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In defence of Clayhill

16 Nov 2018, 10:10 • By Sarah Hitchcox
In defence of Clayhill

Sarah Hitchcox, development and policy director at Anesco, sets the record straight over the developer’s famed Clayhill project – the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm – and discusses the company’s vision for the future.

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Public to private: Does the latest subsidy-free solar farm offer a bridge to future deployment?

12 Nov 2018, 11:32 • By David Pratt
Public to private: Does the latest subsidy-free solar farm offer a bridge to future deployment?

West Sussex County Council recently followed up Anesco's completion of the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm in September last year with its own, deploying 7.4MW alongside a battery to make the project viable. While some have argued the project offers little in discussions of the future solar landscape in the UK, local authority projects are being completed now and could bridge the gap in deployment until private investors get moving.

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UK rooftop solar at a crossroads; planning for life after tariffs

6 Nov 2018, 11:30 • By David Pratt
UK rooftop solar at a crossroads; planning for life after tariffs

As the tariff and potentially export payment regimes comes to an end, never before has it been more important to look at alternative means to ensure rooftop solar continues to play a part in national decarbonisation. However, international comparisons raised at an event yesterday demonstrate how more needs to be done to move the conversation on from tariffs to planning, with the government far from off the hook.