The first day of the inaugural Utility Solar Summit kicked off with discussions around the UK's growing subsidy-free solar pipeline, the new economic models and the big players. Solar Power Portal caught up with head of market intelligence Finlay Colville to talk about some of the key questions raised.
Ahead of Solar Media’s inaugural Utility Solar Summit, we caught up with head of market intelligence Finlay Colville to discuss the key trends in the UK’s solar sector currently and what people can expect to get out of the event.
‘We’ve got to be flexible’: Cubico’s Matt Boss on developing PV with a clear route to market in mind
Solar Power Portal caught up with Matt Boss, head of Northern Europe at Cubico Sustainable Investments, to discuss the need have a clear route to market from day one, the potential to bid into the CfD and the "huge demand" for corporate PPAs.
Having installed 660MW of new solar PV in the 12 months to 31 March 2021, large-scale solar sites across the UK are now eagerly awaiting expected declines in module prices, allowing 2021 deployment to reach and exceed the GW-levels forecast earlier in the year.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Aquila to discuss the drivers of C&I adoption, energy efficiency and the need for government backing following the company's recent IPO.
The pipeline of utility-scale and large commercial segments for battery storage in the UK is continually increasing, with a pipeline of over 16GW of projects with the potential for deployment over the next few years.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Open Climate Fix co-founder Dr Jack Kelly – a former engineer at Google DeepMind – to discuss where transformer models came from, how they can apply to solar forecasting and how they could change the energy sector.
Solar Media's head of research Finlay Colville takes a look at the UK's solar farm pipeline, and what we can expect to come online in the next year.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Virmati's founder Amit Gudka to discuss the energy transition, the growing need for battery storage and going back to the beginning of a start-up.
As UK battery energy storage capacity drives past the 1GW mark, the industry is now plotting its advance towards the next sizeable hurdle. Solar Media Market Research's Mollie McCorkindale details how the UK's battery energy storage market can move towards 10GW of operational capacity.
Ahead of the company’s 25th anniversary, Solar Power Portal caught up with Solarsense's Stephen Barrett to discuss how the sector has developed over the last quarter century, and what’s next.
The UK solar industry continued its sustained growth in a zero-subsidy environment, posting 175MWp-dc of new capacity in the 3 months to 31 March 2021 (Q1’21).
In the second part of a two-part blog, local authority expert Stephen Cirell completes his list of the most common mistakes made by local authorities when developing solar projects, and how they can be avoided.
SolarEdge's Christelle Barnes explained how the company’s optimised PV system differs from traditional string inverters, how that helps tackle some of the challenges with installation and finance models coming "full circle".
As Viridian Solar looks to expand – with the Netherlands a key market for the company – the “financial firepower” it now has access to will help it support even its largest clients in rolling out solar as a standard part of every roof.
In the first of a two-part blog, local authority expert Stephen Cirell details the most common mistakes made by local authorities when developing solar projects, and how they can be avoided.