Solar Latest News Round-Up Issue 9

Issue 9 of our Solar News Round-Up - A bulletin that contains the latest Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Testing news has now been published.

FIT Q&As and court decision

The Supreme Court has now rejected the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) appeal over premature cuts to the feed-in tariff scheme for solar photovoltaics. A panel of Supreme Justices refused Government leave to appeal an earlier High Court ruling that the cuts were unlawful. This means that all systems installed between December 12...
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New MCS Solarlink™ kit

The latest solar PV electrical installation test kit from Seaward Solar enables contractors to meet the requirements of MCS MIS 3002, quickly, thoroughly and effectively. The new MCS Solarlink™ Test Kit includes all the necessary test equipment and datalogging capabilities needed to perform pre-installation site surveys and measure the electrical safety and performance of PV systems...
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Green Deal Assessors

The government has announced that £3.5 million has been earmarked to support the training of qualified staff to support the Green Deal energy efficiency financing scheme. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is to provide £3m alongside a further £500,000 from the CITB-Construction Skills body to fund the training of 1,000 Green Deal assessors...
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Make solar PV compulsory says MP

Conservative MP, John Stevenson, believes that it should be compulsory to fit solar panels to all new homes built in the UK. The MP for Carlisle has called on ministers from the Department of Communities and Local Government to make solar panels a mandatory requirement for all new builds as part of building regulations...
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Seaward at Solar UK Conference

The second Solar UK Conference will take place in London on 25th April under the theme of ‘making the FiT work’. This year’s extended event includes installer sessions and a networking event, The Solar UK Industry Awards - the only UK Awards to recognise and reward success and innovation in the lab and in the field...
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