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.
A 50MW solar farm has been approved at a former RAF airfield, giving Elgin Energy the green light to develop Scotland’s largest consented solar project in the early 2020s.
Energy giant Shell has revealed it is to “enhance” its consumer energy offerings with the help of sonnen’s battery storage products.
Subsidy-free solar farms are at risk of failing to be viable on the wholesale market owing to ‘price cannibalisation’ during periods of high output, according to a new report by consultancy Cornwall Insight.
E.On and Google are to bring their Sunroof platform to British households in the coming weeks as the companies hope to replicate the success of the solar modelling tool in Germany, where it has been used by more than 10,000 customers.
National policy decisions have created “confusion and uncertainty” over what powers exist at a local level to boost the sustainability of new build housing according to a trio of council leaders, backed by the UK Green Building Council.
Energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry has hinted that the government’s forthcoming post-2019 solar direction could deliver a “really positive” set of outcomes for the industry.
Solar Media, the publisher of Solar Power Portal, is delighted to announce that architect and TV personality George Clarke will host this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards.
Southern Solar and the boss of a firm it subcontracted to carry out an installation have been fined after a 23 year-old operative fell around eight metres through a fragile roof, suffering life-changing injuries that left him in a wheelchair.
Ongoing frustration with national solar policy has allowed local authorities and regional government to take the lead in UK solar deployment, the Solar Trade Association has said in a new report.
Viridian Solar has signed an exclusive deal with E.On to offer its roof-integrated solar panels to homes across England under the utility’s solar and storage business.
Wirsol Energy has taken a step closer to its 150MWp subsidy-free development plans after picking up the project rights to 47MWp of solar across two large-scale projects in Lincolnshire.
Solar generation from the rooftop array of a housing block in London has been traded to an adjacent tower in the UK’s first energy trade using blockchain technology.
BP has placed its recent acquisition of a major stake in Lightsource at the heart of its future low carbon efforts, offering only to cut emissions from its own operations rather than transition away from the polluting fuels it sells.
A UK start-up is launching a pontoon manufacturing facility in Cumbria with a capacity equivalent of 12MW.
Solar Media, the publisher of Solar Power Portal, has announced it is to prohibit the use of ‘promo girls’ at its flagship exhibition Solar and Storage Live.
Lightsource BP has completed the acquisition of four solar farms from Greek engineering, procurement and contracting (EPC) firm Metka EGN.
RepowerBalcolme has completed its latest community funded install at a primary school in West Sussex in a sign that the economics of such projects are now “coming back” following feed-in tariff cuts.
Highland Council is to invest £2.3 million in building a range of small solar farms across its estate after agreeing on a scheme that aims to make more than £4 million for the council over 20 years.
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is calling on the sector to engage with the development of business rates that will be applied to energy storage projects in 2022, including those attached to subsidy-free solar farms.
The Mayor of London has awarded £150,000 to 13 community energy schemes across the capital, with funding provided for development and feasibility studies for a diverse mix of solar and battery storage projects.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund said “strong operational management” had helped it beat “significantly” lower irradiation levels to deliver on-track earnings in H2 2017.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018 are now open, and returning once again is the Ground-mount Solar Project of the Year category.
AES Solar has racked up a partnership with EV charging and battery storage supplier Phuse Energy.
UK solar distributor Waxman Energy has added Trina Solar panels to its portfolio of solar products.
Good Energy is to redeem the value of its first bond offer after completing the sale of its remaining assets under the issue, but is to offer an extension to the maturity date to meet continuing demand from investors.