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  • PV Talk: Solar planning for the future

    19 March 2015, 14:36 Updated: 19 March 2015, 15:01

    Adrian Lea, technical director at Wardell Armstrong offers Solar Power Portal some tips on getting large-scale solar through the planning process ahead of his appearance at the Large-Scale Solar UK 2015 conference in Bristol.

  • Budget 2015 reaction: Greenest budget yet?

    18 March 2015, 14:44 Updated: 18 March 2015, 17:48

    Chancellor George Osborne has finally talked up a green project in his final budget of this government: a £1 billion tidal lagoon project in Swansea. However, true to form, Osborne also introduced new North Sea tax breaks and fuel duty cuts.

  • Budget 2015: Government embraces tidal technology for green generation

    18 March 2015, 14:20 Updated: 18 March 2015, 15:40

    The government is exploring ways of funding five tidal lagoon projects that would generate enough electricity to meet 10% of the UK’s electricity needs.

  • Solar developer says CfD scheme ‘plays to its strengths’

    17 March 2015, 10:23 Updated: 17 March 2015, 13:45

    Solar farm developer, Green Hedge Renewables (formerly AEE Renewables) believes that the new contracts for difference (CfD) mechanism plays to the company’s “competitive strengths” and has welcomed the opportunities the scheme is bringing to the sector.

  • Jeremy Leggett calls on solar industry to get hands dirty in climate change fight

    10 March 2015, 11:47 Updated: 10 March 2015, 14:11 | Comments (1)

    Jeremy Leggett, founding director of Solarcentury, has appealed to the solar industry to do more to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy.

  • Chinese PV firms face exclusion from EU price deal

    10 March 2015, 09:51 Updated: 10 March 2015, 10:00 | Comments (1)

    Canadian Solar, ReneSola and ET Solar all face being closed out of the minimum price agreement between China and the EU after having allegedly flouted rules of the 2013 deal.

  • VideoEnphase outlines its modular vision for energy storage

    10 March 2015, 08:37 Updated: 11 March 2015, 10:09

    American microinverter manufacturer, Enphase is “hoping to do for storage what it did for inverters” by moving to a modular architecture. Peter Bennett caught up with Thomas Lee, senior product manager for Enphase at Ecobuild to learn more about the company’s new energy storage system.

  • Solar Media to trial live event broadcast at Solar Finance & Investment Conference

    06 March 2015, 12:53 Updated: 09 March 2015, 14:36

    Solar Media’s first conference livestream will launch on 10 March, broadcasting live from the Solar Finance & Investment Conference in London.

  • Ecobuild: BPVA to meet David Cameron to discuss solar-powered starter homes

    05 March 2015, 13:42 Updated: 05 March 2015, 15:12 | Comments (1)

    The British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) is meeting with the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to discuss the potential of installing solar on the Conservatives’ planned 100,000 new homes for first-time buyers.

  • Ecobuild kicks off today

    03 March 2015, 12:15 Updated: 03 March 2015, 15:39

    Ecobuild, the green building exhibition and conference, begins today at the ExCel Centre in London.


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