Articles tagged with: Policy

Solar developers braced for 20% hike in planning fees

Solar developers braced for 20% hike in planning fees

11 Jan 2018, 12:12

Developers of large scale solar farms are facing a 20% increase in planning fees after the Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) chief planner confirmed changes days before Christmas.

Scottish energy strategy leaves STA Scotland disappointed

Scottish energy strategy leaves STA Scotland disappointed

21 Dec 2017, 15:14

The Scottish arm of the Solar Trade Association (STA) has expressed disappointment at the lack of measures to promote solar PV deployment in the Scottish Energy Strategy and has called for a dedicated solar strategy.

Solar stories of the year 2017: April – June

Solar stories of the year 2017: April – June

19 Dec 2017, 08:00

With 2017 drawing to a close, Solar Power Portal recaps some of the most popular and important stories of the year. In the second of a series of articles in the lead up to Christmas, today we look at April, May and June.

Solar stories of the year 2017: January – March

Solar stories of the year 2017: January – March

18 Dec 2017, 12:20

With 2017 drawing to a close, Solar Power Portal recaps some of the most popular and important stories of the year. In the first of a series of articles in the lead up to Christmas, today we look at January, February and March.

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Bricks and mortar and solar: The PV opportunity in housebuilding

12 Dec 2017, 08:13 • By Stuart Elmes
Bricks and mortar and solar: The PV opportunity in housebuilding

Stuart Elmes, whose company Viridian Solar secured an exclusive supply deal with housebuilder Persimmon Homes earlier this month, discusses the opportunity for solar PV in the new-build housing market.

STA names Chris Hewett as new CEO

STA names Chris Hewett as new CEO

28 Nov 2017, 12:26

The Solar Trade Association has announced that Chris Hewett will take the reins as the trade body’s new chief executive.

Budget 2017: What UK solar needs to know

Budget 2017: What UK solar needs to know

23 Nov 2017, 10:04

Yesterday afternoon chancellor Philip Hammond took to the despatch box to deliver the Autumn Budget. Amidst headline promises of stamp duty relief and fresh funding for driverless, electric vehicles, there were no major pledges relating to the energy market.