The new owners of the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) will seek to rebuild the installer base that grew around the original scheme by recruiting from the tens of thousands of UK companies working in the home energy efficiency products sector.
Furniture retailer IKEA is to improve on its solar PV product range later this year after seeing its sales of sustainability products surge in 2016.
Clean energy utility Ecotricity is to launch a trial of its residential energy storage technology ‘Black Box’ later this quarter, Solar Power Portal can reveal.
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.
Green Deal finance loans are to reopen by the end of March after the company set up by the government to manage its former flagship energy efficiency scheme was bought by City investors over the weekend.
The worst period on record for new solar in the UK, consolidation of the UK O&M market kicked off in earnest, and researchers are trialling solar-powered trains.
The delivery company will use 85% of the power generated by the system's 3,636 panels on site at its West Midlands distribution centre.
Imperial College London is investigating the potential of track-side solar panels to power trains.
A new energy demand response start-up is preparing to launch within weeks which will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to manage a portfolio of storage assets and provide real-time energy reserves to the grid.
Residential solar deployment in the UK slumped to its worst Q4 on record in 2016, swelling the carried-over <10kW capacity to nearly three-times its originally allocated capacity.
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A cluster of eco homes utilising solar panels are being used to provide low cost public housing to tenants in Pembrokeshire as part of Wales’ first solar village.
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the government to act over the proposed solar business rate increase, arguing it could act as a “huge disincentive” for SMEs to invest in the technology.
A 250kW array will supply 190MWh annually to the Yorkshire Event Centre, home to the Great Yorkshire Show.
The Scottish government has been urged to throw its weight behind the country’s solar industry after what WWF Scotland labelled a “landmark year” for renewables.
United Utilities is considering the feasibility of building a floating solar array adjacent to its Wayoh water treatment works in Edgworth, Lancashire following the success of the 3MW system installed in Godley, Greater Manchester last year.