Investment management firm Rockfire Capital has set its sights on further growth in the European renewables space with the hire of a new chief operating officer.
Greencoat Capital has made its second major solar acquisition after targeting the UK solar market, buying a 73.5MW portfolio from an unnamed consortium.
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 recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage in a week that’s been dominated by the spring budget and what – or perhaps what wasn’t – announced within it.
David Pratt talks to Damian Baker, managing director of RenEnergy, on the future of large scale solar deployment once the ROC scheme closes on 31 March 2017.
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.
Foresight Solar Fund has set its sights on a new pipeline of solar assets with a capacity of 250MW and announced a new share issuing and placing programme to fund it.
Foresight has continued its large scale purchasing in 2017 with the acquisition of the 49.6MW Sandridge solar farm, its second largest to date.
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.
Major UK solar asset owner NextEnergy Capital has established a new advisory board, naming former energy secretary Sir Ed Davey and industry stalwart Jeremy Leggett amongst its first members.
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.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and the finance innovation award returns once again.
Foresight Solar Fund has continued to experience serious underperformance issues with SunEdison-built assets that it owns a year after the problems were first made public.
A BlackRock Real Assets-managed fund has acquired two operational solar farms from prolific German EPC ib vogt.
A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage, including yet another critique of the governments management of the LCF and the STA ramping up the pressure over the business rates increase.
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.
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.
Listed funds in the UK which own a significant portion of the country’s utility-scale solar PV assets are not currently convinced by battery storage’s feasibility, but remain primed to deploy the technology at scale when the time is right.
Solar Media’s head of market research Finlay Colville concludes his two-part breakdown of who owns the UK’s entire cumulative solar PV capacity.
In a set of two blogs to be featured this week on Solar Power Portal, Finlay Colville provides the first ever full breakdown of who owns the UK’s entire cumulative solar PV capacity, deployed as of the end of 2016, adding up to about 12GW of capacity.
Foresight Solar Fund has acquired the 72MWp Shotwick Solar Park, which remains the UK’s largest by generation capacity.
Corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) are not a new feature of the UK solar market, but since the cuts enacted to the feed-in tariff last year they have risen to new prominence. David Pratt examines how these deals are made, and what benefits they offer to both sides.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF), one of the top six owners of UK solar farms, has refinanced a swathe of its assets as it edges closer to yet more acquisitions.
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.
Allianz Global Investors has splashed the cash to acquire around 100MW of UK solar from BayWa r.e., in what is the German developer’s largest single transaction to date.
METKA EGN has announced EPC contract wins for 75MW of new UK projects, the largest being a 20MW storage project, as the company restates its commitment to the UK market.
Entries are now open for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards 2017.
A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar, with developments from Ecotricity, IKEA and Anesco.