Scotland’s first utility-scale battery storage facility has been officially opened today, having begun delivering sub-second balancing services to National Grid at the end of June under a bespoke agreement secured before the hotly contested Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction of 2016.
Tesla’s former EMEA vice-present has taken on an advisory role for Solo Energy as the company seeks to build out its vision of a virtual power plant driven by residential and commercial battery systems.
The UK solar and storage markets are on the brink of overcoming a deployment roadblock, according to a number of vendors actively monitoring the territory.
The City of London Corporation is to deploy solar panels on a number of its buildings under plans that will see the governing body of the Square Mile source 100% renewable electricity from October 2018 onwards.
Regulatory divergence from the standards of the European Union will threaten the growth of the UK’s low carbon sector post-Brexit, a leading green think tank has warned.
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.
Vortex has sold a 45% stake in its former SunEdison-built solar portfolio in the UK to Malaysia’s second-largest pension fund Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP).
Good Energy has unveiled Origami Energy as the aggregator partner working on the company’s new battery storage solution, which last week signed up its first commercial customer in the Eden Project.
Foresight has launched its latest infrastructure investment fund, targeting the “thriving” energy sector which remains to be seen as a safe bet for the investment community.
Aviva Investors has added over 1.6MW of rooftop solar to its portfolio after acquiring well over 200 arrays from Downing for £5 million.
Octopus Investment, non-utility UK investor, is set to expand its £484 million solar portfolio refinancing that it closed earlier this year.
A criminal investigation is underway after four men were arrested following a break-in at a 3.7MW solar park in Overton, Hampshire, on the evening of Thursday 2 November.
Western Solar’s low energy Ty Solar Home design is being utilised for two news social housing villages in North Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire in Wales.
Cambridge Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) has moved to pre-emptively dispell claims that it would not respond to solar panel incidents for fear of being electrocuted after a potential scam emerged.
The domestic renewables sector is split over the outcome of Dieter Helm’s forthcoming cost of energy review, with some dismissing its relevance to the industry.
Chinese manufacturer Growatt has revealed it is building up a base of accredited storage installers in the UK.
Solar PV recycling service, Recycle Solar Technologies is to expand its service after a £1,000 grant injection from the UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE) Kickstart Fund.
E.On has become the first company to have secured an Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) contract last year to announce the completion of its project following the installation and connection of its 10MW battery at the Blackburn Meadows biomass plant last month.
Triodos Bank has provided loans worth nearly £18 million to Spanish developer Gamma Solutions to refinance two solar farms in the UK.
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.
The UK’s legally binding carbon reduction targets should be brought forward if the country is to meet its obligations under the Paris climate agreement, according to a new report from the Liberal Democrats.
Developer and O&M firm PS Renewables has bought a 49% stake in North Carolina-based firm NCRE.
Green Hedge, a UK renewable energy developer that has diversified into battery energy storage systems, has had an application for a 40MW project approved by local authorities in Derbyshire.
BayWa r.e. has won the O&M contract for a 153MW solar portfolio in England and Wales.
Solarplicity has revealed more details of its £1 billion solar programme for social housing tenants.
The financial services arm of engineering giant Siemens will be offering no-money-down options for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in the UK to purchase energy storage systems.
UK Power Networks (UKPN) has launched a new fast-track application process for small-scale electricity storage just days after the government solidified its support for the technology with funding allocations and new regulatory proposals.
Leading asset management group BlackRock has taken its Renewable Income UK fund up to £1.1 billion, making it one of the largest single investments in renewable energy.
New research has found that almost half of those asked would like to see solar and storage installed in the their homes by 2020, signalling that the domestic market may yet recover from the hard knocks of recent subsidy cuts.
Aldi UK has marked the fourth Solar Independence Day with the announcement that it will install a further 11,000 solar panels across more than 50 of its stores by the end of the year.