Saturday, September 25, 2021

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...

New year, new savings for solar, as tariffs for grid export return

The Smart Export Guarantee came into force on 1 January, obligating large energy suppliers to offer a tariff to small-scale solar generators who export...

A bright future?

Is it time to get excited about solar? A panel debate in May provided a picture of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector...
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Solar Trade Association calls on government to cease publishing inaccurate deployment stats

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its latest figures on solar PV deployment in the UK on 26 September

A fair wind for rural residents as island community looks forward to 24/7 electricity...

It may be better known for woolly sweaters than renewable energy, but the most remote inhabited island in the UK is to finally receive...

Utility unveils largest solar panel project to date in the heart of Scotch whiskey...

In late September Scottish Water announced the completion of the utility’s largest solar panel scheme to date in Speyside ("Scotch whisky country" as it...

Solar power expansion and energy efficiency drive announced by Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) has announced a £4.5 million programme of refurbishment in buildings and bus stations

Renewables cut Europe’s carbon emissions by 10% in 2015, says EEA report

Increasing use of renewables is translating directly into cuts in fossil fuel consumption in Europe, according to a report released on 4 April by...

New surveying service helps pinpoint faulty solar cells

Push Energy and Buzzflyer have joined forces to form Above Surveying, an aerial thermographic inspection service company specialising in solar PV. Above Surveying...

2017 rateable values include unexpected business rates hike for solar rooftop

Business rates for ‘mainly export’ solar agreed with Valuations Office but concern over 6-8 fold tax hike for business solar rooftops The draft rateable values...

Waste compacting firm boosts connectivity with small cell rollout

A supplier of solar-powered waste compacting technology, Bigbelly, will contribute to enhancing wireless connectivity across UK cities via an integrated pole and antenna solution,...

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...

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,...

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...

Polystyrene promising in research that could reduce the costs of next-generation solar panels

Researchers from The University of Manchester are investigating the use of polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of solar...

World’s largest battery storage facility will power The Red Sea Project with clean energy...

A development on the west coast of Saudi Arabia is to become the world’s largest battery storage facility and is part of an initiative...
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SITA sites to become solar farms

NATIONAL recycling and waste management firm, SITA UK, and Somerset-based British Solar Renewables (BSR) have agreed a deal that could see a number of...

New efficiency record for large-area PV solar cell technology

Trina Solar, a global supplier of photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, announced in late April that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science...

Navigating the post-subsidy landscape

An event organised by the Solar Trade Association (STA) in March brought together stakeholders in the sector to appraise the opportunities and threats for...

Is the UK solar market set for a cool down?

With PV prices falling, efficiencies increasing and global installations doubling in volume every year, the solar market continues to go from strength to strength....