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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.

UK on track to add 1.7 GWp-dc of solar PV in 2023

31 October

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.

What impact will the Prime Minister’s net zero policies have on BESS development?

29 September

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.

Why business demand for renewables is an opportunity for independent solar generators

13 September

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.

Will the UK’s skills gap be our Net Zero stumbling block?

7 June

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.

Solar Energy UK: Government and industry to map out major solar expansion

26 May

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.

Future-proof cities: the urban potential of BIPV

21 April

By Dr. Silke Krawietz, CEO and founder, SETA Network

Dr Krawietz discusses the urban potential of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) in this guest blog.

Solar Energy UK: The solarcoaster is back on the up

14 April

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.

Record 800MWh of utility-scale storage added in 2022

2 February

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.