Cost-efficiency gains will continue despite claims that solar development would be set back by the COVID-19 pandemic, says thinktank IEEFA.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Emma Bridge, CEO of Community Energy England, to talk about how COVID-19 has impacted the sector, how groups have rallied to protect those in their communities and what we can expect as the UK looks towards lifting lockdown.
The return of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions for solar and onshore wind has boosted the UK up EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI).
Joju Solar is “very confident” it will make it through the lockdown period despite furloughing staff as it takes a cautious approach to opening up.
Low-carbon infrastructure must be at the heart of the COVID-19 recovery to provide jobs and economic security, with fairness embedded throughout.
Despite short-term challenges caused by COVID-19, solar power's competitive nature could see it accelerate as we move forward, according to Solarcentury.
Negative business impacts caused by COVID-19 have been seen by 90% of solar installers, according to a new survey.
Merchant solar and wind projects could see their returns “significantly” impacted as power prices across Europe fall.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, power prices will tumble in the medium term, according to the Renewables Investment Group (TRIP).
Talking to Solar Power Portal, solar installer Solarsense’s MD Stephen Barrett explained how the company is focusing on design and quotes, as they’ve stepped away from both residential and commercial installations for the safety of their staff and clients.
Solar Power Portal recently caught up with Solarcentury UK business development manager Chris Banks, about how the pandemic has affected its operations, the status of key workers in the solar sector and the long term impact.
Six community-run solar farms have advanced £195,000 in community benefit funds, with the money to go towards supporting their local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lower demand over the summer due to COVID-19 may exacerbate the significant effect on system demand embedded solar generation has.
The Community Energy Scheme has given its members a payment break for April, May and June, saving them over £200,000 in energy costs.
£100,000 has been raised by community-owned solar projects from surplus generation, which will now be given to Corona Crisis Funds.
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund has suspended all construction on assets currently in the works as it also announces the completion of Lower Road.
Community energy projects have been given a six month extension to complete and register feed-in tariff (FiT) projects due to ongoing challenges caused by COVID-19.
Foresight Solar Fund has stated that COVID-19 has caused no operational disruption so far, but it is closely monitoring the situation.
Ireland's Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) Qualification Application deadline has been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund has outlined the measures it's currently taking as part of its COVID-19 (coronavirus) contingency plan, issued in a general update today (25 March).
Installers across the UK are shutting up shop in light of the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus) as uncertainty remains over key worker classification.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Emma Bridge to talk about how the market has changed since the end of the FiT, the delays projects are facing due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and whether subsidy-free is a reality for community solar.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has taken the decision to cancel its scrip dividend as COVID-19 uncertainty causes shares to fall 20%.
The solar sector will face significant challenges due to the global pandemic COVID-19, as the challenges shift from manufacturing to logistics and demand.
Solar Power Portal took a look at how the UK sector was reacting, the implications so far on the energy industry and the predictions for the future.