The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has this afternoon finally relented and published the Frontier Economics-produced report on the system costs of renewables integration.
A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage, including new purchases, contact wins and product launches.
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 race for solar developers to connect the last remaining ROC-eligible solar farms is underway, and Lightsource has been amongst the first to confirm its pre-deadline activity.
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.
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.
Solar company Wirsol is to open an office in Australia and relocate some of its UK-based staff there after clinching what it has described as a “landmark” finance deal.
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.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and one of two completely new awards this year is the O&M provider of the year.
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.
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.
Developers of utility scale energy storage projects have been accused of laziness by a panel of investors, who have argued they are doing their best to build investment cases for new projects despite having yet to commit cash to UK projects.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and this year’s ground-mount solar award stands to be as competitive as ever.
Abid Kazim, MD at NextEnergy Capital, discusses why the government – and UK infrastructure as a whole – needs to place solar at its heart before it is too late.
A new joint venture has been established to fund early stage energy storage and renewable energy projects in the UK, beginning with two of the winning projects from National Grid’s Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender.
Open Energi’s Dynamic Demand technology has been integrated with Europe’s first grid-scale Tesla Powerpack installation in Somerset in preparation for the site entering the firm frequency response (FFR) tendering market.
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.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and returning this year is the award for best use of solar in a community or social benefit project.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has said it is ready to shift gear following the looming closure of the Renewables Obligation Certificate subsidy scheme.
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.
RenEnergy has begun construction on a 1.9MW PPA project in Norwich which is likely to be one of the last to be supported by ROC accreditation, with the developer already looking at post subsidy PPA models.
A BlackRock Real Assets-managed fund has acquired two operational solar farms from prolific German EPC ib vogt.
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.
Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) has reached an agreement with Trina Solar to acquire a portfolio of six UK solar sites with a combined capacity of 30MW following the successful conclusion of each farm’s construction phase.
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.
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.
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.
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.