The number of battery storage projects to have won 15-year contracts in the latest Capacity Market auction is a sign of “considerable confidence” in the technology, according to the director of the Electricity Storage Network.
Storage projects have landed more than 3.2GW of contracts in the provisional Capacity Market auction results, around 500MW of which has been allocated to new-build battery storage projects.
Guinness Asset Management has completed to sale of two portfolio companies responsible for domestic and commercial rooftop solar assets to Aviva Investors.
The total capacity of contracted solar projects in Ireland has reached over 152MW according to the latest official update from network operator ESB.
Ecotricity has been named among the top ten disruptive companies in Britain for its work in developing the Electric Highway and its upcoming investment in the country’s first green gas mill.
The UK’s growing O&M sector needs greater standardisation – particularly within its entry-level scopes of works – in order to boost confidence within asset owners.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has confirmed the acquisition of five new build solar farms as the investment group continues to build its 1.2 ROC portfolio.
Herefordshire Council has approved planning permission for the construction of a 20MW energy storage system (ESS) which will provide real-time grid stabilisation to the local distribution network.
Lior Handelsman, vice-president of marketing and product strategy & founder of SolarEdge, explains the role behind the meter technologies can have in boosting solar self-consumption.
The UK's "rapidly maturing" solar operations and maintenance (O&M) market must adopt a service desk-style culture like that seen in the computing industry if contractors are to survive.
Oxford Photovoltaics has secured another round of funding to support its IP licensing business model on the back of plans to produce working solar cells for customer evaluations. This follows the recent purchase of the former Bosch Solar CIS thin-film site in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany.
UK firms are being offered a share of the latest release of European solar PV research and development funding, which can be used for new building integrated systems (BIPV) and improved methods of grid integration of PV power.
Yorkshire Water is seeking three potential partners for a solar PV power purchase agreement (PPA) framework worth up to £20 million which would see ground mounted and even floating systems installed across a range of sites.
Centrica is to launch a £19 million pilot project which will assess the development of a virtual energy marketplace with renewables and storage at its heart.
More than 160 NGOs, public institutions and businesses – including major brands such as Sainsbury’s and IKEA – have come out in support of solar over proposed increases to rateable values.