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.