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.
Solar installers have demanded a justification for the decision to more than double installation fees under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), which has been branded a “cash grab” that fails to deliver any additional value to businesses.
It’s now less than a month until the doors of Birmingham’s NEC open to visitors attending Solar & Storage Live, the UK’s flagship exhibition and conference for solar, storage and smart technology.
Irish solar developers will have to compete with other renewable energy technologies in large-scale auctions under government proposals unveiled yesterday, which also failed to offer concrete plans for support to rooftop solar.
The Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 is now just a matter of weeks away and the shortlisted entrants have all been publicised.
Solarplicity has revealed more details of its £1 billion solar programme for social housing tenants.
Rooftop solar is in demand as homeowners seek to boost energy performance and reduce their carbon footprint. As Schweizer’s sales manager for UK and Ireland Martyn Johnson reports, aesthetic appeal is becoming a big driver.
New cost benefit analysis has claimed residential solar offers a win-win for Ireland’s households and its government in advance of the final publication of a consultation on the renewable energy support scheme.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme has confirmed it is to more than double its installation fee for small-scale renewables from next month.
There is no economic benefit from installing energy storage with solar PV in UK homes a new study has suggested, adding that the cost of battery degradation would cost homeowners £400 in the first year.
London’s solar strategy was finally published earlier this month with new measures including a reverse solar tender and support for community energy schemes at its heart. David Pratt sat down with Shirley Rodrigues, deputy mayor of London for energy and the environment, to discuss City Hall’s plans for solar.
The Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) has yet to re-introduce solar as part of its consumer offer, despite new loans being available since June following its privatisation earlier this year.
Specialist energy contractor Aberla has appointed ex-Forrest director Paul McCarren as its new managing director, with the firm also boasting new investment.
With the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 now just a matter of weeks away, we take a look at those projects nominated for the Residential, Commercial and Industrial-scale Storage Project of the Year category.
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.
Lior Handelsman, VP of marketing & product strategy and founder at inverter manufacturer SolarEdge, discusses solar’s excellent fire safety record and what installers need to be aware of in light of recent reports.
A reverse solar auction is to be run for London homeowners under plans outlined by the mayor today, which place community energy schemes at the centre of City Hall’s plans while shutting the door once and for all on a rumoured London feed-in tariff.
Installing solar and storage technologies into homes could save them as much as £600 each year on their fuel bills, a new study has found.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has published its long-awaited Code of Practice for Electrical Energy Storage Systems, filling what has been described as a vacuum of clear guidance for installers and their customers.
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.
Irish solar will reach grid parity in less than a decade, according to predictions by the country’s transmission system operator, despite having no large scale ground mount solar currently installed.
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.