Solar Power Portal speaks to Solarcentury chief executive Frans van den Heuvel and strategy director David Edwards about subsidy-free solar in the UK, battery storage and what advice it might have for a future government.
Blackfinch Investments has sealed the deal on the acquisition of a new subsidy-free solar farm project in North Wales.
Uncertainty around the targeted charging review could impair solar PV’s contribution to the UK’s net-zero transition, NextEnergy Capital tells RE-Source UK event.
Few could fault the government for rallying behind clean energy funding where others demur but are vague or localised measures enough for a world with 12 years left to limit global warming?
Last summer’s heatwave helped double NextEnergy Solar Fund’s profits, but the adverse effects of high temperatures dragged down its overall performance, the company said.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has confirmed that it has kickstarted the build-out of its UK-facing subsidy-free solar pipeline.
Lightsource BP has connected another subsidy-free, private wire solar farm, this time a 2.3MWp install in Lancashire.
Solar module manufacturer Q Cells has committed to the UK PV market in the long term, claiming the post-feed in tariff landscape “abounds with opportunities”.
The pipeline of active large-scale pre-build large-scale solar farms (>250kWp) has seen significant growth during the past six months, and now stands at more than 4.2GW of total capacity.
Foresight Solar Fund basked in last year’s sunshine to report significant growth in 2018, but the coming years look set for a “more opportunistic approach”, the fund said today.
The advent of unsubsidised solar in the UK is accelerating and Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF), one of the top five asset holders in the UK, now expects its previous patience in the field to pay off.
GRIDSERVE has unveiled that it is to start construction on a 37.4MW solar farm and 27MW battery storage project imminently, in what is being billed as the UK’s most technologically advanced solar farm to date.
Financing is the last obstacle to more widespread subsidy-free developments throughout Europe as merchant risk remains problematic to debt providers, industry experts have concluded.
Representatives of some of solar PV’s leading European finance houses will meet in London this week as the continent’s solar industry inches ever closer to grid-parity.
Solarcentury has poached Chris Banks from RES to lead its subsidy-free solar development team in the UK.
Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media, details precisely how the UK’s post-subsidy solar pipeline has soared to just shy of 3GW, while simultaneously forecasting something of a revival for UK solar in 2019 with 500MW to be developed.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has added 470MW of subsidy-free PV assets to its acquisition pipeline as an “exceptional” summer of solar saw profits rise.
Hive Energy and Wirsol have submitted their application to develop their planned nationally significant solar farm, Cleve Hill, albeit on a slightly reduced scale to that originally proposed.
Sarah Hitchcox, development and policy director at Anesco, sets the record straight over the developer’s famed Clayhill project – the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm – and discusses the company’s vision for the future.
Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media, reveals precisely how and where subsidy-free solar in the UK is to get underway next year.
The end of the minimum import price on solar panels and cells imported from China is opening a “huge door” for subsidy-free PV developments throughout Europe.
SunGift Energy has installed a 140.5kW solar rooftop array on behalf of the University of Exeter, a project completed without the need for subsidy.
The “second wave” of strong solar growth in the UK and beyond, driven by subsidy-free economics, could be delayed by cannibalisation of wholesale power prices.
A planned 15MW subsidy-free solar develop will begin construction this summer to power what is said to be the country’s first carbon-negative business park.
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).
Cardiff Council is to run the rule over a planned ground-mount solar farm this week which could bolster public coffers to the tune of more than £6 million.
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.
The UK has climbed back up to seventh in EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI), its highest position since cuts to renewable subsidies sent its ranking tumbling.
Solar Media, the publisher of Solar Power Portal, is delighted to announce that next year’s Large Scale Solar Europe event will be held in Portugal in partnership with the country’s secretary of state of energy.
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.