Solar could benefit from a new arrangement which has seen OVO Energy join Community Energy England as a principal supporter.
Power station closures in Fife and East Lothian, combined with rising interest in cheap, renewable energy has seen demand for solar PV soar in Scotland, property consultancy Galbraith has said.
Gamma Energy is developing a 4.1MW solar farm at Leighton Grange Farm, Crewe, in Cheshire East
The 2023 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) has been awarded for the research and development of passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) solar photovoltaic technology.
Smart energy infrastructure business SMS announced it now has a combined 90MW of battery energy storage systems (BESS) in operation in Ipswich and Barnsley.
The UK’s newly introduced Electricity Generator Levy has seen Octopus Renewables’ net asset value (NAV) on its renewable portfolio decrease by £10.6 million as of 31 December 2023.
Over the last three years there’s been a 315% increase in the demand for solar installers, according to new data from hiring platform Indeed.
In the UK, a new wave of large-scale solar projects continue to emerge as the country accelerates towards net zero targets, including reaching a decarbonised power system by 2035. At the heart of these are Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs).
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.
Atrato has confirmed the appointment of Tim Roebuck as senior commercial manager from SSE.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has released the Chris Skidmore MP independent review into the UK’s net zero prospects which calls for a “rooftop revolution” to unlock 70GW of solar generation by 2035.
Exagen has confirmed that it has submitted plans for a 500MW/1GWh battery storage mega-project to Blaby District Council.
YuanTech Solar, a newly established solar PV manufacturer based in China, has confirmed it has received Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certification granting greater access to the UK market.
The 350MW Mallard Pass Solar Farm has now moved into the public consultation stage via pre-examinations after the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) accepted the project's Development Consent Order (DCO).
The Community Energy Kickstart initiate, a joint venture between Younity, Octopus Energy and Midcountries Co-operative, has awarded its first advance to Bristol Energy Coopertive to support a 1MW rooftop solar project in Hengrove, South Bristol.
Solar Energy Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s inclusion of solar energy systems in the non-domestic rates regime, announced in the Scottish Budget 2023-24 last week (15 December).
Renewable energy company, Geo Green Power, has signed a multimillion-pound contract with franchise dealership specialist, Inchcape, to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on the roofs of a large portion of its 100 showrooms throughout the UK over the next 6-12 months.
London Southend Airport has confirmed that 25% of the total energy consumed across its site between 2021 and 2022, came from on-site solar, including a 9,500-panel solar farm.
The board of NextEnergy Solar Fund has confirmed Helen Mahy is set to be appointed as chairman with effect from August 2023.
Statkraft has signed a second hybrid power purchase and battery optimisation agreement with Warrington Borough Council.
Cross-party MSPs have released a letter calling on Scotland to set a target of between 4-6GW of solar power capacity, to help it achieve its full potential.
Solar farm owner Toucan Energy Holdings has reportedly entered into administration, with Thurrock Council having run up debts of around £1.5 billion.
The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has signed an agreement with Qcells to utilise solar PV for a flagship project.
Two dozen Scottish companies have written to their ministers calling for urgent alterations to planning law and tax rules to boost solar capacity and help tackle unprecedented energy costs.
Foresight Solar Fund (FSF) has recorded a 2.1% net asset value (NAV) increase to £771.2 million due to high-power forecasts and rising inflation.
Proposals have been brought forward by Photovolt Development Partners (PVDP) for the creation of a solar project in Botley West, Oxfordshire, which could deliver 840MW of clean energy to National Grid.
‘We haven’t got a hope in hell in net zero’ without focus on heat decarbonisation, says Naked Energy
Britain’s renewable energy sector has continued to boom in recent years, as the need to decarbonise electricity generation remains at the forefront of the country’s efforts to reach net zero. While it could arguably be seen as a success story however, other sectors have lagged behind, not least heat.
EDF Renewables UK is to develop 50MW/100MWh of battery energy storage system (BESS) technology in the UK’s second Energy Superhub being constructed in Coventry.
PowerMarket have released the results of a study that indicates that if the UK used 5% of available UK commercial rooftop space for solar, it could lead to an estimated £12.6 billion per year in energy cost savings.
A 3.2MW community solar array will be brought into local community ownership in the village of Sheriffhales, Shropshire, with £3.5 million having been raised.