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  • ‘Damaging and incorrect’: Industry reaction to solar farm CAP scrap

    20 October 2014, 15:16 Updated: 20 October 2014, 16:11

    The department for environment, food and rural affairs’ (Defra) shock announcement that payments under the CAP for land underneath solar farms will cease in the New Year has sent shock waves through the solar industry and agricultural stakeholders alike.

  • Primrose Solar agrees £29 million UK solar farm finance package with M&G

    20 October 2014, 09:03 Updated: 20 October 2014, 10:10

    London-based solar developer, Primrose Solar has agreed a £29 million finance package with M&G Investments to refinance four UK solar farms.

  • Farmers with solar farms will lose CAP payments from January 2015

    20 October 2014, 07:30 Updated: 20 October 2014, 15:15 | Comments (1)

    Farmers with solar farms will no longer be eligible for farm subsidies under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the land taken up by the development from January 2015.


  • Campbell & Kennedy secures Medway Council contract

    17 October 2014, 14:54 Updated: 17 October 2014, 15:05

    Clydebank-based PV installer, Campbell & Kennedy has announced that it has been appointed to undertake the supply and installation of solar on Medway Council’s main council office and the council’s Medway Tunnel control building.

  • East-West solar good fit for UK commercial sector

    16 October 2014, 14:42 Updated: 17 October 2014, 11:30

    East-West orientation of commercial rooftop systems can be a good fit for the UK market, according to two mounting systems manufacturers.

  • UK solar developers concentrating on March deadline

    16 October 2014, 10:15 Updated: 16 October 2014, 14:17

    The UK solar sector is prioritising large-scale projects ahead of the March cut-off for projects over 5MW to qualify for renewable obligation (RO), according to module manufacturers REC and JA Solar.

  • SEUK: Segen and Seraphim ink deal at Solar Energy UK

    15 October 2014, 16:22 Updated: 20 October 2014, 13:01

    Renewable energy distributor, Segen has announced its official partnership with Chinese PV manufacturer Seraphim at Solar Energy UK.

  • ET Solar breaks ground on 8.7MW project in the UK

    15 October 2014, 13:20 Updated: 15 October 2014, 16:35

    ET Solar has broken ground on a 8.7MW solar farm in Somerset.

  • SEUK: MCS ‘too reliant on volunteers’

    15 October 2014, 11:37 Updated: 15 October 2014, 12:45 | Comments (1)

    A poll run on Solar Power Portal in the build up to Solar Energy UK posed the question: To what extent do you agree with the following statement? ‘Current installer standards agencies are supporting the progression of the UK solar PV industry’. The results make for grim reading for the MCS: 67.08% of readers either disagree or strongly disagree with the statement.


  • Amber Rudd’s speech at Solar Energy UK

    14 October 2014, 15:26 Updated: 14 October 2014, 15:46

    The full transcript of the minister for energy and climate change, Amber Rudd’s speech to Solar Energy UK attendees.


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