Battery Energy Storage Solutions (BESS), an independent system solutions and flexibility services provider, has taken in more than £28 million million in outside investment since November, with plans to target 100MW of UK projects.
Hampshire-based INRG Solar is plotting a 120MW solar array near Scunthorpe in what could be the country’s second proposed solar farm of significant infrastructure status.
2018 will be the year in which solar will have to prove it can operate outside of a subsidy framework, but could benefit from the diminishing reliance on government policy and the growing use of additional technologies like battery storage.
With 2017 drawing to a close, Solar Power Portal recaps some of the most popular and important stories of the year. In the fourth and final part of a series of articles in the lead up to Christmas, today we look at the last three months of 2017.
With the release of the most recent Capacity Market pre-qualification register, the UK’S utility-scale battery storage pipeline has now reached nearly 8GW. Solar Media market research analyst Lauren Cook takes a deep dive into the projects that made it through pre-qualification, and what these results mean for the projects likely to get built in 2018.
With 2017 drawing to a close, Solar Power Portal recaps some of the most popular and important stories of the year. In the third of a series of articles in the lead up to Christmas, today we look at July, August and September.
With 2017 drawing to a close, Solar Power Portal recaps some of the most popular and important stories of the year. In the second of a series of articles in the lead up to Christmas, today we look at April, May and June.
Ofgem has published guidance outlining how developers and asset owners can add storage to their subsidised solar installations without losing accreditation to the Renewables Obligation (RO) and Feed-in Tariff (FiT).
With 2017 drawing to a close, Solar Power Portal recaps some of the most popular and important stories of the year. In the first of a series of articles in the lead up to Christmas, today we look at January, February and March.
Battery storage and smart technologies are to be rolled out to homes in the Irish town of Dingle as part of a new trial to test their potential to support the use of variable renewable energy supply resources and smart connection to the Irish electricity grid.
Solar EPC Wirsol Energy has acquired development rights for two UK-based, subsidy-free solar farms that it intends to develop in Q1 2018.
Hitachi Europe has launched a tender for the deployment of almost 450kW of solar PV across the Isles of Scilly as it prepares to roll out the first technologies included in its landmark Smart Energy Islands project.
Energy minister Richard Harrington has admitted that the government’s evidence base for arguing solar can be deployed without subsidy consists of just one solar farm.
Government policy and regulation offer the biggest barriers to the deployment of battery energy storage in the UK according to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Energy Storage, which claims 12GW of batteries could be deployed by 2021 under the right circumstances.
Rooftop solar installations on new build housing will be driven mostly by Scotland and London for the foreseeable future, with opportunities for PV limited to certain geographies.
Wales’ largest solar farm, complete with significant energy storage capacity, is to be built on Anglesey after Countryside Renewables successfully overturned a decision in November refusing planning permission.
Good Energy has unveiled Origami Energy as the aggregator partner working on the company’s new battery storage solution, which last week signed up its first commercial customer in the Eden Project.
British Solar Renewables’ chief Graham Harding has his sights firmly set on growth in battery storage and solar O&M for 2018.
On-site energy storage is “the way that you make the subsidy free package work” for large scale solar according to climate change minister Claire Perry who has pointed to Anesco’s Clay Hill solar farm as proof of why the technology so longer needs financial support from tax payers.
Battery storage technology costs will have to fall by a further 30% before projects are feasible without lucrative frequency response revenue, a leading investor has said.
The Solar Trade Association has announced that Chris Hewett will take the reins as the trade body’s new chief executive.
Northern Powergrid is to plough £1.9 million into the creation of a smart energy grid across its network, allowing its eight million customers to trade power and services using their home solar and battery systems.
A landmark project aiming to double the renewables capacity of the Isles of Scilly through the addition of new solar is expected to receive almost £3 million in government funding following its inclusion in the government’s latest Industrial Strategy.
The first of more than 500 solar-powered homes built by sustainable development specialist Citu have gone up for sale within Leeds’ Climate Innovation District.
Battery Energy Storage Solutions (BESS) has set its sights on more storage acquisitions in the UK after raising £50 million in outside investment.
Liam Stoker looks ahead to tomorrow lunchtime to see what the UK’s solar industry might expect to see within Philip Hammond’s – and the UK’s – first Autumn Budget.
Centrica will “most likely” install up to 100 residential energy storage batteries in selected homes in Cornwall, alongside new installs of solar panels if they are not already in place, as part of its local energy market (LEM) programme.
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.
What is thought to be the largest operating containerised vanadium redox flow machine system in the UK has been connected to the grid by redT energy, with the 1MWh project expected to cut a Cornish business’ reliance on grid imports in half by time shifting excess solar generation.
M&S Energy has announced the 25 winners of its third annual community energy fund, with solar and storage among the most popular technologies yet again.