According to industry website Wiki-Solar, the UK has leapfrogged Germany and jumped to third place in the world ranking for utility-scale solar photovoltaic (solar PV) power generation in the first quarter of 2015. By James Hunt:
On 10th October at the Radisson Blu hotel in Glasgow’s city centre, SELECT, the campaigning trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland and Voltimum UK partner organisation, held its annual awards ceremony. James Hunt reports on this important awards scheme, and on the category winners:
Two of SELECT’s BS 7671 qualifications have been credit rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF), and training courses’ accreditation scoring has been deemed to be far above others in the industry. By James Hunt:
Royal Philips Electronics has installed highly energy-efficient street lighting installations across seventeen key points within Edinburgh's Victoria Park conservations area. The lighting solution had to be aesthetically pleasing, able to withstand the rigours of a modern day urban environment, and have the ability to be monitored remotely, as...
The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has announced the winners of this year’s Engineering Construction Industry Training & Development Awards. They include a number of electrotechnically related companies. By James Hunt:
For a major refurbishment of a classic Edinburgh apartment block, Dunedin Canmore Housing Association wanted to tackle the problem of condensation as well as deliver controllable warmth and reduce carbon emissions, and Dimplex DuoHeat was the natural choice.