The deadline for nominations for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards, sponsored by Trina Solar, has been extended due to substantial last-minute demand.
Renewable energy companies and associations have unanimously welcomed this morning’s confirmation that the government has set the fifth carbon budget at the recommended level.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change has claimed that 98MW of solar capacity was added in May and revised upwards its Q1 deployment estimate.
Primrose Solar has secured a £42 million debt financing deal with Deutsche Bank to refinance the Eveley solar farm it purchased in December last year.
Solar Power Portal runs through this week’s people news from within UK solar including big hires at Mongoose, Amber Rudd’s tackling of employment issues and a big recruitment drive from PS Renewables
Mongoose Energy has recruited Climate Group chief executive Mark Kenber to lead its fledgling energy supply business.
Energy secretary Amber Rudd has claimed that the UK’s vote to leave the European Union will not affect the country’s commitment to clean energy, and revealed the government’s response to the fifth carbon budget will be published as scheduled tomorrow morning.
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.
Denbighshire-based installer Carbon Zero has launched a so-called ‘Solar Owners Club’, offering consumers insurance for their solar installs in what’s claimed to be a first for the industry.
Lisa Nandy has resigned from her position as shadow energy secretary as opposition to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party continues to grow.
Following months of in fighting, confrontation and bitter debate, the UK is set to leave the European Union after Brexit drew 52% of the vote. It remains unclear at this early stage what immediate or indeed long term effect the decision will have on the UK and its energy market. However, there are looming question marks over a whole range of issues related to the UK and European energy markets as Alex Harrison, counsel at international law firm Hogan Lovells, explains.
Concerns over the future of UK energy policy have quickly emerged as a direct result of last week’s vote to leave the European Union, with trade organisations and independent commentators calling on government to show it remains committed to the low carbon agenda.
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.
Confirmation that the UK has voted to leave the European Union has prompted fresh calls for the low-carbon sector to be granted more investment certainty.
Renewable energy firm Good Energy has raised gross proceeds of £3.1 million through the share offer it launched earlier this month.