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.
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.