The green economy has widely condemned the government’s post-subsidy renewables vision, deriding it for a lack of clarity and the potential for it to have “worrying” and “truly bizarre” consequences.
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.
Rapid electric vehicle chargers have been added to a solar and storage hub in Dundee to utilise the clean electricity generation and batteries to charge the city’s fleet of electric vehicles.
Solo Energy is to launch a ‘free battery’ business model to UK homeowners after carrying out a pilot in Orkney that saw solar and storage systems deployed on 30 properties to boost self-consumption and overcome grid constraints.
Eelpower has continued its purchasing relationship with Anesco, acquiring the recently-completed 20MW Rock Farm battery from the developer – it’s second since November 2017.
Solar Power Portal is delighted to reveal the shortlists for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018.
Halfway through 2018 and large-scale battery storage in the UK has reached over 450MW installed capacity, with around 250MW being completed this year alone. Solar Media Market Research analyst Lauren Cook looks back at how we got here, and what we can learn from the rapidly growing large-scale pipeline.
Small-scale renewables and battery storage installs could be set for a boost in London after the mayor’s energy efficiency fund secured £500 million in funding.
Cleve Hill Solar Park, the joint-venture of Hive Energy and Wirsol intending to develop a 350MW+ solar farm on the Kent coast, has yet to make any decisions regarding the battery storage element of its plans, contrary to media reports.
Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) has installed a 380kWh Tesla battery alongside two electric vehicle charging points as the science park sets out to turn its flagship building into “an energy island”.
The UK solar and storage markets are on the brink of overcoming a deployment roadblock, according to a number of vendors actively monitoring the territory.
Statera Energy has clinched a refinancing deal for its 50MW Pelham utility-scale battery storage plant in a transaction which it says demonstrates both the maturity and “bankability” of the asset class.
Foresight Solar is continuing to explore the possibility of retrofitting battery storage plant on its solar portfolio as it bids to capitalise on its existing grid connections.
Solar and battery energy storage is to be used to power deliver local flexibility via a virtual power platform after UK Power Networks signed what is thought to be the first commercial contract of its type using residential assets.
Solar capacity is set for a 17-fold increase globally by 2050 owing to falling technology costs, particularly in battery energy storage, and a decline in the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE), according to a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).
NextEnergy Solar Fund's Abid Kazim explains why his firm made its first co-located solar-plus-storage acquisition last month, and why more are set to follow.