Peter Bennett

September 7, 2015
The CEO of the UK’s largest owner and operator of solar PV, Lightsource Renewable Energy, has expressed concern over government proposals to drastically reduce the support available under the feed-in tariff.
August 27, 2015
The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is proposing to cut the feed-in tariff (FiT) rates for solar PV installations by as much as 87%.
July 21, 2015
SunEdison has continued its acquisition spree with the purchase of UK-based energy provider, Mark Group, for an undisclosed fee.
June 22, 2015
The UK solar industry connected 2.53GW of new solar capacity to the grid in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest figures obtained by Solar Intelligence.
June 4, 2015
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the UK’s reduction in the value added tax (VAT) rate for energy-saving materials for housing violates the EU’s VAT Directive.
May 20, 2015
The UK’s newly reinstated environment secretary, Elizabeth Truss, has once again claimed that solar farms are in opposition to agricultural practices, according to an interview with a local newspaper in her constituency.
May 15, 2015
The UK’s new Secretary of State for energy and climate change, Amber Rudd, has spoke of her desire to increase the deployment of solar PV under her watch.
May 13, 2015
Thin-film module producer Solar Frontier has revealed that it will partner with German developer, New Energy for the World (NEW) to develop and sell 100MW of solar farms in the UK.
April 14, 2015
Portugal-based PV producer and developer Martifer Solar has revealed that it connected five solar farms ahead of the 31 March deadline on the existing renewable obligation scheme.
April 9, 2015
Author, campaigner and solar energy entrepreneur Jeremy Leggett's latest book, 'The Winning of the Carbon War', has just been published as a 10-part serial in the run up to the Paris climate summit in December. In a special interview, he speaks to Peter Bennett, editor of PV Tech's sister site, Solar Power Portal, about the global solar industry's role in the clean energy revolution he believes is inevitable as the oil, gas and coal industries become increasingly unstable.

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