Further calls have come in ahead of next week’s Budget for the Chancellor to not curtail the Green Homes Grant scheme.
A collection of energy and environmental organisations are urging the government to up its commitment to UK solar with the implementation of a deployment target of at least 40GW by 2030.
The Chancellor has been sent a further letter urging him to fully rollover unspent Green Homes Grant funding into 2021/22.
Further calls for improvements to the Green Homes Grant are being voiced, with NGOs and thinktanks issuing a letter to the Prime Minister and Chancellor on the subject.
Pressure mounts as associations urge the adoption of plan to fix ‘over-engineered’ Green Homes Grant
Four industry associations have joined forces to urge the government to adopt a new plan to improve the beleaguered Green Homes Grant after finding 35% of installers are at risk of shutting up shop due to the scheme.
As the Smart Export Guarantee turns a year old, Solar Power Portal takes a look back at how it came to be and what the last year has been like under the scheme.
Energy storage firm AceOn has joined a call to reverse changes to VAT for the technology that came into effect in 2019.
Modelling as part of the government’s long-awaited energy white paper shows that between 80-120GW of new solar could be needed by 2050 in higher scenarios.
Renewables investor Thrive Renewables is calling on the government to seize a £66.5 billion potential investment opportunity for onshore renewables, including solar.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has called on the UK government to target 40GW of solar capacity by 2030.
The April 2020 episode of the Solar Media Podcast is now available, with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the solar industry a predictably prominent theme.
Chris Hewett, chief executive of the Solar Trade Association, spoke to Solar Power Portal about the exclusion of solar in yesterday's Budget and the promise of a reform to business rates.
Solar is once again absent from the Budget as nuclear fusion and carbon capture technologies receive funding boosts.
Some of the UK’s solar stalwarts have welcomed the government’s consultation on allowing solar and onshore wind back into the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme.
Solar is to once again compete in the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme as the government revokes its 2015 decision.
Liam Stoker and Andy Colthorpe reflect on this year’s energy storage headlines, and do their best to predict what the energy transition may hold in store in 2020.
The Irish government has confirmed new details surrounding the country’s eagerly anticipated renewables auction, due to kick-off next year
In this month’s podcast, Solar Media's Liam Stoker and Andy Colthorpe discuss how the world’s energy giants are turning to solar (and storage) in a big way, and take a look at what’s driving new energy storage technology.
Limiting solar’s share in the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) to 10% is “disappointing”, the Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) has said, whilst welcoming the ambition shown in decarbonisation.
Solar Power Portal’s resident local authority expert Stephen Cirell investigates the role solar car ports can play in helping councils and local authorities tackle climate emergencies, helped by tumbling install costs.
The Liberal Democrats party has released its manifesto for the upcoming general election, promising to ramp up support for renewables.
The Labour Party has pledged to install solar power hubs on 2,000 buildings around the country if elected in December.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) is calling on the next government to “hit the ground running” as it stresses the need for the “urgent delivery” of three key policies.
The Labour party has launched its Warm Homes for All initiative, which would see a wide scale rollout of renewables and low carbon technologies such as solar PV.
Solar Media’s Liam Stoker and Andy Colthorpe return for episode three of the Solar Media Podcast, taking an extensive look at Britain’s net zero legislation. Is 2050 ambitious enough? Is 2025 too ambitious? What’s the sweet spot, and what’s needed for the country to be in with a chance of attaining it?
The UK’s solar capacity would need to nearly triple to 35GW to decarbonise by 2030, a report into the fastest path to decarbonisation over the next decade has found.
While a lot of uncertainty still remains with regards to renewables after Brexit, the growth of subsidy free solar, along with net zero and other targets enshrined in UK law, and the World Trade Organisations (WTO) arrangements should reassure the solar industry. But concerns over imports, skilled staff and growing costs remain.
The government is set to remove a significant barrier to utility-scale storage sites, proposing changes to planning regulations to allow projects over 50MW to proceed without government approval.
Details on the information generators will be required to provide suppliers with to receive Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) payments have been revealed in draft guidance for suppliers published by Ofgem.
Solar could play a pivotal role in the government’s proposed Future Homes Standard, with a more ambitious option for carbon emission reductions in new build housing preferred.