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 is once again absent from the Budget as nuclear fusion and carbon capture technologies receive funding boosts.
Exemption from business rates, fair tax treatment and zero-interest loans for green home improvements are needed to unlock the potential of solar power in the UK.
German supermarket chain Lidl has seen its business rates soar by 528% due to changes in the valuation of solar installations at its sites.
The number of jobs in the solar sector has dropped "disappointingly" since 2015, according figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) is joining forces with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) for a new offering.
The Solar Trade Association today paid testament to Léonie Greene after it was announced she would be standing down from the trade body after more than eight years.
Solar has continued to be the most popular renewable technology with the public as of September 2019, a factor which must be considered by any prospective government the industry has said.
Solar could play a pivotal role in the government’s proposed Future Homes Standard, with a more ambitious option for carbon emission reductions in new build housing preferred.
Solar is “ready to deliver” in the transition to a net zero future but the Labour Party is facing a “considerable challenge” in its proposed target of net zero by 2030.
The solar industry has hit back at official government deployment statistics, arguing that without an improved collation system they have become “meaningless”.
Solar will face the “greatest potential impact” from new proposals by Ofgem to apply fixed residual charges to all final demand users and end the Embedded Benefits for smaller generators under its Targeted Charging Review (TCR).
As the tariff and potentially export payment regimes comes to an end, never before has it been more important to look at alternative means to ensure rooftop solar continues to play a part in national decarbonisation. However, international comparisons raised at an event yesterday demonstrate how more needs to be done to move the conversation on from tariffs to planning, with the government far from off the hook.
UK solar industry stalwart Ray Noble has been recognised within the Queen’s birthday honours list, leading a crowd of renewables advocates to have received honours this weekend.
Ongoing frustration with national solar policy has allowed local authorities and regional government to take the lead in UK solar deployment, the Solar Trade Association has said in a new report.
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is calling on the sector to engage with the development of business rates that will be applied to energy storage projects in 2022, including those attached to subsidy-free solar farms.
Two years ago the government’s new feed-in tariff regime came into force, starting an immensely difficult period for the solar industry. Deployment has fallen by nearly 80%, and thousands of jobs have been lost. This is the inside track of how it happened.
The Solar Trade Association has announced that Chris Hewett will take the reins as the trade body’s new chief executive.
The Solar Trade Association is ramping up its campaign against a proposed increase in solar business rates, aiming to secure a U-turn ahead of new rates coming into force on 1 April 2017.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) is to lease part of RenewableUK’s Westminster-based offices as part of a move which it said would create a “renewables hub” in the capital.