BayWa r.e. has launched its third office in the UK in Edinburgh, marking the company's continued expansion in the market.
Limiting solar’s share in the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) to 10% is “disappointing”, the Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) has said, whilst welcoming the ambition shown in decarbonisation.
BP has boosted its stake in Lightsource BP to a 50:50 joint venture, establishing new investment to pursue a burgeoning international development pipeline.
National certification scheme MCS has launched a new certification mark for installers and manufacturers.
Details of Ireland’s first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme auction have finally been released, with solar expected to contribute as much as 10% towards its outcome.
The SNP’s manifesto pledges to allow solar power to take part in the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, if the party is elected in the General Election in December.
Lightsource BP is to build a 4.9MWp solar installation for Ibstock Brick, at the latter’s Leicestershire headquarters.
Naked Energy has raised £5.2 million of funding in its latest round, with environmental fund manager Earthworm Group leading the round with a co-investment from Taqa Holdings.
The Conservative Party manifesto, launched on Sunday, fails to lay out any policies for solar power or energy storage, despite the party’s net zero ambitions.
The Labour Party today launched its manifesto, cementing it’s plans to expand renewables and nationalise the energy sector.
The Liberal Democrats party has released its manifesto for the upcoming general election, promising to ramp up support for renewables.
The Octopus Group will float a new renewables fund, the Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust, on the London Stock Exchange.
The UK is back into seventh position in the most recent EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI), released yesterday (19 November).
The Green Party has launched its manifesto, including a pledge to invest £12 billion a year into renewables and to fit one million solar panels on homes per year.
The Labour Party has pledged to install solar power hubs on 2,000 buildings around the country if elected in December.
Energy suppliers Octopus Energy and Midcounties Co-operative have launched Co-op Community Energy, a joint venture that will support renewable energy projects.
Firm describes energy contract with Cheshire West and Chester Council as one of the largest public sector housing solar PV contracts since the disappearance of the feed-in-tariff.
Cardiff Airport has signed a joint agreement with Cenin Renewables for a 2MW solar PV farm that will form part of the former's Environmental Flight Path.
Ethical investment platform Abundance has launched its latest housing offer, with rooftop solar a key element of the plans.
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.
As the UK prepares for yet another election, following the dissolution of parliament in the early hours yesterday, pledges for increased solar power are notable in almost all the major party's campaigns.
Energy storage firm redT has secured a £1.9 million interim loan from proposed merger partner Avalon to keep it going until a potential deal concludes.
Enrico Ambrosini has been appointed as global head of origination at integrated solar power company, Solarcentury. He will lead the companies energy management and power offtake agreements, developing trading and hedging strategies.
A 14.7MW community-owned solar farm in Warwickshire has clinched a new refinancing package from ethical banking firm Triodos and Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC).
Solar Media’s Liam Stoker and Andy Colthorpe return for episode three of the Solar Media Podcast, taking an extensive look at Britain’s net zero legislation. Is 2050 ambitious enough? Is 2025 too ambitious? What’s the sweet spot, and what’s needed for the country to be in with a chance of attaining it?
Norway’s state-owned power giant Statkraft has entered Ireland’s nascent solar market with the acquisition of a 320MW portfolio of utility-scale assets.
Supermarket giant Tesco has announced a major green electricity project, including the installation of solar panels on 187 of its sites covering 335,000m2.
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.
While a lot of uncertainty still remains with regards to renewables after Brexit, the growth of subsidy free solar, along with net zero and other targets enshrined in UK law, and the World Trade Organisations (WTO) arrangements should reassure the solar industry. But concerns over imports, skilled staff and growing costs remain.
A landmark project aimed at piloting the powering of Britain's railways with on-site solar was amongst the winners of this year's Community Energy Awards.