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People's Energy has taken space in OVO's former Selkirk office building and has started a recruitment drive Husband and wife entrepreneurs Karin Sode and David Pike, founders of People's Energy, are one step closer to their mission of eradicating fuel poverty as they create 100 new jobs in Selkirk this week. The couple, who launched and grew People's Energy after they became frustrated with the lack of ethical and transparent energy providers in the market, spotted an opportunity to tap into the talent in Selkirk left behind when OVO Energy closed their office there earlier this year, at the loss of around 400 jobs. A media call is taking place this morning at 10am at the Ettrick Riverside building in Selkirk with Karin, David and the chair of the newly formed South of Scotland Enterprise. We will have images available on request later this morning for anyone who would like them - please email peoplesenergy@mucklemedia.co.uk Karin and David are available for media interviews today and tomorrow. South of Scotland Enterprise welcomes People’s Energy to Selkirk and announcement of 100 new jobs   South of Scotland Enterprise today welcomed news that energy provider People’s Energy will provide a welcome boost to the local economy - as they create an initial

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RINA and VOS cooperation allows continuity of Class certification in “Remote” The shipping industry is constantly embracing and implementing digitalisation to streamline operations, providing safe and efficient logistics solutions and optimising operating costs. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that business continuity can only be guaranteed by those players who firmly invest in connectivity, smart applications and integrated platforms. “One of the key tasks of any ship operator is ensuring its vessels are kept fully classed and certified. To guarantee this, we need to overcome movement-limitations in order to keep operating our assets as usual”, says Cristiano Vattuone, Manager Ship Management at Vroon Offshore Services (VOS) Srl. Based in Genoa (Italy), VOS Srl handles integrated management services for a fleet of 16 Offshore-Support Vessels (OSV). In order to maintain this continuity, VOS Srl has strengthened its collaboration with Classification Society RINA. Among the leaders in its sector, the company has developed a pioneering additional Class notation, named “Remote”, that enables ship operators to perform periodical Class surveys in remote, thereby bringing the certification-process “to the next digital level”. The process starts with RINA’s review of a vessel’s overall performance, HSE (healthy, safety and environment) statistics, PSC (port state control) observations and non-conformities from previous audits.

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FIMER, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of solar inverter solutions, has provided its innovative technology to the Lemene Project, a self-sufficient and intelligent energy community comprising a 4 MW (megawatt) solar ground-mounted installation. Situated in the Marjamäki industry area in the municipality of Lempäälä in Finland, it supplies 12 MW of electricity to around 300 businesses within its industrial energy community. The PV (photovoltaic) system forms part of the smart grid network to deliver self-sufficiency for businesses in the area. Finland’s PV growth has accelerated in the last few years to more than 50 percent within one year*, as the Finnish state releases funds and investment subsidies for renewable energy projects including solar power. The ‘first of its kind’ project is part of a wider drive by the Finnish government to increase the use of renewable energy by 50 percent, and self-sufficiency to more than 55 percent.  It was also one of 11 projects to receive funding from the Finnish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment - EUR 4.74 million – and enables businesses to actively participate in the energy market, with the community able to sell surplus energy back to the grid. As one of the largest solar PV fields in

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SNEC is the biggest yearly photovoltaic event in the world, but also this fair, like all the other national and international trade fairs, should have taken place a few months ago but was postponed due to the coronavirus emergency.  It is now the first fair that opens after the lockdown by implementing prevention and safety measures to guarantee the health of exhibitors and visitors.  FuturaSun participates for the first time at the fair presenting the novelties in a stand of almost 100 square meters.  Among the many innovations, we are exhibiting three modules of the latest generation: Zebra, a module with IBC technology based on N-type cells, Duetto, a monocrystalline glass-glass module with exceptional characteristics regarding resistance and durability, Silk Pro, a monocrystalline module that reaches 380 Watt on a surface of only 1,85 sqm. Furthermore, FuturaSun is announcing that on the first day of SNEC, the Silk Pro module will officially receive the IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 (ed. 2016) certifications from DEKRA.

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