Scottish solar installer AES Solar has established a customer helpline for those who’ve received unscrupulous sales calls regarding unnecessary upgrades or maintenance.
Tesla UK has refused to comment on prospective delays to the UK release of its solar roof tiles following the company’s results disclosure earlier this month.
Centrica will “most likely” install up to 100 residential energy storage batteries in selected homes in Cornwall, alongside new installs of solar panels if they are not already in place, as part of its local energy market (LEM) programme.
Aviva Investors has added over 1.6MW of rooftop solar to its portfolio after acquiring well over 200 arrays from Downing for £5 million.
Home battery storage company Moixa is to expand its GridShare aggregation platform to include third party units for the first time after securing over £250,000 from the UK government.
Liam Stoker draws parallels between the UK's comparatively meagre solar growth forecasts, Brexit, and "talking Britain down".
UK households with solar PV look set to pay increased network charges in the future after Ofgem provided an update on its targeted charging review earlier this evening (6 November 2017).
E.On has launched a 12 month repayment plan for its solar and storage offering in an effort to help interested homeowners overcome the upfront costs of installing the technologies.
Western Solar’s low energy Ty Solar Home design is being utilised for two news social housing villages in North Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire in Wales.
The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) Propertymark has said more needs to be done to promote the benefits of solar panels to house-hunters after anecdotal evidence from its members suggested buyers could be put off by legacy installations.
Solar mounting systems company Valk Solar Systems is looking to capitalise on the “significant recovery” of the UK’s commercial rooftop market with its established flat roof system, while exclusively revealing a new concept for pitched roof tile applications.
“Absurd” claims that solar panels devalue a property when it is on the market have been refuted by the Solar Trade Association (STA), with chief executive Paul Barwell telling Solar Power Portal “there is no factual evidence” for it.
Earlier this month Solarcentury chief Frans van den Heuvel became the fifth recipient of the Solar Power Portal Awards’ outstanding achievement accolade. We caught up with Frans to discuss his five years at the helm of one of the UK solar industry’s stalwarts and what the future might hold for the firm.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme has confirmed the election of a new management panel of six industry representatives.
New build housing developers are in need of a re-education if they are to realise the benefits that solar and storage installations pose for their projects.
Sadiq Khan has today opened London’s first community energy fund for solar projects, offering £400,000 over four years to support community energy groups overcome the challenges in getting project off the ground.
The UK solar industry has been made to wait on future government action after the long-awaited Clean Growth Strategy deferred relevant decisions for the technology until later this year.
Last week’s Solar & Storage Live saw the UK’s entire supply chain descend on Birmingham’s NEC for three days of industry leading and thought provoking discussions, business brokering and a few celebrations here of there. Liam Stoker summarises some of the things we picked up from the show floor this year.
Westech, the manufacturer of Perlight Solar modules, has successfully navigated changes in the UK market as customers place increasing emphasis on quality.
Is an MCS-styled regulatory framework required to protect the nascent domestic battery storage market in the UK?
A collection of images from last night's Solar Power Portal Awards.
The London Fire Brigade is testing a new “light blocking” tool for combating fires involving rooftop solar PV panels.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) is on the hunt for a new chief executive after announcing that Paul Barwell will step down after five years in the job.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme has postponed controversial increases to its installation fees just hours before they were due to come into effect.
Housebuilders are increasingly looking to in-roof solar installations in their new build homes according to North West-based installer Solarcrown Commercial, which has won contracts for over 400 new build homes in the region.
The Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 is now less than a week away and the shortlisted entrants have all been publicised.
With just two weeks to go until the Solar Power Portal Awards, Solar Media is giving away two tickets to the gala dinner and ceremony taking place in Birmingham on Wednesday 4 October.
With less than three weeks to go until Solar & Storage Live, Solar Power Portal has spoken to Virginia Graham, chief executive Renewable Energy Assurance which administers the Renewable Energy Consumer Code, who will take to the stage alongside Martin Cotterell and Graham Kenyon to discuss their co-authored IET Code of Practice for Electrical Energy Storage Systems.
Varta Storage is poised to enter the UK and Ireland residential battery markets through a new exclusive deal with Waxman Energy, with global head Gordon Clements telling SPP the UK is “the next market that will start to open up” for the technology.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has refuted claims made in a recent report that a residential solar array in combination with an energy storage system was not “economically viable”, calling it flawed and lacking in detail.