Solar capacity is set for a 17-fold increase globally by 2050 owing to falling technology costs, particularly in battery energy storage, and a decline in the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE), according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
Foresight Solar Fund (FSFL) is seeking to raise £40 million to complete a UK portfolio asset purchase which would, the company said, make it the largest UK-listed dedicated solar investment firm.
Solar could play a pivotal role in a future energy system without jeopardising security of supply, a new report has revealed.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has placed subsidy-free solar developments in the UK firmly in its crosshairs following what it labelled as a “challenging” period for growth and expansion.
Cardiff Council is to run the rule over a planned ground-mount solar farm this week which could bolster public coffers to the tune of more than £6 million.
UK solar industry stalwart Ray Noble has been recognised within the Queen’s birthday honours list, leading a crowd of renewables advocates to have received honours this weekend.
Hive Energy and Wirsol’s bid to build a 350MW solar farm on the Kent coast has entered a second phase of consultation, with the duo now expecting final approval in 2020.
Solar Media, the publisher of Solar Power Portal and organiser of the Solar Power Portal Awards, is delighted to announce that a new nominations record has been set for this year’s ceremony.
Battery storage manufacturer Varta is aiming to take advantage of the UK’s position as an early adopter in the technology, launching domestic sales alongside Waxman Energy this week.
Lightsource BP has bolstered its top table with the appointment of a new non-executive chairman, a hire the company said would boost its global expansion ambitions.
IChoosr has confirmed its next set of ‘one-round’ solar auctions are to take place on 22 August, and installers have been given more insight into the pre-qualification process.
Renewable energy consultancy Dulas is aiming to cater for the growing number of public entities looking at solar by launching a new survey service.
Time is running out to enter your projects into this year’s Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards, as the nominations window slams shut NEXT WEEK.
Energy UK, the domestic energy industry trade body, has urged the government to reinstate Contracts for Difference (CfDs) auctions for established low carbon technologies like solar PV.
The UK’s solar capacity set a new generation record earlier this week, almost a year to the day it achieved the same feat in 2017.
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 Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has issued a damning verdict of the government’s approach to clean energy investment in recent years, calling on it to publish an urgent plan to plug looming policy gaps.
BayWa r.e. has bolstered its operations and maintenance (O&M) capabilities in the UK through the purchase of service provider Becon Consultancy.
Lloyds Banking Group has launched a new £2 billion clean growth finance package to help its commercial banking clients go green.
Bristol City Council has said that as much as £40 million could be invested in the city’s renewables capacity by 2027 as it bids to become carbon neutral by 2050.
Viridian Solar’s Stuart Elmes reflects on the recent STA ‘Leading Lights’ report and narrows in on the example Milton Keynes is setting for others to follow.
Independent connections provider g2 Energy has completed the grid connection works on a new 29MW battery storage facility in Kent, taking its UK battery storage works past the 100MW mark.
Solar Media, the publisher of Solar Power Portal, is delighted to announce that architect and TV personality George Clarke will host this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has completed its long-awaited novation process, and its new board of directors have immediately set sight on evolving the scheme.
The number of employment opportunities for solar technicians in the UK have slumped by nearly 80% in three years, according to research from employment website Indeed.
The Financial Ombudsman has issued a warning to customers over misleading and high-pressure sales techniques used to sell solar in the UK.
There are now less than six weeks left to nominate your projects for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018.
On the back of the trade body’s new report on local authority solar, the Solar Trade Association’s Leonie Greene uncovers the extent of the opportunity with local authorities, details some best practice and looks at precisely how solar companies can thrive in this sector.
Ongoing frustration with national solar policy has allowed local authorities and regional government to take the lead in UK solar deployment, the Solar Trade Association has said in a new report.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has added a trio of new UK-based operational assets to its portfolio.