Despite regulatory ambiguities, the general consensus from industry stakeholders at this year’s Solar Energy UK | Clean Energy Live exhibition is that Africa’s solar sector is ripe for UK entrants, posing a significant opportunity that should not be missed.
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.
Greg Clark has delivered his first speech to the Conservative Party conference as secretary of state for the department of business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS), but has drawn criticism for his failure to outline specific energy or climate change related policy.
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).
The conservative think tank Policy Exchange has thrown its weight behind the government’s proposals to axe solar thermal from the Renewable Heat Incentive, claiming that lower cost non-renewable technologies should be allowed onto the scheme.
Solar Power Portal talks to Trina Solar's Richard Rushin about the hurdles the UK's commercial rooftop market must overcome, and the opportunity out there for installers.
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.
Lauren Cook, market analyst at Solar Media, looks at the types of developers vying for position in the nascent solar market of Ireland ahead of the government's policy framework expected in the coming months.
Greater support of low carbon investment is needed from government to “plug the gap” left by its earlier climate and energy reset according to a new report penned by a former HM Treasury economist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Finlay Colville, head of market research at Solar Media, reveals how UK solar is preparing for the final deployment deadline under the ROC framework.