The Clean Growth Plan is to be published in the autumn when Parliament returns after the summer recess, according to newly appointed climate change minister Claire Perry.
The government and Ofgem’s response to the Smart Power Call for Evidence will be published “as soon as the political situation makes it possible”.
Energy storage is the next obvious addition to solar plants in the UK. Elizabeth Reid of law firm Bird & Bird takes a look at some of the drivers, opportunities - and regulatory obstacles.
Solarplicity has claimed its new solar initiative could save social housing tenants £200 million a year if they sign up to free LEDs, a smart meter and having solar PV installed where viable.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has bolstered its chequebook by raising £126.5 million from a share placing that was significantly oversubscribed.
With the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme for UK based solar incentives finishing on 31 March 2017, the domestic sector once again showed its resilience by installing a healthy 640MW during Q1 2017.
John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) has completed the acquisition of four operating solar farms with a total generating capacity of 33.5MW for just £12.2 million from sPower Holdings, buying up its entire portfolio of UK projects.
Solarwatt has appointed Bobbie Wright as its sales manager for the UK and Ireland to oversee the launch of its MyReserve battery storage system for homes and business in the UK.
A coalition of generators affected by outages on the Isle of Wight has released a statement revealing that a number of assets were fully curtailed for almost the majority of April after SSEN provided just two months’ notice of the disconnection.
The government’s record on solar broke into the national election campaign last night when Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn condemned cuts to feed-in tariffs which he said “destroyed and damaged” the industry.
Solar farms on the Isle of Wight are set for a summer of rolling constraint periods while Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) and National Grid conduct work on the island’s infrastructure, SPP can reveal.
The cost of installing domestic solar in the UK has charted an erratic path over the last year since feed-in tariff (FiT) cuts were enacted in January 2016, with a swing of almost £200 per kilowatt at various points.
The Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) is seeking to raise up to £5 million to accelerate the roll-out of its new offering as it prepares to open new loans to UK homeowners.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) will seek to work with the next government to almost double the UK’s solar capacity by 2022 with an overall aim to reach the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) goal of 40GW of solar by 2030.
The UK has rejoined the top ten most attractive countries for investment in renewables according to 'Big Four' consultancy EY’s latest index, marking the first increase in its placing since 2013.
Octopus Investments has bolstered its funds with a £300 million fund raising which it says will be used to pursue operational renewable assets in the UK.
Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla’s new solar roof tiles will ship to the UK from next year, nearly six months after they are to be released in its native US market.
Energy UK has said the country’s next government must embrace the “changing” energy market and extend support for low carbon generation.
Commercial rooftop solar specialist Photon Energy has continued to benefit from a strong relationship with Willmott Dixon, completing a 165.5kW solar install on one of its latest new build developments.
Dulas has completed a 9kWp solar install atop a new office building in the heart of London as the company continues to work almost exclusively in a new build sector driven by planning requirements and high building standards.
Mercedes-Benz Energy has begun exporting its home energy storage systems to the UK as part of a wider international push into new markets outside of Germany.
The biggest challenges facing asset owners are the requirements of adapting to subsidy free solar following rapid reductions in support for the technology around the world, according to a panel of large scale investors.
NextEnergy Solar Fund is to bolt on a further 28MW of UK solar after signing purchase agreements for six new farms.
The government must provide a route to market for ‘pot 1’, or established, technologies such as solar if it is to deliver decarbonisation at least cost to consumers, according to a new report from Energy UK.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has reiterated its stance that the forthcoming emissions reduction plan will be published “as early as possible” despite prime minister Theresa May calling a snap election this morning.
West Sussex County Council is to invest up to £3 million in the roll-out of solar across schools in the region in a scheme intended to create new revenue for the council and save the schools millions.
The Solar Cloth Company (TSCC) misled potential investors with various claims that have since been proven to be untrue, Solar Power Portal can reveal.
Solarcentury has cemented its international expansion by acquiring a 400MW pipeline in Latin America.
The UK’s suite of renewables set new records last weekend as the country basked in unseasonably bright conditions for much of Sunday.
A lack of more traditional infrastructure investment opportunities in the UK is pushing investors towards UK solar, Lightsource head of equity fundraising Shane Swords has said.