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  • RHI plans branded ‘counterproductive’ as consultation closes

    29 April 2016, 14:05 Updated: 29 April 2016, 14:11

    The government’s controversial consultation on reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) closed this week amid claims its proposals are “counterproductive, and will significantly impact the industry.”

  • Primrose Solar connects 49MW solar farm ahead of RO closure

    22 March 2016, 13:18 Updated: 22 March 2016, 13:58

    Primrose Solar has connected a 49MW solar development in Hampshire to the grid following acquisition of the full project rights late last year.

  • SEUK co-locates with Clean Energy Live to reflect industry’s future

    08 March 2016, 18:42 Updated: 08 March 2016, 18:59

    Solar Energy UK (SEUK), the largest exhibition dedicated to solar energy, renewable and low-carbon industry professionals in the UK, has joined forces with Clean Energy Live to match the changing opportunities in the UK solar market.

  • DECC proposes to remove RHI support for solar thermal from 2017

    03 March 2016, 17:16 Updated: 03 March 2016, 17:50 | Comments (1)

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has proposed to remove solar thermal’s eligibility for subsidy support under the renewable heat incentive (RHI) from next year.

  • STA Scotland calls for solar action with ‘key asks’

    24 February 2016, 18:55 Updated: 24 February 2016, 19:04

    The Scottish arm of the Solar Trade Association (STA) has called on the Scottish government to consider a series of ‘key asks’ on solar to support the industry and help reach the country’s renewables targets.

  • ACE makes the case for solar systems to retain 5% VAT rate

    04 February 2016, 13:02 Updated: 04 February 2016, 16:28 | Comments (1)

    The Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) has criticised the government’s plans to exclude solar from the lower rate of VAT assigned to energy-saving measures (ESMs) as part of its response to an EU court ruling.

  • Solar thermal systems make slow progress under RHI

    21 January 2016, 17:00 Updated: 21 January 2016, 17:05

    The latest government figures for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) have shown small solar thermal systems accounted for just 2% of non-domestic applications, while the technology fared better in the domestic market at 12%.

  • David Cameron brands green policy criticism ‘total and utter nonsense’

    12 January 2016, 19:29 Updated: 12 January 2016, 20:01 | Comments (3)

    David Cameron has dismissed claims that the UK government is backsliding on its green policies as “total and utter nonsense” while answering questions put forward by the Liaison Committee.

  • Solar start-up Naked Energy gets global support

    24 December 2015, 11:33 Updated: 24 December 2015, 11:45

    UK solar start-up Naked Energy has signed an agreement with US-based manufacturer Jabil to scale up the production of its hybrid solar technology, Virtu.

  • Krannich Solar and Bosch sign new distribution deal

    03 December 2015, 12:54 Updated: 03 December 2015, 13:19

    Krannich Solar is to distribute a new range of string inverters from Bosch Power Tec to the UK market in a deal intended to strengthen the global supply partnership between the two companies.

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