Opinions

SEUK: Unity and clarity needed following Brexit vote says REA chief

SEUK: Unity and clarity needed following Brexit vote says REA chief

7 Oct 2016, 12:41

The renewable energy industry needs to unite to pressure government to provide clarity over the future of UK policy following the Brexit vote, according to REA chief executive Nina Skorupska CBE who delivered a keynote speech on the second day of Clean Energy Live.

Scotland at risk of missing 2020 targets

Scotland at risk of missing 2020 targets

13 Sep 2016, 11:02

Despite outperforming the rest of the UK, Scotland will need to increase its renewable electricity deployment by 1.3GW per year to 2020 if it is to meet its decarbonisation targets, according to a new report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).

Guest blog
STA publishes FiT reform proposals for rooftop solar

STA publishes FiT reform proposals for rooftop solar

25 Aug 2016, 11:31
• By Paul Barwell

Six months on from the introduction of new feed-in tariff rates for UK solar, the Solar Trade Association's chief executive Paul Barwell sets out its key asks for the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy when it comes to solar policy.

Feature
Guest blog

Twelve tips to successful diversification

11 Aug 2016, 10:08 • By Chris Jardine
Twelve tips to successful diversification

Chris Jardine, technical director at Joju Solar, discusses how renewables installers can best diversify in the current climate and notes some particular pitfalls to avoid.

Guest blog
Solar movers and shakers 11 August 2016

Solar movers and shakers 11 August 2016

11 Aug 2016, 08:52
• By David Hunt

In this special edition of Solar Power Portal's movers and shakers feature, Hyperion Executive Search's David Hunt discusses why some companies have failed to keep hold of their top talent.

Editor's blog
Breaking the cost curve

Breaking the cost curve

27 Jul 2016, 18:00
• By Liam Stoker

The cost of solar technology continues to fall across the world, yet figures released by DECC this summer showed a surprise increase in the average cost of solar installs, particularly within the domestic band. Liam Stoker investigates the causes and implications of the increase.

Editor's blog
Understanding the multi-GW potential for solar in the Republic of Ireland

Understanding the multi-GW potential for solar in the Republic of Ireland

27 Jul 2016, 12:53
• By Lauren Cook

Often, with potential new solar markets, there can be a lot of hype and uncertainty regarding precisely how much deployment to expect and the timelines for this new capacity to come online. Lauren Cook, analyst for Solar Intelligence, discusses the potential for solar in Ireland in the years to 2020 and beyond.

CBI calls for ‘continuity and stability’ in new energy policy

CBI calls for ‘continuity and stability’ in new energy policy

26 Jul 2016, 11:16

The UK government needs to provide “continuity and stability” in its energy and climate change policy according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), which has called on Greg Clark to pick up the baton left by former energy secretary Amber Rudd.

The new normal for Whitehall

The new normal for Whitehall

22 Jul 2016, 12:22
• By David Pratt

As the days pass from the scrapping of DECC from Whitehall in favour of the new business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) department, few details have trickled through about how the new branch of government will operate. David Pratt examines what we do know and what remains to be seen as parliament heads off for the summer.