The Solar Trade Association has rebranded to Solar Energy UK this year to reflect the “new era of solar in the UK”, with plans for increased member activity as well as striving for a target of 40GW installed capacity in the country by 2030. We caught up with chief executive Chris Hewett to find out what the trade body has in store for 2021.
The Solar Media Podcast returns for its first episode of 2021, looking forward to what looks set to be a pivotal year for solar PV.
The Foresight Group has today announced it is considering proceeding with an initial public offering (IPO) in a move that executive chairman and co-founder Bernard Fairman described as the “next logical step” for the investor.
Here’s the top-ranking blogs from 2020 on Solar Power Portal, based on page views.
The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has secured a £500 million ESG-linked SONIA credit facility to support its new investments.
The 3.75MW Cuckmere Community Solar Farm is to directly power the Eastbourne-London mainline railway in a world-first project.
Gresham House Energy Storage Fund has raised approximately £15 million by issuing a mix of short and medium-term secured power bonds.
Foresight has completed its acquisition of fellow investment company Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP).
Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust (ORIT) has published its net asset value (NAV) as of 30 June 2020 as it unveils French acquistions.
Gresham House has been exploring the possibility of introducing debt finance into the company for a “considerable period of time”, with the flexibility benefits pushing it towards a private offer.
Foresight has acquired fellow investment company Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP), in a move that broadens the group's infrastructure platform.
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund has raised £23.7 million through a new share placing.
Gresham House Energy Storage Fund is aiming to raise £15 million to fund the acquisition of further additional battery storage projects.
Across Scotland, 14 local organisations have received funding from SP Energy Networks (SPEN) for solar installations.
London Stock Exchange-listed energy storage fund Gore Street has outlined how it sees Japan as a “very interesting market” following its investment from JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has called on the UK government to target 40GW of solar capacity by 2030.
Data specialist Energeo has identified 40,000 sites that would be suitable for solar development in the London borough of Lambeth.
This month’s episode of the Solar Media Podcast is now available to listen to, with discussion around emerging renewables financing and new grid records in the UK.
NextEnergy Capital has secured what it is lauding as a “first-of-its-kind” debt financing to construct two subsidy-free solar sites as it unveils a new subsidy-free private fund.
The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has raised £120 million, which is set to go towards its revolving credit facility (RCF).
The SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEEIT) is looking to invest more than £100 million in assets including rooftop solar.
The pipeline of large-scale solar farms in the UK saw a massive uptick in April 2020, with a record level of new capacity added. Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media, has all the details.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund has seen a slight drop in its NAV, but is lauding its generation portfolio as performing “extremely well”.
The latest episode of the Solar Media Podcast is now available to listen to, featuring discussion around how the COVID-19 pandemic has sent power prices tumbling.
The Community Energy Scheme has given its members a payment break for April, May and June, saving them over £200,000 in energy costs.
In the first of a series of articles to be published on Solar Power Portal, Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media, explores the make-up of the UK’s 8.5GW of large-scale solar farms currently in operation.
Now as we approach one year on, Solar Power Portal had a chat with Solar Trade Association CEO Chris Hewett about how the industry has fared in the post FiT world.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund has outlined the measures it's currently taking as part of its COVID-19 (coronavirus) contingency plan, issued in a general update today (25 March).
The Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust (ORIT) has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of solar PV assets.
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.