As the UK prepares for yet another election, following the dissolution of parliament in the early hours yesterday, pledges for increased solar power are notable in almost all the major party's campaigns.
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.
Leonie Greene, director of advocacy and new markets at the Solar Trade Association, takes stock of recent goings on in Westminster and discusses how a general election would be the ideal time for any future government to bolster the UK’s solar ambitions.
Solar Power Portal speaks to Solarcentury chief executive Frans van den Heuvel and strategy director David Edwards about subsidy-free solar in the UK, battery storage and what advice it might have for a future government.
Emma Bridge, chief executive of Community Energy England, looks at some of the successes and challenges community energy is currently facing in light of the closure to the feed-in tariff and announcement of the Smart Export Guarantee.
Few could fault the government for rallying behind clean energy funding where others demur but are vague or localised measures enough for a world with 12 years left to limit global warming?
As much as 500MW of additional large-scale battery storage capacity could be built in the UK in 2019, increasing its capacity by more than 70% to 1.2GW. Lauren Cook, analyst at Solar Media Market Research, reports.
Solar inverter specialist SolarEdge is deploying augmented reality (AR) technology to show off distributed energy’s real-world capabilities.
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.
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.
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.
SPP speaks to Ray Noble on the FiT, its past and the solar industry’s future as the scheme winds down for good.
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.
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.
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.
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.