Octopus Energy has increased its export tariffs by 36%, as energy prices in the UK remain at record highs.
A Guarantee Scheme, financial support and options for surplus energy would all boost domestic solar uptake.
A grant scheme funded through solar feed-in tariffs has been launched by energy supplier Centrica.
Ed Miliband has been revealed as the new shadow energy secretary, marking a return to the role for the ex-Labour leader.
Community energy projects have been given a six month extension to complete and register feed-in tariff (FiT) projects due to ongoing challenges caused by COVID-19.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Emma Bridge to talk about how the market has changed since the end of the FiT, the delays projects are facing due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and whether subsidy-free is a reality for community solar.
The UK’s solar capacity would need to nearly triple to 35GW to decarbonise by 2030, a report into the fastest path to decarbonisation over the next decade has found.
BEIS will intervene if suppliers fail to come forward with a Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) tariff come January, a spokesperson for the department said this week.
Community solar has faced its toughest year yet, according to a new report, detailing how new generation capacity fell in 2018.
The policy gap between the feed-in tariff (FiT) and the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is set to close by the end of 2019, guaranteeing payment for excess domestic solar generation.
Ofgem has identified a combined shortfall of over £60 million pounds in two funds underpinning the UK’s solar energy subsidy regimes, taking aim at late payments from energy suppliers.
Krannich Solar is expecting “a mini boom” in the months leading up to the close of the feed-in tariff in March 2019, according to Phil Ellery who has returned to the company as commercial director.
A majority of the respondents in a new YouGov poll would support the UK matching incoming European Union regulations that guarantee payments for solar homes exporting into the grid; including those that voted to leave in the Brexit referendum.
Gemserv, the administrator of the Micro Certification Scheme (MCS), has acquired two specialist consultancies specialising in digital services and cyber security in an effort to broaden its capabilities.
Shadow business, energy and industrial strategy secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey has led an attack on the government’s existing renewables policy, labelling it “shambolic”.