With the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 is now just a matter of weeks away, we take a closer look at the community/social benefit project shortlist.
The UK solar industry has widely backed Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s new environment strategy, but stressed the need for national policy to support it.
With the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 is now just a matter of weeks away, we take a closer look at the Energy Efficiency and Corporate Social Responsibility Programme shortlist.
A reverse solar auction is to be run for London homeowners under plans outlined by the mayor today, which place community energy schemes at the centre of City Hall’s plans while shutting the door once and for all on a rumoured London feed-in tariff.
Installing solar and storage technologies into homes could save them as much as £600 each year on their fuel bills, a new study has found.
As the future of UK storage regulation begins to take shape, the pipeline of utility scale projects has continue to grow and now stands at 3.5GW. Lauren Cook, analyst for Solar Media's in-house market research team, identifies the key trends that have emerged and what the future of UK grid scale storage looks like.
Soaring generation from the UK’s solar assets sent UK power demand to a new low last month, according to data compiled by monitoring firm EnAppSys.
Following a difficult two years at the hands of policy upheaval, confidence is returning to a community energy sector which has its eyes set very firmly on the future. Amanda Lennon examines just where that future might take community solar as the sector celebrates Community Energy Fortnight.
Mongoose Energy has claimed to have completed the UK’s “largest ever” community energy deal by financing a 15MW solar-plus-storage project.
Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium is to be powered at least in part by solar after the club extended its association with Octopus Energy.
Support of both fracking and nuclear energy has continued to falter as public concern over both energy security and bills dissipates.
Solar Media's head of market research Finlay Colville delves back into the UK's vast network of planning portals to uncover the incredible scope of subsidy-free solar farms entering the planning phase, and discusses their build potential as UK solar enters its next phase.
Irish solar will reach grid parity in less than a decade, according to predictions by the country’s transmission system operator, despite having no large scale ground mount solar currently installed.
Lincolnshire-based solar developer Lark Energy collapsed owing more than £48.6 million, it has been revealed.
The installation of a 49.5kWp solar power generating cycle shelter at Cambridge North railway station has been completed.
As London mayor Sadiq Khan prepares to launch his environment strategy this month, Low Carbon's head of Investments Steve Mack discusses the potential for solar in the capital and what the mayor needs to do to ensure London becomes a global leader in the use of renewable energy.
Stuart Elmes, CEO at Viridian Solar and director at the Solar Trade Association, gives his two cents on this week's long-awaited announcements from the government and Ofgem.
Yesterday the government and Ofgem published its strategy for a modernised, smart and flexible power system, the result of its eagerly anticipated response to last year’s Smart Power Call for Evidence. Solar Power Portal picks through the document to assess how the domestic solar and storage industries may benefit.
Business secretary Greg Clark has unveiled the first phase of a £246 million investment in battery technology with the launch of the Faraday Challenge, designed to boost research and development and position the UK at the forefront of energy storage.
Regulations implemented earlier this year retroactively cutting tariffs under the Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) could create a legal precedent to reduce agreed support in schemes across the wider renewables sector.
Leading asset management group BlackRock has taken its Renewable Income UK fund up to £1.1 billion, making it one of the largest single investments in renewable energy.
The European renewables lobby has leapt to the defence of the sector, warning that a withdrawal of priority dispatch for renewables would be counterproductive.
Labour MP Rachel Reeves, widely tipped as one of the party’s rising stars, has been selected as chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee.
Solar Power Portal is delighted to today reveal the entries that have been shortlisted for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards.
A war of words has erupted between Good Energy and its clean energy rival – and largest shareholder – Ecotricity over payments to a solar development firm belonging to Juliet Davenport’s husband.
The second quarter of 2017 saw the highest levels of solar generation for that time of year in a three month period which saw increased price volatility due to the strong levels of renewable generation, according to EnAppSys.
Energy storage provider and system integrator Younicos has been bought out by Aggreko, a power generation equipment and energy controls supplier.
London’s environmental strategy, expected to include wide-ranging plans to boost solar deployment in the capital, is expected to be published next month City Hall has revealed.
Swedish state-owned power company Vattenfall has established a new business unit dedicated to solar plus storage.
The UK’s suite of renewables set a new generation record in the first quarter of the year, official statistics from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy show.