New research from the University of Sussex has highlighted how increased government support is needed to make solar viable for a range of consumers.
South Cornelly is to be Wales’ first low-carbon village as part of the Low Carbon Communities Initiative, which has seen the installation of solar and battery storage.
As of the end of November 2021, there were 472 solar PV installations under Phase Two of the Local Authority Delivery of the Green Homes Grant.
Solar PV made up around 99.8% of all installations registered with the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) in its first fifteen months of operations.
A £9.2 million development in Perth, Scotland has seen solar PV rolled out across 70 new homes.
The sales practices of the Community Energy Scheme UK are being called into question with the opening of an investigation by energy regulator Ofgem.
Social Energy has said its customers are the first green residential prosumers in Great Britain after it enabled them to claim Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin certificates for the renewable energy they generate.
Social Energy has launched a new solar export tariff offering 20p/kWh for the first 1,000kWh exported per year.
The UK should grow its solar capacity to 210GW by 2050, unlocking a low cost transition to net zero, a new report has found.
A new fully integrated solar, battery and energy management solution is being offered by a new partnership between distributor Midsummer, Lightsource Labs and Huawei.
Just four solar PV systems have been installed under the Local Authority Delivery of the Green Homes Grant, the only segment both still running and that PV is eligible for.
Surrey County Council is to offer homeowners the opportunity to buy solar PV through a group-buying scheme as it becomes the latest to join Solar Together.
HBS New Energies is to install 37 of its complete in-roof solar systems at a new housing development in Weston-super-Mare.
The UK solar industry continued its sustained growth in a zero-subsidy environment, posting 175MWp-dc of new capacity in the 3 months to 31 March 2021 (Q1’21).
HBS New Energies has been awarded a contract by Wain Homes to install solar PV amounting to a total of just under 300kWp on 123 new low-carbon dwellings.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is to consult on a new route for installer certification.
Solar Power Portal caught up with E.On’s Chris Lovatt, chief operating officer for energy infrastructure services – who is taking a place on Eco2Solar’s board as part of the investment – to discuss the investment, residential solar and the drive for decarbonisation.
A second extension to the partnership between Viridian Solar and Persimmon Homes has been agreed.
Viridian Solar has sealed a new group deal with Welsh housebuilder Beech Developments.
HBS New Energies has signed an exclusive solar PV and electric vehicle (EV) charging deal with Bewley Homes.
O&G giant Total and Google Cloud are launching a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool to help accelerate the deployment of residential solar panels.
Solar Power Portal spoke to Jon Cowdrill, head of residential solar at Joju Solar about the strong demand for residential solar installations despite the impact of COVID-19.
The value of residential solar has been touted after new research revealed that the technology can boost the value of houses by over £30,000.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has sentenced the final two of six men jailed for defrauding customers, and secured £434,835.73 for the victims.
Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has requested to remove solar PV from a planning application lodged with Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.
Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) offerings continue to be announced, as Good Energy reveals its tariff for smaller installations isn’t yet operational.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) is joining forces with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) for a new offering.
Shell Energy has boosted its Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff to 3.5p per kWh, two days after the scheme was introduced.
Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariffs have been unveiled after the legislation came into full effect yesterday (1 January 2020), with pricing ranging wildly from Social Energy's 5.6p per kWh down to the barely-compliant 0.001p per kWh that Shell Energy is offering.
Shell Energy’s Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff is to launch later in 2020 than the 1 January implementation date, it told Solar Power Portal.