Octopus Energy has launched a new joint venture aimed at helping develop community energy projects in the UK.
Solarplicity has struck a deal with energy supplier Toto as it looks to press ahead with its community energy solar deployment scheme.
Emma Bridge, chief executive of Community Energy England, looks at some of the successes and challenges community energy is currently facing in light of the closure to the feed-in tariff and announcement of the Smart Export Guarantee.
Community Energy England (CEE) has called for energy suppliers to offer ‘suitable’ tariffs for community energy in the wake of the feed-in tariff (FiT) closure.
Bright Renewables acquires Mongoose Energy asset management arm to launch community-owned equivalent
A new community-owned renewable energy asset manager has been launched to serve communities and commercial clients across the UK, acquiring Mongoose Energy’s asset management business in the process.
London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has today launched a second round of funding for community energy projects following the success of the first, which funded the initial stages of 11 solar projects set to be installed by the end of the year.
Community interest company Burnham & Western Energy has announced a £4 million community fundraising round in a bid to support two charities located nearby its 9.3MW solar farm.
Half a megawatt of existing solar has been taken over by Community Power Cornwall (CPC) as the community energy sector continues to show signs of its buying power following the £1.34 million purchase of a developer.
Only one new community energy company was set up in 2017 as evidence continues to mount of “a wholesale decline” in the number of new organisations and projects since cuts to support for these initiatives began in 2015.
UK solar industry stalwart Ray Noble has been recognised within the Queen’s birthday honours list, leading a crowd of renewables advocates to have received honours this weekend.
Solar generation from the rooftop array of a housing block in London has been traded to an adjacent tower in the UK’s first energy trade using blockchain technology.
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.
M&S Energy has announced the 25 winners of its third annual community energy fund, with solar and storage among the most popular technologies yet again.
Last month London’s City Hall launched a consultation on its draft environmental strategy, which included a solar action plan to be driven largely by community energy initiatives. Solar Power Portal spoke to Emma Bridge, CEO of Community Energy England and one of the judges of the upcoming Solar Power Portal Awards, to find out her thoughts on Sadiq Khan’s plans for London.
Solarplicity has revealed more details of its £1 billion solar programme for social housing tenants.
Mongoose Energy has launched its own crowdfunding platform – dubbed Mongoose Crowd – to cater for a growing number of investors eyeing community renewables opportunities.
M&S Energy is to offer up to £300,000 in support of community renewables projects across the UK in its third successive Community Energy Fund.
Independent utility Co-op Energy is looking to boost its portfolio of community energy generators by as much as one-third over the next three years.
Communities for Renewables (CfR) CIC has purchased what is claimed to be the UK’s largest community solar farm from developer Gamma Energy.
Solar has proven to be a particularly popular technology among the 26 winners of this year’s M&S Energy Community Energy Fund, which will share a pot of £350,000.
Shadow energy secretary Barry Gardiner has pledged to stimulate and support the UK’s decentralised energy sector during a major speech on the energy market this morning.
Mongoose Energy has recruited Climate Group chief executive Mark Kenber to lead its fledgling energy supply business.