Exports of solar PV and battery storage to GB distribution networks have seen a “exponential” increase, according to new data from ElectraLink and the Renewable Energy Association (REA).
In Q3 this year, renewables including solar generated more electricity than fossil fuels did for the first time.
ScottishPower’s renewables arm has applied to build a utility-scale solar-plus-storage farm in Scotland, which is to be backed by a private wire connection with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.
UK battery storage manufacturer Powervault has penned an integration agreement with tech platform provider Kaluza, which the companies said would bolster consumer benefits and introduce new routes to market.
Solar is “ready to deliver” in the transition to a net zero future but the Labour Party is facing a “considerable challenge” in its proposed target of net zero by 2030.
National Grid ESO has teamed up with the University of Sheffield’s PV_Live initiative to map out ‘invisible’ solar panels and improve its forecasting.
Photon Energy scooped the coveted Contractor of the Year gong at last night’s Solar & Storage Awards as the Solar Trade Association’s Leonie Greene was recognised for her contribution to the UK solar sector.
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Liam Stoker reflects on the opening day of Solar & Storage Live 2019, where the solar and storage sectors’ growing maturity was ever present, and a gritty determination to get things done was clear.
Low carbon technologies must focus their efforts on collaborating, rather than lobbying against each other if the UK’s net zero target is to be met, a BEIS representative has said.
BayWa r.e. has amassed 2GW in its solar and wind management portfolio, two years after it entered the UK O&M market.
A solar irradiance prediction tool looking to enable more efficient management of electricity networks has been launched by Meniscus.
Implement “proper” climate change plans or risk facing legal challenge, environmental lawyers have warned 100 councils across England.
Global finance giant Legal & General (L&G) is backing rooftop PV with £57.5 million of long-term debt financing.
A solar-powered railway – billed as the first of its kind – has been switched on in Aldershot, supplying the network's signalling and lights with electricity.
HBS New Energies has been appointed as one of the principle PV contractors for the installation of solar across 21 Welsh Water sites.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has unveiled its rebrand focused on improving accessibility for consumers and emphasising the benefits of ‘home-grown energy’.
Photon Energy is continuing its long-standing partnership with Bournemouth University, installing a 108kWp solar system.
A council-owned solar farm has smashed generation targets in its third year of operation, taking its overall income to £4 million.
Battery storage facilities played a pivotal role in responding to a transmission system stress event that caused power cuts and disruption in the UK last week.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has made its maiden move into Northern Ireland, acquiring an 8MW solar farm.
A Welsh dairy farm, E O Morris and Son, has seen the install of a £20,000 rooftop solar system.
Solarcentury has reported “record financial results” for the year ended 31 March 2019 as it casts its eye towards a 5GW, global solar pipeline.
Lior Handelsman, vice president of marketing and product strategy at SolarEdge, discusses the UK’s transition towards subsidy-free and self-consumption models, and how that can be achieved.
National Grid ESO has turned to artificial intelligence to improve its solar forecasting by 33%.
Solar generated 9% of Britain’s electricity on 30 June as carbon emissions dropped to a record-low of 97g/kWh, according to data from Drax.
The UK will need 20 million ‘mini power stations’ to reach its net zero energy goals, with the need to create a policy framework for technologies like solar PV and energy storage an immediate priority, a group convened in Britain’s parliament this week heard.
Anesco has launched a specialist consultancy arm, Anesco Consulting, for investors and commercial customers.
A 17MW solar farm being developed by Lightsource BP has been granted planning permission by Rugby Borough Council.