The sales practices of the Community Energy Scheme UK are being called into question with the opening of an investigation by energy regulator Ofgem.
The winners of the Local Authority segment of the Green Homes Grant have been unveiled, with £74 million allocated to over 100 local authorities for installations taking place by June 2021.
The Solar Together scheme offers residents the opportunity to buy solar panels at a discounted rate through a group buying scheme, with Richmond Council the latest to join.
A programme of solar PV installations – including two urban solar farms – has been approved by Gateshead Council.
Swindon Borough Council has launched a solar offset scheme, signing a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Total Gas and Power.
The UK's largest council-owned battery storage site, the 30MW Fideoak Mill site, is now fully operational.
A total of almost 190kW of rooftop solar is currently being installed across six sites in Neath Port Talbot.
Brighton and Hove City Council is planning to install solar panels on up to 1,000 council-owned homes.
Cambridgeshire County Council has unveiled plans for a “pioneering” solar farm, adding to the two other projects announced this month.
Oldham Council has announced its intention to build a 900kW solar farm.
Solar Power Portal’s resident local authority expert Stephen Cirell investigates the role solar car ports can play in helping councils and local authorities tackle climate emergencies, helped by tumbling install costs.
A 25MW battery energy storage system (BESS) in Somerset will see an additional 5MW, taking it to its maximum capacity.
Implement “proper” climate change plans or risk facing legal challenge, environmental lawyers have warned 100 councils across England.
A council-owned solar farm has smashed generation targets in its third year of operation, taking its overall income to £4 million.
Wokingham Borough Council has become the latest to embrace solar, pledging school installs during the next academic year.
Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) has unveiled two landmark solar-plus-storage projects on existing landfill sites which aim to be the first of their kind in the UK.
West Sussex County Council recently followed up Anesco's completion of the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm in September last year with its own, deploying 7.4MW alongside a battery to make the project viable. While some have argued the project offers little in discussions of the future solar landscape in the UK, local authority projects are being completed now and could bridge the gap in deployment until private investors get moving.
Glasgow City Council has installed 350kW of solar PV across seven schools as part of its Carbon Management Plan.
Energy firm SSE is to deliver solar and a host of other technologies to Calderdale Council as part of a multi-million-pound bid to deliver carbon emission savings.