As many as 91% of solar arrays are underperforming in the UK, according to a recent survey by independent power and energy consultant Roadnight Taylor.
Solar Power Portal chatted to Richard Palmer, a senior consultant at independent power and energy consultancy Roadnight Taylor about what needs to change to make business rates work for solar.
German supermarket chain Lidl has seen its business rates soar by 528% due to changes in the valuation of solar installations at its sites.
A rooftop solar array has been installed at cleaning technology company Kärcher’s headquarters in Banbury, Oxfordshire.
The Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced a £6.8 million solar project, that will see the largest roof mounted solar array in Humber constructed on the Port of Hull it says.
Lightsource BP is to build a 4.9MWp solar installation for Ibstock Brick, at the latter’s Leicestershire headquarters.
US company Solar Alliance has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Empire Cinemas, who own Odeon and Cineworld. The project will ultimately generate 2.8MW on the cinema sites, helping the company lower its carbon emission.
Over 900 solar panels have been installed for Hildon Natural Mineral Water in a bid to cut its carbon emissions.
Leading solar investor NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has partnered with Zestec Asset Management to acquire to-be-built commercial rooftop solar projects.
Tesco is planning a major rollout of solar on the roofs of its stores in the UK, Solar Power Portal can reveal.
Installation work has commenced on a £1 million project to install solar on the roof of the Port of Goole, as the Association of British Ports ramps up its solar deployment programme.
Two firms have been fined for safety breaches after a solar installer fell from a roof through a scaffold, landing five metres below and sustaining life changing injuries.
BBC Wales has gone solar with a 120kWp rooftop system installed atop its £100 million new broadcast centre in Cardiff.
SEGRO, one of Europe’s leading property owners, has handed a lucrative, three-year solar cleaning contract to Solar Panel Cleaning Services (SPCS).
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018 are now open, and the Commercial Rooftop Solar Installation award, sponsored by JA Solar, returns once again.
Waxman Energy is to stock new PV mounting systems from Valk Solar Systems under the terms of a newly-arranged partnership.
New buildings to be used by the British Army are being constructed with rooftop solar PV, enhancing their sustainably and efficiency.
Solar installation firm Solarjen has been fined £250,000 and ordered to pay costs after a number of health and safety failings contributed towards a worker’s fall.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and the commercial rooftop PV award returns once again as the ceremony enters its fifth successive year.
Corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) are not a new feature of the UK solar market, but since the cuts enacted to the feed-in tariff last year they have risen to new prominence. David Pratt examines how these deals are made, and what benefits they offer to both sides.