Centrica will “most likely” install up to 100 residential energy storage batteries in selected homes in Cornwall, alongside new installs of solar panels if they are not already in place, as part of its local energy market (LEM) programme.
The majority of UK respondents to the largest survey of attitudes towards green energy ever conducted would like to see more solar power used compared to other generation technologies.
The Solar Trade Association is looking to light a fire under the UK’s solar thermal industry, claiming now is the time to “shake off preconceptions” surrounding the technology.
Aviva Investors has added over 1.6MW of rooftop solar to its portfolio after acquiring well over 200 arrays from Downing for £5 million.
Solar and other renewables will generate more than half of all electricity in the UK by the mid-2020s according to a new study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and Eaton, which expects the cost of the technology to more than halve by 2040.
Ofgem has sought to reassure solar farm owners that it will not withdraw accreditation to subsidy schemes without having a good reason to do so as it continues to work on guidance for co-locating energy storage assets with solar.
Hive Energy has confirmed it is the developer behind ambitious plans for a huge solar farm on the north Kent coast which could have a final generation capacity in excess of 350MW.
Octopus Investment, non-utility UK investor, is set to expand its £484 million solar portfolio refinancing that it closed earlier this year.
Last week, renewables developer and investor Hazel Capital was acquired by Gresham House. Tony Dalwood, chief executive of the asset management group, explains to Solar Power Portal what the acquisition means for both Gresham House and Hazel Capital; what projects will be brought forward from the existing pipeline; and what uncertainties lay ahead for UK energy storage.
Western Solar’s low energy Ty Solar Home design is being utilised for two news social housing villages in North Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire in Wales.
Public support for renewables has climbed to yet another new high in 2017, further indicating the discrepancy between the technologies and other generators in the public’s eye.
Hazel Capital has been bought by investment manager Gresham House through a combination of cash and newly issued shares, which includes new investment in three energy storage projects.
The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) Propertymark has said more needs to be done to promote the benefits of solar panels to house-hunters after anecdotal evidence from its members suggested buyers could be put off by legacy installations.
Solar mounting systems company Valk Solar Systems is looking to capitalise on the “significant recovery” of the UK’s commercial rooftop market with its established flat roof system, while exclusively revealing a new concept for pitched roof tile applications.
Cambridge Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) has moved to pre-emptively dispell claims that it would not respond to solar panel incidents for fear of being electrocuted after a potential scam emerged.
The domestic renewables sector is split over the outcome of Dieter Helm’s forthcoming cost of energy review, with some dismissing its relevance to the industry.
Established names in the solar industry such as Solar Edge, Wind & Sun and NEC are among those to have already rebooked for Solar & Storage Live 2018.
Electricity and heat generator and retailer Vattenfall is developing a third party model for energy storage deployment which will see the Swedish firm deploy batteries alongside UK solar farms.
Solar PV recycling service, Recycle Solar Technologies is to expand its service after a £1,000 grant injection from the UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE) Kickstart Fund.
All low carbon technologies should be able to access the same markets and compete on an equal basis for contracts according to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), whose latest policy consultation flies in the face of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy (CGS).
This morning the government’s long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy was finally published to a mixed response from the renewables lobby. Here we have collated some of the leading commentary so far.
Triodos Bank has provided loans worth nearly £18 million to Spanish developer Gamma Solutions to refinance two solar farms in the UK.
The third and final edition of Solar & Storage Today, the daily newspaper which runs parallell to Solar & Storage Live, is now available to download.
Westech, the manufacturer of Perlight Solar modules, has successfully navigated changes in the UK market as customers place increasing emphasis on quality.
A collection of images from last night's Solar Power Portal Awards.
Nottingham-based EvoEnergy was a major winner at last night’s Solar Power Portal Awards, being crowned 2017 Contractor of the Year as Solarcentury boss Frans van den Heuvel was recognised for his outstanding achievements in the solar sector.
The UK solar industry has defied a period of low deployment in the UK and turned out in force at the Solar & Storage Live exhibition in Birmingham.
lar & Storage Today, the daily newspaper which runs parallell to Solar & Storage Live, is now available to download.