A total of £265 million has been set aside for the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today (13 September) revealed.
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A Guarantee Scheme, financial support and options for surplus energy would all boost domestic solar uptake.
The UK solar industry needs to treble to align with Climate Change Committee (CCC) recommendations, hitting 40GW of installed capacity by 2030.
Any of the initial £2 billion promised for the Green Homes Grant that goes unspent this year will not be rolled over.
Solar Power Portal caught up with James Armstrong, managing partner of Bluefield Partners, to discuss how the recent acquisition of a 70MWp asset reflects Bluefield's solar strategy, whether subsidy-free developments are still on the table and how the solar sector may see significant growth in 2022/23.
The Irish Department of the Environment, Climate and Communication (DCCAE) is looking to launch a support scheme for microgeneration technologies, such as solar PV.
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To help drive decarbonisation in the UK, the government has committed to publishing a Net Zero Strategy.
Innova Energy has refinanced its 57MW portfolio of UK rooftop and ground-mounted solar PV.
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Solar has superseded expectations as it scoops up 796MW in Ireland’s first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction.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.