One of the most encouraging aspects of the UK solar industry during 2021 was the emergence of a sustainable commercial rooftop sector. Here, Finlay Colville, head of market research at SPP publisher Solar Media, discusses the types of companies that have been planning new PV builds since the start of 2019.
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Solar is the most popular choice for businesses looking to invest in renewables as part of their decarbonisation strategies, according to a new report from npower Business Solutions (nBS).
Solar Energy UK has lent its weight to calls for renewable deployment targets as part of “urgent action” needed to decarbonise Britain’s grid.
State-owned electricity supply company ESB has announced its first major battery projects in Ireland, at sites in Inchicore, Co Dublin and Aghada, Co Cork.
Keele University has signed a 25-year agreement with ENGIE that will see 15,000 solar panels, wind turbines and battery storage installed to support the institution's carbon neutral pledge.
Solar and storage technologies were conspicuously absent from Boris Johnson’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.
Yorkshire Water has opened a tender for an eight-year solar framework agreement as it works to become net zero by 2030.
Great Britain has smashed its coal-free generation record, coming just under a year since the record was previously set.
Wandsworth Council in London will transition to 100% zero carbon energy following approval of the Wandsworth Climate Change Action Plan by councillors.
Decarbonising housing is one of the “toughest challenges” for net zero, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned, and it is “vital” this challenge is not made harder.
Solar Media’s Liam Stoker and Andy Colthorpe return for episode six of the Solar Media Podcast, reflecting on how grids are adapting to renewables across the world and how the UK – and others – can nurture clean industries to replace dirty ones.
Liam Stoker and Andy Colthorpe reflect on this year’s energy storage headlines, and do their best to predict what the energy transition may hold in store in 2020.
“Significantly” more electric and thermal storage will be needed for a low-cost 2050 energy system than previously thought.
The Labour party has launched its Warm Homes for All initiative, which would see a wide scale rollout of renewables and low carbon technologies such as solar PV.
A new start-up energy supplier is aiming to become the ‘Uber of electricity’ by turning homes into personal power stations.
Solar is to help renewables become the “dominant force” of Great Britain’s energy mix by as early as next year, a new report has found.
Nottingham City Council is celebrating a milestone after solar systems installed on its building generated more than 1 million kilowatt hours of electricity this year.
A major milestone in the UK’s power sector decarbonisation was reached in September as, for the first time, there was more renewables capacity on the grid than fossil fuels.
There must be rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented change in global energy systems if the impact of climate change is to be limited to 1.5C, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned.
Solar PV could be the UK’s most significant power generation technology by as early as 2030, with 33GW of installed capacity, according to National Grid.
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has issued an urgent warning to the UK government, stressing the need for it to act now and address gaps in its measures to meet the fourth and fifth carbon budgets.
Solar could play a pivotal role in a future energy system without jeopardising security of supply, a new report has revealed.
The bank holiday sunshine helped solar PV become the UK’s dominant source of electricity for three hours on Sunday afternoon.
Renewable generation set a new record in the UK throughout Q2 2017, however there have been repeated warnings for government as solar deployment continued to falter.
Solar power contributed 17% of total renewable energy generation in Q3 2017 totalling 3.2TWh, according to the latest report from energy monitoring firm EnAppSys.
Water utility Welsh Water has announced plans to increase its own suite of onsite renewables as part of a wider decarbonisation effort.
Andrea Leadsom has reiterated the government’s stance on climate change policy following the outcome of the EU referendum, claiming the country remains committed to dealing with the issue.