Tesco is planning a major rollout of solar on the roofs of its stores in the UK, Solar Power Portal can reveal.
A new start-up energy supplier is aiming to become the ‘Uber of electricity’ by turning homes into personal power stations.
Solar is to help renewables become the “dominant force” of Great Britain’s energy mix by as early as next year, a new report has found.
Almost £2 million in new European funding is to support the development of a “new wave” of energy projects in the South West.
BayWa r.e. has landed a contract to provide operations and maintenance services to Octopus Investments for 13 of its UK solar farms.
The government is seeking to remove a significant hurdle for utility-scale co-located storage sites, enabling projects with combined capacities in excess of 50MW to proceed without requiring government consent.
The government must urgently re-examine its policy for supporting established renewables if it is to meet climate objectives, research and analysis firm Cornwall Insight has said.
Greencoat Solar has added a further 60MW to its portfolio with a new acquisition, taking its total installed capacity above 600MW.
The government’s Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), its eagerly awaited replacement for the soon-to-close export tariff, has been dubbed both a “new era” for solar and a “mountain to climb” as the proposals received a mixed response.
The government expects its proposed Smart Export Guarantee to have a positive, albeit notional impact on domestic solar deployment it has said.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has unveiled a new ‘Smart Export Guarantee’ to replace the export tariff.
Solar and storage technologies would possess a “mutually beneficial interaction” in the Capacity Market (CM) should renewables be introduced into the mechanism, National Grid has said.
The first domestic battery storage installations under the StoreNet project are to complete before the end of this month in what’s a first of its kind for Ireland.
Nottingham City Council has secured more than £5 million in funding to expand the rollout of its Energiesprong homes programme.
NTR has landed €229 million (£207 million) in commitments for its second renewable energy income fund, attracting interest from some of Europe’s biggest financial powerhouses.
Solar helped the UK’s renewables fleet to yet another new record in 2018, contributing towards renewables clinching nearly one-third of power generation in Q3.
We conclude our recap of the most significant stories of 2018 for UK solar, remembering what happened throughout October, November and December. Energy minister Claire Perry, predictably, features heavily.
Nottingham City Council is celebrating a milestone after solar systems installed on its building generated more than 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity this year.
Brighton Energy Coop (BEC) has bolstered its pipeline of community-owned solar projects with 730kW worth of new projects.
Lightsource BP has confirmed that it has clinched a deal with Budweiser brewer AB InBev to develop and operate PPA-backed, subsidy-free solar farms.
The government’s decision to cut the export tariff to new applicants could reduce deployment of small-scale solar to as low as 40MW per year, an impact assessment has concluded.
Today the government confirmed that it will press ahead with proposals to cut the export tariff to new applicants from 31 March 2019. The industry has responded strongly.
The export tariff will close to new applicants at the same time as the generation tariff, the government has confirmed, despite overwhelming opposition to the plans.
Over the course of this week Solar Power Portal will look back at some of the biggest news stories of 2018, starting with today’s re-cap of the first three months of the year.
Campbell & Kennedy completes 500kW school solar installs in multi-million-pound academy trust scheme
Scottish installer Campbell & Kennedy (C&K) has completed the first tranche of a solar PV installation project across two academy trusts which forms part of a multi-million-pound energy saving scheme.
UK integrated solar manufacturer Viridian has signed a national supply agreement with Keepmoat Homes, expanding the roster of house building firms it supplies.
An updated technical guide to co-locating renewables and battery storage has clarified previously conflicting guidance on the matter, removing barriers and potentially unlocking the “tremendous potential” of solar homes.
A 2.5MW private-wire PV project in Swindon, Wiltshire, has been energised, providing power to an adjacent recycling centre.
Lior Handelsman, VP of marketing & product strategy at SolarEdge, analyses the various strategies asset owners can use to identify module-level defects.
The campaign against plans to axe the export tariff progressed yesterday when protestors developed a solar farm outside the Houses of Parliament.