New research from the University of Sussex has highlighted how increased government support is needed to make solar viable for a range of consumers.
South Cornelly is to be Wales’ first low-carbon village as part of the Low Carbon Communities Initiative, which has seen the installation of solar and battery storage.
As of the end of November 2021, there were 472 solar PV installations under Phase Two of the Local Authority Delivery of the Green Homes Grant.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Segen's sales and marketing director Liz MacFarlane late last year to discuss how Segen's been managing the supply chain challenges seen across the PV sector and the increased demand for energy storage and higher efficiency modules.
Solar Energy Scotland's calls for the Scottish Parliament to make key policy changes to support solar have been backed by a new motion put forward by Fergus Erwing MSP, stressing the need to scale-up solar deployment.
Solar Power Portal has taken a look back at the top rooftop solar – both commercial and residential – stories of 2021, to see what the biggest moments and trends for the sector were.
The Mayor of London’s Warmer Homes scheme is to see £51 million spent on the rollout of energy efficiency technologies to low income London households.
The key themes to come out of this year's Solar & Storage Live include the resiliency of the industry, the increased interconnectivity of solar, storage and EV charging and how the next decade is going to be "huge".
The MCS has launched its new battery installation standard, detailing requirements for MCS certified installers who supply, design and install electrical energy storage or battery systems.
The Solar Power Portal editorial team is reporting live from day three of Solar and Storage Live, with insight, news and views from the show floor.
Ameresco is to design, supply and install solar PV systems to 175 homes across Bristol and North Somerset.
Solar Power Portal listened into the sessions, to hear more on how power prices are driving solar growth and how the narrative needs to develop to help it go even further.
A coalition of almost 30 industry organisations is calling for the removal of VAT on domestic energy storage and other renewable and clean technologies.
Solar PV made up around 99.8% of all installations registered with the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) in its first fifteen months of operations.
FIMER is launching high-power inverter and high-capacity storage platforms for the residential market with an aim of helping installers make the most of increasing demand.
Thermal energy storage firm Sunamp has received a £6 million convertible loan note investment from the Scottish National Investment Bank.
Residential and commercial rooftop solar PV system distributor Segen is to be acquired by Labora Holdings Limited, the parent company of electrical products and services supplier City Electrical Factors (CEF).
The government didn’t sufficiently understand the challenges facing installers as part of the Green Homes Grant, having failed to learn from its own previous energy schemes.
A £9.2 million development in Perth, Scotland has seen solar PV rolled out across 70 new homes.
While some energy suppliers are continuing to see strong interest in Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariffs, others are remaining tight-lipped about their popularity.
The sales practices of the Community Energy Scheme UK are being called into question with the opening of an investigation by energy regulator Ofgem.
Social Energy has said its customers are the first green residential prosumers in Great Britain after it enabled them to claim Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin certificates for the renewable energy they generate.
Installations of solar PV under the Local Authority Delivery of the Green Homes Grant have risen, although the technology still represents just 5% of total installations.
A Guarantee Scheme, financial support and options for surplus energy would all boost domestic solar uptake.
Social Energy has launched a new solar export tariff offering 20p/kWh for the first 1,000kWh exported per year.
The UK solar industry needs to treble to align with Climate Change Committee (CCC) recommendations, hitting 40GW of installed capacity by 2030.
German PV manufacturer Solarwatt has today (9 June) unveiled a new battery storage product developed in collaboration with BMW.
Battery storage, electric vehicle (EV) charging and related smart tech are to be the focus of new training and apprenticeships launched by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan in partnership with Solar Energy UK.
Surrey County Council is to offer homeowners the opportunity to buy solar PV through a group-buying scheme as it becomes the latest to join Solar Together.
HBS New Energies is to install 37 of its complete in-roof solar systems at a new housing development in Weston-super-Mare.