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.
Glasgow City Council has installed 350kW of solar PV across seven schools as part of its Carbon Management Plan.
Plans for the largest solar farm in Scotland have been approved, allowing Elgin Energy to construct what is expected to be a subsidy-free 20MW development on the north coast.
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.
The Scottish government has set a target to deliver half the country’s heat, transport and electricity needs from renewable sources by 2030, despite ongoing support for the recovery of oil and gas production.
The Scottish government has been urged to throw its weight behind the country’s solar industry after what WWF Scotland labelled a “landmark year” for renewables.
The first and largest solar farm in Scotland, built by family ice cream company Mackie’s, has hit one year of electricity generation.
The solar industry was singled out for cuts in subsidy support by the UK government, new Scottish energy minister Paul Wheelhouse MSP told a conference in Edinburgh on Tuesday.
The UK government should make clear its views on a subsidy-free market stabilisation model for technologies left out of the Contracts for Difference scheme, according to the latest select committee report to criticise the government’s handling of the renewables industry.
Scottish energy minister Paul Wheelhouse is said to be seeking urgent talks with the UK government following its decision to scrap the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in favour of a new business-led department.