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Distribution network operator (DNO) UK Power Networks has officially put its landmark ‘Smarter Network Storage’ Leighton Buzzard battery up for sale.
Posted: January 23, 2019, 2:15 pm
Small-scale solar PV installations have maintained their priority dispatch rights in Europe after a vote by European Union Member States last week.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 11:18 am
Wood Mackenzie has predicted that the UK will join Europe’s “vanguard of subsidy-free utility-scale solar PV” in 2019 as project costs continue to fall.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 10:00 am
Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) has unveiled two landmark solar-plus-storage projects on existing landfill sites which aim to be the first of their kind in the UK.
Posted: January 22, 2019, 8:21 am
Tesco is planning a major rollout of solar on the roofs of its stores in the UK, Solar Power Portal can reveal.
Posted: January 17, 2019, 2:03 pm
A new start-up energy supplier is aiming to become the ‘Uber of electricity’ by turning homes into personal power stations.
Posted: January 17, 2019, 12:32 pm
Solar is to help renewables become the “dominant force” of Great Britain’s energy mix by as early as next year, a new report has found.
Posted: January 17, 2019, 8:26 am
Almost £2 million in new European funding is to support the development of a “new wave” of energy projects in the South West.
Posted: January 15, 2019, 8:55 am
BayWa r.e. has landed a contract to provide operations and maintenance services to Octopus Investments for 13 of its UK solar farms.
Posted: January 14, 2019, 3:52 pm
The government is seeking to remove a significant hurdle for utility-scale co-located storage sites, enabling projects with combined capacities in excess of 50MW to proceed without requiring government consent.
Posted: January 14, 2019, 12:01 pm
The government must urgently re-examine its policy for supporting established renewables if it is to meet climate objectives, research and analysis firm Cornwall Insight has said.
Posted: January 11, 2019, 12:52 pm
Anesco and Shell’s New Energies division are to partner on a utility-scale battery storage project in Norfolk.
Posted: January 10, 2019, 11:28 am
Greencoat Solar has added a further 60MW to its portfolio with a new acquisition, taking its total installed capacity above 600MW.
Posted: January 10, 2019, 10:50 am
The government’s Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), its eagerly awaited replacement for the soon-to-close export tariff, has been dubbed both a “new era” for solar and a “mountain to climb” as the proposals received a mixed response.
Posted: January 10, 2019, 9:47 am
The government expects its proposed Smart Export Guarantee to have a positive, albeit notional impact on domestic solar deployment it has said.
Posted: January 9, 2019, 4:32 pm
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has unveiled a new ‘Smart Export Guarantee’ to replace the export tariff.
Posted: January 8, 2019, 12:16 pm
Solar and storage technologies would possess a “mutually beneficial interaction” in the Capacity Market (CM) should renewables be introduced into the mechanism, National Grid has said.
Posted: January 8, 2019, 11:52 am
The first domestic battery storage installations under the StoreNet project are to complete before the end of this month in what’s a first of its kind for Ireland.
Posted: January 8, 2019, 10:57 am
Nottingham City Council has secured more than £5 million in funding to expand the rollout of its Energiesprong homes programme.
Posted: January 8, 2019, 8:00 am
Premier Inn has installed a 100kW lithium ion battery at its Gyle at Edinburgh Park hotel in the Scottish capital, claiming it to be the first battery-powered hotel in the UK.
Posted: January 4, 2019, 10:11 am