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Building Consultancy team: IBC SOLAR AG surpasses the 2GW mark

IBC SOLAR AG, a global leader in photovoltaic systems, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. At the end of June 2012, IBC SOLAR AG implemented more than 2GW of solar modules group-wide. In March the company also reached another milestone with the delivery of its ten millionth solar module. "We had reached the 1GW mark in the middle of 2010. Now, two years later, we were able to double capacity," commented Norbert Hahn, board member at IBC SOLAR AG. "We achieved this outstanding perfo... [more]

Bloor Homes: Redland Solar PV Tiles Selected by Housebuilder Bloor Homes

The importance of roof-integrated photovoltaics will significantly increase in all of Europe’s major photovoltaics markets over the medium term. Currently the development of roof-integrated systems is primarily dependent on subsidies. However, market research commissioned by the Monier Group, one of the world’s leading providers of building materials for pitched roofs, has shown that roof-integrated systems have strong potential to become independent of these subsidies. EuPD Research, a market r... [more]

Bluefield Partners LLP: Solar projects generate abundant investment opportunities

At this year’s Solar Future UK conference, according to finance experts, there are more options available for funding solar PV projects than ever before. Many installers focusing on feed-in tariffs alone may be missing out on other project opportunities to sustain their businesses. One funding alternative is through Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) financing, as solar industry expert, Ray Noble, explains, “Projects over 5MW are ineligible for FiTs payments but will receive incentive pay... [more]

Bloor Homes: Redland’s roof integrated Solar PV tiles for Bloor Homes

As an effort to keep up the level four of the Code for Sustainable Homes for their new build development in Dursley, house builder Bloor Homes needed solar technology. Thus, following an EcoMaster specification provided by Redland, Bloor Homes selected Redland’s roof integrated Solar PV tiles alongside Double Roman interlocking concrete tiles and Duo Plain concrete plain tiles installed by roofing contractor Brown Roofing and their solar division BR Solar. The Bloor Homes Littlecombe housing... [more]

Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley: Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley to Adopt Solar Power Solar Advisory Group Develops Solar Project to Highlight Energy Fair

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley (BGCSV) announced they will be adopting solar power at the Smythe Clubhouse in East San Jose, in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, electricity costs and continue its environmental stewardship in the community. The solar project was made possible through BGCSV’s solar partner, Solar Advisory Group (SAG). BGCSV will be hosting an Energy Fair on Saturday, May 19th, to raise awareness, knowledge, and ultimately adoption of energy efficiency and con... [more]

BRE: New PV installation supports BRE’s ‘S Plan’ sustainability initiative

As part of its wide-ranging sustainability strategy (The S Plan), BRE has now completed the commissioning of a new roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) solar array at its large research and office complex in Garston near Watford. Designed and installed by MCS accredited PV specialists South Facing, the new system has been installed to help reduce BRE’s carbon footprint. BRE’s S Plan sets out a four-year programme of continuous improvement across eight key areas of sustainability: carbon dioxide emissi... [more]

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