The UK solar market is beginning to defy difficult conditions as developers emerge with new, post-subsidy models.
The government’s record on solar broke into the national election campaign last night when Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn condemned cuts to feed-in tariffs which he said “destroyed and damaged” the industry.
The cost of installing domestic solar in the UK has charted an erratic path over the last year since feed-in tariff (FiT) cuts were enacted in January 2016, with a swing of almost £200 per kilowatt at various points.
The UK has rejoined the top ten most attractive countries for investment in renewables according to 'Big Four' consultancy EY’s latest index, marking the first increase in its placing since 2013.
The Aldersgate Group has renewed calls for subsidy-free Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions to be introduced.
The Green Party has pledged to kick-start solar and other renewable technologies with new support schemes as part of the creation of an “energy system fit for the 21st century” set out in its energy and the environment manifesto.
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.
ET Energy has announced it successfully built six solar farms totalling 26MWp in the UK prior to the closure of the Renewables Obligation on behalf of funds managed by Octopus Energy Investments.
London mayor Sadiq Khan’s has been urged to include special considerations for solar in his plans to launch an independent energy supplier for London.
UK solar developers are edging closer to deploying utility-scale solar without the need for subsidies, a panel of asset owners has said.
Any failure of the UK’s energy market to embrace the “rapidly changing” nature of generation and demand will lead to “intolerable outcomes” such as blackouts and brownouts, a new report from think-tank Green Alliance has warned.
The government must provide a route to market for ‘pot 1’, or established, technologies such as solar if it is to deliver decarbonisation at least cost to consumers, according to a new report from Energy UK.
‘Big Six’ utility firm E.on has announced its entrance to the UK’s solar and storage market with a new consumer-focused offering.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has reiterated its stance that the forthcoming emissions reduction plan will be published “as early as possible” despite prime minister Theresa May calling a snap election this morning.
West Sussex County Council is to invest up to £3 million in the roll-out of solar across schools in the region in a scheme intended to create new revenue for the council and save the schools millions.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has committed to publishing a fresh review of the small-scale feed-in tariff regime by the end of the year, Solar Power Portal can reveal.
A report assessing the barriers to renewable energy deployment in Wales has called on the Welsh Assembly to lobby the UK government to devolve power over future subsidies from consumer energy bills.
The largest solar farm to be built in Northern Ireland has been successfully connected by Baywa r.e. and Elgin Energy as part of its tranche of projects completed prior to the 31 March deadline for the closure of the Renewables Obligation.
Anesco has grown its portfolio to over 100 sites in England alone after adding 28 new solar farms ahead of last week’s closure of the Renewable Obligation.
Solar PV is the favourite energy generation technology amongst Conservative voters, a new study conducted by think tank Bright Blue has found.
A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage, including an historic day for the technology, a major investor closing on its first storage purchase and, of course, Brexit.
Belectric UK has completed a 3.42MW rooftop install atop Rolls-Royce’s manufacturing plant in Bristol, funded through a power purchase agreement.
The UK government must set out a clear long term vision for the future of climate related policy to 2030 and beyond if investment is to be made in the UK, according to a forum of climate change investors.
Since the news broke in January that the Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) had been privatised, industry has been waiting for the new and improved Green Deal to appear. David Pratt sits down with Kilian Pender, founder and chief executive of Greenstone Finance, to discuss the future of the scheme and why a history of failures won't repeat itself.
A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage, including new purchases, contact wins and product launches.
The race for solar developers to connect the last remaining ROC-eligible solar farms is underway, and Lightsource has been amongst the first to confirm its pre-deadline activity.
A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage, including a landmark report from the Committee on Climate Change, BEIS’ latest renewables projections and the Isles of Scilly getting its own renewables-driven smart grid.
The European solar market is currently more “seller-friendly than buyer-friendly”, resulting in developers trying to sell assets earlier in the process than before, according to BlackRock VP Stéphane Têtot.
Any potential increase in energy bills caused by low-carbon policies could be wiped out by government-backed support of energy efficiency programmes which would simultaneously reduce fuel poverty by as much as 75%.
A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar and storage in a week that’s been dominated by the spring budget and what – or perhaps what wasn’t – announced within it.