As the UK prepares for yet another election, following the dissolution of parliament in the early hours yesterday, pledges for increased solar power are notable in almost all the major party's campaigns.
A wrap-up of recent solar project news including a charity in West Sussex that will save thousands on its energy bills, Lidl's Irish solar expansion and why First Solar panels installed in Lancashire are 'coming home'.
Scotland’s first utility-scale battery storage facility has been officially opened today, having begun delivering sub-second balancing services to National Grid at the end of June under a bespoke agreement secured before the hotly contested Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction of 2016.
The first of more than 500 solar-powered homes built by sustainable development specialist Citu have gone up for sale within Leeds’ Climate Innovation District.
Triodos Bank has provided loans worth nearly £18 million to Spanish developer Gamma Solutions to refinance two solar farms in the UK.
One of the largest rooftop solar installations in the UK is to add a Tesla battery in what is thought to be the first UK project to use a commercial array to charge an energy storage system to avoid grid charges and provide ancillary services.
Plans for the largest solar farm in Scotland have been approved, allowing Elgin Energy to construct what is expected to be a subsidy-free 20MW development on the north coast.
The installation of a 49.5kWp solar power generating cycle shelter at Cambridge North railway station has been completed.
ESB and Bord na Móna have announced a joint development agreement to deliver solar farms across Ireland, with grid connections already lodged for sites in Roscommon, Offaly and Kildare.
Dulas has completed a 9kWp solar install atop a new office building in the heart of London as the company continues to work almost exclusively in a new build sector driven by planning requirements and high building standards.
A multi-million pound EU funded project is set to provide the Isles of Scilly with a new smart energy system, using new software platforms to manage supply and demand through renewables, energy storage and electric vehicles.
Construction is set to begin on Swindon Borough Council’s second solar farm to be funded by a unique council solar bond, which raised over £2.4 million from more than 800 investors in just six weeks.
Herefordshire Council has approved planning permission for the construction of a 20MW energy storage system (ESS) which will provide real-time grid stabilisation to the local distribution network.
Bentley Motors has been given the green light to construct a 3MW solar carport at its manufacturing facility in Cheshire, which would become the UK’s largest when finished.
The first solar panels have been fitted at Gloucester Cathedral which is set to become the oldest cathedral in the UK to install a commercial size system on the roof.
Edinburgh is celebrating the completion of what is thought to be the largest community-owned rooftop solar framework in the UK after 1.4MW of solar was deployed across the city’s public buildings.