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  • Ecotricity secures £70m refinancing for renewables portfolio

    27 March 2015, 12:22 Updated: 27 March 2015, 13:08

    Clean energy utility Ecotricity has secured £70 million from institutional investor Aviva to refinance its renewable energy portfolio.

  • UK solar PV generation almost doubled in 2014 - DECC

    26 March 2015, 12:52 Updated: 26 March 2015, 14:00

    Solar PV power generation in the UK soared by 93% year-on-year in 2014 and reached 3.9TWh, according to new figures released by the Department for Energy and Climate Change today.

  • Anesco brings 6.9MW Powys solar farm online

    26 March 2015, 12:27 Updated: 26 March 2015, 14:58

    Solar project developer Anesco has brought online a 6.9MW solar farm in Pen Y Cae in South Wales, and claimed it to be Europe’s “largest optimised solar farm” in operation.

  • Sudbury solar farm appeal thrown out by Planning Inspectorate

    26 March 2015, 11:15 Updated: 26 March 2015, 12:04

    An appeal against a decision to refuse planning permission for a 15MW ground-mounted solar farm in Sudbury, Sussex has been thrown out by the Planning Inspectorate.

  • Upsolar and Photon Energy collaborate for Essex rooftop array

    26 March 2015, 10:04 Updated: 26 March 2015, 10:17

    Solar PV provider Upsolar has collaborated with installer Photon Energy to construct a 309kWp rooftop array in Basildon, Essex.

  • DECC confirms 2016 CfD round deadlines

    25 March 2015, 15:48 Updated: 25 March 2015, 15:57

    The Department for Energy and Climate Change has confirmed that the UK’s next Contracts for Difference allocation round will start on 21 October this year and finish next March.

  • BreakingUK raises solar rooftop permitted development threshold to 1MW

    25 March 2015, 11:17 Updated: 25 March 2015, 16:30

    The UK commercial rooftop industry received another boost this morning after Eric Pickles increased the permitted development threshold for rooftop solar panels installed on commercial property to 1MW.

  • DECC: £11.4 billion invested in UK solar since 2010

    24 March 2015, 22:24 Updated: 25 March 2015, 10:28

    A new report from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, titled “Delivering UK Energy Investment: Low Carbon Energy,” sheds some interesting light on the amount of assets allocated to solar power in the UK.

  • ET Solar provides 6MW of PV modules to Marks & Spencer

    24 March 2015, 12:12 Updated: 24 March 2015, 14:38

    ET Solar provided 6MW of PV modules to the rooftop installation of retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) distribution centre in the East Midlands of England, at Castle Donington.

  • Primrose Solar signs 104MW power purchase agreement with EDF Energy

    24 March 2015, 10:46 Updated: 24 March 2015, 10:59

    Primrose Solar and EDF Energy have entered into a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for their solar farms, which total 104MWp of capacity.


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