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RS Renewables Ltd

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15-year Capacity Market contracts show ‘considerable confidence’ in energy storage

15-year Capacity Market contracts show ‘considerable confidence’ in energy storage
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The number of battery storage projects to have won 15-year contracts in the latest Capacity Market auction is a sign of “considerable confidence” in the technology, according to the director of the Electricity Storage Network.

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RS Renewables Ltd

Solar industry delivered £4.6 billion to UK in 2014 claims ONS

Solar industry delivered £4.6 billion to UK in 2014 claims ONS
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Official figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has shown the UK solar industry delivered more than £4.6 billion to the UK economy in 2014 as part of a turnover of £83.4 billion created by the low carbon and renewable energy (LCRE) economy.

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RS Renewables Ltd

BEIS documents detail tumbling LCOE costs of solar PV out to 2030 feedly

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BEIS documents detail tumbling LCOE costs of solar PV out to 2030
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New documents released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have revealed that the government now thinks solar will be significantly cheaper to develop by 2020 than predicted three years ago.
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Brexit and government to blame for latest fall in attractiveness of UK renewables feedly

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Brexit and government to blame for latest fall in attractiveness of UK renewables
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The UK has once again slipped down international rankings for attractive renewable energy markets after the new government’s decisions to close Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and approve Hinkley Point C “dealt a blow” to the country’s prospects.
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Significant governmental failings led to LCF overspend, NAO report concludes feedly

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Significant governmental failings led to LCF overspend, NAO report concludes
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Cuts to renewables subsidies had to be enacted last year after the government failed in several areas of its administration of the Levy Control Framework (LCF), a parliamentary report has found.
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BBC News: Energy subsidies should focus on storage and cutting demand, MPs say

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Energy subsidies should focus on storage and cutting demand, MPs say_87021492_gettyimages-482862151.jpgSubsidies to reduce the risk of blackouts must focus on innovative schemes for energy storage and cutting demand rather than “dirty diesel”, MPs urge.
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Thermal Imaging for solar PV

iRed www.ired.co.uk and RS Renewables www.rsrenewables.com have launched their new aerial thermographic survey service aimed at large-scale solar PV owners and operators.

iRed the industry-leading team of accredited thermographs have teamed up with renewable energy consultants and solar PV specialists RS Renewables to provide a unique aerial thermography service aimed at operators of large scale ground-based PV arrays. Their industry defining methodology quickly pinpoints under-performing PV modules within an array without the need to inspect each module individually.

The teams methodology integrates automating flight plans with back-office process that provides the O&M contractor with a plan that identifies the exact modules with issues enabling them to target maintenance work in areas that provide the most benefits.

Ray Faulker of iRed said “With over 40 years combined experience with remote piloting and commercial flying, incorporating the use of UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems – Drones) into our operations was an obvious development for the team here at iRed. Our industry leading thermography skills enable us to quickly and efficiently identify potential problems.”

Rob Such of RS Renewables said “With falling PPA rates and the withdrawal of support mechanisms it is increasingly important that PV plants realise their full potential. Because thermal imaging is an incredibly cost effective method for identifying faults that even the most sophisticated SCADA systems cannot.”

About iRed Ltd

Since early 2012, we’ve been testing and developing aerial technologies in order to produce a comprehensive and efficient inspection solution that not only complements our existing remote sensing capabilities but would also allow us to perform surveys from new perspectives. By using a mix of still, multi-spectral and thermal Imaging, we can provide in-depth data for a wide range of applications such as maintenance, inspection or mapping.

About RS Renewables Ltd

RS Renewables have been providing renewable energy and solar PV consultancy services since 2009. They have been involved in more than 250MW of PV projects as well as wind, hydro and biomass.

For further details contact: Rob Such rob, Ray Faulkner ray