Two coal power stations in the east midlands – Cottam and West Burton – are now to be home to solar PV with a combined capacity of over 1GW.
Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners has acquired the 350MW Cleve Hill solar-plus-storage site in Kent, UK, with this expected to be the largest single site PV install in the UK once completed.
Elgin Energy expects to accelerate the deployment of a significant portion of its utility-scale solar portfolio thanks to a new financing deal with German bank Berenberg.
Drinks company Diageo - which produces spirits and beers such as Captain Morgan, Smirnoff and Guinness - has applied for planning permission for a new on-site solar farm.
Voltalia has agreed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Axpo for its 7.2MW Tonge solar park located near Sittingbourne in Kent.
Construction of ScottishPower’s solar farm at the Carland Cross hybrid wind, PV and energy storage site has begun, with the first of the 10,000 panels installed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Global renewables firm RES has unveiled a new a pipeline of solar projects in the UK and Ireland totaling over 1GW.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) is hailing the approval of two subsidy-free solar developments, which brings it up to its c.150MWp UK target.
Aberystwyth University has unveiled its plans for the installation of a ground-mount solar array at a site adjacent to its Fferm Penglais student accommodation.
Nissan is to nearly triple the renewable energy generation at its Sunderland manufacturing plant with a proposed 20MW solar farm.
EY has signed a ten-year zero carbon power purchase agreement (PPA) with a UK solar farm in Norfolk, its first in the country.
Danish developer European Energy (EE) has teamed up with North Yorkshire’s Norstar to build 200MW of new projects in the UK.
Low Carbon Ltd has agreed a deal with social enterprise Low Carbon Hub for the rights to a 19MW solar farm with battery storage potential.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has outlined how it is continuing to pursue a 150MW subsidy-free portfolio as it reports high levels of generation.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Ronan Kilduff, managing director of Elgin Energy, to talk about why Ireland was chosen to develop bifacial, the importance of open data when trialing newer technologies and technologies and the potential for "further business" with Foresight.
International solar developer ReneSola has entered into a joint venture with subsidy-free solar platform Novergy to develop UK solar.
EDF Renewables is looking to develop a 49.9MW solar farm at Tye Lane near Bramford.
Innova Energy has refinanced its 57MW portfolio of UK rooftop and ground-mounted solar PV.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has completed the acquisition of a 64.2MWp UK solar portfolio.
Solar generation across Europe jumped 15% in the first six months of the year, reaching 68TWh largely due to bigger solar farms coming online.
Cambridgeshire County Council has unveiled plans for a “pioneering” solar farm, adding to the two other projects announced this month.
Cambridgeshire County Council is looking to build a 29MW solar farm, adding another development to its portfolio.
Irish utility-scale solar developer Terra Solar Limited is winding up, with its projects finding new life with Irish utility ESB.
HBS Group Southern is to install 11.6MWp of solar PV for Anglian Water as it continues its long-held partnership.
Solarcentury has announced its first UK solar farm development in four years, with 62MW planned for Welsh site.
HBS New Energies has been appointed as one of the principle PV contractors for the installation of solar across 21 Welsh Water sites.
UK solar remains a destination of choice for investment despite concerns over Brexit due to the market’s ability to diversify investment portfolios, Allianz GI chief investment officer Armin Sandhoevel has said.