September 11, 2023
The flagship Contracts for Difference (CfD) renewable power auction published the results of its Auction Round 5 (AR5) last week, with solar projects securing almost 2GW of capacity out of a total of 3.7GW.
March 31, 2020
Community energy projects have been given a six month extension to complete and register feed-in tariff (FiT) projects due to ongoing challenges caused by COVID-19.
April 9, 2019
Almost 242.5MW of solar was installed under the feed-in tariff in Q1 2019, representing a significant surge as the scheme was shuttered for good.
August 16, 2018
With the Republic of Ireland finally giving the green light to the country’s Renewable Electricity Support Scheme, solar developers that have waited years for their opportunity are gearing up for delivery. Lauren Cook, analyst at Solar Media Market Research, outlines the current state of the Irish market and what kinds of projects are in with a chance of support next year.
October 25, 2017
Dieter Helm has recommended that feed-in tariffs and Contracts for Difference auctions be phased out and merged into a single, unified Equivalent Firm Power (EFP) auction to better reflect costs associated with intermittency.
June 20, 2017
Energy market regulator Ofgem has confirmed that it is to enact drastic cuts to embedded benefits from 1 April 2018.
May 17, 2017
A Liberal Democrat-led government would restore support for solar PV cut by the Conservatives, the party’s election manifesto has stated.
April 7, 2017
Solar installations under the feed-in tariff continued to dwindle in Q1 2017 as uptake under the new regime showed no sign of picking up.
November 3, 2016
The National Audit Office’s report into the Levy Control Framework would have been considered “material evidence” in Solarcentury’s appeal against the premature closure of the Renewables Obligation, the company has claimed.

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