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.
Solar is “ready to deliver” in the transition to a net zero future but the Labour Party is facing a “considerable challenge” in its proposed target of net zero by 2030.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has heralded the arrival of subsidy-free utility-scale solar in the UK, confirming it has dipped its toe into the waters with a handful of pipeline agreements.
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.