The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has become the latest organisation to call for a route to market for solar PV as it seeks more ambitious decarbonisation efforts from government.
After eight quarters of deployment under the revised feed-in tariff scheme, solar PV continues to deploy at around half the level government expected it to, recent statistics have revealed.
Government policy and regulation offer the biggest barriers to the deployment of battery energy storage in the UK according to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Energy Storage, which claims 12GW of batteries could be deployed by 2021 under the right circumstances.
On-site energy storage is “the way that you make the subsidy free package work” for large scale solar according to climate change minister Claire Perry who has pointed to Anesco’s Clay Hill solar farm as proof of why the technology so longer needs financial support from tax payers.
A landmark project aiming to double the renewables capacity of the Isles of Scilly through the addition of new solar is expected to receive almost £3 million in government funding following its inclusion in the government’s latest Industrial Strategy.
Home battery storage company Moixa is to expand its GridShare aggregation platform to include third party units for the first time after securing over £250,000 from the UK government.
Hive Energy has confirmed it is the developer behind ambitious plans for a huge solar farm on the north Kent coast which could have a final generation capacity in excess of 350MW.
Public support for renewables has climbed to yet another new high in 2017, further indicating the discrepancy between the technologies and other generators in the public’s eye.
The domestic renewables sector is split over the outcome of Dieter Helm’s forthcoming cost of energy review, with some dismissing its relevance to the industry.
Liam Stoker offers his opinion on a Clean Growth Strategy that embraced renewables and changed BEIS’ rhetoric for the better, but cast solar into the long grass once again.
Leading renewables investors and the Solar Trade Association have written to energy secretary Greg Clark, urging him to end solar’s spell in the Contracts for Difference wilderness.
The UK’s legally binding carbon reduction targets should be brought forward if the country is to meet its obligations under the Paris climate agreement, according to a new report from the Liberal Democrats.
The absence of central government leadership and national policy is holding back carbon reduction progress and renewable generation deployment, according to London’s deputy mayor for energy and the environment.
Varta Storage is poised to enter the UK and Ireland residential battery markets through a new exclusive deal with Waxman Energy, with global head Gordon Clements telling SPP the UK is “the next market that will start to open up” for the technology.
As the future of UK storage regulation begins to take shape, the pipeline of utility scale projects has continue to grow and now stands at 3.5GW. Lauren Cook, analyst for Solar Media's in-house market research team, identifies the key trends that have emerged and what the future of UK grid scale storage looks like.
Yesterday’s development from Ofgem and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have garnered a significant response from the industry, the majority of which has been overwhelmingly positive.
Yesterday the government and Ofgem published its strategy for a modernised, smart and flexible power system, the result of its eagerly anticipated response to last year’s Smart Power Call for Evidence. Solar Power Portal picks through the document to assess how the domestic solar and storage industries may benefit.
New energy minister Richard Harrington has once again raised the prospect of the inclusion of solar in future Contract for Difference (CfD) allocations, claiming no decisions have been made to exclude the technology from upcoming auctions.
The Clean Growth Plan is to be published in the autumn when Parliament returns after the summer recess, according to newly appointed climate change minister Claire Perry.
The government and Ofgem’s response to the Smart Power Call for Evidence will be published “as soon as the political situation makes it possible”.
Energy storage is the next obvious addition to solar plants in the UK. Elizabeth Reid of law firm Bird & Bird takes a look at some of the drivers, opportunities - and regulatory obstacles.
As BEIS prepares for its seventh energy minister in six years, Liam Stoker argues that as long as the government's ministerial merry-go-round continues the green economy is being taken for a ride.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has continued its silence over the likely publication of the Clean Growth Plan (CGP) as the traditional reshuffle of energy policy minsters claims Nick Hurd.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) will seek to work with the next government to almost double the UK’s solar capacity by 2022 with an overall aim to reach the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) goal of 40GW of solar by 2030.
Public support for renewable technologies has reached record highs according to government surveys, with opposition almost completely diminishing.
There is no justification for the government’s delays in publishing domestic energy and climate change policy as a result of Brexit, according to a group of MPs scrutinising the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Almost £250 million is to be spent by the UK government on the development of batteries for electric vehicles over the next four years should the Conservatives be returned to Parliament in June.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has reiterated its stance that the forthcoming emissions reduction plan will be published “as early as possible” despite prime minister Theresa May calling a snap election this morning.
Unverified news broke last week that government officials are working out how to ditch the UK’s renewable energy targets while remaining in Europe’s energy market. David Pratt looks at why Number 10 is pursuing this goal, and why the EU should hold it to account.