Major China-based PV inverter manufacturer Sungrow Power Supply Co has confirmed that it was selected by GRIDSERVE to provide specially adapted central inverters and ESS (energy storage systems) to a subsidy-free 34.7 MW PV park being built in Hull, UK for Warrington Borough Council.
Wood Mackenzie has predicted that the UK will join Europe’s “vanguard of subsidy-free utility-scale solar PV” in 2019 as project costs continue to fall. There are already a handful of sites that have reached that benchmark and a considerable pipeline is growing behind those.
Australia-headquartered Greatcell Solar, formerly Dyesol Solar, has appointed administrators after failing to secure further financing to develop its perovskite materials and solar cells to a commercial level.
The UK government is to provide £100 million of funding to the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) to support up to 40 new renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa including small-scale solar, wind, geothermal and biomass sources up to 2023, along with £105 million for certified green buildings in emerging markets.