UK energy trade bodies – including the Solar Trade Association and Regen – are calling on the Treasury to implement tax relief for clean energy technologies.
Thermal energy storage firm Sunamp has raised £4.5 million in Series A funding to help support its international expansion.
Battery storage company sonnen has partnered with Jumptech, with its Connect platform set to help streamline installation.
Domestic solar PV installations more than doubled in June, jumping 185% on average compared to May.
Shell Energy has launched a new Solar Storage tariff as part of its partnership with German battery manufacturer sonnen.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has released a new report detailing how mass adoption of residential solar, storage and smart controls could completely remove the evening peak.
Brighton and Hove City Council is planning to install solar panels on up to 1,000 council-owned homes.
There are “early signs” of domestic renewable energy installations recovering, according to the MCS.
Portsmouth City Council has recorded a record amount of solar generation during the COVID-19 lockdown thanks to the sunniest spring on record.
A new trial dubbed Core4Grid, aggregating a household’s green technology - including solar and battery storage - into one system, has been unveiled.
Data specialist Energeo has identified 40,000 sites that would be suitable for solar development in the London borough of Lambeth.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Emma Bridge, CEO of Community Energy England, to talk about how COVID-19 has impacted the sector, how groups have rallied to protect those in their communities and what we can expect as the UK looks towards lifting lockdown.
Residential solar installations will take longer to rebound from the COVID-19 slowdown than most renewables, making it unlikely solar PV will surpass 2019 levels over the next year.
Joju Solar is “very confident” it will make it through the lockdown period despite furloughing staff as it takes a cautious approach to opening up.
Viridian Solar has racked up another agreement with a housebuilder for its roof-integrated solar.
Negative business impacts caused by COVID-19 have been seen by 90% of solar installers, according to a new survey.
Talking to Solar Power Portal, solar installer Solarsense’s MD Stephen Barrett explained how the company is focusing on design and quotes, as they’ve stepped away from both residential and commercial installations for the safety of their staff and clients.
The Community Energy Scheme has given its members a payment break for April, May and June, saving them over £200,000 in energy costs.
The April 2020 episode of the Solar Media Podcast is now available, with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the solar industry a predictably prominent theme.
Lauren Cook, analyst at Solar Media Market Research, explores the detail behind the data in the UK's battery storage market, as new applications continue to swell.
Now as we approach one year on, Solar Power Portal had a chat with Solar Trade Association CEO Chris Hewett about how the industry has fared in the post FiT world.
Smart Metering Systems (SMS) moves into the Virtual Power Plant (VPP) sector as it reveals its acquisition of Solo Energy.
Viridian Solar has announced it has renewed its National Supply Agreement with Bloor Homes to 2023.
Installers across the UK are shutting up shop in light of the COVID-19 pandemic (coronavirus) as uncertainty remains over key worker classification.
Chris Hewett, chief executive of the Solar Trade Association, spoke to Solar Power Portal about the exclusion of solar in yesterday's Budget and the promise of a reform to business rates.
Solar is once again absent from the Budget as nuclear fusion and carbon capture technologies receive funding boosts.
Battery systems could allow 25% more renewable electricity to be used during peak times, Northern Powergrid has found in its Distributed Storage and Solar Study.
Decarbonising housing is one of the “toughest challenges” for net zero, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned, and it is “vital” this challenge is not made harder.
Viridian Solar has announced a collaboration with window company VELUX to help provide a “seamless combination” of roof-integrated solar PV and roof windows.
Nationwide has today (10 February) announced it is to make £1 billion available for borrowers to reduce the carbon footprint of their homes.