Energy storage is the next obvious addition to solar plants in the UK. Elizabeth Reid of law firm Bird & Bird takes a look at some of the drivers, opportunities - and regulatory obstacles.
Solarplicity has claimed its new solar initiative could save social housing tenants £200 million a year if they sign up to free LEDs, a smart meter and having solar PV installed where viable.
BayWa r.e. has pivoted on its UK-facing operations, opening a new office to cater for surging O&M demand whilst closing its wholesale division.
Solar is set to play a prominent role in future energy systems, according to the chief executive of French power company Engie.
UK fast food outlet LEON will be powered solely from solar this summer following a new arrangement with energy supplier Opus Energy.
The UK solar market is beginning to defy difficult conditions as developers emerge with new, post-subsidy models.
Green deal providers are processing loans for the first in nearly two years after the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) kicked into gear once again.
UK solar and wind asset owner Greencoat Renewables is eying an IPO to raise as much as €250 million (£218.8 million) to pursue additional wind and solar projects across Europe.
As BEIS prepares for its seventh energy minister in six years, Liam Stoker argues that as long as the government's ministerial merry-go-round continues the green economy is being taken for a ride.
Over 400 ex-employees of failed energy saving products firm Mark Group have won a court case against their former employer, bringing an end to the almost 18-month legal battle over their treatment.
UK alternative investment firm Ingenious has teamed with Australian developer Stellata Energy for a landmark joint venture to develop large-scale solar energy in Australia, including a flagship 120MW ground-mounted project.
The final consultation on the Republic of Ireland’s long-awaited support scheme for renewable energy projects has been confirmed for July as expectations of solar deployment continue to rise.
NextEnergy Solar Fund is plotting a huge UK solar spending spree with as much as 600MW of capacity in its sights.
Inverter and string failures at a solar farm in Cornwall have continued to plague John Laing Environmental Assets’ (JLEN) performance nearly seven months after they were first reported.
Oliver Niedhöfer has previously worked for the BayWa r.e. Group in various roles, more recently as head of international operations based in Munich. He recently joined the growing team at BayWa r.e. Operation Services in the UK. Oliver explains the challenges and opportunities of O&M services for large-scale PV and BayWa r.e.’s plans for the next few years in the UK.
Industry stalwart Solarcentury has paid testament to its international growth strategy after ranking amongst Britain’s fastest growing companies overseas.
NextEnergy Solar Fund has announced its intention to develop subsidy-free solar in the UK by acquiring nearly 60MW of development projects.
With the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme for UK based solar incentives finishing on 31 March 2017, the domestic sector once again showed its resilience by installing a healthy 640MW during Q1 2017.
Liam Stoker reflects on this week's election, a controversial outcome and stresses the importance for May not to abandon her climate commitments to keep her grip on power.
Today’s surprise general election result of a hung parliament has led to increasing concern within the renewables industry that the government’s eagerly anticipated Clean Growth Plan (CGP) could be delayed once more.
Renewables energy generation records have tumbled once more in the UK as low carbon electricity sources outperformed fossil fuels for the first time ever.
Solar Media is delighted to announce that it has received a record number of nominations for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards.
Module manufacturer Canadian Solar has started the sales process for 150MW of solar in the UK as part of a much wider operational asset sell-off.
Today is the last day for you to nominate your projects for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards.
Solar developer Solarplicity is preparing the imminent launch of a low-subsidy residential solar model that could see thousands of housing association properties installed with PV, Solar Power Portal can reveal.
Rooftop solar panels in towns and cities across Scotland were able to generate more than the average home’s demand for electricity throughout May in an “extraordinary month for renewables”, according to WWF Scotland.
British battery storage company Powervault has formed a partnership with French car manufacturer that it says will allow them to reduce the cost of their storage units by as much as 30%.
Solarcentury has continued its expansion into Latin America by delivering a 40MW project in Chile on behalf of Energia Cerro El Morado.
German renewables operator Capital Stage has continued its spending spree in the UK, taking on another solar asset.
Inverter manufacturer Huawei has launched its maiden residential product for the European market, offering to connect rooftop solar installs with domestic appliances to maximise self-consumption.