Having recently enjoyed a climb back up the rankings, looming Brexit uncertainty has sent the UK sliding down EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI).
50GW of solar would be needed by 2050 if the government is to meet its climate change targets, helping to meet all of summer demand within a zero emission energy system, according to a new report.
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.
A majority of the respondents in a new YouGov poll would support the UK matching incoming European Union regulations that guarantee payments for solar homes exporting into the grid; including those that voted to leave in the Brexit referendum.
The government has heard industry concerns over the future of the export tariff "loud and clear", but did admit there is “no new news” on inclusion of solar into the Contracts for Difference auctions or the future of small scale renewables.
The UK’s solar and storage industries are being urged to throw their full weight behind a new campaign against government plans to end the export tariff.
Solar & Storage Live 2018 opens its doors in a week’s time, with around 4,000 pre-registered visitors expected to flock to Birmingham’s NEC. Here’s why this year’s event is not to be missed.
Brexit and the possibility of a general election leading to policy change, combined with the potential closure of the export tariff as the feed-in tariff regime comes to an end, will result in a “void” of uncertainty come March 2019.
The closure of the export tariff to new solar installations as proposed by government would be tantamount to theft, according to Genius Roofing Solutions which is exhibiting its flashing solution for fitting solar PV at this year’s Solar & Storage Live.
Good Energy founder and chief executive Juliet Davenport has been elected to the Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) board of directors.
Solar-plus-storage installs and virtual power plant roll-outs are providing a route to market for installers even in the absence of feed-in tariffs.
The Solar Power Portal and Energy Storage News Awards 2018 is now just a few weeks away, and we’re profiling some of this year’s shortlisted nominations in the build up to the event. Today, we look at the Storage Business Model Innovation category.
The preview edition of Solar & Storage Today, the free daily newspaper of Solar & Storage Live, is now free to download.
The government is endangering thousands of jobs with its plans to close the feed-in tariff next year, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) has said.
Solar & Storage Live, the UK’s largest solar and energy storage trade exhibition, is partnering with the government’s Green Great Britain Week next month.
A majority of UK solar installers said they would face hardship if the government presses ahead with plans to close the export tariff, a Solar Power Portal survey has found.
The solar industry has today issued a rallying call to preserve export tariff payments from next April ahead of looming consultation deadlines.
Battery storage developer Camborne Energy Storage (CES) has been plunged into administration after failing to find buyers for prospective battery projects.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has written to energy minister Claire Perry, expressing his deep concerns surrounding the government’s solar proposals.
A majority of the British public would be willing to install rooftop solar and batteries fit for an evolving energy system, provided the government met them half way, a new survey has found.
Solar farms could be able to compete for contracts in the Capacity Market as early as winter 2019/20 if new government proposals, launched yesterday, are approved.
All new housing developments should be fitted with three-phase electricity supply instead of the current practice of ‘lowest cost’ single phase supply to allow greater deployment of residential solar, according to a new report out today.
Solar Power Portal is today canvassing the UK’s small-scale renewables sector to build its response to the government’s cliff-edge removal of support.
The Labour Party has once again scrutinised the Conservative Party’s track record on renewables policy amidst a broader push on energy issues.
Major utility E.On has urged the UK government to encourage homeowners to take up solar PV and batteries in the midst of growing policy uncertainty.
Meeting the costs of the feed-in tariff (FiT) regime has meant solar ‘hasn't necessarily got a good name’ within government across the board, according to the lead of a new network set up to safeguard the academic future of the technology.
The Irish government has approved the country’s long-awaited Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), with the first auction set to take place in 2019 after state aid approval has been secured from the European Union.
Solar developers could be offered ‘time-profiled’ grid access during daylight hours to suit the generation profiles of their sites under a planned shake-up of the distribution network access and charging arrangements.
Leonie Greene, director of advocacy and new markets at the Solar Trade Association, analyses what the government’s future of small-scale renewables holds in store and what steps must be taken next.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) expects sub-5MW solar deployment to fall to between 50MW and 100MW each year as a result of its closure of the feed-in tariff scheme, its impact assessment reveals.