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Sustainable future for Wales on solar event agenda


31 January 2012

Vale of Clwyd MP Chris Ruane is to meet major players in the solar energy industry in Wales to discuss how their businesses can support a sustainable future for the nation.

Mr Ruane will be the keynote speaker at “Finding solutions to create a sustainable photovoltaic industry”, an event hosted by Glynd┼Ár University’s Centre for Solar Energy Research (CSER) in St Asaph, on Thursday 23 February.

The CSER is part of the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) which collaborates on renewable energy R&D across Wales and has proven expertise and a world class reputation in research novel photovoltaic materials and devices.

In the wake of the changes to the Feed in Tariff (FiT), the CSER’s Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC) are seeking ways to help industry adapt through innovation. The KTC is funded by the Welsh Government through the A4B programme.

As well as providing networking opportunities, the event will include demonstration sessions and offer a unique opportunity for interaction with the expertise of the CSER and with businesses working on solar energy in Wales.

“This will be a golden opportunity for Welsh industry to access world class research expertise and work together for a more sustainable solar energy industry, creating much needed jobs in our region” said Professor Irvine.

Professor Stuart Irvine, director of CSER, is among the speakers, along with Spencer Jansen of the Solar Building Company in Monmouth, Ben Robinson of Dulas, and Eoin Bailey of the Ecodesign Centre. 

The event runs from 9.15am to 4.30pm. For more information contact Emma Dawson at CSER on 01745 535 158 or email To register for this event, please visit

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