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.
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.
Lightsource bp, Schroders Greencoat and H&M Group have confirmed two solar power stations, with a total power output of around 50MWp, are now online.
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
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.
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.
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.
MCS have issued a last call for businesses wishing to claim a £1,000 grant through the Solar Skills London project ahead of 31 March 2023.
SSE Energy Solutions has confirmed the acquisition of three solar sites in Nottinghamshire from PV developer Gridmove.
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.
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.
Consultations have begun for Springwell Solar Farm, a joint venture of EDF Renewables UK and solar developer Luminous Energy, situated between Lincoln and Sleaford in Lincolnshire.
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).
A Scottish Water treatment works at Skellyton, Larkhall, is partially self-generating its energy needs via an array of 560 solar PV panels.
Wiltshire Climate Alliance (WCA) has released a new Energy policy paper on solar urging politicians and communities to utilise Wiltshire’s southerly location – benefitting from one of the country’s highest levels of solar irradiation – to bolster its solar capacity.
NatWest, has signed a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) with EDF Renewables UK, which will see the retail and commercial bank benefit from 49.9MW of renewable power.
Plans submitted by Renewable Connections for a 32MW solar farm at Great House, Penpergwm, Abergavenny have received approval from Welsh Ministers.
Electrical contracting specialist Dynamic Energy Solutions has announced a new strategic partnership with engineering company 2DegreesKelvin, to expand its services to the solar sector.
A 49.9MW solar farm near Quintrell Downs was approved by elected members of the Cornwall Council yesterday (16 January), following a recommendation by Council officers.
Atrato has confirmed the appointment of Tim Roebuck as senior commercial manager from SSE.
The Government should “level the playing field” by expanding the investment allowance to the Electricity Generator Levy.