Photon Energy scooped the coveted Contractor of the Year gong at last night’s Solar & Storage Awards as the Solar Trade Association’s Leonie Greene was recognised for her contribution to the UK solar sector.
Liam Stoker reflects on the opening day of Solar & Storage Live 2019, where the solar and storage sectors’ growing maturity was ever present, and a gritty determination to get things done was clear.
Solarwatt has said it is stepping up its presence in the UK solar and storage markets with a raft of new initiatives designed at leveraging how “receptive” the UK is to energy storage.
Bristol has today formally launched the procurement process for its £1 billion project to turn it into the UK’s first carbon neutral city.
Letter penned by Good Energy chief executive Juliet Davenport calls on chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid to axe proposed VAT raises.
Leonie Greene, director of advocacy and new markets at the Solar Trade Association, takes stock of recent goings on in Westminster and discusses how a general election would be the ideal time for any future government to bolster the UK’s solar ambitions.
Chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid has been slammed by the green economy for adding just £30 million to the government’s net zero budget, a mere 0.1% of what is expected to be needed.
The UK’s net zero law stands to create a “supportive environment” that could act as a catalyst for subsidy-free solar developments, Foresight Solar Fund has said.
The UK solar pipeline of large-scale, ground-mount solar farms has grown dramatically during 2019, with 66 new solar farms identified, accounting for 1.8 GW of capacity.
The UK solar industry will see a familiar face leading on UK energy policy after ex-energy minister Andrea Leadsom returned to to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to succeed Greg Clark as energy secretary.
The UK will need 20 million ‘mini power stations’ to reach its net zero energy goals, with the need to create a policy framework for technologies like solar PV and energy storage an immediate priority, a group convened in Britain’s parliament this week heard.
Solar Power Portal speaks to Solarcentury chief executive Frans van den Heuvel and strategy director David Edwards about subsidy-free solar in the UK, battery storage and what advice it might have for a future government.
The government should provide sustained funding into solar innovation and set a clear vision for the role of flexibility in the energy system, according to a new report.
The government should create a route to market for solar and onshore wind, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has said in its 2019 Progress Report.
Few could fault the government for rallying behind clean energy funding where others demur but are vague or localised measures enough for a world with 12 years left to limit global warming?
Policy and market signals could pave way for clean energy purchase boom led by solar PV but getting smaller corporates on board will be challenging, London event hears.
The Conservative Environmental Network (CEN) has released its manifesto, outlining ideas for how the Conservative Party could tackle the climate emergency, including the removal of barriers to solar and storage.
The solar industry has hit back at official government deployment statistics, arguing that without an improved collation system they have become “meaningless”.
Legislation to increase the rate of VAT attached to solar panels and home batteries to 20% move forward yesterday following a legislation committee hearing that included accusations of government errors and “bombast and windbaggery”.
Solar Power Portal has today launched a new survey in a bid to determine just how effective recent policy movements in the UK energy market could prove for domestic solar.
Solar’s role in delivering net zero is being vastly underestimated as new research reveals it could provide 20% of UK electricity by 2030.
Regulation and policy decisions are the biggest barriers to UK energy storage and are in need of significant changes, says industry experts.
A collapse in the number of residential solar installs has prompted politicians to call for urgent action to fix renewables’ “policy void”.
Residential solar installations slide to just 3.6MW in April 2019, the first month following the closure of the feed-in tariff.
Energy minister Claire Perry is to take a leave of absence, with universities minister Chris Skidmore fulfilling her duties in the interim.
Ambitious Labour Party plans to install solar on 1.75 million homes in the UK have been strongly welcomed by the country’s domestic solar industry.
The Labour Party has announced plans to install solar one 1.75 million homes as part of a huge energy sector shake-up.
Ofgem’s Targeted Charging Review (TCR) proposals could delay the onset of subsidy-free solar in the UK by as much as five years, new research by Aurora Energy Research has found.
HM Revenue & Custom proposals to increase VAT on solar panels will hinder the country’s progress towards a net zero economy, Committee on Climate Change (CCC) chief Chris Stark has said.
The government is aiming to start the legislative process for the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) before the summer in a bid to have the export tariff up and running before the end of the year.