The UK’s Foreign Affairs Committee has called for a ban on the import of solar panels from Xinjiang Province, China, to tackle forced labour in the supply chain.
Technical due diligence and engineering services company Clean Energy Associates (CEA) has announced a new partnership with UK-based engineering company 2DegreesKelvin.
Having installed 660MW of new solar PV in the 12 months to 31 March 2021, large-scale solar sites across the UK are now eagerly awaiting expected declines in module prices, allowing 2021 deployment to reach and exceed the GW-levels forecast earlier in the year.
The next Contracts for Difference auction will open to applications in December 2021.
Members of the UK solar industry have voiced support for plans to develop a supply-chain transparency protocol to tackle concerns over forced labour.