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.
In the latest from NextEnergy Capital, Abid Kazim discusses the shift to a decentralised energy system, how this will facilitate the deployment of rooftop solar and what investment opportunities distributed energy generation represents as we move to the electrification of transportation.
Solar power “should not be provided to the grid for free” according to energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry, potentially heralding a change of stance from the government as it plans the future of small scale renewables.
Integrated solar PV provider SolFit is to supply its in-roof PV system for 166 new-build homes as part of a new contract win.
The Phoenix Works and green supplier Tonik Energy have launched an electric vehicle charging service for commercial premises as the company continues to push into the EV charging market.
Krannich Solar is expecting “a mini boom” in the months leading up to the close of the feed-in tariff in March 2019, according to Phil Ellery who has returned to the company as commercial director.
As the tariff and potentially export payment regimes comes to an end, never before has it been more important to look at alternative means to ensure rooftop solar continues to play a part in national decarbonisation. However, international comparisons raised at an event yesterday demonstrate how more needs to be done to move the conversation on from tariffs to planning, with the government far from off the hook.
Hackney Council is preparing to establish its own energy company powered in part by solar panels to be deployed on up to 15,000 council homes in an effort to drive the supply and generation of renewable energy.
Sunamp has signed an agreement with Chinese solar giant Trina Solar to develop an integrated solution combining its thermal storage batteries with heat pumps to be manufactured at a new factory in Changzhou.
Solar Power Portal has today published digital versions of all three copies of last week’s Solar & Storage Today daily newspapers.