Homeowners and businesses in Fife are being targeted by solar scammers according to the local council’s trading standards team, which has issued a warning to be on the lookout for renewable energy and property maintenance scams.
Developers of large scale solar farms are facing a 20% increase in planning fees after the Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) chief planner confirmed changes days before Christmas.
Demand for solar PV among corporates remains above average despite Brexit uncertainty impacting the wider energy efficiency sector, the latest EEVS Insight report has found.
Canadian investor Fiera Infrastructure has bought up a 41MWp solar portfolio from Macquarie, including over 13,000 residential installations, constructed and financed by the Australian group over the last four years.
Nottingham City Council has begun work to expand its solar portfolio with the launch of a new framework that could see tens of millions of pounds spent over the next four years on new solar installations in the city and surrounding regions.
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.
BP is to acquire a 43% stake in prolific UK-based solar developer Lightsource in what stands to be a significant new solar partnership.
Barclays wants to stimulate corporate adoption of on-site renewables and energy efficiency through the launch of new green corporate banking products.
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.
The Association of British Ports has set course to become one of the largest corporate solar power producers in the UK by adding a further 20MW of PV to its facilities.
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 Green Investment Group has launched a pay-as-you-save service aimed at stimulating take up of renewables within public and private organisations.
Greater adoption of distributed and decentralised power could provide a multi-billion-pound boost to key economic sectors, power firm Centrica has said.
Custom Solar has won a tender from Associated British Ports (ABP) to install solar under a three-year framework agreement.
Aviva Investors has added over 1.6MW of rooftop solar to its portfolio after acquiring well over 200 arrays from Downing for £5 million.
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.
UK households with solar PV look set to pay increased network charges in the future after Ofgem provided an update on its targeted charging review earlier this evening (6 November 2017).
United Utilities is preparing plans to deploy solar canopies at its Warrington headquarters in an effort to boost its renewable capacity with a project that, if approved, could be under construction by Spring 2018.
Solar mounting systems company Valk Solar Systems is looking to capitalise on the “significant recovery” of the UK’s commercial rooftop market with its established flat roof system, while exclusively revealing a new concept for pitched roof tile applications.
What is thought to be the largest solar project of its kind in UK higher education has been switched on at the University of Sussex by Green Party co-leader and local MP Caroline Lucas.
Forrest has completed the first projects of its five year framework with Southern Water, which saw a combined 4.2MWp of new solar assets brought online over the summer.
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.