Solar generation fell by 5.9% in 2021 compared to 2020, with renewables generation decreasing across the board as a result of less favourable weather conditions.
The British Energy Security Strategy, unveiled today, has detailed an aim of increasing the country’s solar capacity five-fold.
From 2023, Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions will be held annually the government has announced.
The fourth Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction has now opened, with solar able to take part for the first time since 2015.
Solar Energy UK has released a practical guide for local authorities looking to procure solar power, to help them reach their net zero targets.
While the Net Zero Strategy includes plans to review the frequency of Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions, a concrete UK solar deployment target was absent.
Low Carbon has confirmed plans to develop a 500MW solar and energy storage park in Lincolnshire, with the initial consultation anticipated to take place in early 2022.
Regen is calling on the government to double the capacity for Pot One technologies from 5GW to 10GW in the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction.
Solar PV made up around 99.8% of all installations registered with the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) in its first fifteen months of operations.
A total of £265 million has been set aside for the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today (13 September) revealed.
The government didn’t sufficiently understand the challenges facing installers as part of the Green Homes Grant, having failed to learn from its own previous energy schemes.
New guidance on solar PV has been proposed by the government as part of its review into the energy National Policy Statements (NPSs).
The fourth Contracts for Difference (CfD) round is to open on 13 December, it has been confirmed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
RenewableUK’s new chief executive Dan McGrail is calling for the government to increase the cap for the next round of Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions by 25%.
The Coal Authority have flagged the success of its solar power in helping to decarbonise its operations, as looks to extend rollout.
Just four solar PV systems have been installed under the Local Authority Delivery of the Green Homes Grant, the only segment both still running and that PV is eligible for.
The next Contracts for Difference auction will open to applications in December 2021.
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is calling for the introduction of a floor price above zero for the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) to help support community energy.
Funding for rooftop solar on public buildings received a significant boost as part of the government’s £1 billion Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy, released today.
The Green Homes Grant is to reportedly be shuttered in March, less than a year after it first began operation.
Modelling as part of the government’s long-awaited energy white paper shows that between 80-120GW of new solar could be needed by 2050 in higher scenarios.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has confirmed solar will be allowed to compete in next year’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) round, but specific details have yet to be revealed.
The solar sector has welcomed the including of solar PV with the Green Home Grant’s local authority allocation.
To help drive decarbonisation in the UK, the government has committed to publishing a Net Zero Strategy.
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.