A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage, including new purchases, contact wins and product launches.
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.
Clean energy utility Good Energy has identified battery storage and electric vehicles as two of three new business opportunities to explore after saying it was “streamlining” its operating model.
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.
Renewable electricity generation is expected to fall in the early 2020s as gas fired power stations come online, according to updated energy and emissions projections from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy select committee has said that it expects the government to publish its eagerly anticipated Emissions Reduction Plan by the end of this month, as pledged by climate change and industry minister Nick Hurd.
Stirling Council completed the 1,500th installation of solar PV on its housing stock earlier this week and paved the way for battery storage to follow its lead.
Developers of utility scale energy storage projects have been accused of laziness by a panel of investors, who have argued they are doing their best to build investment cases for new projects despite having yet to commit cash to UK projects.
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.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has disputed comments made by a Conservative MP last week that the government’s carbon plan would be published as late as June.
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’.
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.
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.
Solar Media, the publisher behind Solar Power Portal and PV Tech, has outlined its suite of products for 2017, officially launching Solar & Storage Live at a drinks reception in London on Monday night.
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.