Leonie Greene, head of advocacy and new markets at the Solar Trade Association, analyses what the government’s future of small-scale renewables holds in store and what steps must be taken next.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) expects sub-5MW solar deployment to fall to between 50MW and 100MW each year as a result of its closure of the feed-in tariff scheme, its impact assessment reveals.
The green economy has widely condemned the government’s post-subsidy renewables vision, deriding it for a lack of clarity and the potential for it to have “worrying” and “truly bizarre” consequences.
The government has confirmed it will close the small-scale feed-in tariff (FiT) on 31 March 2019 as planned and, crucially, close the export tariff to new installations at the same time.
Rapid electric vehicle chargers have been added to a solar and storage hub in Dundee to utilise the clean electricity generation and batteries to charge the city’s fleet of electric vehicles.
The Home Insulation & Energy Systems Contractors Scheme (HIES) has joined TrustMark as a scheme operator, reinforcing its consumer protection standards.
Solo Energy is to launch a ‘free battery’ business model to UK homeowners after carrying out a pilot in Orkney that saw solar and storage systems deployed on 30 properties to boost self-consumption and overcome grid constraints.
Solar installer HBS New Energies has completed the first installation for Anglian Water under a 30MW solar deployment programme backed by investment giant Macquarie.
The government is keen to avoid a “bonanza” of people “gaming the system” as it continues to mull a replacement for the small-scale feed-in tariff scheme.
Eelpower has continued its purchasing relationship with Anesco, acquiring the recently-completed 20MW Rock Farm battery from the developer – it’s second since November 2017.
One of the first high profile subsidy-free commercial installs has been completed at the Keepmoat Stadium, home to Doncaster Rovers Football Club, with low technology costs and public sector backing showing that solar has a strong future post-feed-in tariff (FiT).
Solar Power Portal is delighted to reveal the shortlists for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018.
Solar PV could be the UK’s most significant power generation technology by as early as 2030, with 33GW of installed capacity, according to National Grid.
Solar stalwart Solarcentury has appointed Wolf Dietrich as its new UK general manager as the company prepares for “strong future growth” in the market.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has published the industry’s first best practice guide to mitigating network outages for both network operators and solar farms.
Halfway through 2018 and large-scale battery storage in the UK has reached over 450MW installed capacity, with around 250MW being completed this year alone. Solar Media Market Research analyst Lauren Cook looks back at how we got here, and what we can learn from the rapidly growing large-scale pipeline.