New research from the University of Sussex has highlighted how increased government support is needed to make solar viable for a range of consumers.
A reduction on VAT for solar and storage among other technologies would be a fast and simple way to reduce the impact of the energy price crisis on consumers, Solar Energy UK has said.
MPs have this week spoken out about the development of large-scale solar PV, citing concerns over food security, biodiversity and supply chains.
The Solar Media Podcast returns for another year at the forefront of the energy transition, starting 2022 by exploring solar PV’s push for a global manufacturing footprint.
The last year is unlikely to be one the solar and energy storage industries will forget in a hurry but, just in case anything from the last 12 months has slipped your mind, the Solar Media Podcast has recapped the biggest news of 2021.
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.
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 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.
The renewables sector has now had a few weeks to digest the Glasgow Climate Pact and in this episode of the Solar Media Podcast, brought to you in collaboration with Solar Energy UK, we hear the verdict directly from those who were there at COP26.
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.
The world is watching as crucial climate negotiations begin at COP26 this week, and in this month’s episode of the Solar Media Podcast, brough to you in collaboration with Solar Energy UK, we hear just how critical a positive outcome could be. We discuss this and much more in this month's Solar Media Podcast.
While the Net Zero Strategy includes plans to review the frequency of Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions, a concrete UK solar deployment target was absent.
A coalition of almost 30 industry organisations is calling for the removal of VAT on domestic energy storage and other renewable and clean technologies.
Regen is calling on the government to double the capacity for Pot One technologies from 5GW to 10GW in the next Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction.
Solar PV made up around 99.8% of all installations registered with the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) in its first fifteen months of operations.
A total of £265 million has been set aside for the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today (13 September) revealed.
In the second part of a two-part feature for Solar Power Portal, Q CELLS' Ian Clover discusses the diversification of the solar industry into other areas of clean energy as solar PV continues to evolve and the challenges it may still face.
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.
New guidance on solar PV has been proposed by the government as part of its review into the energy National Policy Statements (NPSs).
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In a further bid to decarbonise the UK’s prisons, the government has unveiled plans for the installation of 16,000 new panels across 19 prisons.
The fourth Contracts for Difference (CfD) round is to open on 13 December, it has been confirmed by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
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.
RenewableUK’s new chief executive Dan McGrail is calling for the government to increase the cap for the next round of Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions by 25%.
A Guarantee Scheme, financial support and options for surplus energy would all boost domestic solar uptake.
The Climate Change Committee’s (CCC) has called for “long-term ambition” around solar and other renewables.
The UK solar industry needs to treble to align with Climate Change Committee (CCC) recommendations, hitting 40GW of installed capacity by 2030.
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.
An additional £300 million of funding for domestic energy efficiency upgrades has been announced, marking an extension of the Local Authority Delivery of the Green Homes Grant.
The winners of the Local Authority segment of the Green Homes Grant have been unveiled, with £74 million allocated to over 100 local authorities for installations taking place by June 2021.