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Rexel Opens Its Doors To New & Improved Rexel Innovation Centre

Rexel UK is thrilled to unveil its newly updated Rexel Innovation Centre at the iconic BRE Innovation Park, Watford – providing customers with a comprehensive snapshot of all the latest energy solutions and technologies from across the globe.
First having a presence in 2011, Rexel’s ground-breaking demonstration...( read more )

2016 Could Be A Big Year For EV Acceleration

Leading renewables expert, Rexel UK has pledged its full support to a major new report which predicts that 2016 could be a record year for the electric vehicle (EV) market.
According to a new white paper by JATO Dynamics Ltd1, both the short and long terms outlooks for EV are positive, with sales expected to hit ... ( read more)

A New Electric Vehicle Charging Online Platform For Installers

January 2016
Rexel, a global leader in the professional distribution of products and services for the energy world, has launched a brand new online platform, designed to help installers get on board with the electric vehicle (EV) market and make the most of .. ( read more)

Its Time to Take The ‘Smart Approach’ Following FIT Consultation Conclusion

December 2015
Following the Government’s conclusion of the recent Feed in Tariff (FiT) scheme consultation, leading renewable specialist, Rexel UK has reaffirmed that future is still bright for the renewables sector - particularly for those smart contractors that choose a more holistic approach to their business.

DECC has finally announced the result of the FiT consultation responses... ( read more)

New Goverment Pledge Could Be The Final Driving Force EV Sector Needs

December 2015
Leading renewable specialist, Rexel UK has affirmed its support to the future of electric vehicles (EV) following the recent Government pledge to ensure the majority of cars and vans will be zero emission by 2050

The ambitious target was announced in December at the International Climate Conference in Paris...( read more )

Keeping The Solar Industry Fighting Fit

November 2015
Following the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) consultation closing last month, there is understandably mounting concern that this will put the brakes on all the progress that has been made in solar adoption over recent years.

Here, Steve Everard at Rexel UK explains why the solar industry is still fighting-fit, with more success to come... ( read more )

Rexel Partners with NEDAP to Offer Retrofit Energy Storage System

November 2015
Leading renewables specialist, Rexel Energy Solutions, has announced it has partnered with Nedap to distribute a revolutionary universal retrofit device which enables users to effectively manage self-generated renewable energy.
The PowerRouter is easily installed and can upgrade photovoltaic, wind or co-generation ... ( read more )

Rexel Asserts ‘Green & Growth’ Should Go Hand In Hand Following Autumn Statement

November 2015 
Leading renewable specialist, Rexel UK, has asserted that the Government must recognise that a solid environmental policy is imperative to creating stable economic growth, following yesterday’s (25th November 2015) Autumn Statement.

As anticipated, the Statement saw Chancellor George Osborne reveal that the DECC budget will be cut by 22%... ( read more )

Rexel Drives The Renewable Revolution With Solar Partnership

October 2015
As a business committed to providing customers with access to the world’s most innovative renewable solutions first, Rexel is delighted to announce that is has secured distribution rights for Valk Solar Systems.
Founded in the Netherlands, Valk Solar Systems is a specialist company that is fully focused on developing ... (read more)

Rexel Takes The Smart Way Forward With SMAPPEE

October 2015
Leading electrical and renewables distributor, Rexel UK, has introduced the world’s smartest home energy monitor, Smappee, to its domestic product offering to meet the ever-changing needs of the modern market

Smappee monitors real-time data on household energy use, and provides the cost of all of the important running appliances in the home .... (read more)

Making Connections That Fuel Business Growth

October 2015
With Solar Energy UK (SEUK) taking place this month, Jerry Hamilton, business development director of Renewables & Energy Solutions at Rexel UK explains how to harness the power of networking and fuel business growth ...(read more)

Bloomberg New Energy Finance classifies WINAICO as a Tier 1 module maker

August 2015
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) classifies WINAICO as a Tier 1 manufacturer of crystalline photovoltaic modules in their latest edition of PV Market Outlook... (read more)

Demand for solar continues to grow

February 2015
The continuing fall in the cost of a solar installation and the rise in energy bills mean that you can now pay back the cost of your installation quicker than ever before, despite the reduction in the Feed-in Tariff...(read more)

AC Solar come out on top for customer service

January 2015
Staffordshire based installer, AC Solar, offer a great service and the Energeasy Solar 5 year Production Guarantee for customers’ peace of mind... (read more)

UK electric fleet passes 24,500 mark

January 2015
Figures released by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) show that the amount of claims that have been made through the Plug-in Car grant scheme stand at 23,083. If we include another 1,467 electric cars and vans that don’t qualify for the plug-in grant scheme, this would mean the total will shortly exceed 24,500 for electric cars and vans for the first time... (read more)

UK homeowners unaware of Solar support and FiT

December 2014
Half of Brits think they would go solar if they had the money, but 61% unaware of Government funding according to a YouGov survey, commissioned by Rexel. 81% of UK adults are concerned about rising energy bills, with nearly half saying they would like to use rooftop solar as a way to mitigate them. 49% of those who don’t already have solar panels say they think they would install them if they had the money to do so, or had financial support... (read more)

Clean Solar Solutions showcased by Rexel at Solar Energy UK 2014

October 2014
Steve Willliams, MD of Rexel’s partner solar cleaning company reflects on a successful joint presence at the industry’s highest profile exhibition and Awards ceremony... (read more)

Natural Sparx rebrands to Rexel Energy Solutions

October 2014
Evolution in renewable technologies is gathering pace and it seemed there was no better time than now to re-launch our trading website, Natural Sparx, as ‘Rexel Energy Solutions’, to more accurately reflect the everexpanding range of products and services we offer... (read more)

Rexel Foundation sponsors new Prize for innovative community project

July 2014
An amazing £15,000 prize will be awarded to the most deserving non-profit-making organisation at the Solar Power Portal Awards event, that has developed and executed a socially innovative community project in 2014, that has benefitted those most in need in terms of energy and cost savings...(read more)

Solar PV rooftop sector

June 2014
DECC’s latest announcement could be a turning point for the solar PV rooftop industry, says Jerry Hamilton, director of renewables, Rexel UK. DECC’s plans emphasise the need to maintain the growing momentum behind renewable energy investment in the UK while recognising  the need to redress the balance across the PV sector – by capping funding to the rapidly growing large-scale solar industry and secure long term funding that is needed for the rooftop PV sector...(read more)

Kit Builder makes light work of PV Projects

May 2014
Selecting all the component parts for a PV install can be a time-consuming process and errors can be costly to rectify. Natural Sparx, Rexel’s online store for the professional renewable energy installer is now offering a simple solution with its PV Kit Builder...(read more)

LG panels added to Rexel portfolio enhance quality panel offering

May 2014
The LG Mono X Neon G3 black PV panels now available in 300W give a higher yield and level of efficiency and 18.3% module efficiency. This means that greater or the same output can be achieved by an array of fewer panels. The panel is also lightweight at just 16.8kg for ease of installation which appeals to the contractor, and its aesthetically pleasing design makes it a popular choice for the consumer...(read more)

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) launched

April 2014 
A new and innovative Government scheme launched today will pay people for the green heat they generate for their homes. The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat, offering homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems in their properties...(read more)

Nick Clegg’s drive to make UK world leader in Electric Vehicles (EV)

January 2014
Deputy Prime Minister announces that government will invest more than £9 million to boost the number of charging points for electric cars. Major car manufacturers BMW, Nissan, Renault, Toyota and Vauxhall are all backing the Go Ulta Low campaign in a ground breaking partnership with government to debunk common myths and misconceptions that put drivers off switching to electric or hybrid cars, such as cost and how far the vehicles can travel before being recharged...(read more)

Rexel launches Solar Energeasy

October 2013

Rexel launches Solar Energeasy, offering installers local leads for solar and a guarantee on production for their clients. Set to reaffirm consumer confidence in solar power, this online platform helps homeowners interested in purchasing solar PV calculate the energy generation potential of their rooftop and identify trusted installers local to them... (read more)

Rexel Foundation Prize awarded to Energise Sussex Coast

October 2013
South coast organisation awarded £15,000 at SEUK 2014 in recognition of its efforts to relieve plight of those in fuel poverty... (read more)

£6 million grant funding programme launched

September 2013
A £6 million grant funding programme launched to help Local Authorities in England and Wales develop new heating and cooling networks...(read more)

ABB acquires Power-One

July 2013
ABB has completed its acquisition of power conversion specialist Power-One, making it a leading global supplier of solar inverters...(read more)

Chinese Solar Panels tariffs

June 2013
The European Commission has decided to impose provisional anti-dumping duties on imports of solar panels, cells and wafers from China...(read more)

Renewable Heat sector sees RHPP double

May 2013
Increasing the grant levels will come as a welcome boost to the renewable heating industry already licking its wounds following the disappointment of fresh delays to the domestic RHI...(read more)