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.
Solar & Storage Live 2018 opens its doors in a week’s time, with around 4,000 pre-registered visitors expected to flock to Birmingham’s NEC. Here’s why this year’s event is not to be missed.
Six men found guilty in August of defrauding 1,500 victims out of £17 million in a solar PV sales scam have been sentenced to a total of over 30 years’ imprisonment between them.
Personal information of thousands of feed-in tariff recipients has been incorrectly shared by npower, sparking an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office into the supplier and an unnamed ‘fulfilment partner’.
The European Union has elected not to extend anti-dumping duties against panels imported from China, with the minimum import price now ceasing to exist from midnight Monday 3 September 2018.
A majority of UK solar installers said they would face hardship if the government presses ahead with plans to close the export tariff, a Solar Power Portal survey has found.
The solar industry has today issued a rallying call to preserve export tariff payments from next April ahead of looming consultation deadlines.
A planned 15MW subsidy-free solar develop will begin construction this summer to power what is said to be the country’s first carbon-negative business park.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has added almost 300 rooftop PV systems to its portfolio following the successful acquisition of 1.15MW of assets for a total investment value of £3.6 million.
There has been “huge interest” from homeowners seeking to take part in Ireland’s pilot micro-generation grant scheme within the first day according to the scheme’s administrator, which has just 15 installers so far approved to deliver the scheme.
Homeowners in Ireland can now access hundreds of euros in grants to fund the installation of solar and energy storage systems as the government launches its first micro-generation scheme for the technology.
The Irish government has approved the country’s long-awaited Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), with the first auction set to take place in 2019 after state aid approval has been secured from the European Union.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) expects sub-5MW solar deployment to fall to between 50MW and 100MW each year as a result of its closure of the feed-in tariff scheme, its impact assessment reveals.
The government is keen to avoid a “bonanza” of people “gaming the system” as it continues to mull a replacement for the small-scale feed-in tariff scheme.
One of the first high profile subsidy-free commercial installs has been completed at the Keepmoat Stadium, home to Doncaster Rovers Football Club, with low technology costs and public sector backing showing that solar has a strong future post-feed-in tariff (FiT).
Solar Power Portal is delighted to reveal the shortlists for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018.
SPP talks to Alastair Mounsey, UK country manager at JA Solar, about what to expect from the UK market as it rebounds and what installers can learn from other markets who’ve managed regulatory change in the past.
The UK solar and storage markets are on the brink of overcoming a deployment roadblock, according to a number of vendors actively monitoring the territory.
Only one new community energy company was set up in 2017 as evidence continues to mount of “a wholesale decline” in the number of new organisations and projects since cuts to support for these initiatives began in 2015.
The UK’s solar installs across 2017 were less than half that of the previous year according to SolarPower Europe’s latest report, which has dubbed the UK “the only rainy” European country in terms of growth to 2022.
The price of domestic solar in the UK has failed to decline – and even rose marginally – in the two years since the feed-in tariff was revised, government statistics have revealed.
Subsidy-free solar farms are at risk of failing to be viable on the wholesale market owing to ‘price cannibalisation’ during periods of high output, according to a new report by consultancy Cornwall Insight.
Energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry has hinted that the government’s forthcoming post-2019 solar direction could deliver a “really positive” set of outcomes for the industry.
The UK has climbed back up to seventh in EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI), its highest position since cuts to renewable subsidies sent its ranking tumbling.
A 1MW subsidy-free solar farm being built by Cranfield University is nearing completion after construction, led by RenEnergy, began last month.
The government quietly abandoned plans to install 1GW of solar on its estate following cuts to subsidies it enacted in 2015, Solar Power Portal can reveal.
RepowerBalcolme has completed its latest community funded install at a primary school in West Sussex in a sign that the economics of such projects are now “coming back” following feed-in tariff cuts.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has strongly rebuked the government for its treatment of the domestic solar industry.
Solarcentury’s UK revenues more than halved in 2017 amidst a backdrop of subsidy uncertainty, a loss which was somewhat mitigated by the firm’s international growth.
Regulatory divergence from the standards of the European Union will threaten the growth of the UK’s low carbon sector post-Brexit, a leading green think tank has warned.