As the days pass from the scrapping of DECC from Whitehall in favour of the new business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) department, few details have trickled through about how the new branch of government will operate. David Pratt examines what we do know and what remains to be seen as parliament heads off for the summer.
Liam Stoker discusses the final hours of DECC and just how tall a task Greg Clark has on his hands at the newly-formed BEIS.
Will Cottrell, chairman of Brighton Energy Coop, refutes Department of Energy and Climate Change evidence that the cost of installed solar in the UK has risen and insists installers are innovating to make the new model work.
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.
Solar companies start planning for Republic of Ireland boom as Brexit vote stalls UK market activity
Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media, explains what the uncertainty caused by the recent vote to leave the EU means for UK solar and the burgeoning market in the Republic of Ireland.
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.
Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media looks into how the government continues to struggle with solar deployment
The decision taken by just over half of the voting electorate to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves throughout the UK, among both the Leave and Remain camps. The dust will take a while to settle but reactions are likely to be flying in for some time on a day that has rocked the UK political and economic landscape.
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
Finlay Colville teases next week’s Top 20 EPC reveal and discusses their impact on the UK solar market over the last year.
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.
Stuart Elmes, chief executive at Viridian Solar, discusses the benefits of integrating solar into already-planned roof works or replacements.
Liam Stoker runs through the five key lessons solar industry professionals need to take from this week's Clean Energy Summit.
In collecting all the market data for completed solar farms in the UK – done up until the end of the UK fiscal year period to 31 March 2016 – we have uncovered another exclusive for UK solar farm trends, this time related to inverter supply.
Recent studies by the in-house research team at Solar Media’s Market Intelligence team can now exclusively reveal that Solarcentury has become the first company to install more than 500MW of solar PV capacity within the UK.
Finlay Colville, head of market intelligence at Solar Media, debates the UK market’s deployment over the last 12 months and, crucially, the first three of 2016 as EPCs begin to tot up their pre-ROC deadline activity.