Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) and Enso Energy have signed a joint venture, targeting 1GW of subsidy-free solar capacity across England and Wales.
In Q1 of 2020, renewable energy generated more electricity than fossil fuels, smashing a number of records along the way.
Solar and other renewables have made some strong progress towards decarbonisation, but there is still more to be done.
Community Energy England (CEE) has launched its Community Energy 2030 Vision, targeting 5,270MW of community power on the energy system.
Data specialist Energeo has identified 40,000 sites that would be suitable for solar development in the London borough of Lambeth.
Solar Power Portal caught up with James Armstrong, managing partner at Bluefield Partners, investment adviser to Bluefield Solar Income Fund, about operating during the pandemic, the strength of solar and low power prices.
Energy storage systems look set to win out over other flexibility providers, as solar and wind generation continues to soar.
Energy software company Greenbyte's CEO Jonas Corné explores how energy data management is changing, and must change, as industry portfolios continue to grow is size and complexity.
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund has awarded NEC Energy Solutions EPC and long-term O&M contracts for 100MW of storage.
Zero carbon sources, including solar, generated more power in 2019 than fossil fuels in a historic first, according to National Grid.
In this month’s podcast, Solar Media's Liam Stoker and Andy Colthorpe discuss how the world’s energy giants are turning to solar (and storage) in a big way, and take a look at what’s driving new energy storage technology.
Supermarket giant Tesco has announced a major green electricity project, including the installation of solar panels on 187 of its sites covering 335,000m2.
Solar power, along with wind and storage capacity, will have to greatly increase if the UK is to meet its net zero emissions by 2050 goal, according to analysis by Aurora Energy Research.
The first tranche of a near £3 million investment is to be deployed on the Isles of Scilly to deliver installations of new solar arrays, as well as electric vehicle chargers including some with vehicle-to-grid technology.
Guernsey’s electricity utility has unveiled the island’s largest solar installation to date on the rooftop of a power station, which it says will make every customer “proud” to have local renewable electricity.
An 110kW solar farm has been completed at Dublin Airport, which will provide the facility with half the annual energy requirements of its reservoir system and help the airport reach its 2020 energy reduction targets.
Low Carbon is to extend its partnership with Land Rover’s yacht racing team, formed by four-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie, with the installation of more solar capacity at its base in Portsmouth alongside new electric vehicle chargers.
Transport for London (TfL) is to install 1.1MW of new solar capacity on a variety of its buildings after awarding Engie a contract to carry out the work following a competitive tender process.
Moixa has made greater strides into the Japanese market after securing £5 million investment from trading house Itochu, which will install the British company’s GridShare aggregation platform as standard on its own home battery product.
Foresight has launched its latest infrastructure investment fund, targeting the “thriving” energy sector which remains to be seen as a safe bet for the investment community.
Viridian Solar has signed a two year national supply deal with Persimmon Homes, one of the largest housing developers in the country, which will install the company’s roof integrated system on homes until the end of 2019.
All London boroughs are to ensure that all developments “maximise the opportunities for on-site electricity” from solar in the latest move by mayor Sadiq Khan to promote the technology.
The Solar Trade Association has announced that Chris Hewett will take the reins as the trade body’s new chief executive.
The majority of UK respondents to the largest survey of attitudes towards green energy ever conducted would like to see more solar power used compared to other generation technologies.
Solar and other renewables will generate more than half of all electricity in the UK by the mid-2020s according to a new study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Eaton, which expects the cost of the technology to more than halve by 2040.
Last week, renewables developer and investor Hazel Capital was acquired by Gresham House. Tony Dalwood, chief executive of the asset management group, explains to Solar Power Portal what the acquisition means for both Gresham House and Hazel Capital; what projects will be brought forward from the existing pipeline; and what uncertainties lay ahead for UK energy storage.
Chinese manufacturer Growatt has revealed it is building up a base of accredited storage installers in the UK.
All low carbon technologies should be able to access the same markets and compete on an equal basis for contracts according to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), whose latest policy consultation flies in the face of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy (CGS).
Vattenfall has heralded the success of its first co-located solar and wind energy park around 18 months after the 4.99MW solar farm in south Wales was commissioned.
The UK experienced the greenest summer ever according to National Grid, which has released figures showing that over half of the electricity generated over the period was from low carbon sources.