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STA publishes FiT reform proposals for rooftop solar

STA publishes FiT reform proposals for rooftop solar

25 Aug 2016, 11:31
• By Paul Barwell

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.

Guest blog
Attack of the drones

Attack of the drones

17 Aug 2016, 14:53
• By Will Hitchcock

Will Hitchcock, managing director at Push Energy aerial O&M JV Above Surveying, looks into how drones have become a staple in the monitoring of solar parks in the UK.

Editor's blog
Breaking the cost curve

Breaking the cost curve

27 Jul 2016, 18:00
• By Liam Stoker

The cost of solar technology continues to fall across the world, yet figures released by DECC this summer showed a surprise increase in the average cost of solar installs, particularly within the domestic band. Liam Stoker investigates the causes and implications of the increase.

Editor's blog
Understanding the multi-GW potential for solar in the Republic of Ireland

Understanding the multi-GW potential for solar in the Republic of Ireland

27 Jul 2016, 12:53
• By Lauren Cook

Often, with potential new solar markets, there can be a lot of hype and uncertainty regarding precisely how much deployment to expect and the timelines for this new capacity to come online. Lauren Cook, analyst for Solar Intelligence, discusses the potential for solar in Ireland in the years to 2020 and beyond.

Solar PPAs and the public sector

Solar PPAs and the public sector

7 Jul 2016, 13:17
• By Stephen Cirell

In his latest blog for Solar Power Portal, independent consultant and local authority expert Stephen Cirell discusses the recent announcement by Portsmouth City Council to roll out solar over the next four years using a series of PPA funded deals, and calls on other local authorities to follow suit.

Editor's blog
Overheard at Business and Climate Summit: Top talking points

Overheard at Business and Climate Summit: Top talking points

4 Jul 2016, 17:13
• By David Pratt

Last week’s Business & Energy Summit in London presented a rare opportunity to gather global business leaders and national government representatives in one place to discuss climate change post-COP21. Solar Power Portal attended both days of the event and brings you the main talking points from across the summit.

Editor's blog
Sizing the UK solar market in Q1 2016

Sizing the UK solar market in Q1 2016

10 Jun 2016, 09:33
• By Finlay Colville

Finlay Colville, head of Market Intelligence at Solar Media, discusses just what happened in the UK market in the first three months of this year

Guest blog
The rise of the secondary rooftop market

The rise of the secondary rooftop market

17 May 2016, 08:30
• By Azeem Hadi

Andrew McLauchlan, technical director at Infrata, discusses how the secondary market is now spreading to portfolios of rooftops as asset managers begin to identify their potential value.

Guest blog
Your next new roof is a solar roof

Your next new roof is a solar roof

4 May 2016, 08:56
• By Stuart Elmes

Stuart Elmes, chief executive at Viridian Solar, discusses the benefits of integrating solar into already-planned roof works or replacements.

Editor's blog
Five solar lessons from Clean Energy Summit

Five solar lessons from Clean Energy Summit

29 Apr 2016, 12:36
• By Liam Stoker

Liam Stoker runs through the five key lessons solar industry professionals need to take from this week's Clean Energy Summit.