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.
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.
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.
Renewables investor Low Carbon has bolstered its portfolio of solar assets it has under management by taking on a new tranche of assets from Wirsol.
BayWa r.e. is a leading global renewable energy developer, wholesaler, asset manager and operator, with a worldwide team of over 1,000 renewable energy professionals and offices in more than 12 countries.
Enhanced data collection and monitoring is becoming increasingly key for owners of UK solar assets, a panel at today’s Solar Finance & Investment Europe event has concluded.
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.
PS Renewables has responded to the growth of its development business in the north east of America by opening a new office in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
BNRG Renewables has partnered with global French renewable energy developer Neoen to develop 23 solar projects in Ireland in a joint venture expected to invest €220m.
UK O&M firm Clean Solar Solutions has expanded into Australia in a move designed to take advantage of a new market “not flooded” by companies offering the same services to solar asset holders.
German solar company BayWa r.e. has acquired Green Hedge’s UK O&M portfolio, taking its standing in the UK renewables O&M market to 620MW.
As UK Solar's build-phase approaches a hibernation, services such as optimisation and O&M are all the rage. This is seemingly not lost on some energy giants who are beginning to position themselves to cater for such demand. Are they set to take more than their fair share of the pie? Liam Stoker discusses.
The UK’s growing O&M sector needs greater standardisation – particularly within its entry-level scopes of works – in order to boost confidence within asset owners.
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.
Conergy’s UK arm has replaced its senior management team little more than a year after their appointment.
The performance of John Laing Environmental Assets Group’s solar assets was impacted this summer by low solar irradiation, a lightning strike and inverter failures.
Renewables company Dulas returned to profit last year as it recorded triple-digit growth in its asset optimisation business.
Operations and maintenance providers in the UK market will be under increasing pressure to increase the size of their portfolios in the near future as competition increases and larger players look to consolidate their positions.
Cobalt Energy has joined forces with German solar firm Suncycle to launch a joint venture bolstering its operations and maintenance service to UK customers.
John Whiten, chief operations officer at cutting-edge drone developers Cleandrone, discusses what solar-focused drones could be capable of in the future and what regulatory obstacles will have to be surpassed for them to do so.
innogy SE, the renewable energy subsidiary of German utility RWE acquiring Belectric, has said customers should not expect to see any disruption or change in the service they receive from the company once the deal is completed.
French renewables firm Voltalia has completed its acquisition of Martifer Solar in a move which the two companies said had resulted in the “birth of a global renewables champion”.
Will Hitchcock, managing director at Push Energy aerial O&M JV Above Surveying, looks into how drones have become a staple in the monitoring of solar parks in the UK.
British Solar Renewables (BSR) is aiming to significantly ramp up its UK operations and maintenance business as it repositions itself to include a “significant service business”.
Solar asset management provider GreenPowerMonitor has been bought by international certification and advisory firm DNV GL in a deal that will give the Spanish firm access to a new global network of renewable energy projects.
PS Renewables has signed five new operations and maintenance (O&M) deals with Green Power Partners, taking its UK O&M portfolio to nearly 300MW.
Lightsource is to invest £25 million in the deployment of solar PV across thousands of residential properties in Northern Ireland.