Solar Latest News Round-Up September 2011

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

Two-thirds of British households want to install renewable energy

New research conducted by utility and environmental consultancy Gemserv has identified huge demand from British households to ‘Go Green´ and produce their own energy. Gemserv´s study of over 2000...
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Solar power growth continues...

More than 22 GW of new global PV capacity will be added by the end of the year, according to a new report from IMS Research. The company has increased its original PV capacity forecast for 2011 by more than 1 GW...
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...and continues

Industry research also says that solar could produce the bulk of the world’s power by 2060. The findings are included in a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) scheduled to be published later this year...
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STA asks members to spread the solar word

The UK’s Solar Trade Association (STA) is calling its members to spread the positive word about solar energy in a bid to set out the strong case for a much more ambitious and positive approach to the technology...
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Solar PV Test Reports made simple

A new software program helps solar PV system installers produce all electrical test documentation for client handover packs quickly and easily. The new Seaward SolarCert Elements software is designed to help...
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Whats on?

Installer Live - NEC Birmingham: 15 -19 October
Solar Power UK - ICC Birmingham: 26 -28 October
Renewable Futures - Assembly Rooms Bath: 9 November
Solar Flair 11 - Durham: 24 November
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Your Questions Answered

Q. How much electricity can Solar PV panels produce?
A. A solar PV system is measured in size according to the number of electrical units it would produce in an ideal environment. The smallest system size usually installed on a domestic property is 1 kilowatt peak (kWp). In the UK, a 1kWp system is expected to product at least 750 kilowatt hours every year...
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