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.
UK-based energy analytics and internet of things (IoT) company Hark Systems has been acquired by solar heavyweight SolarEdge.
Two years into the Solar Export Guarantee and amid the record high power prices, Solar Power Portal talked to Gridcog to find out what sort of savings households could see from a rooftop solar installation.
Following the end of the first share offer on 10 December 2022, the Big Solar Co-op, a Shrewsbury-based not-for-profit organisation, has announced that over 250 people have collectively invested more than £840,000 to support the development of a portfolio of solar projects.
Solar Power Portal has taken a look back at the top rooftop solar stories of 2022, to see what the biggest moments and trends for the sector were.
The UK income fund, Bluefield Solar, has acquired a 46.4MWp solar portfolio from the North American firm specialising in real assets, Fengate Asset Management, increasing its portfolio to 813MWp.
In answer to a question posed by Fergus Ewing MSP in parliament earlier this week, Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, recognised the significant contribution solar could make in decarbonising Scotland’s energy supply, and told the chamber that a “clear vision” for the future development of solar will be presented in early January.
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).
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.
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.
With the payback time of rooftop solar panels now just six year, households could benefit from 19 years of “essentially free” electricity during the remainder of their lifespan, according to the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU).
The renewables developer, Renewable Energy Systems (RES), has submitted plans for the approval of a 49.9MW solar farm in Longhedge, between the villages of Thoroton and Hawksworth, Nottinghamshire.
Central Co-op has partnered with commercial renewable company Sol PV Group Ltd. to install over 12MWp of solar PV technology across its property portfolio.
Community Energy England (CEE) has joined forces with Morrisons, M&S, Tesco and three of the UK’s biggest co-operatives – the Co-op Group, Central Co-op and MidCounties Co-operative – to urge the UK Government to prioritise unlocking additional renewable energy generation capacity, including solar.
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.
MCS has appointed the Insulation Assurance Authority (IAA) as a certification body for the installation of small-scale renewables.