The number of jobs in the solar sector has dropped "disappointingly" since 2015, according figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) is expecting to have amassed an operational subsidy-free solar pipeline as large as 150MW by the end of next year.
While a lot of uncertainty still remains with regards to renewables after Brexit, the growth of subsidy free solar, along with net zero and other targets enshrined in UK law, and the World Trade Organisations (WTO) arrangements should reassure the solar industry. But concerns over imports, skilled staff and growing costs remain.
The UK’s net zero law stands to create a “supportive environment” that could act as a catalyst for subsidy-free solar developments, Foresight Solar Fund has said.
Solar Power Portal will be reporting live and exhibiting at this year’s Solar & Storage Live exhibition, continuing its relationship with the show.
The UK solar pipeline of large-scale, ground-mount solar farms has grown dramatically during 2019, with 66 new solar farms identified, accounting for 1.8 GW of capacity.
Lior Handelsman, vice president of marketing and product strategy at SolarEdge, discusses the UK’s transition towards subsidy-free and self-consumption models, and how that can be achieved.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has confirmed that it has kickstarted the build-out of its UK-facing subsidy-free solar pipeline.
A collapse in the number of residential solar installs has prompted politicians to call for urgent action to fix renewables’ “policy void”.
Furniture giant IKEA closed its solar panel offering in the UK on 1 March citing the closure of the feed-in tariff (FiT).
Liam Stoker kicks off a fortnight-long series of content that will bid a fond farewell to the feed-in tariff as it enters its final throes.
With a slight rebrand for 2019, Terrapinn is proud to announce this year’s Solar & Storage Live Awards categories and open nominations.
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.
The government expects its proposed Smart Export Guarantee to have a positive, albeit notional impact on domestic solar deployment it has said.
Solar helped the UK’s renewables fleet to yet another new record in 2018, contributing towards renewables clinching nearly one-third of power generation in Q3.
We continue our recap of the most significant stories of the year, today looking back at July, August and September when BEIS dropped another policy bombshell and M&A activity in the solar sphere.
Brighton Energy Coop (BEC) has bolstered its pipeline of community-owned solar projects with 730kW worth of new projects.
The government’s decision to cut the export tariff to new applicants could reduce deployment of small-scale solar to as low as 40MW per year, an impact assessment has concluded.
The export tariff will close to new applicants at the same time as the generation tariff, the government has confirmed, despite overwhelming opposition to the plans.
Large-scale solar deployment in the UK is set to re-ignite next year as the technology continues to beat all previous cost estimates and could be as cheap as £40 per megawatt hour by 2030, the Solar Trade Association has said.
Two solar installations with a combined capacity of 140kWp have been completed at the Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds, including a carport system installed atop the site’s multi-storey car-park.
Ofgem has identified a combined shortfall of over £60 million pounds in two funds underpinning the UK’s solar energy subsidy regimes, taking aim at late payments from energy suppliers.
In the latest from NextEnergy Capital, Abid Kazim discusses the shift to a decentralised energy system, how this will facilitate the deployment of rooftop solar and what investment opportunities distributed energy generation represents as we move to the electrification of transportation.
Solar power “should not be provided to the grid for free” according to energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry, potentially heralding a change of stance from the government as it plans the future of small scale renewables.
West Sussex County Council recently followed up Anesco's completion of the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm in September last year with its own, deploying 7.4MW alongside a battery to make the project viable. While some have argued the project offers little in discussions of the future solar landscape in the UK, local authority projects are being completed now and could bridge the gap in deployment until private investors get moving.
Krannich Solar is expecting “a mini boom” in the months leading up to the close of the feed-in tariff in March 2019, according to Phil Ellery who has returned to the company as commercial director.
As the tariff and potentially export payment regimes comes to an end, never before has it been more important to look at alternative means to ensure rooftop solar continues to play a part in national decarbonisation. However, international comparisons raised at an event yesterday demonstrate how more needs to be done to move the conversation on from tariffs to planning, with the government far from off the hook.
The UK’s second subsidy-free solar farm, and the first by a local authority using battery storage, has been completed by West Sussex County Council in a project that ticked “every box” and will generate significant income over the next 25 years.
Solar Power Portal has today published digital versions of all three copies of last week’s Solar & Storage Today daily newspapers.
The rise of grid trading and off-peak tariffs, rather than the closure of the Feed-in tariff and potentially the export tariff, will see the domestic storage market experience “huge growth” over 2019 according to SolaX’s European product manager ahead of next week’s Solar & Storage Live.