The UK experienced the greenest summer ever according to National Grid, which has released figures showing that over half of the electricity generated over the period was from low carbon sources.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has this afternoon finally relented and published the Frontier Economics-produced report on the system costs of renewables integration.
Clean energy utility Good Energy has identified battery storage and electric vehicles as two of three new business opportunities to explore after saying it was “streamlining” its operating model.
The renewable economy reacts to chancellor Philip Hammond's 2017 spring budget, which offered scant information for the direction of the UK's energy policy moving forward.
Solar Media’s head of market research Finlay Colville concludes his two-part breakdown of who owns the UK’s entire cumulative solar PV capacity.
A recap of the biggest news from the last week in UK solar, with developments from Ecotricity, IKEA and Anesco.
Christmas Day 2016 was the greenest on record as generation from renewables soared to new highs, according to figures compiled on behalf of energy company Drax.
As an intriguing year for UK solar concludes, Solar Power Portal looks back at some of the most interesting, popular and important news stories of the last 12 months. Today, we look at November and December.
The imminent capacity market auction could offer some clues on the direction of travel, writes Terry Macalister, but the government could be missing a trick by not steering the mechanism down a greener path.
Large, European companies have concluded that deriving all of their energy demand from renewable sources represent a “major strategic opportunity” moving forward, according to a new report published by The Climate Group has found.
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee has launched an inquiry to determine what implications the UK’s exit from the European Union will have on energy and climate change commitments.
Low carbon energy sources were responsible for producing more than half of Britain’s electricity for the first time in Q3 2016, according to a new quarterly report commissioned by Drax Group.
The government has set out its strategy to meet last year’s commitment to close unabated coal plants by 2025, effectively seeking to price the existing fleet of plants out of operation.
Public support for the government’s chosen energy generating technologies has seen a “statistically significant” drop according to the latest public attitudes survey from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
Swindon Borough Council (SBC) is preparing to launch a second solar bond following the success of its first local authority led investment offer earlier this year, which closed a month early after raising almost £2 million.
Havering London Borough Council has submitted plans to build its own solar farms in the latest example of wider adoption of solar developments by local authorities and the first to take up the technology on a large scale in London.
A new report has estimated that when combined with greater integration of batteries, the intermittency of solar generation could provide a net benefit to the grid, removing one of the key criticisms of wider adoption of the technology.
Former shadow energy minister Clive Lewis has returned to the energy policy landscape after being appointed shadow secretary for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) following Jeremy Corbyn’s reshuffle over the weekend.
The fourth quarter of Ofgem’s revised feed-in tariff regime has kicked off with significant unutilised capacity carried over and standard degressions being applied across more common deployment bands.
The minister for energy and intellectual property delivered one of her first speeches to industry at Solar Energy UK | Clean Energy Live 2016 on Wednesday 5 October after being appointed just a few months ago.
Despite outperforming the rest of the UK, Scotland will need to increase its renewable electricity deployment by 1.3GW per year to 2020 if it is to meet its decarbonisation targets, according to a new report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
The UK would adopt a target of 65% of electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030 under a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn, creating around 316,000 jobs in the renewables sector.
Battery storage has dominated the outcome of the National Grid’s 200MW Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) tender, with the technology to be used for balancing services at grid scale for the first time in the UK.
Solarsense has revealed details of the completion of a series of commercial rooftop solar installations earlier this year for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) at a number of its nature reserves.
Solar Media can today reveal the entries that have been shortlisted for this year’s Solar Power Portal and Clean Energy Awards, sponsored by Trina Solar.
Theresa May has continued to draw anger from environmentalists after suggesting that individual households could be paid for agreeing to greenlight local fracking projects.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has confirmed its eagerly awaited ministerial portfolios weeks after new prime minister Theresa May established the so-called super department.
Bristol Sport is set to benefit from significant savings on its energy bills after completing a deal with Bristol City Council to purchase energy generated from new solar panels installed on the West stand of the Ashton Gate Stadium.
Often, with potential new solar markets, there can be a lot of hype and uncertainty regarding precisely how much deployment to expect and the timelines for this new capacity to come online. Lauren Cook, analyst for Solar Intelligence, discusses the potential for solar in Ireland in the years to 2020 and beyond.
Sadiq Khan’s efforts to be “the greenest mayor London has ever had” have been bolstered by City Hall’s announcement that it has applied for a licence to supply low carbon electricity, despite no news yet of increased renewable energy generation within the city.