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.
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.
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.
Austrian building company Wienerberger’s UK and Ireland branch has launched a new roof tile which provides homebuilders with an integrated solar energy source.
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).
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.
Figures from the solar industry have emphasised the need to install solar panels on all new housing developments to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee.
The Government should “level the playing field” by expanding the investment allowance to the Electricity Generator Levy.
Solar manufacturer Viridian Solar has signed a group deal with Legal & General Modular Homes to see buildings exclusively use clearline fusion roof integrated solar until 2025.
Octopus Energy has announced it will add domestic solar photovoltaic (PV) to its home energy tech installation portfolio, to help customers cut down on energy costs.
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.
Sustainable technology solutions provider, UPOWA, has been selected to install a 479kWp roof-integrated solar solution alongside 5kWh UPOWA Home Batteries for 233 homes at the mixed-tenure development, Wild Walk, in Telford.
Field has confirmed its 20MW battery energy storage site in Oldham has become the first in its portfolio to be fully operational.
Harnessing solar energy via PV and a battery energy storage system (BESS) in a mid-terrace home, compliant with the Future Homes Standard 2025, could see savings of around £40,000 over their lifetime, Solar Energy UK has said.
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.
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.
The village of Sheriffhales, Shropshire has completed the acquisition of a 3.2MW solar farm to bring the array into 100% community-ownership.
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.
JBM Solar has confirmed it has received planning permission to develop a 49.9MW solar and co-located battery storage project based in Ashorne.
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.
The Scottish Government has been warned that its plan to remove the need to install solar PV systems on new properties and instead install heat pumps could have “major unintended consequences” said Solar Energy Scotland.
Solar energy company Engenera Renewables has unveiled the hiring of new key members of its team as the firm eyes a UK-wide expansion.
Solar Energy UK and SolarPower Europe have jointly launched the Solar Stewardship Initiative (SSI) detailing plans to develop responsible, transparent and sustainable solar value chains.
ReneSola Power has acquired a 50MWp solar farm in Branston, Lincoln.
NTR has completed a c.£38 million financing deal with Rabobank to support the development of two projects totalling 80MW in renewable energy generation.
Housing association-run solar installer Raven Renewables has agreed a deal with property investment, development and sourcing professionals Property Experts to integrate solar panels on a three-storey building.