A petition has been launched urging the government to consider enforcing that new homes in the UK be built with solar PV.
Bristol City Council is celebrating the latest success of its energy strategy after this year’s heatwave saw record highs for solar energy production at its 4.2MW Avonmouth solar park.
BayWa r.e. has appointed former RES managing director Gordon MacDougall to head up its UK projects business as the company eyes the developing market for subsidy-free projects.
One of the largest solar farms under local authority ownership is proving to have been a successful investment after generating more than £1.3 million of income in its second year.
All new housing developments should be fitted with three-phase electricity supply instead of the current practice of ‘lowest cost’ single phase supply to allow greater deployment of residential solar, according to a new report out today.
Cornwall Council is on the hunt for a partner to support the development of an energy storage system intended to overcome grid constraints by making better use of a solar farm connected to a nearby airport.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has added almost 300 rooftop PV systems to its portfolio following the successful acquisition of 1.15MW of assets for a total investment value of £3.6 million.
Foresight Solar Fund (FSFL) has laid claim to the top spot among UK-listed solar investors having completed the acquisition of a 114MW portfolio.
Meeting the costs of the feed-in tariff (FiT) regime has meant solar ‘hasn't necessarily got a good name’ within government across the board, according to the lead of a new network set up to safeguard the academic future of the technology.
The public voting for Solar Power Portal’s inaugural ‘Best in Show’ Solar Design Award, sponsored by myenergi, is now OPEN.
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.
Solo Energy is to launch a ‘free battery’ business model to UK homeowners after carrying out a pilot in Orkney that saw solar and storage systems deployed on 30 properties to boost self-consumption and overcome grid constraints.
One of the first high profile subsidy-free commercial installs has been completed at the Keepmoat Stadium, home to Doncaster Rovers Football Club, with low technology costs and public sector backing showing that solar has a strong future post-feed-in tariff (FiT).
Solar Power Portal is delighted to reveal the shortlists for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018.
Solar stalwart Solarcentury has appointed Wolf Dietrich as its new UK general manager as the company prepares for “strong future growth” in the market.
SPP talks to Alastair Mounsey, UK country manager at JA Solar, about what to expect from the UK market as it rebounds and what installers can learn from other markets who’ve managed regulatory change in the past.
Cleve Hill Solar Park, the joint-venture of Hive Energy and Wirsol intending to develop a 350MW+ solar farm on the Kent coast, has yet to make any decisions regarding the battery storage element of its plans, contrary to media reports.
The UK’s solar output topped that of any other generation technology over the weekend as the UK’s heatwave continues the record-breaking trend of solar generation.
The UK solar and storage markets are on the brink of overcoming a deployment roadblock, according to a number of vendors actively monitoring the territory.
Only one new community energy company was set up in 2017 as evidence continues to mount of “a wholesale decline” in the number of new organisations and projects since cuts to support for these initiatives began in 2015.
An electrical fault in a solar panel array has been deemed to have been the ‘most likely’ cause of a house fire in Winchester which over three hours for firefighters to get under control.
Solar and battery energy storage is to be used to power deliver local flexibility via a virtual power platform after UK Power Networks signed what is thought to be the first commercial contract of its type using residential assets.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has continued to build on its activity in the secondary market, buying up ten operational solar farms with a combined capacity of 46.6MW.
Swansea-based SPECIFIC has today unveiled its ‘Active Office’ concept, a new building powered entirely using integrated, flexible solar panels, a PV solar thermal system and storage batteries.
Solar installer HBS New Energies has landed a contract to install nearly 800kWp of solar across more than 200 new homes in Oxfordshire.
The UK’s solar installs across 2017 were less than half that of the previous year according to SolarPower Europe’s latest report, which has dubbed the UK “the only rainy” European country in terms of growth to 2022.
Fiera Infrastructure has received £48 million of financing to support its acquisition of a 41MWp portfolio of solar installations from Macquarie, which was first announced last year.
NextEnergy Solar Fund's Abid Kazim explains why his firm made its first co-located solar-plus-storage acquisition last month, and why more are set to follow.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has placed subsidy-free solar developments in the UK firmly in its crosshairs following what it labelled as a “challenging” period for growth and expansion.
Myenergi has signed its latest distribution deal with Midsummer Wholesale as the distributor continues its plans for post-subsidy solar business models in preparation for the feed-in tariff’s end in 2019.