The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has this afternoon finally relented and published the Frontier Economics-produced report on the system costs of renewables integration.
A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage, including new purchases, contact wins and product launches.
The Green Deal will be re-branded over the summer as the new private sector owners prepare to re-launch the failed government scheme with improvements to how finance loans can be accessed, alongside a direct marketing strategy.
Southern Water has appointed Forrest as the sole contractor to work on a five-year renewable energy framework which will see the utility install solar across its portfolio.
Blockchain technology could be a “potentially significant enabler” for solar in the UK across a number of different sectors, according to SolarCoin co-founder Francois Sonnet.
Solarwatt has unveiled the latest evolution of its MyReseve system, a fully modular storage system that can be customised to suit the demands of any application, which is to hit UK shelves next year.
Investment management firm Rockfire Capital has set its sights on further growth in the European renewables space with the hire of a new chief operating officer.
Solar O&M specialist Above Surveying is partnering with the University of Essex to boost the capabilities of its drone-based O&M services.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and once again this year we will hand out one of the most prestigious awards of the evening, the outstanding achievement award.
Greencoat Capital has made its second major solar acquisition after targeting the UK solar market, buying a 73.5MW portfolio from an unnamed consortium.
The race for solar developers to connect the last remaining ROC-eligible solar farms is underway, and Lightsource has been amongst the first to confirm its pre-deadline activity.
A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage, including a landmark report from the Committee on Climate Change, BEIS’ latest renewables projections and the Isles of Scilly getting its own renewables-driven smart grid.
The European solar market is currently more “seller-friendly than buyer-friendly”, resulting in developers trying to sell assets earlier in the process than before, according to BlackRock VP Stéphane Têtot.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and the UK’s solar installers will once again compete for the highly sought-after contractor of the year prize.
Any potential increase in energy bills caused by low-carbon policies could be wiped out by government-backed support of energy efficiency programmes which would simultaneously reduce fuel poverty by as much as 75%.
A multi-million pound EU funded project is set to provide the Isles of Scilly with a new smart energy system, using new software platforms to manage supply and demand through renewables, energy storage and electric vehicles.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has continued talks across Whitehall on the issue of rising business rates on solar installations, despite the lack of progress made in last week’s budget.
When The Solar Cloth Company collapsed in June last year, it took with it nearly £1 million of crowd-funded finance. Liam Stoker investigates how this came to pass and potential failures within Crowdcube’s consumer protections.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and this year we welcome back the award for best international solar project.
Independent utility Co-op Energy is looking to boost its portfolio of community energy generators by as much as one-third over the next three years.
Solar company Wirsol is to open an office in Australia and relocate some of its UK-based staff there after clinching what it has described as a “landmark” finance deal.
Fresh from the SolarPower Europe summit in Brussels this week, Liam Stoker reflects on how the UK solar sector is viewed from across the channel these days.
A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage in a week that’s been dominated by the spring budget and what – or perhaps what wasn’t – announced within it.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and one of two completely new awards this year is the O&M provider of the year.
David Pratt talks to Damian Baker, managing director of RenEnergy, on the future of large scale solar deployment once the ROC scheme closes on 31 March 2017.
Crowdfunding is underway to fund the production of a new smart electric vehicle charger that will be able to utilise surplus energy from a solar installation to boost self-consumption.
Lightsource Renewable Energy has appointed a new chief strategy officer to help it evolve from a pure solar company to a “global leader in the smart energy market”.
The renewable economy reacts to chancellor Philip Hammond's 2017 spring budget, which offered scant information for the direction of the UK's energy policy moving forward.
David Pratt outlines what chancellor Philip Hammond's first (and last) spring budget offered to the low carbon community, paving the way for what should be a meatier autumn statement.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has offered nothing to address concerns over the increased business rates applied to properties with solar in his maiden budget delivered earlier today.