John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) is seeking to raise £25 million by way of an initial placing under a fundraising programme to finance a near term pipeline of solar, wind and biomass projects.
PV Kits Direct has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Mibet to bring the Chinese manufacturer’s floating solar systems to the UK.
Furniture retailer IKEA is to improve on its solar PV product range later this year after seeing its sales of sustainability products surge in 2016.
Equitix has further increased the renewables capacity of its fourth core fund with the acquisition of the operating 40MW Cowdown project, located near Andover.
The worst period on record for new solar in the UK, consolidation of the UK O&M market kicked off in earnest, and researchers are trialling solar-powered trains.
Sonnen has partnered with CCL Components which will distribute its domestic and commercial battery systems as the German manufacturer seeks to expand its reach in the UK.
The delivery company will use 85% of the power generated by the system's 3,636 panels on site at its West Midlands distribution centre.
A consented solar farm risks not being built because of a last-minute planning application for a 20-metre mast to provide an internet connection to the site.
Labour has placed climate action at the heart of its plans for industrial strategy after including it as one of the key priorities within a public consultation published yesterday.
Construction is set to begin on Swindon Borough Council’s second solar farm to be funded by a unique council solar bond, which raised over £2.4 million from more than 800 investors in just six weeks.
German power company innogy SE - the renewables arm of RWE which trades in the UK under the nPower brand – has completed its purchase of Belectric Solar & Battery.
United Utilities is considering the feasibility of building a floating solar array adjacent to its Wayoh water treatment works in Edgworth, Lancashire following the success of the 3MW system installed in Godley, Greater Manchester last year.
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Solar thermal has been spared the axe under long-awaited reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive, published today by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Three London boroughs have begun testing the potential of more than 40 solar plus storage installations to reduce the bills of households in fuel poverty.
Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) has provided £20.3 million of debt capital to refinance almost 2,000 rooftop solar assets owned by Foresight on behalf of the railways pension scheme, RPMI Railpen.
Liam Stoker responds to one Ofgem official's disparaging comments regarding renewables, and the spin some national newspapers have afforded them.
Guinness Asset Management has completed to sale of two portfolio companies responsible for domestic and commercial rooftop solar assets to Aviva Investors.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has confirmed the acquisition of five new build solar farms as the investment group continues to build its 1.2 ROC portfolio.
The UK's "rapidly maturing" solar operations and maintenance (O&M) market must adopt a service desk-style culture like that seen in the computing industry if contractors are to survive.
Oxford Photovoltaics has secured another round of funding to support its IP licensing business model on the back of plans to produce working solar cells for customer evaluations. This follows the recent purchase of the former Bosch Solar CIS thin-film site in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany.
Nissan is set to enter the UK residential storage market after pre-orders of its xStorage Home portfolio, developed with power management firm Eaton, opened in the UK earlier this week.
UK-based perovskite specialist Oxford PV has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with a global manufacturer of solar cells and modules.
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.
Solarwatt has hosted a week-long training session for its distributors in the UK and Ireland in preparation for the launch of its MyReserve storage system in the first quarter of 2017.
The government was guilty of relying too heavily on the assumptions and forecasts used to estimate spending under the Levy Control Framework (LCF) while failing to adequately monitor the scheme, according to a report commissioned by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Silverlight Capital Partners is preparing to target between 600 and 800MW of operational UK solar assets in expectation that the secondary market will double within the next six months.
The UK solar industry hit another monthly low in October with newly-released statistics revealing that just 2,406 MCS-accredited systems were installed last month.
Aberdeen City Council has revealed that it was forced to pay £275,000 in lost income after solar panels installed by a now failed company were switched off following a series of “thermal events” that had to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive.
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.