With the Republic of Ireland finally giving the green light to the country's Renewable Electricity Support Scheme, solar developers that have waited years for their opportunity are gearing up for delivery. Lauren Cook, analyst at Solar Media Market Research, outlines the current state of the Irish market and what kinds of projects are in with a chance of support next year.
Bristol City Council is celebrating the latest success of its energy strategy after this year’s heatwave saw record highs for solar energy production at its 4.2MW Avonmouth solar park.
BayWa r.e. has appointed former RES managing director Gordon MacDougall to head up its UK projects business as the company eyes the developing market for subsidy-free projects.
What is thought to be the largest solar project purely for self-consumption on the island of Ireland has been brought online to power Dale Farm’s cheddar cheese plant in County Tyrone.
One of the largest solar farms under local authority ownership is proving to have been a successful investment after generating more than £1.3 million of income in its second year.
Solar farms could be able to compete for contracts in the Capacity Market as early as winter 2019/20 if new government proposals, launched yesterday, are approved.
Cornwall Council is on the hunt for a partner to support the development of an energy storage system intended to overcome grid constraints by making better use of a solar farm connected to a nearby airport.
The Labour Party has once again scrutinised the Conservative Party’s track record on renewables policy amidst a broader push on energy issues.
Foresight Solar Fund (FSFL) has laid claim to the top spot among UK-listed solar investors having completed the acquisition of a 114MW portfolio.
Lightsource BP has expanded its footprint in the private-wire solar space with the completion of a new project in Northern Ireland.
Tim Humpage, head of EPC at British Solar Renewables, discusses some of the key lessons to be learned from the firm’s work on the 49.9MW Pelham battery completed on behalf of Statera Energy late last year.
The Irish government has approved the country’s long-awaited Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), with the first auction set to take place in 2019 after state aid approval has been secured from the European Union.
Solar developers could be offered ‘time-profiled’ grid access during daylight hours to suit the generation profiles of their sites under a planned shake-up of the distribution network access and charging arrangements.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) expects sub-5MW solar deployment to fall to between 50MW and 100MW each year as a result of its closure of the feed-in tariff scheme, its impact assessment reveals.
The government has confirmed it will close the small-scale feed-in tariff (FiT) on 31 March 2019 as planned and, crucially, close the export tariff to new installations at the same time.
Solar installer HBS New Energies has completed the first installation for Anglian Water under a 30MW solar deployment programme backed by investment giant Macquarie.