In his latest blog for Solar Power Portal ahead of his appearance at next week's Clean Energy Live exhibition, Stephen Cirell looks at the latest trend in the local authority solar sector which has seen councils buying up ready-made sites instead of committing to building their own.
Preparations are now gathering pace as the UK’s solar and clean energy industries prepare to meet at this year’s Solar Energy UK | Clean Energy Live exhibition, held at the NEC in Birmingham.
John Whiten, chief operations officer at cutting-edge drone developers Cleandrone, discusses what solar-focused drones could be capable of in the future and what regulatory obstacles will have to be surpassed for them to do so.
As electrical contractors and installers flock to the burgeoning storage market, there are warnings over mis-selling, training and calls for clarity over required filings. Liam Stoker reports.
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.
Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media, reveals who the 20 most prolific solar project developers in the UK market have been.
Lauren Cook, market analyst at Solar Media, looks at the types of developers vying for position in the nascent solar market of Ireland ahead of the government's policy framework expected in the coming months.
Independent consultant and public sector specialist Stephen Cirell discusses what Forest heath’s purchase of Toggan Solar Farm could mean for public sector solar.
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.
Chris Jardine, technical director at Joju Solar, discusses how renewables installers can best diversify in the current climate and notes some particular pitfalls to avoid.
In this special edition of Solar Power Portal's movers and shakers feature, Hyperion Executive Search's David Hunt discusses why some companies have failed to keep hold of their top talent.
Following the vote to leave Europe and its struggles to deploy renewable in heat and transport, the UK’s ability to meet 2020 EU targets is looking grim. David Pratt tracks the country’s progress to date and asks if the new government will still be committed post-Brexit.
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.
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.
Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media, reveals how UK solar is preparing for the final deployment deadline under the ROC framework.
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.