Editor's Blog

  • Why DECC struggles to keep up with solar PV capacity data…and why we don’t

    By Finlay Colville | 26 June 2015, 09:37

    Ever since large-scale solar hit the UK, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has struggled with keeping track of cumulative solar PV capacity deployed in the UK. Finlay Colville explains why this has been tricky and why Solar Intelligence’s data solves the problem.

  • Exclusive: Inazin Power launches new rooftop strategy for commercial UK solar market

    By Finlay Colville | 25 June 2015, 14:01

    The Solar Intelligence team at Solar Media can exclusively reveal that Inazin Power – one of the longest-established leading project developers in the UK ground-mount sector – is expanding its market presence in the UK solar industry through large commercial rooftops.

  • Tory onshore wind witch hunt damages everyone

    By Peter Bennett | 23 June 2015, 11:50

    The Conservatives have put in motion legislation that will seek to halt the development of onshore wind in the UK. Although solar could have one less competitor in the CfDs, Peter Bennett questions if government playing favourites with low-carbon energy is more damaging

  • A sporting chance for solar

    By Liam Stoker | 19 June 2015, 06:55

    Ben Ainsile Racing’s new multi-million pound HQ has been designed specifically with solar in mind. Liam Stoker finds out what drove the team to set a new sustainability benchmark

  • India: The start of something good

    By Liam Stoker | 21 May 2015, 10:05 | Comments (1)

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s target of establishing 100GW of solar capacity in the country by 2020 seems ambitious, but UK-based developers could be ideally placed to help the country on its way.

  • Large-scale solar and storage: democratising energy

    By Peter Bennett | 01 May 2015, 14:33 | Comments (4)

    Elon Musk has just told the world that humanity can achieve zero-carbon energy generation. The CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, who is routinely listed as one of the most influential people of the planet, believes two technologies will make this happen: solar PV and energy storage.

  • Large-Scale Solar UK: Compiling a CfD wishlist

    By Peter Bennett | 29 April 2015, 16:25

    Given the backdrop of a miserable contract for difference (CfD) performance for solar, where only five projects managed to successfully snag support, a general air of optimism was still noticeable throughout all of the first day’s speakers.

  • Who’s in poll position?

    By Liam Stoker | 29 April 2015, 10:02

    The bulk of campaigning is done and the UK electorate will take to the polls next week, but who has committed the most to renewable energy, and where will solar stand in the next government’s term?

  • Big60Million: One year on

    By Liam Stoker | 24 April 2015, 11:10

    Giving a local community an opportunity to invest in solar can have a transformative effect on public opinion. Liam Stoker went to visit Big60Million’s Willersey solar farm on its anniversary to see first hand the positive impact of the scheme.

  • MPs sabotaging solar progress in spite of public support

    By Peter Bennett | 21 April 2015, 16:18

    A survey of MPs unearthed a shocking secret: MPs know that solar farms are the most popular energy plants amongst their constituents. Peter Bennett asks why elected officials are willfully ignoring the majority of their constituents’ wishes by blocking solar farm developments


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