As UK Solar's build-phase approaches a hibernation, services such as optimisation and O&M are all the rage. This is seemingly not lost on some energy giants who are beginning to position themselves to cater for such demand. Are they set to take more than their fair share of the pie? Liam Stoker discusses.
Following a year in which much progress has been made, Lauren Cook recaps a productive 2016 for the Irish solar market and casts her eyes forward at 2017.
Liam Stoker talks to Ricardo Piñeiro, head of UK solar at Foresight Group, about the future of the UK secondary market, how the result of the Brexit referendum could impact upon it, and how Foresight operates its assets after acquiring them.
Liam Stoker responds to one Ofgem official's disparaging comments regarding renewables, and the spin some national newspapers have afforded them.
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 imminent capacity market auction could offer some clues on the direction of travel, writes Terry Macalister, but the government could be missing a trick by not steering the mechanism down a greener path.
As year on year sales of electric vehicles increase, the technology is forecast to experience a significant boom in the coming years. With charging infrastructure need to support deployment, David Pratt looks at the emerging market for charge points, and how installers can get involved.
Liam Stoker analyses why in the UK's renewables sector, chancellor Philip Hammond has an industry that can survive and flourish in a post-Brexit Britain as long as he is prepared to support it in Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
Syzygy Renewables’ John Macdonald-Brown discusses the potential for solar generation on the moon, and whether that’s a more realistic concept than governments supporting the technology on the ground.
Writing for Solar Power Portal, Terry Macalister, former energy editor at The Guardian, looks at the fallout from Donald Trump’s US Election victory and why he cannot stop the clean energy revolution
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As the long-awaited call for evidence (CfE) on the future of the UK’s smart power policy gets ever closer, David Pratt outlines the five key areas the UK government is seeking to address in the upcoming document.
Earlier this week climate news was abuzz with reports that today would see a major announcement from the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, essentially committing them to the development of renewables. But all was not as originally alluded to, as Liam Stoker writes.
There remain mixed views on where the UK solar industry goes from now. In the wake of a six-year low in deployment, Finlay Colville mulls the options.
The loss of thousands of solar installers from the UK market has a series of damaging knock on effects on distributors. David Pratt identifies some of the biggest issues to have emerged and what the future may hold for the solar supply side.
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.