The government quietly abandoned plans to install 1GW of solar on its estate following cuts to subsidies it enacted in 2015, Solar Power Portal can reveal.
Five solar installers are celebrating after they reached an out of court settlement for damages following the government’s unlawful changes to the feed-in tariff in 2011.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has strongly rebuked the government for its treatment of the domestic solar industry.
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has launched a £15 million low carbon fund intended to promote the production and distribution of renewable energy resources in the region.
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) is calling on the sector to engage with the development of business rates that will be applied to energy storage projects in 2022, including those attached to subsidy-free solar farms.
Lightsource BP has appointed two new senior executives as it looks to usher in its post-partnership era with a strengthened management team.
Mis-selling, insurance risk and the failure of associated costs to fall alongside sell prices could hold back greater battery storage deployment, a panel discussion has revealed.
Regulatory divergence from the standards of the European Union will threaten the growth of the UK’s low carbon sector post-Brexit, a leading green think tank has warned.
Regulators, policymakers, experts, developers, utilities, aggregators and of course, energy storage industry participants will fill out the Victoria Park Plaza in London next week to discuss everything impacting the deployment of energy storage.
The Irish government will see up to 4.5GW of renewable capacity procured under the Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS), in which solar is set to compete against other renewable generation technologies for government contracts.
The public should be made aware of the cost associated with locking out the cheapest forms of electricity generation from government support according to the chairman of the UK's independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
Two years ago the government’s new feed-in tariff regime came into force, starting an immensely difficult period for the solar industry. Deployment has fallen by nearly 80%, and thousands of jobs have been lost. This is the inside track of how it happened.
Energy secretary Greg Clarke has been warned that the UK is at great risk of missing out on the benefit of low carbon power if it does not address concerns surrounding deployment.
Ireland is to pilot a domestic microgeneration scheme for solar PV this summer according to climate minister Denis Naughten, opening the potential for funding outside of the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS).
Subsidy-free solar is viable in the UK just as long as government “gets out of the way”, a panel at this morning’s Solar Finance and Investment Europe event has concluded.
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.
Demand for solar PV among corporates remains above average despite Brexit uncertainty impacting the wider energy efficiency sector, the latest EEVS Insight report has found.
After eight quarters of deployment under the revised feed-in tariff scheme, solar PV continues to deploy at around half the level government expected it to, recent statistics have revealed.
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.
Three new directors have taken the reins of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and have immediately set to work on establishing a “new vision” for the scheme’s future.
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.
Ofgem has published guidance outlining how developers and asset owners can add storage to their subsidised solar installations without losing accreditation to the Renewables Obligation (RO) and Feed-in Tariff (FiT).
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.
Energy minister Richard Harrington has admitted that the government’s evidence base for arguing solar can be deployed without subsidy consists of just one solar farm.
Government policy and regulation offer the biggest barriers to the deployment of battery energy storage in the UK according to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Energy Storage, which claims 12GW of batteries could be deployed by 2021 under the right circumstances.
Rooftop solar installations on new build housing will be driven mostly by Scotland and London for the foreseeable future, with opportunities for PV limited to certain geographies.
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.
The Association of British Ports has set course to become one of the largest corporate solar power producers in the UK by adding a further 20MW of PV to its facilities.
Changes at the top of the Solar Trade Association have continued with the appointment of two new chairs at its Scotland office.
All London boroughs are to ensure that all developments “maximise the opportunities for on-site electricity” from solar in the latest move by mayor Sadiq Khan to promote the technology.