Articles tagged with: Residential

New Green Deal imminent as private owners improve offer

New Green Deal imminent as private owners improve offer

23 Mar 2017, 15:02

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.

Solar weekly digest 17 March 2017

Solar weekly digest 17 March 2017

17 Mar 2017, 11:19

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.

BEIS outlines limited projections for renewables to 2035

BEIS outlines limited projections for renewables to 2035

16 Mar 2017, 11:47

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).

Crowdfunding sought for solar-powered EV charger

Crowdfunding sought for solar-powered EV charger

9 Mar 2017, 10:52

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.

Over 1,100 homes to be offered solar by North Ayrshire council

Over 1,100 homes to be offered solar by North Ayrshire council

1 Feb 2017, 16:20

North Ayrshire Council has approved plans to investigate interest among its social housing tenants for the installation of solar PV on around 500 homes in an attempt to tackle fuel poverty and reduce carbon emissions in the region.

Q&A: Jim Cardwell, head of trading and innovation at Northern Powergrid

Q&A: Jim Cardwell, head of trading and innovation at Northern Powergrid

24 Jan 2017, 13:11
• By David Pratt

A new domestic storage trial was recently announced to test the impact of domestic storage in limiting the effect of solar on the local grid. Jim Cardwell, head of trading and innovation at Northern Powergrid, the network operator behind the scheme, explained to Solar Power Portal what the operator hopes to get out of it, and what the direction of travel is for grid operators around Great Britain.

New Green Deal owners reach out to UK installers

New Green Deal owners reach out to UK installers

19 Jan 2017, 10:51

The new owners of the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) will seek to rebuild the installer base that grew around the original scheme by recruiting from the tens of thousands of UK companies working in the home energy efficiency products sector.

UK Solar year in review: November to December

UK Solar year in review: November to December

23 Dec 2016, 08:00

As an intriguing year for UK solar concludes, Solar Power Portal looks back at some of the most interesting, popular and important news stories of the last 12 months. Today, we look at November and December.

UK Solar year in review: January to February 2016

UK Solar year in review: January to February 2016

16 Dec 2016, 10:21

As an intriguing year for UK solar concludes, Solar Power Portal looks back at some of the most interesting, popular and important news stories of the last 12 months. Today, we look at January and February.

Solar thermal retained under RHI reforms

Solar thermal retained under RHI reforms

14 Dec 2016, 13:00

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).