The Philips Foundation is to collaborate with global aid charities the Red Cross and UNICEF with the aim of improving the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable people. Philips healthcare systems are part of this, but so is solar PV lighting. By James Hunt:
Burnell Switchgear has integrated ABB’s Slimline XR ITS2 switches into the massive Southwick solar photovoltaic (PV) farm near Portsmouth, which has a capacity of 48 MWp – large enough for 12,000 homes. This farm now has inbuilt metering and communications to enhance its operations. By James Hunt:
In a laboratory study conducted by Zumtobel and Gruppe Nymphenburg it has been possible for the first time to measure people's affective responses to various lighting scenarios in shops on an empirical basis. In the process, the lighting preferences of seven different groups of customers were analysed using a neuropsychological target group...
It has been announced that Liz Male, chair of quality mark TrustMark, has been appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s New Year 2015 Honours List. This award is in recognition of her long term services to construction and consumer protection. James Hunt reports: