Day4 Energy Enters the UK Solar PV Market
|Day4 Energy’s 60MC-I solar PV module.|
Day4 Energy Inc., a leading global provider of solar photovoltaic products and solutions, has received two significant certifications — Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and Kitemark — allowing it to expand its operations into the United Kingdom, offering its Day4 60MC-I solar PV modules.
An industry led and funded scheme, MCS is focused on ensuring the quality of renewable technology installations and products. Certifying micro-generation technologies used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources, MCS is required for end users to benefit from the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) scheme launched by the United Kingdom government in April 2010.
Kitemark, a registered certification mark owned and operated by BSI British Standards, is one of the most recognized symbols of quality and safety. The achievement of both designations marks the entry of Day4 Energy into the promising UK market.
According to a recent industry report, the UK experienced unprecedented growth in solar PV demand with installations reaching an estimated 45 megawatts in 2010, up from just 4MW the previous year. Demand in this rapidly expanding market is expected to exceed 146MW in 2011.
Featuring innovative, proprietary technologies and constructed with only the highest quality materials, Day4 solar PV modules deliver exceptional, real-world performance daily, and over the life of their installation.
“Most PV modules are designed to perform well under ideal conditions. The Day4 60MC-I performs exceptionally will in a wide range of conditions – particularly those affecting rooftop installations in the UK”, says George Rubin, Day4 Energy President. “The Day4 60MC-I module featuring Guardian Technology is three times less sensitive to the effects of time-of-day shading from chimneys, trees or buildings – significantly increasing the amount of electricity produced when compared to the performance of conventionally designed modules.”
To support this new market, Day4 Energy is actively seeking qualified distribution and installation partners in the United Kingdom.
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