Solar Power Portal caught up with Emma Bridge, CEO of Community Energy England, to talk about how COVID-19 has impacted the sector, how groups have rallied to protect those in their communities and what we can expect as the UK looks towards lifting lockdown.
Leicester County Council has set its sights on a new solar farm and carbon neutral site, in a new £14 million green project.
Despite proving more resilient than fossil fuels, investment in renewables looks set to be heavily hit by COVID-19 as investment in the energy sector plunges to lowest level in history.
The government needs to “go even further with enabling measures” such as public sector PPAs in order to accelerate solar deployment to help meet net zero.
Residential solar installations will take longer to rebound from the COVID-19 slowdown than most renewables, making it unlikely solar PV will surpass 2019 levels over the next year.
This year’s Solar & Storage Live exhibition has been delayed till December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joju Solar is “very confident” it will make it through the lockdown period despite furloughing staff as it takes a cautious approach to opening up.
Solar Power Portal chatted to Richard Palmer, a senior consultant at independent power and energy consultancy Roadnight Taylor about what needs to change to make business rates work for solar.
Viridian Solar has racked up another agreement with a housebuilder for its roof-integrated solar.
Negative business impacts caused by COVID-19 have been seen by 90% of solar installers, according to a new survey.
Talking to Solar Power Portal, solar installer Solarsense’s MD Stephen Barrett explained how the company is focusing on design and quotes, as they’ve stepped away from both residential and commercial installations for the safety of their staff and clients.
A grant scheme funded through solar feed-in tariffs has been launched by energy supplier Centrica.
Lower demand over the summer due to COVID-19 may exacerbate the significant effect on system demand embedded solar generation has.
A 2.5MW solar carport with battery storage is to be built in Cambridgeshire.
The Community Energy Scheme has given its members a payment break for April, May and June, saving them over £200,000 in energy costs.
The April 2020 episode of the Solar Media Podcast is now available, with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the solar industry a predictably prominent theme.