The government is set to remove a significant barrier to utility-scale storage sites, proposing changes to planning regulations to allow projects over 50MW to proceed without government approval.
Exports of solar PV and battery storage to GB distribution networks have seen a “exponential” increase, according to new data from ElectraLink and the Renewable Energy Association (REA).
In Q3 this year, renewables including solar generated more electricity than fossil fuels did for the first time.
Gresham House New Energy has signed a contract with KiWi Power for the optimisation of its 15MW Lockleaze battery in Bristol.
Gresham House has raised £41.6 million through a new share placing to fund both its existing pipeline and a new pipeline of operational and new build assets, falling short of the £58 million it originally targeted.
ScottishPower’s renewables arm has applied to build a utility-scale solar-plus-storage farm in Scotland, which is to be backed by a private wire connection with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.
Around half of local authorities have higher building standards than national requirements, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has found.
Details on the information generators will be required to provide suppliers with to receive Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) payments have been revealed in draft guidance for suppliers published by Ofgem.
UK battery storage manufacturer Powervault has penned an integration agreement with tech platform provider Kaluza, which the companies said would bolster consumer benefits and introduce new routes to market.
The Home Insulation & Energy Systems contractors scheme (HIES) is to take a fresh approach with the appointment of a new managing director.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has committed to work alongside the UK’s solar industry to improve the accuracy of its solar deployment statistics.
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund has received a £9.5 million boost for two storage projects recently awarded contracts in the DS3 flexibility market.
Residential solar and storage is to provide flexibility to UK Power Networks (UKPN) as part of a new local energy market (LEM) trial in Brixton.
Solar could play a pivotal role in the government’s proposed Future Homes Standard, with a more ambitious option for carbon emission reductions in new build housing preferred.
Energy storage investment fund Gresham House has unveiled a new share placing, the proceeds of which will allow it to “grow materially” in the UK energy storage market.
Foresight Solar Fund has announced its intention to raise funds via a new share placing in order to pay down its existing debt.