Electricity and heat generator and retailer Vattenfall is developing a third party model for energy storage deployment which will see the Swedish firm deploy batteries alongside UK solar farms.
All low carbon technologies should be able to access the same markets and compete on an equal basis for contracts according to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), whose latest policy consultation flies in the face of the government’s Clean Growth Strategy (CGS).
Valentin Software will launch a new version of its solar planning installation software program PV*SOL next month.
Vattenfall has heralded the success of its first co-located solar and wind energy park around 18 months after the 4.99MW solar farm in south Wales was commissioned.
The UK experienced the greenest summer ever according to National Grid, which has released figures showing that over half of the electricity generated over the period was from low carbon sources.
Scottish Water has said it no longer designs its solar projects around feed-in tariff revenue after successfully completing its largest solar scheme to date to power boreholes taking water from the River Spey.
The Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 is now less than a week away and the shortlisted entrants have all been publicised.
Last month London’s City Hall launched a consultation on its draft environmental strategy, which included a solar action plan to be driven largely by community energy initiatives. Solar Power Portal spoke to Emma Bridge, CEO of Community Energy England and one of the judges of the upcoming Solar Power Portal Awards, to find out her thoughts on Sadiq Khan’s plans for London.
Powering the UK on wind and solar is not only possible, but the “smart economic choice” according to a report which has condemned the future prospects of biomass in the country.
The UK’s legally binding carbon reduction targets should be brought forward if the country is to meet its obligations under the Paris climate agreement, according to a new report from the Liberal Democrats.
The absence of central government leadership and national policy is holding back carbon reduction progress and renewable generation deployment, according to London’s deputy mayor for energy and the environment.
Ofgem has made a “game changer” decision for UK energy storage by confirming that solar farms are able to retain accreditation under the Renewables Obligation (RO) when supplying electricity to batteries.
The Solar Trade Association (STA) has refuted claims made in a recent report that a residential solar array in combination with an energy storage system was not “economically viable”, calling it flawed and lacking in detail.
Veolia has received planning permission for a 70MW solar portfolio on landfill sites, with plans for many more; ReneSola has agreed to sell two ground-mounted PV projects to Greencoat Capital; and contractor Forrest has appointed Carillion's MD as its new chief executive.
It’s now less than a month until the doors of Birmingham’s NEC open to visitors attending Solar & Storage Live, the UK’s flagship exhibition and conference for solar, storage and smart technology.
Irish solar developers will have to compete with other renewable energy technologies in large-scale auctions under government proposals unveiled yesterday, which also failed to offer concrete plans for support to rooftop solar.