As climate protests take to the streets, the Solar Trade Association’s Leonie Greene offers a glimpse at what the immediate future has in store for the UK’s solar industry and its growing independence.
A 50kW ‘ground-integrated photovoltaic’ (GIPV) residential solar system has been installed in Burnham Market, Norfolk.
Almost 242.5MW of solar was installed under the feed-in tariff in Q1 2019, representing a significant surge as the scheme was shuttered for good.
UK solar is entering a “new era” following the closure of the feed-in tariff last weekend, and industry leaders are prepared to embrace the sector’s subsidy-free future.
Furniture giant IKEA closed its solar panel offering in the UK on 1 March citing the closure of the feed-in tariff (FiT).
Alice Grundy speaks to installers who’ve experienced the rise and fall of the feed-in tariff to determine what they’ve learned and what they expect of the industry moving forward.
Certi-fi’s Manufacturer Electrical Energy Storage System (EESS) Scheme has seen a “significant rise” in manufacturers wanting to receive the certification.
A new Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report on the future of home energy efficiency has attracted criticism after it failed to mention solar PV.
Tesla is launching hardware which adds backup power capabilities to its Powerwall domestic battery storage system for the first time in Europe.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has relocated to Liverpool City Region as it bids to start the “next chapter” of its role within the country’s small-scale renewables sector.
Kidderminster-based solar installer Eco2Solar has landed an exclusive supply deal with housebuilding firm Redrow Homes.
With a slight rebrand for 2019, Terrapinn is proud to announce this year’s Solar & Storage Live Awards categories and open nominations.
UK solar company Viridian Solar has cemented its status in the Dutch market with Netherlands-based wholesaler 4BLUE BV.
UK-based PassivSystems has been selected to supply smart energy management for a 1GW residential solar programme in Oman.
A new start-up energy supplier is aiming to become the ‘Uber of electricity’ by turning homes into personal power stations.
The government expects its proposed Smart Export Guarantee to have a positive, albeit notional impact on domestic solar deployment it has said.
Nottingham City Council has secured more than £5 million in funding to expand the rollout of its Energiesprong homes programme.
We continue our recap of the most significant stories of the year, today looking back at July, August and September when BEIS dropped another policy bombshell and M&A activity in the solar sphere.
The government’s decision to cut the export tariff to new applicants could reduce deployment of small-scale solar to as low as 40MW per year, an impact assessment has concluded.
The export tariff will close to new applicants at the same time as the generation tariff, the government has confirmed, despite overwhelming opposition to the plans.
Over the course of this week Solar Power Portal will look back at some of the biggest news stories of 2018, starting with today’s re-cap of the first three months of the year.
UK integrated solar manufacturer Viridian has signed a national supply agreement with Keepmoat Homes, expanding the roster of house building firms it supplies.
Lior Handelsman, VP of marketing & product strategy at SolarEdge, analyses the various strategies asset owners can use to identify module-level defects.
Photon Energy has completed the installation of 384kW of rooftop solar at a new development north west of Cambridge in a project more than two years in the making.
Solarplicity is expanding its roll-out of solar for social housing landlords country-wide after a successful pilot alongside Stoke-on-Trent City Council.
Energy and commodities investor ComPro Investments has acquired UK renewables installer ISO Energy.
EDF Energy is to target the UK’s solar households with a discounted offer of battery units from Powervault in exchange for them signing up to a ten year contract allowing the supplier to use the storage capacity in the energy services market.
Solar will face the “greatest potential impact” from new proposals by Ofgem to apply fixed residual charges to all final demand users and end the Embedded Benefits for smaller generators under its Targeted Charging Review (TCR).
Solar installation firm Solartech North East has been fined £90,000 for making nearly 75,000 nuisance marketing calls.
Ofgem has identified a combined shortfall of over £60 million pounds in two funds underpinning the UK’s solar energy subsidy regimes, taking aim at late payments from energy suppliers.