The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) expects sub-5MW solar deployment to fall to between 50MW and 100MW each year as a result of its closure of the feed-in tariff scheme, its impact assessment reveals.
The UK government has confirmed it will close the small-scale feed-in tariff (FiT) on 31 March 2019 as planned and, crucially, close the export tariff to new installations at the same time.
The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has urged the government to take up the “golden opportunity” to go green and ditch its nuclear vision in favour of cheaper renewables.
NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has made another acquisition, its fourth this year, with the purchase of a 66.8MW operational portfolio in the UK.
The UK solar and storage markets are on the brink of overcoming a deployment roadblock, according to a number of vendors actively monitoring the territory.
Lightsource BP has completed its first utility-scale solar farm in India after bringing online a 60MW project in Maharashtra, having won the contract through a competitive 450MW tender process completed in September 2016.
Hive Energy and Wirsol’s bid to build a 350MW solar farm on the Kent coast has entered a second phase of consultation, with the duo now expecting final approval in 2020.
BlackRock has acquired an additional 57MW of operational UK solar as part of its £1 billion Kingfisher partnership with Lightsource BP.
A 50MW solar farm has been approved at a former RAF airfield, giving UK-based firm Elgin Energy the greenlight to develop Scotland’s largest consented solar project in the early 2020s.
Automotive giant Nissan has confirmed the launch of its home solar-plus-storage product, first revealed in February this year.
Lightsource BP, one of Europe’s largest solar companies, has acquired Irish Internet of Things (IoT) specialist Ubiworx, in a bid strengthen its digital capabilities.
British solar developer Solarcentury has won the highly sought-after reverse auction to install solar in London under the mayor’s flagship solar strategy.
UK-based water company Northumbrian Water has turned to renewable energy firm Lightsource BP for the development of 10 ground-mount solar farms to help power its operations.
EY anticipates further rapid growth of the evolving renewable energy sector in the coming years, despite rising interest rates and protectionism.
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will visit the UK on 18 April during which he will welcome the European country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA) as its newest member.