More than 8,500 new jobs could be created in Scotland by the end of the decade if the solar sector’s target of 6GW is reached.
Renewable Connections has won planning permission for its first Scottish solar and battery energy storage developments, its third consented project to be unveiled this week.
Amp Energy is to build what it is claiming are Europe’s two largest grid-connected battery storage facilities, each boasting capacities of 400MW / 800MWh.
Solar Energy Scotland's calls for the Scottish Parliament to make key policy changes to support solar have been backed by a new motion put forward by Fergus Erwing MSP, stressing the need to scale-up solar deployment.
A low carbon transport hub featuring solar PV, a Tesla battery storage storage and a range of electric vehicle (EV) chargers has been developed by FES Support Services on behalf of Stirling Council.
ILI Group has had its 450MW pumped hydro plant, which is to sit on the shores of the iconic Loch Ness, approved by the Scottish government.
Zenobe is developing Scotland’s first transmission-connected battery storage project, it has announced.
Gravitricity has successfully commissioned its 250kW energy storage demonstrator, proving the novel technology’s capability.
Gresham House Energy Storage Fund has completed the acquisition of the c.30MW Byers Brae project for a total value of £15.6 million, plus up to £0.35 million of deferred contingent consideration.
As the Scottish election campaigns get underway, Solar Energy Scotland chair Thomas McMillan has called on political parties to up their solar ambitions.
Scottish clean energy developer ILI Group has announced the sale of its 50MW utility-scale battery project in Fife, Scotland to Abbey Group Cambridgeshire and YooGen1.
Scottish Water has announed its “most ambitious solar energy scheme to date”, with an installation planned for its Balmore Water Treatment Works in Torrance, East Dunbartonshire that is expected to generate 4GWh per year.
JLEN has acquired 100% of an equity stake in Gigabox South Road Limited (GSRL), a company which holds the development rights to construct the 50MW West Gourdie project.
Planning consent has been granted for a 50MW battery energy storage project in Aberdeenshire for developer Intelligent Land Investments Group (ILI Group).
Gresham House Energy Storage Fund (GRID) has conditionally agreed to acquire a c.30MW battery project known as Byers Brae.
Scottish Water has completed another solar site, as it continues its push to reach net zero by 2040.
Solar energy together with wind is set to power a new 10MW electrolyser outside of Glasgow, helping to generate green hydrogen.
London Stock Exchange-listed energy storage fund Gore Street has outlined how it sees Japan as a “very interesting market” following its investment from JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation.
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund has sealed the deal to acquire a 100% interest in a 50MW energy storage system in Scotland.
UK energy storage start-up Gravitricity is to build a 250kW demonstrator project in Scotland.
A 36.6MW subsidy-free solar farm has gone into planning in Scotland as Green Energy International (GEI) announces a pipeline of over 700MW.
The closure of the feed-in tariff is “endangering” Scotland’s active domestic solar market, trade body Scottish Renewables has warned.
Scotland’s first utility-scale battery storage facility has been officially opened today, having begun delivering sub-second balancing services to National Grid at the end of June under a bespoke agreement secured before the hotly contested Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction of 2016.
A 50MW solar farm has been approved at a former RAF airfield, giving Elgin Energy the green light to develop Scotland’s largest consented solar project in the early 2020s.
Campbell & Kennedy has been awarded a contract to design and install over 400kWp of solar on schools and the offices of the Scottish Borders Council.
Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) has relaxed restrictions it attached to new solar projects following successful lobbying by the Solar Trade Association’s Scotland team.
Highland Council is to invest £2.3 million in building a range of small solar farms across its estate after agreeing on a scheme that aims to make more than £4 million for the council over 20 years.
Solar thermal manufacturer AES Solar has opened a new office in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh as it looks to expand its presence.
Changes at the top of the Solar Trade Association have continued with the appointment of two new chairs at its Scotland office.
An ambitious project to convert the “grey fleet” of a care home for old folk in Scotland to a sustainable “green fleet”, using solar PV and battery energy storage, was winner of the Residential, Commercial and Industrial-scale Storage Project category at last week’s Solar Power Portal Awards. Andy Colthorpe spoke with the project's senior design engineer, Jonothan Oxford of Wattstor.