A lack of familiarity and education among corporates, and complexity over deal arrangements, is stopping firms ‘crossing the Rubicon’ and signing up to power purchase agreements utilising on-site solar, according to a panel investors speaking at last week’s Solar & Storage Live.
Myenergi is looking to build on an “insane” period of “impressive growth” by returning to Solar & Storage Live in 2018 after the popularity of its flagship product led the company to new heights.
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.
Anglian Water is to use flow machine energy storage units to optimise the solar generation at one of its water treatment sites in what the company has called ‘a pathfinder for future projects’.
A 50MW solar farm has been approved at a former RAF airfield, giving Elgin Energy the green light to develop Scotland’s largest consented solar project in the early 2020s.
Solarcentury has won the highly sought-after reverse auction to install solar in London under the mayor’s flagship solar strategy.
Solar PV cleaning firm Clean Solar Solutions (CSS) has expanded into Ireland, positioning itself for an expected boom in solar installations.
Surging solar generation this summer could send legacy, inflexible generators off the grid as National Grid expects yet another period of supply and demand travails.
Campbell & Kennedy has been awarded a contract to design and install over 400kWp of solar on schools and the offices of the Scottish Borders Council.
Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN) has relaxed restrictions it attached to new solar projects following successful lobbying by the Solar Trade Association’s Scotland team.
Sibert Instruments has confirmed it will shutter its solar wholesale division Sibert Solar from 31 March 2018.
ABB has launched a new solar inverter with the capability to accommodate up to 12kWh of energy storage to increase the self-sufficiency of homes.
Perovskite specialist Oxford PV has relocated to a new HQ and R&D facilities.
The Irish government will see up to 4.5GW of renewable capacity procured under the Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS), in which solar is set to compete against other renewable generation technologies for government contracts.
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.
Car manufacturer Nissan has become the latest major company to enter the UK solar market with a new domestic offering.
The Scottish arm of the Solar Trade Association (STA) has expressed disappointment at the lack of measures to promote solar PV deployment in the Scottish Energy Strategy and has called for a dedicated solar strategy.
All London boroughs are to ensure that all developments “maximise the opportunities for on-site electricity” from solar in the latest move by mayor Sadiq Khan to promote the technology.
The first of more than 500 solar-powered homes built by sustainable development specialist Citu have gone up for sale within Leeds’ Climate Innovation District.
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.
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.
Forrest has completed the first projects of its five year framework with Southern Water, which saw a combined 4.2MWp of new solar assets brought online over the summer.
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.
Ahead of next month’s PV ModuleTech conference in Kuala Lumpur, Solar Media’s head of market research Finlay Colville examines the technology trends UK developers will have to get to grips with if they’re to take advantage of the post-subsidy environment in the UK.
Valentin Software will launch a new version of its solar planning installation software program PV*SOL next month.
Glasgow City Council has installed 350kW of solar PV across seven schools as part of its Carbon Management Plan.
The installation of a 49.5kWp solar power generating cycle shelter at Cambridge North railway station has been completed.
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.
Mongoose Energy has launched its own crowdfunding platform – dubbed Mongoose Crowd – to cater for a growing number of investors eyeing community renewables opportunities.