The Scottish government has published plans that would see the country’s carbon emissions fall by two thirds by 2032 compared to a 1990 baseline by mobilising climate action across all sectors of its economy.
A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar, with developments from Ecotricity, IKEA and Anesco.
Green energy firm Anesco has entered into a partnership with Green Hedge Energy UK which will see the two collaborate on the development of the latter’s Energy Barns concept.
John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) is seeking to raise £25 million by way of an initial placing under a fundraising programme to finance a near term pipeline of solar, wind and biomass projects.
PV Kits Direct has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Mibet to bring the Chinese manufacturer’s floating solar systems to the UK.
BNRG Renewables has partnered with global French renewable energy developer Neoen to develop 23 solar projects in Ireland in a joint venture expected to invest €220m.
The UK has a pipeline of 2.3GW of commercial and industrial (C&I) and utility scale battery-based energy storage projects, with many developers already looking to ‘stack’ revenues through providing multiple services, a new report has found.
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.
A new trial beginning this month will test the potential of batteries to shave the peak output of domestic solar installations to increase the capacity of the electricity network and reduce the need for costly improvements to the local grid.
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.
The UK energy storage industry is ready to deliver smart technologies for a clean energy system but requires the government to remove all barriers to deployment, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has said.
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.
Equitix has further increased the renewables capacity of its fourth core fund with the acquisition of the operating 40MW Cowdown project, located near Andover.
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.