It is “100% certain” that a solid business case exists for commercial and industrial (C&I) users of electricity in Britain, delegates at this month’s Solar & Storage Live heard.
The Confederation of British Industry has added to the growing number of bodies, associations and other third parties to call for the inclusion of mature technologies in future auctions.
Sadiq Khan has today opened London’s first community energy fund for solar projects, offering £400,000 over four years to support community energy groups overcome the challenges in getting project off the ground.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has responded strongly to a lack of solar policy announcements within today’s Clean Growth Strategy reveal, arguing that the government is “artificially holding back” the technology.
Last week’s Solar & Storage Live saw the UK’s entire supply chain descend on Birmingham’s NEC for three days of industry leading and thought provoking discussions, business brokering and a few celebrations here of there. Liam Stoker summarises some of the things we picked up from the show floor this year.
The third and final edition of Solar & Storage Today, the daily newspaper which runs parallell to Solar & Storage Live, is now available to download.
A collection of images from last night's Solar Power Portal Awards.
Nottingham-based EvoEnergy was a major winner at last night’s Solar Power Portal Awards, being crowned 2017 Contractor of the Year as Solarcentury boss Frans van den Heuvel was recognised for his outstanding achievements in the solar sector.
Battery vendors are being hit by a combination of rising prices for raw materials and continuing currency uncertainty, resulting in rapidly changing costs for businesses according to Easystart.
Visitors have just one week left to register before the doors open for this year’s Solar & Storage Live.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme has postponed controversial increases to its installation fees just hours before they were due to come into effect.
Energy UK has urged Dieter Helm to acknowledge the cheapest forms of renewable electricity generation in his ongoing cost of energy review.
Scottish Water has said it no longer designs its solar projects around feed-in tariff revenue after successfully completing its largest solar scheme to date to power boreholes taking water from the River Spey.
Greencoat Capital is busy plotting its next UK solar acquisitions after achieving the first close of its follow-up investment vehicle.
Machynlleth-based renewables firm Dulas has pointed towards a “significant” commercial and new build PV pipeline as it look to bounce back from a difficult 2016.
Ofgem has made a “game changer” decision for UK energy storage by confirming that solar farms are able to retain accreditation under the Renewables Obligation (RO) when supplying electricity to batteries.
The European Commission has approved replacing the current Minimum Import Price (MIP) for module imports from China with a new reduced price on a sliding scale mechanism, despite receiving almost negligible support from member states.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has refuted claims made in a recent report that a residential solar array in combination with an energy storage system was not “economically viable”, calling it flawed and lacking in detail.
Solar installers have demanded a justification for the decision to more than double installation fees under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), which has been branded a “cash grab” that fails to deliver any additional value to businesses.
The Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 is now just a matter of weeks away and the shortlisted entrants have all been publicised.
Solarplicity has revealed more details of its £1 billion solar programme for social housing tenants.
As secondary market deals continue at apace, Liam Stoker looks at recent moves from the likely players and wonders who might emerge from the UK secondary solar market boom on top.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has taken its portfolio of operational UK solar assets beyond the 500MW mark following two new purchases.
London’s solar strategy was finally published earlier this month with new measures including a reverse solar tender and support for community energy schemes at its heart. David Pratt sat down with Shirley Rodrigues, deputy mayor of London for energy and the environment, to discuss City Hall’s plans for solar.
The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has stated it had “a strong start to the year” despite its UK portfolio of solar assets delivering lower than expected output, with one development down for two months earlier in the year.
The Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) has yet to re-introduce solar as part of its consumer offer, despite new loans being available since June following its privatisation earlier this year.
Rooftop solar installations are going ahead in the Republic of Ireland without subsidy, according to Swiss roof mountings manufacturer Schweizer, which has suggested a rooftop tariff may not be needed.
Foresight Solar Fund has said it is to take a “prudent approach” to acquiring more solar farms in the UK, as the firm continues to tap EPCs for liquidated damages.
The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has become the latest investor to enter the large scale storage market after buying a 20MW project from RES for £20 million.