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.
Over 900 solar panels have been installed for Hildon Natural Mineral Water in a bid to cut its carbon emissions.
Total UK solar generation soared in Q1 2019 to 2.7TWh, helping renewables to a new quarterly high, a new report has said.
Newly electrified railways in Wales are to be powered by community-owned solar as part of a new study.
UK solar is entering a “new era” following the closure of the feed-in tariff last weekend, and industry leaders are prepared to embrace the sector’s subsidy-free future.
Octopus Energy has sought to “replace and improve” upon the now defunct export tariff with its own iteration.
The pipeline of active large-scale pre-build large-scale solar farms (>250kWp) has seen significant growth during the past six months, and now stands at more than 4.2GW of total capacity.
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.
E.On has unveiled a ‘first of its kind’ Solar Reward scheme promising to “bridge the gap” between the feed-in tariff and the Smart Export Guarantee.
Community solar is waiting with “baited breath” as the closure of the feed-in tariff (FiT) launches the sector into an uncertain future.
The closure of the feed-in tariff is “endangering” Scotland’s active domestic solar market, trade body Scottish Renewables has warned.
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.
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.
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.
The Solar & Storage Live Awards ceremony will this year be hosted by comedian Zoe Lyons, event organiser Terrapinn has announced.
UK solar company Viridian Solar is to partner Krannich Solar for the distribution of its Clearline Fusion roof integrated solar PV systems.
Aberla Group has lauded a £3 million investment in its energy businesses after it recorded an “exceptionally strong” year, delivering significant growth.
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.
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is aiming to unlock billions of pounds of investments for clean energy projects.
Energy minister Claire Perry has remained tight-lipped over the future shape of the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) as her department begins to pour over responses to its consultation on the matter.
Political pressure on the government’s decision to close the feed-in tariff with no replacement scheme in place has ratcheted up ahead of the closure of a consultation on the future of solar policy in the UK.
Statkraft has partnered with energy & meteo systems to launch a 1GW wind, solar and battery storage virtual power plant in the UK, which it says will further renewables’ penetration into the country’s energy market.
A ban on Solarplicity’s energy supply outfit from taking on new customers will not affect its flagship solar rollout scheme, the company has said.
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.
Consumers in a Brixton housing estate will soon be able to trade solar power amongst themselves as an EDF Energy-backed, blockchain-enabled pilot project gets underway.
Retig, the parent company of solar installer The Pheonix Works, has sealed a multi-million-pound capital investment to power its renewables ambitions in the UK.
UK renewables groups have lobbied together to urge Ofgem to rethink ‘unfair’ network charging reforms which could nudge renewables and flexibility projects towards failure.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded multi-million-pound funding to trials of solar used in conjunction with railways, roads and footways.
Anesco has begun an internal restructure which will see several business units merged and as many as 18 jobs lost from the renewables firm, Solar Power Portal can reveal.
Wood Mackenzie has predicted that the UK will join Europe’s “vanguard of subsidy-free utility-scale solar PV” in 2019 as project costs continue to fall.