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SOLAR-ERA.NET call deadline fast approaching

Thanks to all those who participated in the event at Birmingham and our webinar on the SOLAR-ERA.NET call and for those that didn't but are intending to submit we wanted to remind you that the...

DECC shouting Solar PV from the rooftops

UK government are championing the potential of large-scale rooftop solar in the second part of its solar PV strategy. The DECC document builds on the solar PV roadmap released in October...

Solar deployment predicted at 100GW a year by 2018

The latest edition of Marketbuzz by NPD Solarbuzz predicts that a total 300GW will be added in the  period and also forecasts that annual PV module revenues will rise to $50bn in 2018. ...

Solar ERANET funding guidelines

Communiqué, January 2014   SOLAR-ERA.NET launches its second set of transnational calls in the field of solar power generation   SOLAR-ERA.NET has...

Material from “Building the Supply Chain in Next Generation Solar Technologies” event, 20 February 2014, now available

Many thanks to all those who attended our event on “ Building the Supply Chain in Next Generation Solar Technologies ” in Birminham on the 20th of February 2014. The Technology Strategy...

Partnering for the next SOLAR-ERA.NET calls - Lunchtime Webinar - 27 February 2014

Partnering for the next SOLAR-ERA.NET calls - Lunchtime Webinar Looking to present project ideas in the call? Then this webinar is for you! Date: 27 February 2014 Time: 12.00 - 13.00...

Solar LED lighting making sense in US

A great article about the advantages of solar powered LED lighting and applications in the US, can the UK adopt similar?  ...

Solar powered suitcase for healthcare applications in developing world

A prototype was developed of a portable solar electric system that was designed specifically for maternity wards, labour rooms, operating rooms, and labs. It was designed to fit into a...

Solar capital expenditure on the rise

In an article in PV magazine today it is predicted that equipment spending in the PV supply chain is expected to increase in 2015 with new gigawatt solar factories providing up to $10 billion of...

Free student places for Advances in CPV event

Free Student Places for Advances in Concentrator Photovoltaics, London, 5 February 2014 Registration is now open  for this  one-day meeting in advances in concentrator...

Fancy a bite of the solar powered apple?

I have to write about this, how fabulous would it be if the Macbook was powered by Solar? Apple are patenting the concept for integrating solar into the Macbook, further details below ...

A novel sound barrier with solar

This was a new integration approach to solar PV that I had not heard of before http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/10964329.Solar_power_for_quiet_life/

Building an active solar community in the UK

The recent UK Solar PV Roadmap clearly demonstrated that the UK has significant strength, expertise and experience that could be enhanced to allow the UK to take better advantage of the global...

Solarmass closes £120,000 Crowdcube pitch in record time

A new start up Solar business has exceeded a funding target in less than 10 days and taken its innovative solar panels to market. Sheffield based Solarmass  make solar roof tiles, which...

13MW Port Talbot solar farm unveiled

Plans to build a 13.28MW solar farm have been submitted to North Port Talbot Council by London-based solar developer EEW Eco Energy World. The plans outline the company’s intention to...

Advances in Concentrator Photovoltaics - 5 February 2014, London

This one-day meeting provides a forum to assess the current state of the art. It brings together a list of distinguished invited speakers with extensive University and Industrial expertise. ...

Ford Solar Car

Ford 's experimental car with Solar panels on the roof, read more below http://m.sfgate.com/technology/article/Ford-s-experimental-car-has-solar-panels-on-roof-5107688.php

Solar farm plans rejected in Lancashire

Chorley plans for a solar farm that would power 2,500 homes a year turned down http://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/10885526.Chorley_solar_farm_plan_rejected/

Wrexham local news update about Sharp

Even more job losses are hitting Wrexham with the Sharp PV panel production operation coming to an end at the end of February and First Milk also shedding jobs affecting 800 staff in the local...

First Solar Modules Selected to Power Projects Totaling 48MW in France

Thin film modules will be used to power 4 solar energy plants in France, totalling 48MW of Solar energy, more details at the link below ...
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Strategy report for the UK solar electricity and PV sector

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Solar Photovoltaic Training Course - Would you like to join the MCS Installer Scheme?

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