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.
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.
Tesco is to install around 5MW of rooftop solar PV across its UK site portfolio after penning a PPA agreement.
Solar cell manufacturer Hanwha Q Cells has raised £3.6 million for the refinancing of its 4.9MW UK solar plant.
Lightsource BP has connected another subsidy-free, private wire solar farm, this time a 2.3MWp install in Lancashire.
Good Energy is looking to increase its supply roster by offering power purchase agreements to utility-scale solar and wind assets left stranded by cuts to subsidies.
Leading solar investor NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has partnered with Zestec Asset Management to acquire to-be-built commercial rooftop solar projects.
The corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) market is currently struggling from a “large gulf” in understanding that standardisation could solve, but the industry is still a “long way off” from introducing them.
Lightsource BP has confirmed that it has clinched a deal with Budweiser brewer AB InBev to develop and operate PPA-backed, subsidy-free solar farms.
A 2.5MW private-wire PV project in Swindon, Wiltshire, has been energised, providing power to an adjacent recycling centre.
Lightsource BP is to deploy more than 300MW of utility-scale solar farms backed by power purchase agreements in the UK, Solar Power Portal can reveal.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has tasked energy aggregator Limejump to trade 120MW of its solar generation through a new power purchase agreement (PPA).
A lack of familiarity and education among corporates, and complexity over deal arrangements, is stopping firms ‘crossing the Rubicon’ and signing up to power purchase agreements utilising on-site solar, according to a panel investors speaking at last week’s Solar & Storage Live.
Lightsource BP has expanded its footprint in the private-wire solar space with the completion of a new project in Northern Ireland.
Solar installer HBS New Energies has completed the first installation for Anglian Water under a 30MW solar deployment programme backed by investment giant Macquarie.
Northumbrian Water has turned to Lightsource BP for the development of 10 ground-mount solar farms to help power its operations.
Foresight Solar Fund has increased its exposure to solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) to reduce cash flow volatility, the company has said.
Puredrive Energy has launched a power purchase agreement (PPA) offer for installations of battery energy storage facilities up to 50kWh to address the different needs of the commercial sector.
Zestec Asset Management is aiming to ignite the UK’s commercial solar rooftop market with a multi-million pound, subsidy-free model.
Shell Energy Europe has signed an initial five year power purchase agreement (PPA) with British Solar Renewables (BSR) to take power generated at England’s largest solar farm at RAF Lyneham.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) is to concentrate on enhancing the value of its existing assets after considering attractive secondary market opportunities to be “few and far between”.
Independent utility Co-op Energy is looking to boost its portfolio of community energy generators by as much as one-third over the next three years.
Foresight Solar Fund has acquired the 72MWp Shotwick Solar Park, which remains the UK’s largest by generation capacity.
Imperial College London is investigating the potential of track-side solar panels to power trains.
Forster Energy has partnered with Renewable Energy Investments (REI) to offer a power purchase agreement (PPA) model allowing a wide range of potential clients to adopt solar energy at zero upfront cost.
A dairy company is preparing to bring forward what is thought to be the largest ground mount solar farm to be built in Northern Ireland following the confirmation of a 5MW private wire development in Cookstown, County Tyrone.
WELink Energy has completed the sale of its 61MW Swindon Solar Farm, developed by partners British Solar Renewables, to investment management firm Rockfire Capital.
A joint venture comprising WElink Energy and British Solar Renewables has received full accreditation for what is claimed to be the UK’s largest solar farm with a private wire connection.
Lightsource has appointed Big Four consultancy Deloitte and real estate giant Cushman & Wakefield to help support the developer’s private wire solar push.
Bristol Sport is set to benefit from significant savings on its energy bills after completing a deal with Bristol City Council to purchase energy generated from new solar panels installed on the West stand of the Ashton Gate Stadium.