Solar materials and component prices have stayed high longer than expected and developers are now starting to feel the pinch, the latest episode of the Solar Media Podcast has discussed.
After a transformational 2021 for UK solar, Solar Media's head of market research Finlay Colville reveals that the UK's solar pipeline now stands at a staggering 37GW, and explores the reasons behind such meteoric growth.
In an exclusive blog ahead of the launch of Solar Media's new rooftop solar report, Finlay Colville reveals how UK solar rooftop deployment is set to exceed 500MW next year in what constitutes a landmark moment for the sector.
In the second part of a two-part feature for Solar Power Portal, Q CELLS' Ian Clover discusses the diversification of the solar industry into other areas of clean energy as solar PV continues to evolve and the challenges it may still face.
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Adaptable, affordable, and easily available, solar PV is altering the renewable energy landscape of the UK one panel at a time – and solar is still capable of doing so much more to galvanise the fight against climate change, writes Q CELLS’ Ian Clover.
As UK battery energy storage capacity drives past the 1GW mark, the industry is now plotting its advance towards the next sizeable hurdle. Solar Media Market Research's Mollie McCorkindale details how the UK's battery energy storage market can move towards 10GW of operational capacity.
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.
Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media, provides a forensic analysis of the UK’s utility-scale solar pipeline, detailing precisely why the market looks set to return to gigawatt-scale deployment this year.
Two years ago the government’s new feed-in tariff regime came into force, starting an immensely difficult period for the solar industry. Deployment has fallen by nearly 80%, and thousands of jobs have been lost. This is the inside track of how it happened.
Liam Stoker reports from Clay Hill Solar Farm, the first solar project to be built in the UK without subsidy support, and discovers how the solar-plus-storage facility was energised.
Following a difficult two years at the hands of policy upheaval, confidence is returning to a community energy sector which has its eyes set very firmly on the future. Amanda Lennon examines just where that future might take community solar as the sector celebrates Community Energy Fortnight.
When The Solar Cloth Company collapsed in June last year, it took with it nearly £1 million of crowd-funded finance. Liam Stoker investigates how this came to pass and potential failures within Crowdcube’s consumer protections.
Following a year in which much progress has been made, Lauren Cook recaps a productive 2016 for the Irish solar market and casts her eyes forward at 2017.
As year on year sales of electric vehicles increase, the technology is forecast to experience a significant boom in the coming years. With charging infrastructure need to support deployment, David Pratt looks at the emerging market for charge points, and how installers can get involved.
Lauren Cook, analyst at Solar Market Research, discusses the nascent Irish solar market and answers some of the industry’s most frequently asked questions regarding opportunities on the Emerald Isle.
As electrical contractors and installers flock to the burgeoning storage market, there are warnings over mis-selling, training and calls for clarity over required filings. Liam Stoker reports.