JPCS delivers foundations for UK’s largest ground mounted solar pv farm

JPCS, the UK’s leading ground mounted solar PV construction expert, has provided the foundation for the UK’s largest ground mounted solar pv farms made up of 18,000 solar panels. Working in partnership with leading energy efficiency solution company Anesco, JPCS supplied 4,760 Groundscrews® to the 5MWp solar pv project on the Cadland Estate in Hampshire. This landmark 30 acre project will generate enough electricity to power 1,000 homes.
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Green light for 5MWp ground mounted solar pv farm

Ground mounted solar PV construction expert, JPCS, working in partnership with Anesco, has started work on one of the largest ground mounted solar pv farms in the UK. Work on the 5MWp ground mounted solar pv project was started earlier this month at the Cadland Estate near Southampton, with completion anticipated for early summer 2012.
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DECC announces new solar pv FITs

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced the new solar pv Feed-in Tariff rates, following the latest phase of consultation. In a bid to re-establish consumer confidence and to generate attractive return on investing as initially intended, the new rate for 4kW systems will be set at 16p/kWh, aligned with existing installation figures.
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1GW milestone for UK solar industry

Recent figures published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change revealed that there have been over 20,000 solar systems installed in the UK since the start of 2012, totalling a capacity of over 63MW. The figures place the UK’s total installed solar PV capacity at over 1GW in only 22 months, achieved as a result of the government’s Feed-in Tariff Scheme.
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Higher feed-in tariffs guaranteed until 3rd March, high court rules

The Court of Appeal upheld a ruling that the Government’s hasty proposals to cut Feed-in Tariffs from 43.3p to 21p/kWh for solar PV installations completed after 12th December were illegal. Following the recent appeal, DECC lost the case when the judges ruled that the changes – brought about by claims that the higher Feed-in Tariffs were “unsustainable” given the unprecedented demand – were made too rapidly and before the end of the official consultation, giving the solar industry only six weeks’ notice.
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DECC announces new Feed-in Tariff rate

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed that Feed-in Tariff rates for solar photovoltaic installations with an eligibility date between 3rd March and 1st April will definitely remain at 21p for new schemes. The statement follows an announcement last October that feed-in tariff rates would be reduced from 43p to 21p from April 2012.
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High court rules premature solar tariff cuts as flawed

The UK government’s plans to prematurely cut incentives for solar photovoltaic installations through the Feed-in-Tariff scheme have been ruled as legally flawed by the high court, following a two day hearing. The government could now be forced to delay its plans, enabling many more consumers to benefit from the changes and claim the higher tariffs.
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