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MCS launches new Solar PV Standard as domestic installations remain buoyant  

National certification scheme MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) has published a new update of their Solar PV Standard. The timely new standard comes as strong signs of recovery can be seen after a turbulent 18-months for Solar PV installers. The publication coincides with MCS reporting encouraging volumes of Solar PV installations despite the government closing the […]

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Solar PV forecast as cheapest power generating technology in UK

New Government figures indicate large-scale solar will be lowest cost deploy and maintain over the next two decades. New analysis on electricity generation costs published by the department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have marked large-scale solar PV as the outright cheapest electricity generating technology available in the coming years. For projects commissioning […]

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Solar panel installations to slash energy bills in Brighton

Brighton Council says that installations of solar panels on 500 households could help residents cut energy bills by up to £150 and reduce CO2 emissions by 300 tonnes every year. Chair of the housing committee, Gill Williams, said; “We know many residents struggle with energy costs and that can have a real impact on their […]

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UK’s largest solar park given green light

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has taken the decision to approve planning permission for Cleve Hill Solar Park, which is set to be the largest solar park ever constructed in the UK. The development is located approximately 2KM northeast of Faversham and will consist of 350MW solar photovoltaic array and electrical […]

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Cash flow and market recovery worries top MCS COVID-19 survey

Concerns about cash flow and the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have topped a survey of renewable energy installers by the MCS certification scheme. Of those surveyed, 90% had experienced a negative business impact due to Coronavirus with the remaining 10% citing a strong pipeline of existing jobs to sustain them during the crisis, […]

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UK solar peak generation record broken

Clear skies and cool temperatures have helped UK solar to break the all-time peak generation record. Around 12:30 on Monday 20 April 2020, a peak of 9.68GW was recorded by Sheffield Solar live PV generation tracker, surpassing the previous record of 9.55GW set on 13 May 2019. At the time of the peak, solar was […]

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MCS publishes solar PV installation standard consultation

MCS has launched a one-month consultation on changes to its installation standard for solar PV systems (MIS3002). The new draft of MIS3002 adopts the IET Code of Practice for the installation of solar PV systems, but also fills in gaps and reinforces some of the requirements. It also incorporates the energy performance method from the […]

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Viridian Solar & Bloor Homes Renew National Supply Agreement

In an announcement that will see the solar manufacturer’s Clearline fusion roof-integrated solar system installed on all houses built by Bloor where there is a requirement for solar PV. Viridian Solar and Bloor Homes confirm the extension of their National Supply Agreement. First signed in March 2018, the agreement has so far covered projects of […]

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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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