SPI Energy has secured a £1.5 million loan facility from Santander UK to refinance two of its UK solar farms with a combined capacity of 8.1MW.
Lightsource has completed the purchase of a 1.32MWp portfolio of residential solar installations spread across the country in the first of a number of acquisitions expected over 2017.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and returning this year is the award for best use of solar in a community or social benefit project.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has said it is ready to shift gear following the looming closure of the Renewables Obligation Certificate subsidy scheme.
Major UK solar asset owner NextEnergy Capital has established a new advisory board, naming former energy secretary Sir Ed Davey and industry stalwart Jeremy Leggett amongst its first members.
The UK government must act urgently to support greater flexibility in the country’s power system or risk escalating system costs, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has warned.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and the commercial rooftop PV award returns once again as the ceremony enters its fifth successive year.
Lark Energy has reshuffled its senior management team in a bid to focus its efforts on delivering subsidy-free solar and other energy projects.
EU member states passed an 18-month extension of punitive trade duties on imports of Chinese solar products on Friday.
The Sunshine tariff project testing the ability of time of use (ToU) tariffs to promote domestic demand side response (DSR) has been completed with mixed results, suggesting homeowners are not able to shift enough demand to offset the need for grid upgrades.
UK solar developer Island Green Power (IGP) has revealed it is to break ground on a trio of solar farms in Australia – some of the country’s largest – in the next quarter.
A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage, including more details on Foresight’s dispute with SunEdison, TfL’s solar plans and activity in the secondary solar market.
Transport for London (TfL) is preparing the imminent launch of a tendering process for new solar installations on its own buildings, Solar Power Portal understands.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and the finance innovation award returns once again.
A BlackRock Real Assets-managed fund has acquired two operational solar farms from prolific German EPC ib vogt.
Over 70% of local authorities across the UK have no strategy in place to invest in solar, with almost half pointing to a lack of incentives from government as the main barrier to deploying council solar, according to a survey carried out by LG Solar.
Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) has reached an agreement with Trina Solar to acquire a portfolio of six UK solar sites with a combined capacity of 30MW following the successful conclusion of each farm’s construction phase.
Seven primary schools in the Glasgow area are to be fitted with solar panels with a combined total capacity of 350kWp under plans by the city council to reduce emissions by 30% by 2020.
Liam Stoker challenges energy minister Jesse Norman's claim that the government's feed-in tariff overhaul has placed solar on the path to a subsidy-free future.
The Solar Trade Association is ramping up its campaign against a proposed increase in solar business rates, aiming to secure a U-turn ahead of new rates coming into force on 1 April 2017.
Red tape, stagnant demand and elaborate outside pressures have made module pricing in the UK complex and seemingly insulated from global price trends. John Parnell examines the stand-offs maintaining a status quo in UK module prices.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and product innovation will once again return as a category.
Renewables investor Low Carbon has bolstered its portfolio of solar assets it has under management by taking on a new tranche of assets from Wirsol.
Listed funds in the UK which own a significant portion of the country’s utility-scale solar PV assets are not currently convinced by battery storage’s feasibility, but remain primed to deploy the technology at scale when the time is right.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has become the latest government body to have found the government guilty of severe mismanagement of the Levy Control Framework (LCF).
Solar Media’s head of market research Finlay Colville concludes his two-part breakdown of who owns the UK’s entire cumulative solar PV capacity.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and the residential solar PV award returns once again.
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In a set of two blogs to be featured this week on Solar Power Portal, Finlay Colville provides the first ever full breakdown of who owns the UK’s entire cumulative solar PV capacity, deployed as of the end of 2016, adding up to about 12GW of capacity.