Features

August 16, 2023
By John Lubbock
If you look online for a list of the biggest solar sites in the UK, you will find a lot of basic and out of date information. This list is changing frequently as big new solar sites are deployed in the UK, and the sites in this list are going to be dwarfed by much larger ones in the years to come.
December 2, 2022
By David Sanchez
The transition to utility scale solar is a significant environmental issue facing society today. Solar energy is one of the most environmentally friendly technologies available with an almost unlimited potential to reduce greenhouse gasses and lower the consumption of fossil fuels. The path to utility scale solar is discussed here by David Sanchez, EMEA sales director from GoodWe.
September 6, 2022
By Finlay Colville
Following reports of rising refusals for solar farm applications, Solar Media’s Finlay Colville takes a look at the number of projects coming through the planning system.
July 26, 2022
By Ross Wolhuter
With the Russian invasion of Ukraine reinvigorating the long-running debate about the land use of solar as opposed to food, Eden Renewables’ development manager and construction lead Ross Wolhuter takes a look at the misconceptions around land use and how solar and agriculture can work together.
July 12, 2022
By Finlay Colville
Solar Media’s head of market research Finlay Colville takes a look at last weeks CfD auction winners and how the projects are spread out around Britain.
July 7, 2022
By Finlay Colville
Finlay Colville explores the themes underpinning solar deployment at all levels out to 2030, including supply chain challenges, planning trends and community engagement.
May 30, 2022
By Solar Media Staff
Solar materials and component prices have stayed high longer than expected and developers are now starting to feel the pinch, the latest episode of the Solar Media Podcast has discussed.
January 10, 2022
By Finlay Colville
After a transformational 2021 for UK solar, Solar Media’s head of market research Finlay Colville reveals that the UK’s solar pipeline now stands at a staggering 37GW, and explores the reasons behind such meteoric growth.
November 4, 2021
By Finlay Colville
In an exclusive blog ahead of the launch of Solar Media’s new rooftop solar report, Finlay Colville reveals how UK solar rooftop deployment is set to exceed 500MW next year in what constitutes a landmark moment for the sector.
September 9, 2021
By Ian Clover
In the second part of a two-part feature for Solar Power Portal, Q CELLS’ Ian Clover discusses the diversification of the solar industry into other areas of clean energy as solar PV continues to evolve and the challenges it may still face.

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