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BRE National Solar Centre

BRE is the UK's leading centre of expertise for construction, the built environment, energy, fire, security and many associated issues.

The BRE National Solar Centre was established in 2012 to provide independent evidence based information about solar energy systems and related topics. Its dedicated team of solar professionals, whose expertise include the practicalities of complex installations, technical consultancy, project planning, applied research and policy analysis, is based at the Eden Project in Cornwall and the BRE head office near Watford.

The BRE National Solar Centre in Cornwall was opened in April 2013 by former Energy Minister, Greg Barker, with support from solar industry partners and Cornwall Council. Its target audience is organisations that require information about solar energy and related technologies. It also provide impartial advice for the UK solar industry.

The BRE National Solar Centre provides:

  • Impartial and authoritative consultancy, research, training and products.
  • Independent research on performance of solar technologies via the Smart Solar Hub.
  • Guidance and standards on solar and related technologies.
  • Information about technical specification, procurement, installation & operation of solar technologies.
  • Information about solar innovation and technological advances.
  • Support for organisations that need good quality information on solar, such as; community projects, corporate clients, local authorities and housing associations.


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