Guest Blog

  • The rise of the secondary rooftop market

    By Andrew McLauclan | 17 May 2016, 08:30
    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.
  • Your next new roof is a solar roof

    By Stuart Elmes | 04 May 2016, 08:56 | Comments (1)
    Stuart Elmes, chief executive at Viridian Solar, discusses the benefits of integrating solar into already-planned roof works or replacements.
  • UK solar’s first steps on the water

    By Paul McCarren | 30 March 2016, 10:25
    Paul McCarren, energy director at contractor Forrest, discusses why floating solar is a light at the end of the tunnel for the industry.
  • What subsidy cuts could mean to the UK solar industry

    By Bob Mills | 18 December 2015, 11:12
    Bob Mills, UK sales manager at LG Solar, discusses yesterday's feed-in tariff announcement and its likely impact given similar policy decisions made across central Europe.
  • How many solar jobs will be saved by energy storage?

    By David Hunt | 07 December 2015, 11:49 | Comments (5)
    It seems increasingly likely FiTs for solar and other government support mechanisms will be heavily cut, with job losses already taking place and more seeming inevitable. At first storage seemed like a simple solution for installers and the wider industry to shift its focus - even if only temporarily. UK renewable energy recruitment specialist David Hunt of Hyperion Executive Search, himself a former solar installer, takes a closer look.
  • Time to make the UK a ‘solar superpower’

    By Abid Kazim | 26 October 2015, 12:28
    NextEnergy Capital's Abid Kazim explains why proposed changes to solar support will harm investment in UK industry as a whole, not just the solar sector as he calls on the government not to opt out of a US$3.7 trillion future.
  • How the post-FiT UK market might look

    By Stuart Elmes | 06 October 2015, 14:23 | Comments (1)
    Viridian Solar chief executive Stuart Elmes looks into what the UK market might resemble should DECC’s plans to cut the feed-in tariff succeed ahead of his appearance at SEUK 2015
  • Government blinded by ideology when it comes to energy

    By Jenny Jones | 24 September 2015, 10:25
    London Assembly member for the Green Party Jenny Jones runs through the government's current stance on renewables and concludes that in being blinded by ideology, the UK is headed for a climate change catastrophe.
  • We can’t let government take power from the people

    By Leonie Greene | 17 September 2015, 13:09 | Comments (1)
    Solar Trade Association head of external affairs Leonie Greene discusses its efforts to lobby government since the feed-in tariff proposals were made public and what you, the industry, can do to help.
  • The dogs are already running

    By Stuart Elmes | 11 September 2015, 13:00
    I have met a number of officials from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) over the years and hold them in very high regard. Make no mistake, these are smart people we’re dealing with. Which makes the recent Feed in Tariff (FiT) review all the more perplexing.


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