As the pipeline of solar projects continues to grow in Ireland, the gap between the number of grid applications submitted and the number of planning applications becomes more evident. After attending ISEA’s recent planning workshop, Lauren Cook, research analyst at Solar Media, explains why developers should work closer with planners on future projects.
Installer Wind & Sun recently revisited a solar system it completed 20 years ago, one which helped blaze a trail for hundreds of thousands that have since followed it. Liam Stoker reports on the system’s history and its legacy.
With over 30 companies exhibiting battery products or espousing the technology to the thousands of visitors in attendance, storage was always going to play a major role at last week’s SEUK | Clean Energy Live exhibition. David Pratt summarises the view from the show floor with regards the UK’s burgeoning storage market.
Despite regulatory ambiguities, the general consensus from industry stakeholders at this year’s Solar Energy UK | Clean Energy Live exhibition is that Africa’s solar sector is ripe for UK entrants, posing a significant opportunity that should not be missed.
Today is the last day of this year’s Solar Energy UK | Clean Energy Live exhibition and while we’ve still got around seven hours left in the show hall (a little bit less if you slept in following last night’s awards ceremony!), there has been plenty of content and insight to digest over the previous two days. Here are just some of the things that we’ve learned so far.
Low tariffs and the increasing dominance of Indian corporates have made entry into the India solar market increasingly tricky over the last year, but a market correction could open up new opportunities.
Solar Energy UK | Clean Energy Live 2016 will open its doors at 9am tomorrow morning and at this very moment, the final touches are being made to the show floor.
Lauren Cook, analyst at Solar Market Research, discusses the nascent Irish solar market and answers some of the industry’s most frequently asked questions regarding opportunities on the Emerald Isle.
In his latest blog for Solar Power Portal ahead of his appearance at next week's Clean Energy Live exhibition, Stephen Cirell looks at the latest trend in the local authority solar sector which has seen councils buying up ready-made sites instead of committing to building their own.
Preparations are now gathering pace as the UK’s solar and clean energy industries prepare to meet at this year’s Solar Energy UK | Clean Energy Live exhibition, held at the NEC in Birmingham.
John Whiten, chief operations officer at cutting-edge drone developers Cleandrone, discusses what solar-focused drones could be capable of in the future and what regulatory obstacles will have to be surpassed for them to do so.
As electrical contractors and installers flock to the burgeoning storage market, there are warnings over mis-selling, training and calls for clarity over required filings. Liam Stoker reports.
Six months on from the introduction of new feed-in tariff rates for UK solar, the Solar Trade Association's chief executive Paul Barwell sets out its key asks for the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy when it comes to solar policy.
Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media, reveals who the 20 most prolific solar project developers in the UK market have been.
Lauren Cook, market analyst at Solar Media, looks at the types of developers vying for position in the nascent solar market of Ireland ahead of the government's policy framework expected in the coming months.
Independent consultant and public sector specialist Stephen Cirell discusses what Forest heath’s purchase of Toggan Solar Farm could mean for public sector solar.