The fifth Solar Energy UK show launched on 14th October 2014 and closed 16th October 2014 at The NEC Birmingham, the response from people interested in renewable energy was incredible, people from many European countries (Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium to name but a few) came to the UK specifically for the SEUK 2014, this year saw the UK taking a great step forward to be recognised as a leading Solar market in the EU.
A new feature that was introduced in the latest SEUK show was called Installer Central, its purpose was to provide a practical hub for all electricians, plumbers and roofers thinking of including solar in their services, showcasing integrating technologies with demonstrations.
SMA, a company well known for their Inverter technology had an exhibition from their SMA Solar UK subsidiary, one of the products on display was their energy management system SMA Smart Home. The SMA Smart Home was designed to significantly increase self-consumption of energy within the home and thereby reduce energy costs. Whilst showing many more products another key feature of the SMA Solar UK exhibition was informing installers about their SMA ADVANCE Installer programme, the goal of which is to deliver a trained, qualified and competent installer network to the householder and consumer, the free programme will provide access to information and resources to installers.
Zenex Solar had an impressive first for the UK, introducing JA Solar modules for their Solar Panels, which incorporate SolarEdge optimisers which have been promised to improve yield, reduce installation time and thus save you money. The JA Solar modules offer flexibility in design and maximisation of roof space, without the need for the junction box used by current optimisers, areas usually deemed as unsuitable because of temporary shading can be used when planning how many panels for your own roof.