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Crowdcube, a failed solar installer, and the missing £1 million

14 Mar 2017, 11:00 • By Liam Stoker
Crowdcube, a failed solar installer, and the missing £1 million

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.

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UK solar; the view from Europe

10 Mar 2017, 11:46 • By Liam Stoker
UK solar; the view from Europe

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.

Solar weekly digest 10 March 2017

Solar weekly digest 10 March 2017

10 Mar 2017, 11:00

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.

Crowdfunding sought for solar-powered EV charger

Crowdfunding sought for solar-powered EV charger

9 Mar 2017, 10:52

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.

Budget 2017: The renewables reaction

Budget 2017: The renewables reaction

9 Mar 2017, 09:32

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.

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Budget 2017: does it offer anything for the green economy?

Budget 2017: does it offer anything for the green economy?

8 Mar 2017, 14:50
• By David Pratt

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.