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  • FiT cuts place up to 27,000 jobs at risk, claims STA

    02 October 2015, 11:11 Updated: 02 October 2015, 12:38

    The Solar Trade Association has claimed that as many as 27,000 jobs could be lost if the government presses ahead with plans to cut the feed-in tariff by 87% after commissioning analysis by TBR Economic Research.

  • Oxford Photovoltaics takes 2015 funding to over £12.6 million with top-up investment

    02 October 2015, 10:00 Updated: 02 October 2015, 10:10

    Perovskite solar cell developer Oxford Photovoltaics said it had raised a top-up B round of £4.4 million from a variety existing investors as well as new sources of funding.

  • BISOL to debut new modules at SEUK this year

    01 October 2015, 15:55 Updated: 02 October 2015, 13:37

    BISOL will be demonstrating its new 72-cell XL modules, which have a 16.9% efficiency for commercial rooftop and utility-scale markets, for the first time at SEUK 2015.

  • Bluefield buoyant over UK solar ‘opportunity’ as NAV nearly doubles to £288 million

    01 October 2015, 11:28 Updated: 01 October 2015, 14:37

    Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) said there remains a “very substantial and immediate opportunity” for asset holders in the UK market despite warning of “far reaching implications” caused by the government’s recent subsidy reset.

  • Trading starts on Good Energy-backed energy market service Piclo

    01 October 2015, 10:01 Updated: 01 October 2015, 14:41

    Early trading has started on Piclo, the peer-to-peer renewable energy trading market formed by Good Energy and Open Utility, ahead of a full public launch next month.

  • Solar firm hit with record fine for nuisance calls

    30 September 2015, 10:59 Updated: 30 September 2015, 15:00

    Glasgow-based residential solar company Home Energy & Lifestyle Management (Helms) has received a record £200,000 fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after being found guilty of making automated nuisance calls.

  • Rame Energy warns of FiT business impact but confident on commercial rooftop attraction

    29 September 2015, 13:51 Updated: 01 October 2015, 14:29

    Rame Energy has warned that proposed cuts to the feed-in tariff would have a substantial impact on its solar business, but remains confident that commercial rooftop installations can still be attractive for business owners.

  • Nandy labels Tory energy policy ‘a national scandal’, unveils community renewables plans

    29 September 2015, 10:30 Updated: 29 September 2015, 10:37

    Labour’s shadow energy secretary Lisa Nandy has labelled the Conservative Party’s energy policy a “national scandal” whilst unveiling plans to “democratise” the UK energy supply with community renewable energy plants.

  • Lightsource adds 5MW Manor Farm solar array to portfolio

    29 September 2015, 09:17 Updated: 29 September 2015, 10:38

    The UK’s leading solar developer, Lightsource has added a 5MW solar farm to its portfolio after it was connected to the grid by ET Solar subsidiary ET Solutions.

  • VideoWarnings of an oil-less future

    28 September 2015, 15:41 Updated: 29 September 2015, 11:00

    Shell’s withdrawal from the Arctic has been warmly received, but there could be graver concerns for oil and gas ahead as Sir Ian Wood warns Britain to prepare for a future without oil.



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