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Gore Street’s 9MW Port of Tilbury battery has been switched on, almost doubling the size of the energy storage fund’s operational asset base to 19MW.
Posted: October 18, 2019, 8:31 am
Flexibility aggregator Limejump has signed a short-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Bluefield Solar Income Fund. Limejump will manage the power sale for four solar farms owned by Bluefield, using its Virtual Power Platform (VPP).
Posted: October 17, 2019, 3:13 pm
US company Solar Alliance has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Empire Cinemas, who own Odeon and Cineworld. The project will ultimately generate 2.8MW on the cinema sites, helping the company lower its carbon emission.
Posted: October 17, 2019, 8:29 am
Solar power, along with wind and storage capacity, will have to greatly increase if the UK is to meet its net zero emissions by 2050 goal, according to analysis by Aurora Energy Research.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 10:49 am
​The government is set to remove a significant barrier to utility-scale storage sites, proposing changes to planning regulations to allow projects over 50MW to proceed without government approval.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 10:36 am
Exports of solar PV and battery storage to GB distribution networks have seen a “exponential” increase, according to new data from ElectraLink and the Renewable Energy Association (REA).
Posted: October 15, 2019, 10:09 am
In Q3 this year, renewables including solar generated more electricity than fossil fuels did for the first time.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 9:31 am
Gresham House New Energy has signed a contract with KiWi Power for the optimisation of its 15MW Lockleaze battery in Bristol.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 10:58 am
Gresham House has raised £41.6 million through a new share placing to fund both its existing pipeline and a new pipeline of operational and new build assets, falling short of the £58 million it originally targeted.
Posted: October 14, 2019, 10:09 am
ScottishPower’s renewables arm has applied to build a utility-scale solar-plus-storage farm in Scotland, which is to be backed by a private wire connection with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.
Posted: October 11, 2019, 11:33 am
Around half of local authorities have higher building standards than national requirements, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has found.
Posted: October 10, 2019, 2:08 pm
Details on the information generators will be required to provide suppliers with to receive Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) payments have been revealed in draft guidance for suppliers published by Ofgem.
Posted: October 10, 2019, 11:38 am
UK battery storage manufacturer Powervault has penned an integration agreement with tech platform provider Kaluza, which the companies said would bolster consumer benefits and introduce new routes to market.
Posted: October 10, 2019, 10:39 am
The Home Insulation & Energy Systems contractors scheme (HIES) is to take a fresh approach with the appointment of a new managing director.
Posted: October 7, 2019, 3:48 pm
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has committed to work alongside the UK’s solar industry to improve the accuracy of its solar deployment statistics.
Posted: October 7, 2019, 10:07 am
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund has received a £9.5 million boost for two storage projects recently awarded contracts in the DS3 flexibility market.
Posted: October 4, 2019, 1:40 pm
Residential solar and storage is to provide flexibility to UK Power Networks (UKPN) as part of a new local energy market (LEM) trial in Brixton.
Posted: October 3, 2019, 12:50 pm
Solar could play a pivotal role in the government’s proposed Future Homes Standard, with a more ambitious option for carbon emission reductions in new build housing preferred.
Posted: October 3, 2019, 11:29 am
Energy storage investment fund Gresham House has unveiled a new share placing, the proceeds of which will allow it to “grow materially” in the UK energy storage market.
Posted: October 3, 2019, 10:13 am
Foresight Solar Fund has announced its intention to raise funds via a new share placing in order to pay down its existing debt.
Posted: October 1, 2019, 10:21 am