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Solar power “should not be provided to the grid for free” according to energy and clean growth minister Claire Perry, potentially heralding a change of stance from the government as it plans the future of small scale renewables.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 11:59 am
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has added 470MW of subsidy-free PV assets to its acquisition pipeline as an “exceptional” summer of solar saw profits rise.
Posted: November 20, 2018, 9:45 am
Hive Energy and Wirsol have submitted their application to develop their planned nationally significant solar farm, Cleve Hill, albeit on a slightly reduced scale to that originally proposed.
Posted: November 19, 2018, 11:57 am
A near 50MW solar farm with battery storage has been given the go ahead by Wales’ Planning Inspectorate to allow a group of land owners to develop the project on the site of a former steelworks.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:28 pm
Installation work has commenced on a £1 million project to install solar on the roof of the Port of Goole, as the Association of British Ports ramps up its solar deployment programme.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:22 pm
Battery storage developers in the UK are facing uncertainty over their prospective revenue stacks as the Capacity Market was placed in an indefinite “standstill period”.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 3:05 pm
Integrated solar PV provider SolFit is to supply its in-roof PV system for 166 new-build homes as part of a new contract win.
Posted: November 15, 2018, 2:21 pm
The Phoenix Works and green supplier Tonik Energy have launched an electric vehicle charging service for commercial premises as the company continues to push into the EV charging market.
Posted: November 13, 2018, 11:54 am
Gresham House has raised £100 million to drive its energy storage fund onto the London Stock Exchange, half the amount planned last month but enough to progress plans to acquire a 70MW seed portfolio.
Posted: November 9, 2018, 4:04 pm
Amazon has received planning approval for its latest solar and storage project, which will see a ~3.6MW array installed on the roof of Coalville site in Leicestershire alongside a battery storage system.
Posted: November 8, 2018, 4:48 pm
A major milestone in the UK’s power sector decarbonisation was reached in September as, for the first time, there was more renewables capacity on the grid than fossil fuels.
Posted: November 8, 2018, 11:44 am
Public support for solar PV remains high, but the government has seemingly failed with its clean growth awareness campaigns.
Posted: November 8, 2018, 11:31 am
Krannich Solar is expecting “a mini boom” in the months leading up to the close of the feed-in tariff in March 2019, according to Phil Ellery who has returned to the company as commercial director.
Posted: November 8, 2018, 10:54 am
Having recently enjoyed a climb back up the rankings, looming Brexit uncertainty has sent the UK sliding down EY’s Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI).
Posted: November 7, 2018, 3:28 pm
50GW of solar would be needed by 2050 if the government is to meet its climate change targets, helping to meet all of summer demand within a zero emission energy system, according to a new report.
Posted: November 2, 2018, 2:47 pm
One of Ireland’s largest grocery retailers is to roll out 4MW of solar on 30 of its stores over the next two years as part of plans to reduce energy consumption across its estate by 20%.
Posted: November 2, 2018, 10:49 am
Hackney Council is preparing to establish its own energy company powered in part by solar panels to be deployed on up to 15,000 council homes in an effort to drive the supply and generation of renewable energy.
Posted: November 1, 2018, 11:41 am
Sustainable infrastructure manager NTR has splashed nearly £55 million on its maiden portfolio of operational UK solar assets.
Posted: November 1, 2018, 10:17 am
Arlington Energy has announced plans to build out a 1GW portfolio of energy storage and gas peaker projects across the UK after securing initial funding of £200 million from an offshore fund of institutional investment.
Posted: October 31, 2018, 10:51 am
Solar distributor Libra Energy has shifted its UK-facing distribution and sales business to mainland Europe as part of a wider operational restructure.
Posted: October 30, 2018, 11:45 am