UK Solar Trade Association launches new branch in Scotland

UK’s  Solar Trade Association (STA), which speaks on behalf of the UK solar energy industry, have launched a new Scotland branch, which is set to become the leading voice for solar in Scotland, advising and developing policy with the Scottish Government and raising awareness of the benefits of solar.

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Solar Panels or Plants to be mandatory on new commercial rooftops in France

new law passed on March 19 by the French Parliament will require that rooftops on new buildings built in commercial areas across France are to be partially covered in vegetation or solar panels.

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UK Businesses can now move solar panels and keep their tariff

U.K. Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced yesterday that businesses can now take their solar panels with them when they relocate, allowing them to continue to reap the benefits of lower energy bills.

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Georgetown Utility to be 100% powered by solar and wind energy by 2017

The City of Georgetown announced this week that it has signed a power purchase agreement with SunEdison to purchase 150-megawatts of solar power starting in 2016. SunEdison will provide electricity to Georgetown through 2041. The new renewable power contracts signed by Georgetown provide electricity at a lower overall cost than its previous wholesale power contracts.

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Masdar Solar Home Systems to provide 99% of rural Morocco with electricity

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar announced on Wednesday the partnership with Morocco’s Office National de l’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (National Electricity and Water Supply), ONEE, to design, supply and install 17,670 Solar Home Systems across 940 villages in the Kingdom of Morocco. When complete, the solar homes, along with broader electrification initiatives, will result in 99 percent of rural Morocco having access to energy by the end of 2017 – a critical resource that underpins economic development.

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