

ValkPro+ mounting system for solar panels on flat roofs has been approved for use on roofs fitted with ROCKWOOL insulation materials: Caproxx Energy, Tauroxx, Rhinoxx, Rhinoxx D and Rhinoxx Afschot (cut to-fall). Based on the test, in which the maximum compression of the insulation boards has been determined, ROCKWOOL approves a point load of up […]

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Solar PPA lays foundation for future projects with Ibstock Brick

Lightsource BP today confirmed that it is to begin construction of a 4.9MWp solar installation for leading brick manufacturer, Ibstock Brick. The development, located at Ibstock Brick’s Leicestershire headquarters, adds further weight to the company’s status as one of the UK’s most sustainable brickworks and is the first brick factory in the UK to be […]

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