Solar projects have been granted a further six months to complete and register under the feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme due to the long-lasting impacts of COVID-19.
New statistics published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) show another significant drop in the expected costs of solar out to 2040, with figures for the expected costs of storage technologies also released.
Renewable generation hit a new record in 2019, generating 37.1% of the UK's electricity throughout the year.
Ministers have passed secondary legislation to allow battery storage to bypass the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project process in Britain.
In Q1 of 2020, renewable energy generated more electricity than fossil fuels, smashing a number of records along the way.
Solar and other renewables have made some strong progress towards decarbonisation, but there is still more to be done.
The world’s largest liquid air storage site has taken a step forwards today, with the announcement of a £10 million grant from the UK government.
A new trial dubbed Core4Grid, aggregating a household’s green technology - including solar and battery storage - into one system, has been unveiled.
Following the approval of Cleve Hill Solar Park, Solar Power Portal takes a look at what the next steps are for the project, any technology concerns and whether this will be the first of many Nationally Significant solar infrastructure projects.
Cleve Hill Solar Park, set to be the largest in the UK, has been granted development consent by the energy secretary.
Ed Miliband has been revealed as the new shadow energy secretary, marking a return to the role for the ex-Labour leader.
Community energy projects have been given a six month extension to complete and register feed-in tariff (FiT) projects due to ongoing challenges caused by COVID-19.
Some of the UK’s solar stalwarts have welcomed the government’s consultation on allowing solar and onshore wind back into the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme.
Solar is to once again compete in the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme as the government revokes its 2015 decision.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has once again hit out at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) over its solar statistics.
Solar Media’s Liam Stoker and Andy Colthorpe return for episode three of the Solar Media Podcast, taking an extensive look at Britain’s net zero legislation. Is 2050 ambitious enough? Is 2025 too ambitious? What’s the sweet spot, and what’s needed for the country to be in with a chance of attaining it?
While a lot of uncertainty still remains with regards to renewables after Brexit, the growth of subsidy free solar, along with net zero and other targets enshrined in UK law, and the World Trade Organisations (WTO) arrangements should reassure the solar industry. But concerns over imports, skilled staff and growing costs remain.
The government is set to remove a significant barrier to utility-scale storage sites, proposing changes to planning regulations to allow projects over 50MW to proceed without government approval.
Details on the information generators will be required to provide suppliers with to receive Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) payments have been revealed in draft guidance for suppliers published by Ofgem.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has committed to work alongside the UK’s solar industry to improve the accuracy of its solar deployment statistics.
BEIS will intervene if suppliers fail to come forward with a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff come January, a spokesperson for the department said this week.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has slammed government solar deployment statistics, issuing an ultimatum to either “get its house in order” or cease publishing the figures.
Policy and market signals could pave way for clean energy purchase boom led by solar PV but getting smaller corporates on board will be challenging, London event hears.
The solar industry has hit back at official government deployment statistics, arguing that without an improved collation system they have become “meaningless”.
Solar’s role in delivering net zero is being vastly underestimated as new research reveals it could provide 20% of UK electricity by 2030.
Details of the government’s Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) emerged earlier this week, eliciting responses that range from calling it “better than nothing” to welcoming an end to the “ongoing tragedy” of the policy gap between the feed-in tariff (FiT) and the SEG.
The policy gap between the feed-in tariff (FiT) and the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is set to close by the end of 2019, guaranteeing payment for excess domestic solar generation.
Residential solar installations slide to just 3.6MW in April 2019, the first month following the closure of the feed-in tariff.
Energy minister Claire Perry is to take a leave of absence, with universities minister Chris Skidmore fulfilling her duties in the interim.
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.