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World’s largest solar powered bridge, at London Blackfriars station, makes Britain’s biggest brew

Network Rail, First Capital Connect and Solarcentury surprised passengers arriving at Blackfriars station this morning with a free cuppa drawn from Britain’s biggest tea cup to celebrate the launch of the world’s largest solar bridge. The 4,400 photovoltaic panels cover the roof of the station and produce enough energy to make almost 80,000 cups of tea a […]

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First South African solar farm connected

A solar farm in South Africa’s North West province is the first to plug into the electricity grid.

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SolarAid; Guardian charity of choice

The Guardian newspaper is featuring SolarAid as a charity of choice.

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Over 100 organisations call on Government to back Fourth Carbon Budget

“Government must uphold the ambition of the Fourth Carbon Budget and show its support to a vital part of the UK’s economy” says alliance

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Solar PV systems for commercial rooftops

Guest insight: Nicky Wightman of Savills shares the questions she sees commercial real estate clients consider when evaluating solar PV. A solar PV system is a well-established method of reaping benefit from your businesses’ least used asset; the roof. Solar is now a mainstream and reliable technology – which should be easy to buy and […]

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Solarcentury launches in Benelux & teams up with ‘smart grid expert’ ProxEnergy

Solarcentury, the UK’s most experienced solar energy company, is expanding in Benelux after teaming up with Dutch solar and smart grid development company ‘ProxEnergy’. The launch of Solarcentury Netherlands comes a month after Solarcentury appointed the former founder and CEO of ProxEnergy, Frans Van den Heuvel, as its new Chief Executive and hinted at further […]

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Glint and glare – how dazzling is PV?

With the expansion of Heathrow back in the press the old issue of glint and glare from solar PV systems will undoubtedly re-emerge. And whether you are installing multi-megawatts next to an airport or 50kWp next to an airfield, you’ve no doubt been asked about glare from modules at some stage in your solar life. […]

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Solarcentury looks to the future with new HQ and refreshed identity

New look and location as company expands to meet market demand Solarcentury is on the move from Waterloo to Clerkenwell as the London-based PV company continues to thrive.

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New ROC rates for solar better than expected

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced smaller than expected cuts in its support for solar PV projects larger than 50kWp.

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Business Green: New Solarcentury boss outlines international ambitions

Africa, the Balkans and the Pacific all offer potential new markets for UK’s largest solar firm.

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