Nine years on from the beginning of the feed-in tariff and the solar industry is a changed beast. Larger, certainly. Wiser, perhaps. One thing is for sure, it has learned to thrive in the face of uncertainty and rampant adversity.
Liam Stoker kicks off a fortnight-long series of content that will bid a fond farewell to the feed-in tariff as it enters its final throes.
Energy minister Claire Perry has remained tight-lipped over the future shape of the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) as her department begins to pour over responses to its consultation on the matter.
Solar Media's in-house editorial team highlights five key themes that emerged from last week's Energy Storage Summit 2019, which took place at a crucial time for the industry.
Certi-fi’s Manufacturer Electrical Energy Storage System (EESS) Scheme has seen a “significant rise” in manufacturers wanting to receive the certification.
HBS New Energies has been awarded a new contract to install rooftop solar arrays across six Welsh Water sites.
An electrical fault with a solar PV system has been confirmed as the cause of a fire in Lancashire last week.
Thrive Renewables has sold two onshore wind farms in a bid to target investments in C&I solar.
The installation of more than 4,000 solar panels on rooftops at the Port of Goole is now complete.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has relocated to Liverpool City Region as it bids to start the “next chapter” of its role within the country’s small-scale renewables sector.
With a slight rebrand for 2019, Terrapinn is proud to announce this year’s Solar & Storage Live Awards categories and open nominations.
Premier Inn has installed a 100kW lithium ion battery at its Gyle at Edinburgh Park hotel in the Scottish capital, claiming it to be the first battery-powered hotel in the UK.
Solar developer Our Generation has failed in a bid to recoup some £8 million from Aberdeen City Council.
Nottingham City Council is celebrating a milestone after solar systems installed on its building generated more than 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity this year.
We continue our recap of the most significant stories of the year, today looking back at July, August and September when BEIS dropped another policy bombshell and M&A activity in the solar sphere.
Brighton Energy Coop (BEC) has bolstered its pipeline of community-owned solar projects with 730kW worth of new projects.
We continue our recap of the most significant stories of the year, today looking back at April, May and June when multi-megawatt solar carports were all the rage and PV generation records tumbled.
Lightsource BP has confirmed that it has clinched a deal with Budweiser brewer AB InBev to develop and operate PPA-backed, subsidy-free solar farms.
The government’s decision to cut the export tariff to new applicants could reduce deployment of small-scale solar to as low as 40MW per year, an impact assessment has concluded.
The export tariff will close to new applicants at the same time as the generation tariff, the government has confirmed, despite overwhelming opposition to the plans.
Over the course of this week Solar Power Portal will look back at some of the biggest news stories of 2018, starting with today’s re-cap of the first three months of the year.
Campbell & Kennedy completes 500kW school solar installs in multi-million-pound academy trust scheme
Scottish installer Campbell & Kennedy (C&K) has completed the first tranche of a solar PV installation project across two academy trusts which forms part of a multi-million-pound energy saving scheme.
Lior Handelsman, VP of marketing & product strategy at SolarEdge, analyses the various strategies asset owners can use to identify module-level defects.
Photon Energy has completed the installation of 384kW of rooftop solar at a new development north west of Cambridge in a project more than two years in the making.
Energy and commodities investor ComPro Investments has acquired UK renewables installer ISO Energy.
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).
Two solar installations with a combined capacity of 140kWp have been completed at the Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds, including a carport system installed atop the site’s multi-storey car-park.
Arsenal’s Emirates stadium is now home to a behind the meter battery that will today begin trading solar power on the wholesale market following its unveiling yesterday.
In the latest from NextEnergy Capital, Abid Kazim discusses the shift to a decentralised energy system, how this will facilitate the deployment of rooftop solar and what investment opportunities distributed energy generation represents as we move to the electrification of transportation.
Solar power “should not be provided to the grid for free” according to energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry, potentially heralding a change of stance from the government as it plans the future of small scale renewables.