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.
A mix of solar and wind is a ‘no regrets’ solution to power gaps left by nuclear if supported through the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, according to a new report.
The government must urgently re-examine its policy for supporting established renewables if it is to meet climate objectives, research and analysis firm Cornwall Insight has said.
Liam Stoker ruminates on recent news surrounding the government’s management of the feed-in tariff and other subsidies, and how it’s time solar got off the government’s policy Ferris Wheel.
Subsidy-free solar is viable in the UK just as long as government “gets out of the way”, a panel at this morning’s Solar Finance and Investment Europe event has concluded.
Liam Stoker takes a look at this week's recommendations from the Committee on Climate Change and wonders how much longer the government can ignore advice from its own institutions on solar PV.
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.
Ofgem has argued that competitive auctions for established renewables could still be beneficial to the UK power market.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has responded strongly to a lack of solar policy announcements within today’s Clean Growth Strategy reveal, arguing that the government is “artificially holding back” the technology.
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 Aldersgate Group has renewed calls for subsidy-free Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions to be introduced.
With the UK’s main political parties preparing to unveil their respective election manifestos, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) has unveiled its own equivalent on behalf of the UK’s green economy.
The second and last remaining solar farm to receive Contracts for Difference (CfD) funding under the initial auction has been connected to the grid.
The development costs of the last remaining solar project to receive Contracts for Difference (CfD) funding have spiralled following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
Lightsource has confirmed that Charity Farm solar park in Shropshire has been connected to the grid, becoming the first solar project to do so under the Contracts for Difference scheme.