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  • Industry gives thumbs-up to Ofgem green tariff rules

    01 April 2015, 16:07 Updated: 01 April 2015, 16:39

    New rules from energy regulator, Ofgem, have created a stricter hold on energy companies who sell green tariffs, asking them to prove the environmental benefits.

  • Big60Million launches £20m UK solar bond

    01 April 2015, 14:03 Updated: 01 April 2015, 16:10

    Energy company Big60Million has launched a £20.4 million Solar Bond portfolio, offering 6% annual gross return on investment.

  • ROC deadline roundup

    01 April 2015, 08:50 Updated: 02 April 2015, 7:49

    Solar farms larger than 5MW can no longer claim support under the renewable obligation. Solar Power Portal lists which companies managed to connect their sites in time and which will be nervously looking at the inaugural CfD action results.

  • ‘Trouble ahead’ for UK solar PV industry

    31 March 2015, 16:40 Updated: 31 March 2015, 16:58

    There is trouble ahead for the UK solar PV industry with EPCs struggling to meet today’s ROC deadline and disappointing results in last month’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) allocations, business rescue specialist McTear Williams & Wood has said.

  • Low Carbon beats ROC deadline with five new solar parks

    31 March 2015, 11:05 Updated: 31 March 2015, 12:45

    Renewable energy investment firm Low Carbon has beaten today’s Renewable Obligation Contract (ROC) deadline and commissioned five new solar parks to its portfolio.

  • Renewable Energy Investments grants North Hertfordshire College rooftop solar system

    31 March 2015, 09:23 Updated: 31 March 2015, 10:26

    Renewable Energy Investments (REI) has granted a 25kWp solar system to North Hertfordshire College (NHC) as part of its solar power purchase scheme.

  • Permitted development proposals ‘a shot in the arm’ for commercial rooftops

    30 March 2015, 15:46 Updated: 30 March 2015, 16:17

    Last week’s increase to the permitted development threshold for rooftop solar panels will act as “a shot in the arm” for the commercial sector, but demands for glare assessments is a slight concern, Strutt and Parker partner Keiran Crowe has said.

  • Bluefield Solar seals £56.5 million Norfolk solar farm purchase

    30 March 2015, 11:43 Updated: 30 March 2015, 11:59

    Bluefield Solar Income Fund is to acquire Trina Solar’s 49.9MW solar farm at West Raynham Airfield, Norfolk for a total consideration of £56.5 million.

  • Foresight Solar Fund completes 37MW Kencot array acquisition

    30 March 2015, 09:58 Updated: 30 March 2015, 10:30

    Foresight Solar Fund has completed the acquisition of a 37MW solar farm based on a disused airfield in Kencot, Oxfordshire.

  • ROC deadlines rush ‘threatening distribution networks’

    30 March 2015, 09:03 Updated: 30 March 2015, 9:39 | Comments (1)

    The rush to have solar projects connected to the grid prior to ROC deadlines has the potential to cause future problems with distribution networks, Dragon Infrastructure Solutions chief executive Simon Phipps has said.


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