Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media Market Research, assesses how the UK’s utility-scale solar pipeline has developed this year as the industry prepares for a bumper build-out period in 2021.
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 Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme should be expanded, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has recommended, with "clarity on dates and scales" required.
Solar is to once again compete in the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme as the government revokes its 2015 decision.
Renewable players may need to get creative to stop geopolitics and energy market volatility from stifling corporate uptake of clean energy, RE-Source UK event hears.