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.
Swiss-based heterojunction solar PV cell and module manufacturer Meyer Burger is set to expand into the UK market having achieved Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certification.
The cost of developing solar projects has increased in upwards of 50% as a result of the Electricity Generator Levy and inflation, Energy UK has said.
UK-based roof-integrated solar manufacturer, Viridian Solar, has published an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for its Clearline roof-integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) modules.In doing so, the company has said it is the first manufacturer to have its crystalline solar modules certified to a globally recognised standard.
Renewable investment trust Atrato Onsite Energy has signed a solar-based power purchase agreement (PPA) with supermarket chain Tesco.
Zenobē Energy has started construction of a 300MW/600MWh battery energy storage project in Blackhillock, Scotland, following a £235 million long-term debt facility secured from five banks.
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), has released its latest data showing that 130,596 MCS-certified solar photovoltaic (PV) systems were installed in UK homes last year – a 114% rise from 2021.
GETI 2023: how ‘tectonic shifts’ in the energy industry have affected the solar industry’s workforce
The seventh annual Global Energy Talent Index (GETI) examined how the “tectonic shifts” happening in the energy industry have affected the job satisfaction and career aspirations of its employees.
Allume Energy has announced the first installation of its ‘dynamic sharing’ solar technology, SolShare, in the UK housing sector at 24 residential flats in Cardiff.
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.
Independent power producer Conrad Energy has secured planning permission for a 15MW battery energy storage system (BESS) in Somerset.
Gamma Energy is developing a 4.1MW solar farm at Leighton Grange Farm, Crewe, in Cheshire East
Trina Solar has signed a three-year framework agreement with global renewable energy company Low Carbon to supply at least 1GW of its PV modules for Low Carbon projects throughout Europe.
Renewable investment company, Foresight Solar Fund, has released its Net Asset Value (NAV) and Trading update for Q4 2022 reporting a slight increase in its unaudited NAV and forecasting that inflation will offset downward pressure caused by the windfall tax.
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.
Enviromena has announced that its first UK solar farm, located in Winchester, has gone online.
The UK saw some of the biggest increases in solar power purchase agreement (PPA) prices in Europe in Q4 2022, jumping 30%.
Close Brothers Leasing has signed an agreement with independent power producer (IPP), Conrad Energy, to provide £85 million in funding for eight battery energy storage sites (BESS) across the UK.
Following a 12 month trial, McBurney Transport Group have announced that it will fit the roofs of all new refrigerated trailers with 50W solar panels provided by business management consultant, Genie Insights, to charge fridge batteries as well as prevent battery related breakdowns and costs.
Austrian building company Wienerberger’s UK and Ireland branch has launched a new roof tile which provides homebuilders with an integrated solar energy source.
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.
Irish solar ‘moving in the right direction’ hails Strategic Power Projects after 125MW site approval
Strategic Power Projects’ (SPP) managing director Paul Carson has said that Ireland is “now beginning to move in the right direction” upon receiving planning approval for a 125MW solar and 285MW battery energy storage (BESS) co-located site in Movallet, Co.Louth.
TagEnergy has confirmed it has reached financial close on its fourth UK battery energy storage facility with a capacity of 49.9MW/100MWh in Fife, Scotland.
Energy storage company Gravitricity has appointed Gneiss Energy to support the development of a £40 million funding drive to spearhead the creation of three demonstrator projects for its technology in the next five years.
Worcestershire City Council has launched a new group-buying scheme to help its residents, community buildings and small/medium sized businesses invest in solar panels and battery storage.
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.
Affinity Water has announced that it plans to construct up to 28 more solar arrays sites in Phase Two of its solar energy efficiency programme.
SSE Renewables has begun a public consultation for its proposed 21MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) array and 10MW/2hr battery energy storage system (BESS) facility in Ireland.
Centrica is set to repurpose a former gas-fired power plant in North Yorkshire to include a 28MW battery and the potential to develop off-grid hydrogen production and solar.
The Wave, Bristol, the UK's first inshore surf installation, will benefit from two Invinity VS3 vanadium flow batteries provided by battery manufacturer Invinity Energy Systems.