Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Solar Power UK comes to Birmingham

Birmingham will be hosting a prestigious conference and exhibition on solar power in the city later this month.

Held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) from October 26-28, Solar Power UK brings together all segments of the solar industry, with the conference expected to attracted around 600 delegates from the photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal sectors.

There will be several key-note speakers at the event, including Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker, with other members of DECC also attending the conference. Solar Power UK has been supported by Meet Birmingham, the official business tourism programme for Birmingham, thanks to its online accommodation service, bespoke website and exclusive city discount vouchers.

Birmingham is already a pioneer in the use of solar technology and boasts one of the largest domestic PV programmes in the UK, which is delivered by the Birmingham Energy Savers initiative.

The project is a Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Environmental partnership, working with organisations across the city, which aims to help the people of Birmingham to become more energy efficient and help protect the environment, often through the installation of PV panels. Plans have already commenced by Birmingham City Council to install solar panels on the 10,000 council rooftops.

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