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.
The UK’s low carbon power generation capacity must quadruple by 2050 if the UK is to achieve net zero status in that time frame, with established technologies expected to do most of the “heavy lifting”.
Establishing a level playing field for low carbon technologies must be a priority for government if the power sector is to realise the full benefits of the energy transition, Energy UK has said.
As climate protests take to the streets, the Solar Trade Association’s Leonie Greene offers a glimpse at what the immediate future has in store for the UK’s solar industry and its growing independence.
Brighton Energy Coop (BEC) secured 2.5MW worth of feed-in tariff exemptions before the feed-in tariff window slammed shut at the weekend.
UK solar is entering a “new era” following the closure of the feed-in tariff last weekend, and industry leaders are prepared to embrace the sector’s subsidy-free future.
The pipeline of active large-scale pre-build large-scale solar farms (>250kWp) has seen significant growth during the past six months, and now stands at more than 4.2GW of total capacity.
Léonie Greene, director of advocacy and new markets at the Solar Trade Association, looks back at the some of the moments and people that have been critical to the solar industry under the feed-in tariff on the eve of the scheme’s closure.
E.On has unveiled a ‘first of its kind’ Solar Reward scheme promising to “bridge the gap” between the feed-in tariff and the Smart Export Guarantee.
Community solar is waiting with “baited breath” as the closure of the feed-in tariff (FiT) launches the sector into an uncertain future.
The closure of the feed-in tariff is “endangering” Scotland’s active domestic solar market, trade body Scottish Renewables has warned.
SPP speaks to Ray Noble on the FiT, its past and the solar industry’s future as the scheme winds down for good.