Sadiq Khan has today opened London’s first community energy fund for solar projects, offering £400,000 over four years to support community energy groups overcome the challenges in getting project off the ground.
An ambitious project to convert the “grey fleet” of a care home for old folk in Scotland to a sustainable “green fleet”, using solar PV and battery energy storage, was winner of the Residential, Commercial and Industrial-scale Storage Project category at last week’s Solar Power Portal Awards. Andy Colthorpe spoke with the project's senior design engineer, Jonothan Oxford of Wattstor.
Kiwi Power is to finance and develop a battery storage project at an energy site including solar in south Wales, where it will provide constant grid services availability to National Grid for two years in a first for the aggregator.
Westech, the manufacturer of Perlight Solar modules, has successfully navigated changes in the UK market as customers place increasing emphasis on quality.
NEC Energy Solutions has announced Dale Power Solutions as its first qualified UK partner for the manufacturer’s distributed storage solution.
Statistics released today by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have revealed how serious the under-deployment of solar PV in the capital was last year.
The London Fire Brigade is testing a new “light blocking” tool for combating fires involving rooftop solar PV panels.
Lightsource is set to expand into the Netherlands’ local energy market.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) is on the hunt for a new chief executive after announcing that Paul Barwell will step down after five years in the job.
Scottish Water has said it no longer designs its solar projects around feed-in tariff revenue after successfully completing its largest solar scheme to date to power boreholes taking water from the River Spey.
Last month London’s City Hall launched a consultation on its draft environmental strategy, which included a solar action plan to be driven largely by community energy initiatives. Solar Power Portal spoke to Emma Bridge, CEO of Community Energy England and one of the judges of the upcoming Solar Power Portal Awards, to find out her thoughts on Sadiq Khan’s plans for London.
With just two weeks to go until the Solar Power Portal Awards, Solar Media is giving away two tickets to the gala dinner and ceremony taking place in Birmingham on Wednesday 4 October.
Centrica has completed the installation of a 3MW battery for Gateshead Council, which the utility’s Distributed Energy and Power business has dubbed one of the country's largest commercial battery storage schemes.
The Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 is now less than two weeks away and the shortlisted entrants have all been publicised.
Machynlleth-based renewables firm Dulas has pointed towards a “significant” commercial and new build PV pipeline as it look to bounce back from a difficult 2016.
Photon Energy has commissioned a 76.5kWp rooftop solar system for the £21 million HS2 training college in Doncaster.
Veolia has received planning permission for a 70MW solar portfolio on landfill sites, with plans for many more; ReneSola has agreed to sell two ground-mounted PV projects to Greencoat Capital; and contractor Forrest has appointed Carillion's MD as its new chief executive.
It’s now less than a month until the doors of Birmingham’s NEC open to visitors attending Solar & Storage Live, the UK’s flagship exhibition and conference for solar, storage and smart technology.
Irish solar developers will have to compete with other renewable energy technologies in large-scale auctions under government proposals unveiled yesterday, which also failed to offer concrete plans for support to rooftop solar.
One of the largest rooftop solar installations in the UK is to add a Tesla battery in what is thought to be the first UK project to use a commercial array to charge an energy storage system to avoid grid charges and provide ancillary services.
Aberla’s new leadership is targeting significant growth in both solar and storage markets, considering the former to be at grid-parity and the latter to be “on the cusp of a boom”.
Commercial PV contractor Forrest has landed the highly sought-after tender to help a Cumbrian industrial park go off-grid.
The Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 is now just a matter of weeks away and the shortlisted entrants have all been publicised.
The Scottish government has been recommended to allow companies who invest in solar a year-long grace period before higher business rates come into effect.
Specialist energy contractor Aberla has appointed ex-Forrest director Paul McCarren as its new managing director, with the firm also boasting new investment.
With the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 now just a matter of weeks away, we take a look at those projects nominated for the Residential, Commercial and Industrial-scale Storage Project of the Year category.
Rooftop solar installations are going ahead in the Republic of Ireland without subsidy, according to Swiss roof mountings manufacturer Schweizer, which has suggested a rooftop tariff may not be needed.
Solarwatt has appointed 12 new UK installer partners to serve demand for its MyReserve battery storage systems as its partnership with Fronius continues to reap benefits.
With the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 is now just a matter of weeks away, we take a closer look at the Energy Efficiency and Corporate Social Responsibility Programme shortlist.
A reverse solar auction is to be run for London homeowners under plans outlined by the mayor today, which place community energy schemes at the centre of City Hall’s plans while shutting the door once and for all on a rumoured London feed-in tariff.