RenewableUK’s new chief executive Dan McGrail is calling for the government to increase the cap for the next round of Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions by 25%.
Portsmouth City Council has installed two solar, battery storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging systems at housing depots in the city.
Misconceptions continue to deter solar adoption as 13.8% believe PV to be costlier than fossil fuels
New research from Project Solar UK has found that a massive education campaign is required to tackle climate change, with misconceptions around solar remaining.
EDP Renewables (EDPR) has reached agreements to acquire a 544MW UK wind and solar portfolio, 118MW of which is solar currently under development.
Anesco has been awarded 12 contracts by Cubico Sustainable Investments and GLIL Infrastructure to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) for a jointly owned portfolio.
SolarEdge is launching its 100kW three phase inverter with synergy technology, designed to improve the profitability of larger PV installations, in the UK.
A floating solar development to be located in London’s Royal Docks set to provide renewable energy directly to London City Airport has won £40,000.
The Treasury has outlined reluctance to change the VAT level on green products, following calls from industry for reductions to accelerate the rollout of technologies like solar panels and heat pumps.
A Guarantee Scheme, financial support and options for surplus energy would all boost domestic solar uptake.
EDF Renewables UK is moving forward with its proposed development of a 49.9MW solar farm, with a public consultation now open.
Continued price reductions are expected to increase the uptake of solar panels through the late 2020s, National Grid ESO has found.
Thinktank Ember has ranked the UK as sixth in the world for wind and solar generation, with the technologies contributing 29% of its electricity mix in 2020.
A rooftop solar scheme commissioned for Essex County Council has seen Solarwatt supply complete PV systems for 15 primary school sites.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Tom Hoines, MD of Younity, about the challenges for community energy organisations in finding projects in a "very competitive market" and the need to encourage more involvement in community energy.
A total of 34 new solar generation sites and nine battery storage sites have secured connection contracts with UK Power Networks (UKPN) between January and May in Essex, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
Housing minister Christopher Pincher MP has announced plans to reform the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) regime.
Social Energy has launched a new solar export tariff offering 20p/kWh for the first 1,000kWh exported per year.
Building work on a new solar farm at the Duke of Gloucester Barracks, South Cerney, has been started by 3ti.
The UK government has confirmed it is investigating allegations of forced labour in the global solar supply chain, but refused to state whether or not it would be shortly following the US in enacting import sanctions on specific upstream manufacturers in Xinjiang, China.
The Climate Change Committee’s (CCC) has called for “long-term ambition” around solar and other renewables.
Enso Energy is consulting on plans for a new solar-plus-storage site in the centre of the Welsh island of Anglesey.
Energy buying group Co-op Power is to double its number of power purchase agreements (PPAs), as it looks to expand its offering.
Pivot Power, Wärtsilä and Habitat Energy have today (23 June) activated what the trio claim to be the UK’s first grid-scale battery storage system directly connected to the transmission network.
The UK should grow its solar capacity to 210GW by 2050, unlocking a low cost transition to net zero, a new report has found.
The Foresight Group’s full portfolio of sustainable infrastructure, including its UK solar assets, is being digitalised in a new agreement with Sennen.
Community energy groups will now be eligible to access Ofgem’s Decarbonisation and Innovation Funds.
Voltalia has agreed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Axpo for its 7.2MW Tonge solar park located near Sittingbourne in Kent.
BayWa r.e. has been granted Provisional Acceptance for the repowering of Gresham House’s 4.984MWp ground mounted solar park Lake Farm.
On day two of Solar Media's Utility Solar Summit, discussions moved onto financing models for projects in a post-subsidy market, including the benefits of moving away from the strict deadlines that came with them.
The UK solar industry needs to treble to align with Climate Change Committee (CCC) recommendations, hitting 40GW of installed capacity by 2030.