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.
The UK’s solar capacity would need to nearly triple to 35GW to decarbonise by 2030, a report into the fastest path to decarbonisation over the next decade has found.
The government is set to remove a significant barrier to utility-scale storage sites, proposing changes to planning regulations to allow projects over 50MW to proceed without government approval.
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.
Letter penned by Good Energy chief executive Juliet Davenport calls on chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid to axe proposed VAT raises.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has slammed government solar deployment statistics, issuing an ultimatum to either “get its house in order” or cease publishing the figures.
The government should create a route to market for solar and onshore wind, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said in its 2019 Progress Report.
The Conservative Environmental Network (CEN) has released its manifesto, outlining ideas for how the Conservative Party could tackle the climate emergency, including the removal of barriers to solar and storage.
Community solar has faced its toughest year yet, according to a new report, detailing how new generation capacity fell in 2018.
A £10 million fund has been launched to support community renewable projects, including solar.
Solar’s role in delivering net zero is being vastly underestimated as new research reveals it could provide 20% of UK electricity by 2030.
Details of the government’s Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) emerged earlier this week, eliciting responses that range from calling it “better than nothing” to welcoming an end to the “ongoing tragedy” of the policy gap between the feed-in tariff (FiT) and the SEG.
The policy gap between the feed-in tariff (FiT) and the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is set to close by the end of 2019, guaranteeing payment for excess domestic solar generation.
Regulation and policy decisions are the biggest barriers to UK energy storage and are in need of significant changes, says industry experts.
After Claire Perry said she expects some "really positive" outcomes from the forthcoming solar strategy, Liam Stoker looks back at some of the other claims made by energy ministers and secretaries and explains why the department can ill afford another misstep.
The government quietly abandoned plans to install 1GW of solar on its estate following cuts to subsidies it enacted in 2015, Solar Power Portal can reveal.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has strongly rebuked the government for its treatment of the domestic solar industry.
The government has appeared to shelve plans for a review of the feed-in tariff, adding more uncertainty to the domestic renewables sector.
Subsidy-free solar is viable in the UK just as long as government “gets out of the way”, a panel at this morning’s Solar Finance and Investment Europe event has concluded.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has become the latest organisation to call for a route to market for solar PV as it seeks more ambitious decarbonisation efforts from government.
When Theresa May announced there would be a general election on 8 June, you could forgive the public a weary sigh at the thought of a third trip to the ballot box in as many years. And you could forgive those of us in the battery storage sector for wondering whether an election campaign might slow the industry’s momentum.
Fresh from the SolarPower Europe summit in Brussels this week, Liam Stoker reflects on how the UK solar sector is viewed from across the channel these days.
Liam Stoker challenges energy minister Jesse Norman's claim that the government's feed-in tariff overhaul has placed solar on the path to a subsidy-free future.