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

    04 February 2016, 12:35 Updated: 04 February 2016, 16:01 | 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, 16:33 Updated: 21 January 2016, 16:38

    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, 19:02 Updated: 12 January 2016, 19:34 | 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, 11:06 Updated: 24 December 2015, 11:18

    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, 12:27 Updated: 03 December 2015, 12:52

    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.

  • Kingfisher to invest £50 million in renewable energy

    02 December 2015, 12:27 Updated: 02 December 2015, 13:05 | Comments (1)

    Home improvement retailer Kingfisher has announced plans to invest £50 million in renewable energy across its network of locations in an effort to reduce energy consumption from the national grid by 10% in the next two years.

  • Solar panels to benefit hundreds of Welsh council homes

    01 December 2015, 10:54 Updated: 02 December 2015, 15:10

    Hundreds of council homes across Flintshire are to be fitted with solar PV panels as part of the Welsh Assembly’s efforts to improve housing stock and meet national quality standards by 2020.

  • Earthwise Products secures SOLiC 200 distribution deal

    23 November 2015, 13:25 Updated: 23 November 2015, 13:36

    Earthwise Products has agreed a deal with PV Kits Direct which will now distribute the company’s SOLiC 200 water heating solution.

  • Solar Energy UK Live Blog: Day one as it happens

    13 October 2015, 08:34 Updated: 13 October 2015, 11:42

    Rolling coverage as the first day of Solar Energy UK kicks off at the NEC in Birmingham.

  • Larkfleet trials experimental ‘Solar Steam’ system

    05 August 2015, 10:20 Updated: 05 August 2015, 13:57

    Bourne-based solar installer, Larkfleet has begun testing a an experimental ‘Solar Steam’ project near its offices in Lincolnshire.

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