By setting a “realistic budget and more sustainable prices” for renewable electricity in the upcoming Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction, the UK Government could bolster private investment within solar, RenewableUK said.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Amberside Energy have partnered to develop a 2GW portfolio consisting of solar and battery energy storage system (BESS) projects across the UK.
Statkraft, one of Europe’s largest renewable power generators, has agreed a “forward trade” for a Statera Energy battery asset in what has been called an “industry first” by the companies.
As a result of the Autumn Statement and the introduction of the windfall tax, Bluefield Solar Income Fund has estimated that its audited NAV would have decreased by 3 pence per ordinary share (pps).
Solar farm owner Toucan Energy Holdings has reportedly entered into administration, with Thurrock Council having run up debts of around £1.5 billion.
A solar powered carport has been successfully installed at East Riding Leisure (ERL) Driffield by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Solar developer ReneSola Power has acquired UK-based utility-scale PV and battery storage developer Emeren as it expands its footprint in Italy and other European markets.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has seen its net asset value continue to surge amid high power prices, as its trading team takes advantage of growing portfolio of assets.
Ahead of the upcoming UK Solar Summer, Solar Media's head of market research Finlay Colville takes a look at the speed with which all segments of the solar market are growing in the UK at the moment.
One of the most encouraging aspects of the UK solar industry during 2021 was the emergence of a sustainable commercial rooftop sector. Here, Finlay Colville, head of market research at SPP publisher Solar Media, discusses the types of companies that have been planning new PV builds since the start of 2019.
Solar Power Portal caught up with James Armstrong, managing partner of Bluefield Partners, the investment adviser of Bluefield Solar Income Fund, to discuss the decision behind investing in storage and how supply chain issues facing the industry are the "biggest single challenge" currently at play.
A total of £265 million has been set aside for the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today (13 September) revealed.
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A Guarantee Scheme, financial support and options for surplus energy would all boost domestic solar uptake.
The UK solar industry needs to treble to align with Climate Change Committee (CCC) recommendations, hitting 40GW of installed capacity by 2030.
Any of the initial £2 billion promised for the Green Homes Grant that goes unspent this year will not be rolled over.
Solar Power Portal caught up with James Armstrong, managing partner of Bluefield Partners, to discuss how the recent acquisition of a 70MWp asset reflects Bluefield's solar strategy, whether subsidy-free developments are still on the table and how the solar sector may see significant growth in 2022/23.
The Irish Department of the Environment, Climate and Communication (DCCAE) is looking to launch a support scheme for microgeneration technologies, such as solar PV.
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To help drive decarbonisation in the UK, the government has committed to publishing a Net Zero Strategy.
Innova Energy has refinanced its 57MW portfolio of UK rooftop and ground-mounted solar PV.
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) has completed the acquisition of a 64.2MWp UK solar portfolio.
High grid connection costs resulted in a solar strike price in Ireland’s first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction “significantly higher than anywhere else in Europe” according to the Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA).
Norwegian state-owned power giant Statkraft has scooped up the largest contract in Ireland’s first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), with two solar farms totaling 276MWp coming out successful alongside 57MW of onshore wind.
Solar has superseded expectations as it scoops up 796MW in Ireland’s first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction.
Bluefield broadens scope in bid to target ‘attractive opportunities’ of storage and other renewables
Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) is looking to diversify its portfolio, branching out into storage and other renewable technologies.
Following the approval of Cleve Hill Solar Park, Solar Power Portal takes a look at what the next steps are for the project, any technology concerns and whether this will be the first of many Nationally Significant solar infrastructure projects.
The government needs to “go even further with enabling measures” such as public sector PPAs in order to accelerate solar deployment to help meet net zero.
The Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme should be expanded, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has recommended, with "clarity on dates and scales" required.
Solar Power Portal caught up with Chris Banks, UK business development manager at Solarcentury, about its new 62MW Welsh site, why now was the right time to return to the UK market and the rise of subsidy-free developments.