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SSL 2019 Day One: A solar industry that means business

SSL 2019 Day One: A solar industry that means business

17 Sep 2019, 16:22
• By Liam Stoker

Liam Stoker reflects on the opening day of Solar & Storage Live 2019, where the solar and storage sectors’ growing maturity was ever present, and a gritty determination to get things done was clear.

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Farewell FiTs: Spring is coming as UK solar pivots to the future

18 Apr 2019, 11:40 • By Leonie Greene
Farewell FiTs: Spring is coming as UK solar pivots to the future

As climate protests take to the streets, the Solar Trade Association’s Leonie Greene offers a glimpse at what the immediate future has in store for the UK’s solar industry and its growing independence.

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Solarcentury, M&A and the thirst for British solar expertise

11 Apr 2019, 11:52 • By Liam Stoker
Solarcentury, M&A and the thirst for British solar expertise

With the news that Solarcentury is eyeing up a potential £250 million sale, Liam Stoker looks at the M&A momentum in the solar sector and why British developers score highly on energy company wish lists.

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Farewell FiTs: How people, and not just policy, drove UK solar

29 Mar 2019, 13:50 • By Leonie Greene
Farewell FiTs: How people, and not just policy, drove UK solar

Léonie Greene, director of advocacy and new markets at the Solar Trade Association, looks back at the some of the moments and people that have been critical to the solar industry under the feed-in tariff on the eve of the scheme’s closure.

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Farewell FiTs: The end of the beginning

26 Mar 2019, 10:41 • By Liam Stoker
Farewell FiTs: The end of the beginning

Liam Stoker kicks off a fortnight-long series of content that will bid a fond farewell to the feed-in tariff as it enters its final throes.

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Results season and UK solar’s direction of travel

12 Mar 2019, 12:44 • By Liam Stoker
Results season and UK solar’s direction of travel

Results season - that time of the year when firms reveal just how well, or poorly, they’ve performed - is always interesting, but as UK solar enters a critical juncture, this year’s season has become emblematic of PV’s direction of travel.

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Five things we learned from Energy Storage Summit 2019

7 Mar 2019, 09:06 • By Andy Colthorpe, Liam Stoker
Five things we learned from Energy Storage Summit 2019

Solar Media's in-house editorial team highlights five key themes that emerged from last week's Energy Storage Summit 2019, which took place at a crucial time for the industry.

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Plugging the hole: How can solar fill UK nuclear’s void?

21 Feb 2019, 11:35 • By Liam Stoker
Plugging the hole: How can solar fill UK nuclear’s void?

When Hitachi suspended development of its planned new nuclear power plant at Wylfa in early 2019, many thought the news would blow a hole in the country’s decarbonisation plans. But as costs continue to fall, even the UK government, not usually considered to be renewables’ closest ally, has pointed to the technologies’ role in plugging that gap. Liam Stoker looks at what might be required.