PVTP Paper

Plugging the hole: How can solar fill UK nuclear’s void?

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on reddit
Reddit
Share on email
Email

By Liam Stoker

When Hitachi suspended development of its planned new nuclear power plant at Wylfa in early 2019, many thought the news would blow a hole in the country’s decarbonisation plans. But as costs continue to fall, even the UK government, not usually considered to be renewables’ closest ally, has pointed to the technologies’ role in plugging that gap. Liam Stoker looks at what might be required.

L3dwLWNvbnRlbnQvdXBsb2Fkcy9sZWdhY3ktcHVibGljYXRpb24tcGRmcy9iYmJkM2YwYzg0LXBsdWdnaW5nLXRoZS1ob2xlLWhvdy1jYW4tc29sYXItZmlsbC11ay1udWNsZWFycy12b2lkLnBkZg==

Published In

PVTP Issue
Welcome to the eighteenth edition of PV Tech Power. Bifacial system costs come under the spotlight. DNV GL looks at floating solar design. We also have papers on O&M business models, the European solar finance market that is supercharging the post-subsidy pipeline, an in-depth look at Turkey from the law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and much more. Our regular Storage and Smart Power section returns with Andy Colthorpe at the helm as always.

Read Next

PVTP Paper
PV Tech Power Papers, Storage & Smart Power
The US energy storage industry remained “remarkably resilient” during what most of us have found to be a difficult year - to say the least. Andy Colthorpe speaks with Key Capture Energy’s CEO Jeff Bishop and FlexGen’s COO Alan Grosse - two companies that made 2020 one of growth in their energy storage businesses - to hear what lessons can be learned and why economics rule.
PVTP Paper
PV Tech Power Papers, Storage & Smart Power
Key to the rapid success and growth of the energy storage industry in the US, China and other maturing markets has been the presence of a small number of system integrators. IHS Markit association director Julian Jansen examines what it is that system integrators do that makes them so vital to the industry and why the future ahead looks to be one characterised by growth, competition and consolidation.
PVTP Paper
PV Tech Power Papers, Storage & Smart Power
While fire incidents involving lithium-ion batteries in energy storage systems are rare, they can have devastating consequences for the industry and pose a threat to safety. Tom Bensen, Nick Warner, Ryan Franks and Michael Bowes from energy storage and fire safety expert group Energy Safety Response Group (formerly Energy Storage Response Group) discuss some of the most important aspects of creating a safe battery storage industry
PVTP Paper
Financial, Legal, Professional, PV Tech Power Papers
Finlay Colville, head of research at PV Tech and Solar Media, offers exclusive insight into the PV ModuleTech Bankability Ratings and explores how the industry’s major module manufacturers can be grouped entering 2021.
PVTP Paper
Design & Build, PV Tech Power Papers, System Integration
How Mytilineos overcame numerous hurdles to deliver one of Chile’s largest solar projects to date.
PVTP Paper
Design & Build, PV Tech Power Papers
The introduction of large-format modules promises to pose both benefits and challenges to developers. Christopher West, head of central engineering at Solarcentury, explores the many considerations PV designers must bear in mind now large-area modules are on the market.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
March 9, 2021
Solar Media Events
March 17, 2021
Solar Media Events
April 13, 2021
Solar Media Events
April 20, 2021
Get 50% off!
Subscribe before 5th of April 2020!