Articles tagged with: Renewables

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Farewell FiTs: Spring is coming as UK solar pivots to the future

18 Apr 2019, 11:40 • By Leonie Greene
Farewell FiTs: Spring is coming as UK solar pivots to the future

As climate protests take to the streets, the Solar Trade Association’s Leonie Greene offers a glimpse at what the immediate future has in store for the UK’s solar industry and its growing independence.

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Farewell FiTs: How people, and not just policy, drove UK solar

29 Mar 2019, 13:50 • By Leonie Greene
Farewell FiTs: How people, and not just policy, drove UK solar

Léonie Greene, director of advocacy and new markets at the Solar Trade Association, looks back at the some of the moments and people that have been critical to the solar industry under the feed-in tariff on the eve of the scheme’s closure.

Farewell FiTs: The view from the rooftops

Farewell FiTs: The view from the rooftops

27 Mar 2019, 16:15

Alice Grundy speaks to installers who’ve experienced the rise and fall of the feed-in tariff to determine what they’ve learned and what they expect of the industry moving forward.

Farewell FiTs: How the feed-in tariff gave birth to UK Solar

Farewell FiTs: How the feed-in tariff gave birth to UK Solar

26 Mar 2019, 11:00

Nine years on from the beginning of the feed-in tariff and the solar industry is a changed beast. Larger, certainly. Wiser, perhaps. One thing is for sure, it has learned to thrive in the face of uncertainty and rampant adversity.

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Farewell FiTs: The end of the beginning

26 Mar 2019, 10:41 • By Liam Stoker
Farewell FiTs: The end of the beginning

Liam Stoker kicks off a fortnight-long series of content that will bid a fond farewell to the feed-in tariff as it enters its final throes.

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Results season and UK solar’s direction of travel

12 Mar 2019, 12:44 • By Liam Stoker
Results season and UK solar’s direction of travel

Results season - that time of the year when firms reveal just how well, or poorly, they’ve performed - is always interesting, but as UK solar enters a critical juncture, this year’s season has become emblematic of PV’s direction of travel.

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Plugging the hole: How can solar fill UK nuclear’s void?

21 Feb 2019, 11:35 • By Liam Stoker
Plugging the hole: How can solar fill UK nuclear’s void?

When Hitachi suspended development of its planned new nuclear power plant at Wylfa in early 2019, many thought the news would blow a hole in the country’s decarbonisation plans. But as costs continue to fall, even the UK government, not usually considered to be renewables’ closest ally, has pointed to the technologies’ role in plugging that gap. Liam Stoker looks at what might be required.