The green economy has widely condemned the government’s post-subsidy renewables vision, deriding it for a lack of clarity and the potential for it to have “worrying” and “truly bizarre” consequences.
The government has confirmed it will close the small-scale feed-in tariff (FiT) on 31 March 2019 as planned and, crucially, close the export tariff to new installations at the same time.
Rapid electric vehicle chargers have been added to a solar and storage hub in Dundee to utilise the clean electricity generation and batteries to charge the city’s fleet of electric vehicles.
The Home Insulation & Energy Systems Contractors Scheme (HIES) has joined TrustMark as a scheme operator, reinforcing its consumer protection standards.
Solo Energy is to launch a ‘free battery’ business model to UK homeowners after carrying out a pilot in Orkney that saw solar and storage systems deployed on 30 properties to boost self-consumption and overcome grid constraints.
Solar installer HBS New Energies has completed the first installation for Anglian Water under a 30MW solar deployment programme backed by investment giant Macquarie.
The government is keen to avoid a “bonanza” of people “gaming the system” as it continues to mull a replacement for the small-scale feed-in tariff scheme.
One of the first high profile subsidy-free commercial installs has been completed at the Keepmoat Stadium, home to Doncaster Rovers Football Club, with low technology costs and public sector backing showing that solar has a strong future post-feed-in tariff (FiT).
Solar Power Portal is delighted to reveal the shortlists for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018.
Solar PV could be the UK’s most significant power generation technology by as early as 2030, with 33GW of installed capacity, according to National Grid.
Solar stalwart Solarcentury has appointed Wolf Dietrich as its new UK general manager as the company prepares for “strong future growth” in the market.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has published the industry’s first best practice guide to mitigating network outages for both network operators and solar farms.
SPP talks to Alastair Mounsey, UK country manager at JA Solar, about what to expect from the UK market as it rebounds and what installers can learn from other markets who’ve managed regulatory change in the past.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has made another acquisition, its fourth this year, with the purchase of a 66.8MW operational portfolio.
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has urged the government to take up the “golden opportunity” to go green and ditch its nuclear vision in favour of cheaper renewables.
Community interest company Burnham & Western Energy has announced a £4 million community fundraising round in a bid to support two charities located nearby its 9.3MW solar farm.
Small-scale renewables and battery storage installs could be set for a boost in London after the mayor’s energy efficiency fund secured £500 million in funding.
Half a megawatt of existing solar has been taken over by Community Power Cornwall (CPC) as the community energy sector continues to show signs of its buying power following the £1.34 million purchase of a developer.
Fore Partnership is to install Sunpreme bifacial panels at a commercial building in Manchester as adoption of the technology continues to grow.
Solar PV distributor Solen Energy has struck a new partnership with SunPower to ship its modules in the UK, including the new X-Series range.
Cleve Hill Solar Park, the joint-venture of Hive Energy and Wirsol intending to develop a 350MW+ solar farm on the Kent coast, has yet to make any decisions regarding the battery storage element of its plans, contrary to media reports.
Solar Panel Cleaning Services (SPCS) has clinched a panel cleaning contract with Low Carbon Hub, representing more than 30 sites throughout Oxfordshire.
The UK’s solar output topped that of any other generation technology over the weekend as the UK’s heatwave continues the record-breaking trend of solar generation.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a second phase of the successful Solar Together London group buying scheme, expanding it to a further eight boroughs.
This morning the Committee on Climate Change pressed the government for more urgent action on low carbon policies and, now, the clean energy lobby has responded in kind.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has issued an urgent warning to the UK government, stressing the need for it to act now and address gaps in its measures to meet the fourth and fifth carbon budgets.
Only one new community energy company was set up in 2017 as evidence continues to mount of “a wholesale decline” in the number of new organisations and projects since cuts to support for these initiatives began in 2015.
Greencoat Capital has revealed it has raised more than £1.1 billion in commitments from UK pension funds to invest in UK solar.
An electrical fault in a solar panel array has been deemed to have been the ‘most likely’ cause of a house fire in Winchester which over three hours for firefighters to get under control.
Foresight Solar is continuing to explore the possibility of retrofitting battery storage plant on its solar portfolio as it bids to capitalise on its existing grid connections.