Renewable energy giant Statkraft has acquired UK headquartered Solarcentury for £117.7 million in a bid to accelerate its growth in the solar sector.
As the consultation closes for the proposed CfD scheme, Solarcentury's Susannah Wood shares her thoughts on what’s needed to make CfDs work for solar.
Despite short-term challenges caused by COVID-19, solar power's competitive nature could see it accelerate as we move forward, according to Solarcentury.
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.
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.
Solar is once again absent from the Budget as nuclear fusion and carbon capture technologies receive funding boosts.
Solarcentury has announced its first UK solar farm development in four years, with 62MW planned for Welsh site.
Solarcentury has reported “record financial results” for the year ended 31 March 2019 as it casts its eye towards a 5GW, global solar pipeline.
Solar Power Portal speaks to Solarcentury chief executive Frans van den Heuvel and strategy director David Edwards about subsidy-free solar in the UK, battery storage and what advice it might have for a future government.
Solarcentury is backing its potential sale to help the company accelerate and establish itself as a major player in the energy transition.
A fresh round of collective solar purchasing schemes is to launch across the UK this September, this time hoping to incorporate domestic storage.
Solar’s role in delivering net zero is being vastly underestimated as new research reveals it could provide 20% of UK electricity by 2030.
Details of the government’s Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) emerged earlier this week, eliciting responses that range from calling it “better than nothing” to welcoming an end to the “ongoing tragedy” of the policy gap between the feed-in tariff (FiT) and the SEG.
Ambitious Labour Party plans to install solar on 1.75 million homes in the UK have been strongly welcomed by the country’s domestic solar industry.
With the news that Solarcentury is eyeing up a potential £250 million sale, Liam Stoker looks at the M&A momentum in the solar sector and why British developers score highly on energy company wish lists.
Solarcentury, one of the UK’s longest running and most prolific solar developers, could be sold in the coming months, reports today have claimed.
Furniture giant IKEA closed its solar panel offering in the UK on 1 March citing the closure of the feed-in tariff (FiT).
Solarcentury is to build three solar farms in France with a combined capacity of 57MW after racking up contract wins in the country's latest auction.
Solarcentury has poached Chris Banks from RES to lead its subsidy-free solar development team in the UK.
Solarcentury has received approval from the regional government in Andalucia to construct four PV projects in Alcala de Guadaira suburb of Seville, Spain.
Solar consumption is set to increase at B&Q’s Swindon distribution centre under plans by owner Kingfisher to add energy storage to make better use of the electricity generated by the site’s rooftop solar array.
Solarcentury has won the highly sought-after reverse auction to install solar in London under the mayor’s flagship solar strategy.
Rexel has chosen to stock Solarcentury’s award winning Sunstation as their “product of choice” to cater for the UK’s built-in PV market.
Five solar installers are celebrating after they reached an out of court settlement for damages following the government’s unlawful changes to the feed-in tariff in 2011.
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.
Earlier this month Solarcentury chief Frans van den Heuvel became the fifth recipient of the Solar Power Portal Awards’ outstanding achievement accolade. We caught up with Frans to discuss his five years at the helm of one of the UK solar industry’s stalwarts and what the future might hold for the firm.
Major UK solar asset owner NextEnergy Capital has established a new advisory board, naming former energy secretary Sir Ed Davey and industry stalwart Jeremy Leggett amongst its first members.
Aesthetics are suppressing an ‘untapped market’ for UK solar that BIPV could open up.
Despite regulatory ambiguities, the general consensus from industry stakeholders at this year’s Solar Energy UK | Clean Energy Live exhibition is that Africa’s solar sector is ripe for UK entrants, posing a significant opportunity that should not be missed.