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In conversation: Kilian Pender, founder of Greenstone Finance and CEO of the Green Deal

In conversation: Kilian Pender, founder of Greenstone Finance and CEO of the Green Deal

27 Mar 2017, 17:13
• By David Pratt

Since the news broke in January that the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) had been privatised, industry has been waiting for the new and improved Green Deal to appear. David Pratt sits down with Kilian Pender, founder and chief executive of Greenstone Finance, to discuss the future of the scheme and why a history of failures won't repeat itself.

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Crowdcube, a failed solar installer, and the missing £1 million

14 Mar 2017, 11:00 • By Liam Stoker
Crowdcube, a failed solar installer, and the missing £1 million

When The Solar Cloth Company collapsed in June last year, it took with it nearly £1 million of crowd-funded finance. Liam Stoker investigates how this came to pass and potential failures within Crowdcube’s consumer protections.

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UK solar; the view from Europe

10 Mar 2017, 11:46 • By Liam Stoker
UK solar; the view from Europe

Fresh from the SolarPower Europe summit in Brussels this week, Liam Stoker reflects on how the UK solar sector is viewed from across the channel these days.

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Budget 2017: does it offer anything for the green economy?

Budget 2017: does it offer anything for the green economy?

8 Mar 2017, 14:50
• By David Pratt

David Pratt outlines what chancellor Philip Hammond's first (and last) spring budget offered to the low carbon community, paving the way for what should be a meatier autumn statement.

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The cold war of module pricing

9 Feb 2017, 08:27 • By John Parnell
The cold war of module pricing

Red tape, stagnant demand and elaborate outside pressures have made module pricing in the UK complex and seemingly insulated from global price trends. John Parnell examines the stand-offs maintaining a status quo in UK module prices.

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Five talking points from Solar Finance & Investment Europe 2017

3 Feb 2017, 11:31 • By Liam Stoker
Five talking points from Solar Finance & Investment Europe 2017

Liam Stoker recaps five of the key themes that were discussed during this week's Solar Finance & Investment Europe conference, including how much UK solar capacity is up for grabs, Brexit, storage and where the smart money is going next.

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Q&A: Ricardo Piñeiro, head of UK solar at Foresight Group

15 Dec 2016, 10:46 • By Liam Stoker
Q&A: Ricardo Piñeiro, head of UK solar at Foresight Group

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.

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Behind the Meter: ‘the missing link’ towards grid parity

Sponsored Behind the Meter: ‘the missing link’ towards grid parity

6 Dec 2016, 15:36
• By Lior Handelsman

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.

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Renewables can be the ace industry up Hammond’s sleeve

21 Nov 2016, 15:48 • By Liam Stoker
Renewables can be the ace industry up Hammond’s sleeve

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.