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Foster: Scottish Solar systems

A recent roof renewal of their own Head Office presented Scottish roofing specialists; Forster with the perfect opportunity to install Redland’s ‘On Top’ and ‘Integrated’ solar PV roof systems. By doing so on their own offices in Brechin, Scotland, Forster has gained MCS accreditation, which ensures that their customers are able to claim payments from the Feed in Tariff scheme. The installation has also helped Forster to reduce their carbon footprint and benefit from electricity savings. For... [more]

Facebook: Greenpeace and Facebook collaborate to promote renewable energy

Greenpeace and Facebook will collaborate on the promotion of renewable energy, encourage major utilities to develop renewable energy generation, and develop programmes that will enable Facebook users to save energy and engage their communities in clean energy decisions (1). The news comes two years after Greenpeace launched its global Unfriend Coal Campaign (2, 3), enlisting 700,000 online activists (4) to call on Facebook to power its datacentres with clean energy instead of coal (5). As a ... [more]

Farm Power: Dimplex solar PV panels installed on farmland at Slepe Farm solar power station

A new solar power station in Dorset, the largest of its kind in the county, is capable of generating enough electricity for around 200 average homes. Nearly 2,000 Dimplex solar photovoltaic panels have been installed on farmland at Slepe Farm, close to Poole harbour and the adjacent marine and heathland nature reserves. The scheme was commissioned by renewable power station operator Farm Power and was designed and built by Reading-based Dimplex installer partner Anesco. The ground mounted ... [more]

First Solar: First Solar's new solar module fabrication plant to be built in Arizona

First Solar, Inc.'s new U.S. manufacturing center will be built in Mesa, Ariz. First Solar, Inc. is to acquire approximately 135 acres within the Mesa Proving Grounds project for the first phase of its next solar module fabrication plant and future expansion. First Solar will invest about $300 million in the factory, which will create approximately 600 jobs and will include four manufacturing lines with a capacity to produce more than 250 megawatts (MW) of advanced thin-film photovoltaic (PV... [more]

FE Peacock: Roof-top photovoltaic panels with new Larkfleet Homes' property purchase

PV technology harnesses the power of the sun to produce electricity, even on cloudy days. PV panels are very widely used, benefit from having no moving parts and are largely maintenance free. Larkfleet Homes is now offering homebuyers the chance to buy roof-top photovoltaic (PV) panels as part of their new home purchase. The offer from Larkfleet Homes, available to buyers of all the company’s properties, will benefit homeowners for years to come due to the government’s Feed in Tariff (FIT) sc... [more]

Freewatt: Photovoltaic panels installed on the roofs of Anglo Saxon church in Buckinghamshire

The congregation at All Saints Church, Wing with Grove in Buckinghamshire has not only reduced the church’s carbon footprint significantly but also found a way of generating an income for decades to come. When the parishioners of one of the UK’s finest Anglo Saxon churches were looking at how to make their place of worship more environmentally friendly, they took inspiration from a BBC’s Songs of Praise feature on St Denys Church in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, which had fitted solar Photovoltaic... [more]

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