Any potential increase in energy bills caused by low-carbon policies could be wiped out by government-backed support of energy efficiency programmes which would simultaneously reduce fuel poverty by as much as 75%.
A multi-million pound EU funded project is set to provide the Isles of Scilly with a new smart energy system, using new software platforms to manage supply and demand through renewables, energy storage and electric vehicles.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has continued talks across Whitehall on the issue of rising business rates on solar installations, despite the lack of progress made in last week’s budget.
When The Solar Cloth Company collapsed in June last year, it took with it nearly £1 million of crowd-funded finance. Liam Stoker investigates how this came to pass and potential failures within Crowdcube’s consumer protections.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and this year we welcome back the award for best international solar project.
Independent utility Co-op Energy is looking to boost its portfolio of community energy generators by as much as one-third over the next three years.
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.
Fresh from the SolarPower Europe summit in Brussels this week, Liam Stoker reflects on how the UK solar sector is viewed from across the channel these days.
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.
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.
Lightsource Renewable Energy has appointed a new chief strategy officer to help it evolve from a pure solar company to a “global leader in the smart energy market”.
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.
David Pratt outlines what chancellor Philip Hammond's first (and last) spring budget offered to the low carbon community, paving the way for what should be a meatier autumn statement.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has offered nothing to address concerns over the increased business rates applied to properties with solar in his maiden budget delivered earlier today.