Energy secretary Amber Rudd has said that she will “continue to watch” the UK’s solar industry after admitting that subsidy cuts enacted since last year had caused difficulty.
Portsmouth City Council (PCC) is preparing to award a tender offer worth up to £10 million which will see solar panels rolled out on council owned buildings across the city over the next four years.
PS Renewables has signed five new operations and maintenance (O&M) deals with Green Power Partners, taking its UK O&M portfolio to nearly 300MW.
Solar Power Portal runs through this week’s people news from within UK solar, including new leadership at the Green Alliance, policy hires at DECC and potential employment impacts from this week’s M&A activity
Lightsource is to invest £25 million in the deployment of solar PV across thousands of residential properties in Northern Ireland.
EvoEnergy has completed what it has called one of the highest solar installations in the UK after fitting a 26kWp system on top of the redeveloped South Bank Tower, which stands 42 storeys high.
BMW has announced plans to launch a stationary energy storage product for both residential and small commercial applications using the same high-voltage batteries used in i3 electric vehicles, including those repurposed from existing EVs.
Solar installers looking into storage applications for commercial properties will need to offer more than just load shifting for them to be viable, Centrica’s Chris Morrison has said.
Solarcentury has donated solar panels to help power the Greenpeace Field at this week’s Glastonbury Festival, supporting the charity’s low carbon theme for this year’s event.
SolarEdge has grown its product offering with this week’s launch of a new suite of energy management technologies alongside the company’s commercial PV solution.
A new report from MPs scrutinising the government’s energy policy has called for significant and wide-ranging changes to the UK’s grid governance and policy landscape if the country is to transition towards low carbon network infrastructure.
In 2010 Warrington Borough Council began a social housing PV programme aimed at tackling fuel poverty. Since then the scheme has delivered 3.595MW of solar PV across 3,001 social homes and three sheltered housing schemes as well as 222kW of PV on schools, a crematorium, offices and even the local rugby stadium.
Storage Giant, a South Wales storage company has turned to solar to help lower its operating costs at two of its sites.
Global electrical distributor, Rexel has given its distribution centre and offices in Dagenham an energy efficiency upgrade as part the company’s focus to “walk the energy solutions talk”.
The Princess Royal Sports Arena in Boston, Lincolnshire has just seen the installation of a 96kWp Solar PV System by Louth based Renewable Energy company Scenergy Limited.