Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has completed the acquisition of a 64.2MWp UK solar portfolio.
High grid connection costs resulted in a solar strike price in Ireland’s first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction “significantly higher than anywhere else in Europe” according to the Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA).
Norwegian state-owned power giant Statkraft has scooped up the largest contract in Ireland’s first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), with two solar farms totaling 276MWp coming out successful alongside 57MW of onshore wind.
Solar has superseded expectations as it scoops up 796MW in Ireland’s first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction.
Bluefield broadens scope in bid to target ‘attractive opportunities’ of storage and other renewables
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) is looking to diversify its portfolio, branching out into storage and other renewable technologies.
Following the approval of Cleve Hill Solar Park, Solar Power Portal takes a look at what the next steps are for the project, any technology concerns and whether this will be the first of many Nationally Significant solar infrastructure projects.
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.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Chris Banks, UK business development manager at Solarcentury, about its new 62MW Welsh site, why now was the right time to return to the UK market and the rise of subsidy-free developments.
Merchant solar and wind projects could see their returns “significantly” impacted as power prices across Europe fall.
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.
Frequency response continues to be a key driver of front of the meter storage in the UK, but the market is slowing as it faces numerous challenges.
The Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust (ORIT) has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of solar PV assets.
AMP's MD Mark Tarry talked to Solar Power Portal about the company's solar developments and the growing subsidy free sector.
The number of planning applications submitted for renewable energy projects such as solar farms in the UK has again jumped, as the pipeline continues to grow.
Solar Power Portal talked to some of the key players in the solar sector to gauge their reactions following yesterday's Budget.
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.
Despite challenges to net asset value (NAV), Foresight Solar Fund’s portfolio continued to outperform budget as the company turned its focus to asset optimisation.
Solar is to once again compete in the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme as the government revokes its 2015 decision.
Regulatory uncertainty has “damaged” subsidy-free solar projects, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has said in response to Ofgem’s Decarbonisation Action Plan.
Going subsidy-free with 5.4MWp Hall Farm II and 50MWp Staughton changed 'everything', executive says in interview held after firm reached raising milestone with first global fund.
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.