Solar Power Portal caught up with Open Climate Fix co-founder Dr Jack Kelly – a former engineer at Google DeepMind – to discuss where transformer models came from, how they can apply to solar forecasting and how they could change the energy sector.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Virmati's founder Amit Gudka to discuss the energy transition, the growing need for battery storage and going back to the beginning of a start-up.
Ahead of the company’s 25th anniversary, Solar Power Portal caught up with Solarsense's Stephen Barrett to discuss how the sector has developed over the last quarter century, and what’s next.
SolarEdge's Christelle Barnes explained how the company’s optimised PV system differs from traditional string inverters, how that helps tackle some of the challenges with installation and finance models coming "full circle".
Speaking to Solar Power Portal, RWG Consulting's Will Grafton explained what causes systems to underperform, and how to get the most out of older systems.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Huawei's product manager Luis Castillo and its solution manager Ivan Ivanov to talk about the company’s string inverter technology, digitalisation and its next steps in the UK market.
Solar Power Portal caught up with InterGen’s CEO Jim Lightfoot to talk about its huge new battery storage site, the company’s decision to enter the storage market and whether this will be the first of many.
Solar Power Portal caught up with James Armstrong, managing partner of Bluefield Partners, to discuss how the recent acquisition of a 70MWp asset reflects Bluefield's solar strategy, whether subsidy-free developments are still on the table and how the solar sector may see significant growth in 2022/23.
The Solar Trade Association has rebranded to Solar Energy UK this year to reflect the “new era of solar in the UK”, with plans for increased member activity as well as striving for a target of 40GW installed capacity in the country by 2030. We caught up with chief executive Chris Hewett to find out what the trade body has in store for 2021.
Solar Power Portal speaks to Pivot Power's chief executive Matt Allen about how to expand from 49.9MW and how the 'hint is in the name' when it comes to revenue agility.
SPP talks to Alastair Mounsey, UK country manager at JA Solar, about what to expect from the UK market as it rebounds and what installers can learn from other markets who’ve managed regulatory change in the past.
Earlier this month Solarcentury chief Frans van den Heuvel became the fifth recipient of the Solar Power Portal Awards’ outstanding achievement accolade. We caught up with Frans to discuss his five years at the helm of one of the UK solar industry’s stalwarts and what the future might hold for the firm.
An ambitious project to convert the “grey fleet” of a care home for old folk in Scotland to a sustainable “green fleet”, using solar PV and battery energy storage, was winner of the Residential, Commercial and Industrial-scale Storage Project category at last week’s Solar Power Portal Awards. Andy Colthorpe spoke with the project's senior design engineer, Jonothan Oxford of Wattstor.
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.
Robert Llewellyn returns to host this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards four years after first doing so, and he’s delighted to be back compering an evening celebrating the successes of an industry he relishes. Solar Power Portal caught up with our illustrious host to talk about his obsession for all things green.