Rail operator and infrastructure services provider achieve 97% diesel-free ‘Site of the Future’

A project led by Network Rail and Colas Rail has used solar lighting and power generation to prove the viability of a sustainable ‘Site...

Industry associations call on HMRC to scrap proposed VAT changes for energy saving materials

HMRC proposals add further headache for industry, says STA, which is calling on government to protect ‘smart’ homes market HMRC is proposing fundamentally changing the...

Acquisition makes firm the UK’s first specialist single-source supplier for off-grid renewable light and...

Prolectric, a UK supplier of temporary solar lighting and off-grid power for highways, rail & infrastructure projects, has acquired the Solatainer® solar generator. The...

Battery technology showcase in Telford

The latest advances in energy storage and battery technology will be on show at Battery Tech Expo UK 2019, taking place 28 March at the International Centre, Telford .

An affordable storage system for solar?

Affordable battery storage has been something of a grail for the solar power generator, with the promise it brings to approach truly ‘off grid’ status for residential and similar properties equipped with PV panels .

Energy trading for social housing residents

Residents of a block of flats in Brixton are pioneering a community energy trading project led by EDF Energy that will enable them to trade solar energy with each other .

Puzzle as UK housing report omits solar

A new report on UK housing stock and its readiness for climate change has presented a bracing assessment. Commentators were quick to offer opinions, including the Solar Trade Association (STA) .

Cost of UK large-scale solar could drop below £40MWh by 2030, says solar trade...

The STA has conducted a fresh assessment of large-scale solar costs which was explored with leading energy analysts and BEIS at an expert workshop...

Liam Fox opens facility of solar firm hoping to spark a revolution in lighting

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox visited "a solar technology success story" in his own North Somerset constituency on 30 November, as he officially...

Solar industry welcomes Claire Perry pledge on solar export to grid

The UK's Solar Trade Association (STA) has hailed "a significant breakthrough" for its #Fair4Solar campaign, referring to comments made during the BEIS Select Committee...

Report examines solar’s potential contribution to limiting global temperature rise

European solar photovoltaic (PV) panels supplier REC Group reflects on the latest IPCC report and on a report of its own, which seemingly shows...

Major solar investment for wastewater facility near Glasgow

Scottish Water’s wastewater treatment facility in Erskine, near Glasgow, has been the focus of a major investment in solar power. A £500,000 investment made...

Government proposals endanger thousands of solar jobs, says REA

· New survey of the solar industry illustrates scale of potential job losses if controversial Government proposals relating to the Feed-in Tariff and Export...

Anglian Water appoint HBS New Energies to deliver 30MWp solar PPA programme

HBS New Energies has installed its first solar energy site for Anglian Water, following an earlier award to deliver a 30MWp solar programme for...

Low carbon electricity system achievable without controversial technologies, says report

New analysis (14 June) builds a case that the UK can further slash the carbon emissions from its electricity system by relying almost entirely...

EU legislation changes to boost confidence in solar power

Changes to EU law look likely to significantly build business confidence in solar power, according to trade association the STA and Solar Power Europe,...

Solar trade body report suggests local authorities are leading the way on solar

A new report published by the Solar Trade Association (STA) today on 20 April seems to show that local councils are leading the way...

Trade group secures better grid access for solar on commercial businesses and housing developments...

Small and medium sized solar installations up to 200kW in size will find it easier to connect to Scottish Power Energy Networks grid in...

A lightbulb moment?

Diesel-based non-road mobile machinery is a significant contributor to air pollution, Prolectric makes the case for its replacement

New guidance for solar car parks published

A new guide by BRE National Solar Centre and FlexiSolar looks at the best way to deliver multifunctional solar car parks

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