Oldham Council has partnered TRAILAR to trial fitting solar panels onto vehicles so as to charge the batteries while the vehicles are working.
Solar Energy UK has released a practical guide for local authorities looking to procure solar power, to help them reach their net zero targets.
Installations of solar PV under the Local Authority Delivery of the Green Homes Grant have risen, although the technology still represents just 5% of total installations.
Installation of over 1,542 solar panels on 11 council buildings in Salford is underway, with the solar to be operational by the autumn.
A new solar farm set to have an installed capacity of up to 50MW has been approved by Leeds City Council.
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.
In the second part of a two-part blog, local authority expert Stephen Cirell completes his list of the most common mistakes made by local authorities when developing solar projects, and how they can be avoided.
In the first of a two-part blog, local authority expert Stephen Cirell details the most common mistakes made by local authorities when developing solar projects, and how they can be avoided.
An additional £300 million of funding for domestic energy efficiency upgrades has been announced, marking an extension of the Local Authority Delivery of the Green Homes Grant.
The winners of the Local Authority segment of the Green Homes Grant have been unveiled, with £74 million allocated to over 100 local authorities for installations taking place by June 2021.
SMS has launched a new solution to offer local housing authorities a fully financed solar generation and smart battery storage solution, entitled Solopower.
Planning consent has been granted for a 50MW battery energy storage project in Aberdeenshire for developer Intelligent Land Investments Group (ILI Group).
Engenera Renewables is lauding the benefits of its green bond programme for solar PV as it announces it already has local authorities on board.
Implement “proper” climate change plans or risk facing legal challenge, environmental lawyers have warned 100 councils across England.
Bristol City Council has hit its climate targets two years early, with solar playing a crucial role.
Almost £2 million in new European funding is to support the development of a “new wave” of energy projects in the South West.
Renewable energy consultancy Dulas is aiming to cater for the growing number of public entities looking at solar by launching a new survey service.
National policy decisions have created “confusion and uncertainty” over what powers exist at a local level to boost the sustainability of new build housing according to a trio of council leaders, backed by the UK Green Building Council.
Viridian Solar’s Stuart Elmes reflects on the recent STA ‘Leading Lights’ report and narrows in on the example Milton Keynes is setting for others to follow.
Leicestershire County Council is taking forward plans to finance and construct its own 10MW solar farm, which it hopes will generate £720,000 per year once completed while mitigating the council’s emissions by over 100%.
On the back of the trade body’s new report on local authority solar, the Solar Trade Association’s Leonie Greene uncovers the extent of the opportunity with local authorities, details some best practice and looks at precisely how solar companies can thrive in this sector.
Ongoing frustration with national solar policy has allowed local authorities and regional government to take the lead in UK solar deployment, the Solar Trade Association has said in a new report.
Glasgow City Council has installed 350kW of solar PV across seven schools as part of its Carbon Management Plan.
There are “abundant” opportunities for solar and other renewables to bolster public coffers amidst funding cuts, a new report from Baroness Jenny Jones has claimed.
In his latest blog for Solar Power Portal, independent consultant and local authority expert Stephen Cirell discusses the recent announcement by Portsmouth City Council to roll out solar over the next four years using a series of PPA funded deals, and calls on other local authorities to follow suit.