Elgin Energy expects to accelerate the deployment of a significant portion of its utility-scale solar portfolio thanks to a new financing deal with German bank Berenberg.
NextEnergy Capital has energised two subsidy-free solar farms, one of which - a 75MWp asset developed in Wales - is claimed to be the largest constructed PV plant in the UK.
Elgin Energy is to progress a 210MW portfolio of subsidy-free solar following the closure of its first fundraise with Focus Capital Partners.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has outlined how it is continuing to pursue a 150MW subsidy-free portfolio as it reports high levels of generation.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) is looking to raise £45 million through a share placing to repay its drawn revolving credit facility, opening up its acquisition options.
The joint venture between the Green Investment Group (GIG) and Enso Energy has taken a step forward as it looks to develop 49.9MW in Gloucestershire.
Anesco has sold on its subsidy-free Clayhill solar farm to GRIDSERVE in a “major step” towards becoming a service provider over asset owner.
Elgin Energy has partnered METKA EGN to progress 76MW of solar to energisation.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has released its full year results, revealing its ordinary shareholders’ net asset value (NAV) has fallen to £579 million.
Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) and Enso Energy have signed a joint venture, targeting 1GW of subsidy-free solar capacity across England and Wales.
NextEnergy Capital has secured what it is lauding as a “first-of-its-kind” debt financing to construct two subsidy-free solar sites as it unveils a new subsidy-free private fund.
The return of the Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions for solar and onshore wind has boosted the UK up EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI).
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) is selling two of its subsidy-free assets to NextPower Development, part of the NEC Group, in a £11.5 million transaction.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) plans to commence construction “shortly” on an 8.5MWp subsidy-free extension as it reiterates the minimal effect of COVID-19 on its operations.
Solar Power Portal spoke to Andrew Moore, one of the directors of the Creacombe solar farm, to talk subsidy-free community solar, the possibility of battery storage and just how Creacombe came to be.
Anesco has powered up a 12MW solar farm in Buckinghamshire following completion of the site.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Emma Bridge to talk about how the market has changed since the end of the FiT, the delays projects are facing due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and whether subsidy-free is a reality for community solar.
Solar Power Portal sat down with Ricardo Piñeiro, head of UK Solar at Foresight Group, to discuss the rise of subsidy free solar, the return of the contracts for difference auction (CfD), and the effect of the Targeted Charging Review (TCR).
Dave Ogden, managing director of ICP Smith Brothers, talked to Solar Power Portal about how subsidy free solar is changing the industry and what’s to come.
Regulatory uncertainty has “damaged” subsidy-free solar projects, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has said in response to Ofgem’s Decarbonisation Action Plan.
Gresham House is targeting subsidy-free solar with the acquisition of the Bumpers solar farm from developer Anesco.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) makes its first move of the year with the acquisitions of three operational UK solar farms.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has switched on its 50MWp subsidy-free Staughton solar farm as it continues its 150MWp push.
Public Power Solutions (PPS) has outlined plans to build a 1.4MWp subsidy-free solar farm in partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MoD).
A 36.6MW subsidy-free solar farm has gone into planning in Scotland as Green Energy International (GEI) announces a pipeline of over 700MW.
West Sussex County Council recently followed up Anesco's completion of the UK’s first subsidy-free solar farm in September last year with its own, deploying 7.4MW alongside a battery to make the project viable. While some have argued the project offers little in discussions of the future solar landscape in the UK, local authority projects are being completed now and could bridge the gap in deployment until private investors get moving.
The UK’s second subsidy-free solar farm, and the first by a local authority using battery storage, has been completed by West Sussex County Council in a project that ticked “every box” and will generate significant income over the next 25 years.
‘Hybrid’ solar plus storage developments should become a key new area of interest for investors according to Anesco after the company’s subsidy-free solar project was used in the Balancing Mechanism (BM) for the first time last week.
BayWa r.e. has appointed former RES managing director Gordon MacDougall to head up its UK projects business as the company eyes the developing market for subsidy-free projects.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has placed subsidy-free solar developments in the UK firmly in its crosshairs following what it labelled as a “challenging” period for growth and expansion.