The UK solar industry has widely backed Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s new environment strategy, but stressed the need for national policy to support it.
A reverse solar auction is to be run for London homeowners under plans outlined by the mayor today, which place community energy schemes at the centre of City Hall’s plans while shutting the door once and for all on a rumoured London feed-in tariff.
Huntingdonshire District Council is to prioritise solar over onshore wind developments as it seeks to bolster renewables in the area.
As the future of UK storage regulation begins to take shape, the pipeline of utility scale projects has continue to grow and now stands at 3.5GW. Lauren Cook, analyst for Solar Media's in-house market research team, identifies the key trends that have emerged and what the future of UK grid scale storage looks like.
Residential battery storage has won a partial victory after the government agreed to a tax break for battery systems, but only if they are supplied and installed alongside solar panels.
As London mayor Sadiq Khan prepares to launch his environment strategy this month, Low Carbon's head of Investments Steve Mack discusses the potential for solar in the capital and what the mayor needs to do to ensure London becomes a global leader in the use of renewable energy.
A number of business units within UK renewables developer Lark Energy have been shuttered and a number of jobs lost following what it has described as a “re-organisation”.
Stuart Elmes, CEO at Viridian Solar and director at the Solar Trade Association, gives his two cents on this week's long-awaited announcements from the government and Ofgem.
UK solar jobs, turnover and operating companies all witnessed significant declines last year as a result of what the Renewable Energy Association has termed a Westminster policy ‘bonfire’.
Yesterday’s development from Ofgem and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have garnered a significant response from the industry, the majority of which has been overwhelmingly positive.
Yesterday the government and Ofgem published its strategy for a modernised, smart and flexible power system, the result of its eagerly anticipated response to last year’s Smart Power Call for Evidence. Solar Power Portal picks through the document to assess how the domestic solar and storage industries may benefit.
Business secretary Greg Clark has unveiled the first phase of a £246 million investment in battery technology with the launch of the Faraday Challenge, designed to boost research and development and position the UK at the forefront of energy storage.
Regulations implemented earlier this year retroactively cutting tariffs under the Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) could create a legal precedent to reduce agreed support in schemes across the wider renewables sector.
The European Commission has proposed an alternative floor price setting mechanism to replace the minimum import price’s (MIP) current linkage to Bloomberg prices.
Hive Energy has revealed it is planning to build a solar farm in the UK without subsidy support next summer.
The European renewables lobby has leapt to the defence of the sector, warning that a withdrawal of priority dispatch for renewables would be counterproductive.
Labour MP Rachel Reeves, widely tipped as one of the party’s rising stars, has been selected as chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee.
The UK’s solar capacity could soar to as much as 44GW by 2050 if consumers take command of their own power supply, National Grid has forecasted.
There is now more than 200MW of capacity within the residential solar feed-in tariff (FiT) cap as the regime enters the second half of its operation.
New energy minister Richard Harrington has once again raised the prospect of the inclusion of solar in future Contract for Difference (CfD) allocations, claiming no decisions have been made to exclude the technology from upcoming auctions.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has launched a stinging criticism of the government’s continued failure to publish its Clean Growth Plan.
The Clean Growth Plan is to be published in the autumn when Parliament returns after the summer recess, according to newly appointed climate change minister Claire Perry.
The government and Ofgem’s response to the Smart Power Call for Evidence will be published “as soon as the political situation makes it possible”.
Energy market regulator Ofgem has confirmed that it is to enact drastic cuts to embedded benefits from 1 April 2018.
As BEIS prepares for its seventh energy minister in six years, Liam Stoker argues that as long as the government's ministerial merry-go-round continues the green economy is being taken for a ride.
The final consultation on the Republic of Ireland’s long-awaited support scheme for renewable energy projects has been confirmed for July as expectations of solar deployment continue to rise.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has continued its silence over the likely publication of the Clean Growth Plan (CGP) as the traditional reshuffle of energy policy minsters claims Nick Hurd.
Liam Stoker reflects on this week's election, a controversial outcome and stresses the importance for May not to abandon her climate commitments to keep her grip on power.
Today’s surprise general election result of a hung parliament has led to increasing concern within the renewables industry that the government’s eagerly anticipated Clean Growth Plan (CGP) could be delayed once more.
The government’s record on solar broke into the national election campaign last night when Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn condemned cuts to feed-in tariffs which he said “destroyed and damaged” the industry.