A 10MW solar farm in Shropshire is to be managed by a new community energy group, it has been announced this week.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Emma Bridge, CEO of Community Energy England, to talk about how COVID-19 has impacted the sector, how groups have rallied to protect those in their communities and what we can expect as the UK looks towards lifting lockdown.
Six community-run solar farms have advanced £195,000 in community benefit funds, with the money to go towards supporting their local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Community Energy Scheme has given its members a payment break for April, May and June, saving them over £200,000 in energy costs.
Solar Power Portal spoke to Andrew Moore, one of the directors of the Creacombe solar farm, to talk subsidy-free community solar, the possibility of battery storage and just how Creacombe came to be.
Ferry Farm Community Solar has completed a £5.5 million transaction to bring a solar array into full community ownership.
£100,000 has been raised by community-owned solar projects from surplus generation, which will now be given to Corona Crisis Funds.
Community energy projects have been given a six month extension to complete and register feed-in tariff (FiT) projects due to ongoing challenges caused by COVID-19.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Emma Bridge to talk about how the market has changed since the end of the FiT, the delays projects are facing due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and whether subsidy-free is a reality for community solar.
Community Owned Renewable Energy Partners (CORE) and Yealm Community Energy's (YCE) first ground-mounted 7.3MW solar PV farm has been successfully connected to the grid.
Co-op Energy has launched the Community Power tariff that will ensure all the electricity provided is sourced from community renewable energy projects.
A 14.7MW community-owned solar farm in Warwickshire has clinched a new refinancing package from ethical banking firm Triodos and Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC).
Community solar has faced its toughest year yet, according to a new report, detailing how new generation capacity fell in 2018.
A community solar scheme to install solar PV on local buildings is being launched by community co-op MaidEnergy.
Newly electrified railways in Wales are to be powered by community-owned solar as part of a new study.
Brighton Energy Coop (BEC) secured 2.5MW worth of feed-in tariff exemptions before the feed-in tariff window slammed shut at the weekend.
Community solar is waiting with “baited breath” as the closure of the feed-in tariff (FiT) launches the sector into an uncertain future.
Community Owned Renewable Energy LLP (CORE) has invested £12 million in three UK solar farms.
Brighton Energy Coop (BEC) has bolstered its pipeline of community-owned solar projects with 730kW worth of new projects.
The Solar Power Portal and Energy Storage News Awards 2018 is now just a few weeks away, and we’re profiling some of this year’s shortlisted nominations in the build up to the event. Today, we look at the Community Solar Installation of the Year category, sponsored by British Solar Renewables.
Community interest company Burnham & Western Energy has announced a £4 million community fundraising round in a bid to support two charities located nearby its 9.3MW solar farm.
BSR has signed a deal to perform operations and maintenance (O&M) for Mongoose Energy’s 50MW community solar portfolio.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018 are now open, and this year we will once celebrate community solar projects.
British Solar Renewables has been selected to manage the “pioneering” community-owned Westmill Solar Park.
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.
Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC) is to make a further £50,000 of community benefit funds available to projects in the South West on the back of renewed power profits.
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.
Renewables investment firm Thrive Renewables has stepped in to bridge a £1.7 million funding gap that would have otherwise prevented a community-led solar investment from closing.
Mark Kenber has been named as the interim chief executive at community energy specialists Mongoose Energy following a management reshuffle late last month.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and returning this year is the award for best use of solar in a community or social benefit project.