Plans for the largest solar farm in Scotland have been approved, allowing Elgin Energy to construct what is expected to be a subsidy-free 20MW development on the north coast.
Solarwatt has appointed 12 new UK installer partners to serve demand for its MyReserve battery storage systems as its partnership with Fronius continues to reap benefits.
Soaring generation from the UK’s solar assets sent UK power demand to a new low last month, according to data compiled by monitoring firm EnAppSys.
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.
Mongoose Energy has claimed to have completed the UK’s “largest ever” community energy deal by financing a 15MW solar-plus-storage project.
Residential battery storage has won a partial victory after the government agreed to a tax break for battery systems, but only if they are supplied and installed alongside solar panels.
Robert Llewellyn returns to host this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards four years after first doing so, and he’s delighted to be back compering an evening celebrating the successes of an industry he relishes. Solar Power Portal caught up with our illustrious host to talk about his obsession for all things green.
Elgin Energy has submitted plans for a subsidy free solar farm on the site of a former airfield in Scotland which if approved would see the site boast more than 50MW of capacity.
The installation of a 49.5kWp solar power generating cycle shelter at Cambridge North railway station has been completed.
As London mayor Sadiq Khan prepares to launch his environment strategy this month, Low Carbon's head of Investments Steve Mack discusses the potential for solar in the capital and what the mayor needs to do to ensure London becomes a global leader in the use of renewable energy.
A number of business units within UK renewables developer Lark Energy have been shuttered and a number of jobs lost following what it has described as a “re-organisation”.
Stuart Elmes, CEO at Viridian Solar and director at the Solar Trade Association, gives his two cents on this week's long-awaited announcements from the government and Ofgem.
CCL Components has launched a commercial project finance offering to help installers overcome limits on available capital in new projects, enabling them to grow in size and capability.
Lightsource and BlackRock Real Assets have combined to launch a £1 billion play to consolidate the UK’s secondary solar market.
Yesterday’s development from Ofgem and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have garnered a significant response from the industry, the majority of which has been overwhelmingly positive.
Yesterday the government and Ofgem published its strategy for a modernised, smart and flexible power system, the result of its eagerly anticipated response to last year’s Smart Power Call for Evidence. Solar Power Portal picks through the document to assess how the domestic solar and storage industries may benefit.
Regulations implemented earlier this year retroactively cutting tariffs under the Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) could create a legal precedent to reduce agreed support in schemes across the wider renewables sector.
Leading asset management group BlackRock has taken its Renewable Income UK fund up to £1.1 billion, making it one of the largest single investments in renewable energy.
Widespread curtailment of solar generators that had been planned for the Isle of Wight between July and October will be largely avoided following intense negotiations between SSE and a consortium of affected generators on the island.
The energy performance of a home can now be used by mortgage lenders to determine if higher levels of finance can be provided to new homeowners, creating an impetus for buyers and house builders increase energy efficiency and savings in their homes.
Solar Power Portal is delighted to today reveal the entries that have been shortlisted for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards.
New energy minister Richard Harrington has once again raised the prospect of the inclusion of solar in future Contract for Difference (CfD) allocations, claiming no decisions have been made to exclude the technology from upcoming auctions.
Shortly after Foresight Group made its first battery storage acquisition Solar Power Portal caught up with Dan Wells, partner at the investment group, to discuss the domestic storage market’s prospects and how Foresight views the nascent sector.
The second quarter of 2017 saw the highest levels of solar generation for that time of year in a three month period which saw increased price volatility due to the strong levels of renewable generation, according to EnAppSys.
More significant details regarding the generation profile of their solar roof tiles are needed before Tesla can substantiate claims that they are cheaper than conventional roofs.
Vortex has refinanced its 365MW UK solar portfolio just two months after it completed the purchase from ex-SunEdison yieldco TerraForm Power.
Aldi UK has marked the fourth Solar Independence Day with the announcement that it will install a further 11,000 solar panels across more than 50 of its stores by the end of the year.
Moixa secured £2.5 million of funding in the first quarter of 2017 which it will use to pursue a goal of installing 50,000 home battery systems by the end of the decade.
The UK’s suite of renewables set a new generation record in the first quarter of the year, official statistics from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy show.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has launched a stinging criticism of the government’s continued failure to publish its Clean Growth Plan.