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 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.
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.
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.
A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage, including a drastic cut to embedded benefits, a petition delivered to government and an update on the smart power CFE
Trade associations have warned that small-scale renewables are once again “in the firing line” with proposed reforms to embedded benefits.
A new joint venture has been established to fund early stage energy storage and renewable energy projects in the UK, beginning with two of the winning projects from National Grid’s Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender.
Open Energi’s Dynamic Demand technology has been integrated with Europe’s first grid-scale Tesla Powerpack installation in Somerset in preparation for the site entering the firm frequency response (FFR) tendering market.
Ofgem and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are planning to publish their response to the smart power call for evidence (CFE) in late May or early June, according to the regulator’s Andrew Burgess.
A House of Lords report calling for decarbonisation of the energy system to be relegated in favour of security of affordable supply has been slammed by green industry critics, who have called its conclusions ‘out of touch’ and ‘backward-looking’.
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.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has said it is ready to shift gear following the looming closure of the Renewables Obligation Certificate subsidy scheme.
Swiss battery manufacturer Leclanché has said it remains committed to the UK market despite the departure of both its UK-facing staff.
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.
Lark Energy has reshuffled its senior management team in a bid to focus its efforts on delivering subsidy-free solar and other energy projects.
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.
The government has set out its plans for the future of UK electric vehicle charging infrastructure in the UK, including requirements for smart technologies to allow chargepoints to help balance the grid.
National Grid is considering moving away from one and two year contracts within its grid balancing tenders, which according to the system operator’s UK director do not reflect the transition needed within the energy system in the future.
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).
The number of large-scale solar asset holders will rapidly reduce over the next few years as consolidation takes hold of the UK market, according to a panel convened on the first day of the Solar Finance & Investment Europe conference in London.
A new company is to be set up to take on the system operator (SO) duties of National Grid, separating it from the transmission operator (TO) in an effort to address perceived conflicts of interest and prepare for future changes in the UK’s energy system.
The results of a survey of Solar Power Portal readers have found ongoing confidence in the UK market, but also a continuing migration towards a more diverse product offering and geographical spread.
Liam Stoker responds to one Ofgem official's disparaging comments regarding renewables, and the spin some national newspapers have afforded them.
Ecotricity has closed its latest ecobond after successfully raising over £12 million from customers and the wider public to invest in the capital requirements of green energy generation.
As year on year sales of electric vehicles increase, the technology is forecast to experience a significant boom in the coming years. With charging infrastructure need to support deployment, David Pratt looks at the emerging market for charge points, and how installers can get involved.
Official figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) have shown the UK solar industry delivered more than £4.6 billion to the UK economy in 2014 as part of a turnover of £83.4 billion created by the low carbon and renewable energy (LCRE) economy.
French bank BNP Paribas has priced its first €500 million green bond, the net proceeds of which will be allocated to a series of environmentally sustainable fields including renewable energies.
Liam Stoker analyses why in the UK's renewables sector, chancellor Philip Hammond has an industry that can survive and flourish in a post-Brexit Britain as long as he is prepared to support it in Wednesday's Autumn Statement.
Low carbon energy sources were responsible for producing more than half of Britain’s electricity for the first time in Q3 2016, according to a new quarterly report commissioned by Drax Group.