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.
A new trial beginning this month will test the potential of batteries to shave the peak output of domestic solar installations to increase the capacity of the electricity network and reduce the need for costly improvements to the local grid.
Green Deal finance loans are to reopen by the end of March after the company set up by the government to manage its former flagship energy efficiency scheme was bought by City investors over the weekend.
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.
A new energy demand response start-up is preparing to launch within weeks which will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to manage a portfolio of storage assets and provide real-time energy reserves to the grid.
Residential solar deployment in the UK slumped to its worst Q4 on record in 2016, swelling the carried-over <10kW capacity to nearly three-times its originally allocated capacity.
A cluster of eco homes utilising solar panels are being used to provide low cost public housing to tenants in Pembrokeshire as part of Wales’ first solar village.
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.
Renewable energy company Welink has announced a joint venture with Your Housing Group – claimed to be valued at £2.5 billion – which could see the development of 25,000 solar-powered homes each year by 2022.
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 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.
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.
Lior Handelsman, vice-president of marketing and product strategy & founder of SolarEdge, explains the role behind the meter technologies can have in boosting solar self-consumption.
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.
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 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.
Aesthetics are suppressing an ‘untapped market’ for UK solar that BIPV could open up.
PV Kits Direct and Moixa have begun a national installer training programme to support the rollout of the partnership’s combined solar storage package, having already trained installers from 24 companies.
There remain mixed views on where the UK solar industry goes from now. In the wake of a six-year low in deployment, Finlay Colville mulls the options.
Tesla and SolarCity have unveiled the much-anticipated Solar Roof system, a building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) residential system comprised of a range of different tile formats, colours and coatings to replicate common conventional tile formats.
A letter signed by over 20 organisations has put pressure on energy and intellectual property minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe to retain solar thermal within the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), as the industry continues to wait for the government’s decision.
Installer Wind & Sun recently revisited a solar system it completed 20 years ago, one which helped blaze a trail for hundreds of thousands that have since followed it. Liam Stoker reports on the system’s history and its legacy.
With over 30 companies exhibiting battery products or espousing the technology to the thousands of visitors in attendance, storage was always going to play a major role at last week’s SEUK | Clean Energy Live exhibition. David Pratt summarises the view from the show floor with regards the UK’s burgeoning storage market.
The fourth quarter of Ofgem’s revised feed-in tariff regime has kicked off with significant unutilised capacity carried over and standard degressions being applied across more common deployment bands.
A record number of visitors were expected to visit Solar Energy UK | Clean Energy Live 2016 as the industry exhibition opens its doors on Tuesday.
Solarwatt has continued its push into the UK market by appointing Wind & Sun as its distribution partner, which will offer Solarwatt’s advanced renewable-energy generation and management systems to installers across the country.
Investment specialist Downing has launched its latest crowd bond seeking to raise £2.7 million for the refinancing of a residential solar portfolio in Colchester.