Across 2023, Solar Power Portal featured a number of articles written by experts from across the solar and battery energy storage industries to enrich our content and provide an in depth look at key topics from across the year.
Below we have compiled a list of some of the most popular guest blogs from across the year featuring input from organisations such as Solar Energy UK and Solar Media’s Market Research Team.
By Finlay Colville, head of research, Solar Media
In this guest blog, Colville reveals that the UK solar industry is set to add an additional 1.7 GWp-dc of new solar PV capacity in 2023, continuing its post-subsidy, which includes feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) and renewable obligation certificates (ROCs), growth phase towards being a multi-GW market over the next few years.
By Nick Bradford, managing director, Atlantic Green
Written by Bradford, this guest blog explores the impact of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s net zero policies and what it could mean for battery energy storage systems (BESS) across the nation.
By Vish Sharma, head of power purchase agreements, npower Business Solutions
In this guest blog, Sharma delves into why the solar industry continues to be such an important factor for businesses and future strategies. It also explores how companies are able to sell their power to businesses.
By Sophie Lamb, head of solar, YLEM Energy
With the UK needing to upskill workers to be able to operate renewable technologies such as solar, Lamb delves into why this is so important and what inspiration the UK can take from other countries.
By Chris Hewett, chief executive, Solar Energy UK
In this blog, Hewett, who is also co-chair of the Solar Taskforce, discussed the launch of the new organisation laying out its aims and objectives for the coming months.
By Dr. Silke Krawietz, CEO and founder, SETA Network
Dr Krawietz discusses the urban potential of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) in this guest blog.
By Gareth Simkins, senior communications adviser, Solar Energy UK
Following a tumultuous 2022, the government’s Energy Security Plan was a hugely welcome ray of sunshine for the solar industry. Solar Energy UK’s senior communications adviser Gareth Simkins reflects on the transformation of attitudes in Downing Street.
By Mollie McCorkindale, senior analyst, Solar Media
In our final guest blog in this article, Solar Media’s McCorkindale discusses the record 800MWh of utility-scale storage that was added throughout 2022.