Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has seen its underlying earnings rise to £21.4 million as high power prices, investments into battery storage – with two-hour durations a possibility – and lower than expected irradiation all shaping H2 2021.
From 2023, Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions will be held annually the government has announced.
With wholesale prices currently above the Contracts for Difference (CfD) strike price alongside lowered levy rates, electricity suppliers are to receive reconciliation payments for their CfD contributions for the first time.
Foresight Solar’s head of UK solar Ricardo Pineiro chatted with Solar Power Portal just before Christmas to reflect on the solar sector's growth over the past year, and the key trends that are continuing into 2022.
The fourth Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction has now opened, with solar able to take part for the first time since 2015.
Solar Power Portal caught up with James Armstrong, managing partner of Bluefield Partners, the investment adviser of Bluefield Solar Income Fund, to discuss the decision behind investing in storage and how supply chain issues facing the industry are the "biggest single challenge" currently at play.
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.
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.
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.
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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%.
‘We’ve got to be flexible’: Cubico’s Matt Boss on developing PV with a clear route to market in mind
Solar Power Portal caught up with Matt Boss, head of Northern Europe at Cubico Sustainable Investments, to discuss the need have a clear route to market from day one, the potential to bid into the CfD and the "huge demand" for corporate PPAs.
Solar Energy UK has lent its weight to calls for renewable deployment targets as part of “urgent action” needed to decarbonise Britain’s grid.
Solar Power Portal caught up with James Armstrong, managing partner of Bluefield Partners, to discuss how the recent acquisition of a 70MWp asset reflects Bluefield's solar strategy, whether subsidy-free developments are still on the table and how the solar sector may see significant growth in 2022/23.
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.
Following last week’s Large Scale Digital Summit, organised by Solar Power Portal publisher Solar Media, we re-cap all of the industry leading insight and discussion in our podcast.
The government needs to “go even further with enabling measures” such as public sector PPAs in order to accelerate solar deployment to help meet net zero.
The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme should be expanded, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has recommended, with "clarity on dates and scales" required.
The next Contracts for Difference (CfD) round is set to be fiercely competitive as solar is allowed to compete for the first time in years.
Now as we approach one year on, Solar Power Portal had a chat with Solar Trade Association CEO Chris Hewett about how the industry has fared in the post FiT world.
Solar Power Portal sat down with Ricardo Piñeiro, head of UK Solar at Foresight Group, to discuss the rise of subsidy free solar, the return of the contracts for difference auction (CfD), and the effect of the Targeted Charging Review (TCR).
Chris Hewett, chief executive of the Solar Trade Association, spoke to Solar Power Portal about the exclusion of solar in yesterday's Budget and the promise of a reform to business rates.
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 government should create a route to market for solar and onshore wind, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said in its 2019 Progress Report.
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.
Few could fault the government for rallying behind clean energy funding where others demur but are vague or localised measures enough for a world with 12 years left to limit global warming?
Solar’s role in delivering net zero is being vastly underestimated as new research reveals it could provide 20% of UK electricity by 2030.