Nominations for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018 are now open, and among this year’s brand new categories is our Transaction of the Year award.
NextEnergy Capital has bolstered its top table with the hire of a new head of debt financing.
RepowerBalcolme has completed its latest community funded install at a primary school in West Sussex in a sign that the economics of such projects are now “coming back” following feed-in tariff cuts.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018 are now open and one of our brand new categories this year is for Storage Business Model Innovation.
The UK’s first listed fund for energy storage is setting out to raise £100 million for investment in battery projects, with a seed portfolio of an estimated 18MW/20MWh already arranged.
Asset owners must strike a balance between bringing asset management in-house and outsourcing, particularly as assets age and warranties begin to expire.
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.
Highland Council is to invest £2.3 million in building a range of small solar farms across its estate after agreeing on a scheme that aims to make more than £4 million for the council over 20 years.
The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has launched a brand new solar carport guide with the intent of stimulating the market.
Law firm Shakespeare Martineau LLP has added two new solicitors to its specialist energy team in response to what it has labelled a “hive of activity” in the sector.
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.
The Mayor of London has awarded £150,000 to 13 community energy schemes across the capital, with funding provided for development and feasibility studies for a diverse mix of solar and battery storage projects.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund said “strong operational management” had helped it beat “significantly” lower irradiation levels to deliver on-track earnings in H2 2017.
The economics of solar-and-storage in the UK are being proven, Anesco has said.
Foresight has revealed it recouped around £13 million in compensation for lost production last year as it cast its eyes beyond what it has termed a “transitionary” year for UK solar.
BlackRock Real Assets’ Kingfisher partnership has kicked into gear, acquiring 13.5MW of solar assets from developer CTF Solar, a unit of China Triumph.
Greencoat Capital has won the race to acquire the highly sought-after portfolio of UK solar assets developed by Canadian Solar.
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.
Data principles like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning could play useful, but limited roles in the future of solar asset management, a panel has heard.
Good Energy is to redeem the value of its first bond offer after completing the sale of its remaining assets under the issue, but is to offer an extension to the maturity date to meet continuing demand from investors.
Emerging players in the UK’s secondary solar market may struggle as portfolios become more disparate, heaping importance on owners having sufficient teams in place.
Over 9,000MWh of battery energy storage could be deployed in Britain over the next five years as the sector enjoys a trend towards “explosive growth” driven largely by the country's clean energy transition, a market analyst has said.
A panel of solar financiers has questioned whether or not debt remains the most efficient way of financing projects post-subsidy as power purchase agreements replace subsidies as the chief source of revenue.
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.
Puredrive Energy has launched a power purchase agreement (PPA) offer for installations of battery energy storage facilities up to 50kWh to address the different needs of the commercial sector.
Power Capital is investigating both subsidy-backed developments and corporate off taker arrangements after securing €140 million (~£124 million) to develop a portfolio of around 145MW in Ireland.
Solar companies will have to find a strategic sweet spot in which to operate as big oil majors return to the sector, a panel of operators has concluded.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has added a further four ground-mount solar farms to its portfolio while cutting medium- and long-term power price forecasts.