Interviews

Q&A: SSEN and Freedom expand on POC-MAST grid connection

Q&A: SSEN and Freedom expand on POC-MAST grid connection

31 Aug 2021, 12:30
• By Molly Lempriere

Solar Power Portal caught up with Matt Pryor, technical manager of Overhead Lines at Freedom and Craig Gilroy, head of Connections for SSEN, to discuss how the technology was developed, connecting the Bradenstoke solar farm and what POC-MAST could mean for grid connections going forwards.

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Q&A: Bluefield’s James Armstrong on the ‘next wave of growth’ for UK solar

22 Jan 2021, 16:09 • By Alice Grundy
Q&A: Bluefield’s James Armstrong on the ‘next wave of growth’ for UK solar

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.

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Q&A: Frans van den Heuvel on five years at Solarcentury

25 Oct 2017, 13:46 • By Liam Stoker
Q&A: Frans van den Heuvel on five years at Solarcentury

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.

Q&A: Wattstor on the SPP Award-winning residential, C&I energy storage project for a care home

Q&A: Wattstor on the SPP Award-winning residential, C&I energy storage project for a care home

12 Oct 2017, 17:27
• By Andy Colthorpe

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.

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Q&A: Emma Bridge, CEO of Community Energy England, on London’s draft environmental strategy

Q&A: Emma Bridge, CEO of Community Energy England, on London’s draft environmental strategy

19 Sep 2017, 11:04
• By David Pratt

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.