In the second part of a two-part feature for Solar Power Portal, Q CELLS' Ian Clover discusses the diversification of the solar industry into other areas of clean energy as solar PV continues to evolve and the challenges it may still face.
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 new episode of the Solar Media Podcast, sponsored by Honeywell, is now available stream, as we explore recent solar price hikes in China.
As the Smart Export Guarantee turns a year old, Solar Power Portal takes a look back at how it came to be and what the last year has been like under the scheme.
Regulatory uncertainty has “damaged” subsidy-free solar projects, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has said in response to Ofgem’s Decarbonisation Action Plan.
The Irish government has confirmed new details surrounding the country’s eagerly anticipated renewables auction, due to kick-off next year
Ofgem is issuing a final call for information on “dormant” feed-in tariff (FiT) installations still awaiting accreditation.
The Liberal Democrats party has released its manifesto for the upcoming general election, promising to ramp up support for renewables.
The government is set to remove a significant barrier to utility-scale storage sites, proposing changes to planning regulations to allow projects over 50MW to proceed without government approval.
Details on the information generators will be required to provide suppliers with to receive Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) payments have been revealed in draft guidance for suppliers published by Ofgem.
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.
The UK solar industry will see a familiar face leading on UK energy policy after ex-energy minister Andrea Leadsom returned to to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to succeed Greg Clark as energy secretary.
Solar Power Portal speaks to Solarcentury chief executive Frans van den Heuvel and strategy director David Edwards about subsidy-free solar in the UK, battery storage and what advice it might have for a future government.
Few could fault the government for rallying behind clean energy funding where others demur but are vague or localised measures enough for a world with 12 years left to limit global warming?
Regulation and policy decisions are the biggest barriers to UK energy storage and are in need of significant changes, says industry experts.
Residential solar installations slide to just 3.6MW in April 2019, the first month following the closure of the feed-in tariff.
Regulation changes are forcing solar developers to out-source staff needed to complete projects, says energy consultancy Roadnight Taylor.
Energy minister Claire Perry is to take a leave of absence, with universities minister Chris Skidmore fulfilling her duties in the interim.
Ofgem’s Targeted Charging Review (TCR) proposals could delay the onset of subsidy-free solar in the UK by as much as five years, new research by Aurora Energy Research has found.
HM Revenue & Custom proposals to increase VAT on solar panels will hinder the country’s progress towards a net zero economy, Committee on Climate Change (CCC) chief Chris Stark has said.
Solar Media's in-house editorial team highlights five key themes that emerged from last week's Energy Storage Summit 2019, which took place at a crucial time for the industry.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is to launch a new certification scheme for battery energy storage systems.
UK renewables groups have lobbied together to urge Ofgem to rethink ‘unfair’ network charging reforms which could nudge renewables and flexibility projects towards failure.
Small-scale solar PV installations have maintained their priority dispatch rights in Europe after a vote by European Union Member States last week.
The business, energy and industrial strategy select committee has ratcheted up the pressure on the government to “urgently” clarify its position on rooftop solar.
The government has heard industry concerns over the future of the export tariff "loud and clear", but did admit there is “no new news” on inclusion of solar into the Contracts for Difference auctions or the future of small scale renewables.
Solar developers could be offered ‘time-profiled’ grid access during daylight hours to suit the generation profiles of their sites under a planned shake-up of the distribution network access and charging arrangements.
The government has confirmed it will close the small-scale feed-in tariff (FiT) on 31 March 2019 as planned and, crucially, close the export tariff to new installations at the same time.
After Claire Perry said she expects some "really positive" outcomes from the forthcoming solar strategy, Liam Stoker looks back at some of the other claims made by energy ministers and secretaries and explains why the department can ill afford another misstep.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has completed its long-awaited novation process, and its new board of directors have immediately set sight on evolving the scheme.