Day in the life: Bernice Awodele – Office Manager at Solarcentury

In the latest of our “nice to meet you” series featuring Solarcentury people, Bernice Awodele discusses working as an Office Manager at Solarcentury HQ. Describe your job in a couple of sentences. As an office manager at Solarcentury, my job is completely different every single day. I deal with travel, phone calls, enquiries, admin support […]

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20 years with Solarcentury: Q&A with founder, Jeremy Leggett

This year marks Solarcentury’s 20th anniversary. To celebrate the milestone, we chat to founder Jeremy Leggett. Solarcentury turns 20 this month. As the company founder, how does that make you feel?  Proud, grateful, and lucky. It is an absolute rarity for a solar company to still be alive, let alone relatively healthy, after 20 years […]

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Day in the life: Andrew Crossland – Energy Storage Specialist at Solarcentury

In the latest of our “nice to meet you” series, Andrew Crossland talks about his exciting role as an Energy Storage Specialist at Solarcentury. Describe your job in a couple of sentences. I am the middle man between engineering, sales, finance, marketing, operations and commissioning. My role is to support all of the Solarcentury business […]

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Solar batteries: a year of the store-age

In 2017, Britain entered a distinctive new phase in the journey to decarbonised energy. It saw almost a month of coal-free electricity, carbon emissions briefly falling below the UK’s 2030 carbon target and solar power hitting record levels. Beyond the headlines, two very ordinary looking British homes were enjoying their first full year using battery […]

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Full power for the store-age

How the UK Government’s recent announcement confirms a tipping point in the viability of energy storage. Contributed by Dr. Andrew Crossland Last week headlines across the UK heralded the Government’s plans to “revolutionise the electricity system” with a new focus on batteries in homes and businesses.  Ministers have promised to: Allow more time of use tariffs […]

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Day in the Life: Peter Italiano, Head of Product Development at Solarcentury

  In the first in our new “Nice to meet you” series featuring Solarcentury people, Peter Italiano, Head of Product Development at Solarcentury, talks about when he met the Queen, and how he helped bring Solarcentury’s latest module Sunstation to life! Peter: I work in the Innovation team at SC and we are responsible for developing new […]

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Day in the Life: Hannah Eastwell – Product Development Engineer at Solarcentury

In the second of our “Nice to meet you” series featuring Solarcentury people, Hannah Eastwell, Product Development Engineer at Solarcentury discusses working as a woman in engineering and wearing wedding shoes by British fashion designer Wayne Hemingway, the first homeowner in the UK to install Solarcentury’s new Sunstation solar system. Q: Describe a typical day […]

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Watt’s in store… A Hampshire home is leading the way in using solar power with a revolutionary battery storage

By combining a battery with their existing solar panels, a Hampshire family is making a massive saving on their energy bills.

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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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