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  • DECC extends RO grace period from three to 12 months

    25 November 2014, 17:44 Updated: 25 November 2014, 18:07

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has confirmed that it will extend the grace period for solar projects when the renewable obligation (RO) scheme is scrapped for projects over 5MW in April 2015. 

  • DECC consults over feed-in tariff transferability for commercial installs

    25 November 2014, 17:43 Updated: 25 November 2014, 18:16 | Comments (1)

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change has launched a consultation over its plans to allow commercial users to retain their feed-in tariff (FiT) payments if they move premises.

  • Rural energy projects can contribute 20GW of UK energy ‘if we embrace ground-based solar’

    21 November 2014, 09:47 Updated: 21 November 2014, 11:10

    Farms across the UK could become major players in the drive towards a low-carbon economy, according to a report launched by the Farm Power coalition.

  • UK solar to be cheaper than gas by 2018

    19 November 2014, 12:13 Updated: 19 November 2014, 13:59 | Comments (3)

    Large-scale solar PV in the UK will be cheaper than gas before 2018, according to a report published by the Solar Trade Association.

  • Grid delays and policy uncertainty mar Good Energy PV planning win

    17 November 2014, 11:07 Updated: 17 November 2014, 11:37

    Good Energy Group has been granted planning permission for three solar sites, but there are concerns the third project’s returns will be delayed.

  • VideoSavills Energy: ‘Still plenty to be done’ for commercial solar

    14 November 2014, 10:10 Updated: 14 November 2014, 10:29

    Savills Energy has called on the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to outline the next steps of its solar strategy in order to unlock greater investment in the commercial rooftop solar market.

  • VideoPre-election battle lines drawn in Hastings

    13 November 2014, 15:00 Updated: 13 November 2014, 15:26

    Green policies took centre stage in Hastings this week with both Conservative and Labour MPs in the area to talk about green policies

  • VideoTrina Solar wins 28.5MW module order in the UK

    13 November 2014, 13:50 Updated: 13 November 2014, 14:23

    Trina Solar has won a 28.5MW contract with Camborne Capital and sPower for the pair’s UK project collaboration.

  • No FiT boost for community projects

    13 November 2014, 13:20 Updated: 13 November 2014, 14:54

    The government has confirmed that it will not raise the ceiling for feed-in tariff (FiT) payments from 5MW to 10MW as part of its community energy strategy.

  • VideoAre CfDs the correct support mechanism for solar?

    12 November 2014, 08:48 Updated: 12 November 2014, 9:06

    The introduction of auction-based contracts for difference (CfDs) in the UK has caused huge amounts of uncertainty in the solar industry. With Japan considering introducing its own version of CfDs and the EU stating a preference for the support mechanism, Andy Colthorpe asks if CfDs could be the solar support mechanism of the future.

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