Innogy completes purchase of Belectric Solar & Battery

German power company innogy SE - the renewables arm of RWE which trades in the UK under the nPower brand – has completed its purchase of Belectric Solar & Battery.

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Small business union adds to calls for solar business rates reprieve

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the government to act over the proposed solar business rate increase, arguing it could act as a “huge disincentive” for SMEs to invest in the technology.

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Second – and possibly last – CfD solar farm connected to the grid

The second and last remaining solar farm to receive Contracts for Difference (CfD) funding under the initial auction has been connected to the grid.

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United Utilities testing the feasibility of new 1.5MW floating solar array

United Utilities is considering the feasibility of building a floating solar array adjacent to its Wayoh water treatment works in Edgworth, Lancashire following the success of the 3MW system installed in Godley, Greater Manchester last year.

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365MW TerraForm Power UK portfolio sold for £470 million

The 365MW solar portfolio owned by SunEdison yieldco TerraForm Power has been sold to Vortex, a European renewables investment platform of private equity firm EFG Hermes.

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Wales’ first solar village opens to social housing tenants

A cluster of eco homes utilising solar panels are being used to provide low cost public housing to tenants in Pembrokeshire as part of Wales’ first solar village.

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