Surrey solar array to electrify students

One fifth of the University of Surrey’s electricity may flow from its own 12.2MWp solar farm as early as 2024. Land at Blackwell Farm, on...

Sunshine on Leith – and up to 6 GW of new PV arrays –...

Scotland could be in for an imminent bonanza in skilled jobs, care of clean, quickly deployed and popular solar power. In his novel ‘Blandings Castle’,...

‘Renewables acting like baseload’:  Octopus joins Essex-based £16 Bn pipeline to Morocco

Green mega-investor Octopus is teaming up with Billericay-based energy entrepreneurs seeking to pump renewable electricity from southern Morocco to Britain. Essex start-up Xlinks announced in...

Graze expectations: Birds, bees, bugs & biodiversity bigged up in new solar guide

Wild creatures munching grass and sipping nectar from flowers flourishing on pesticide-free ground beneath solar arrays are the focus of a guide just released...

“Knowing storage, knowing you, a-Ha!” North Norfolk to host digital solution

Specialist investor NextEnergy Solar Fund is venturing into its first construction of a co-located battery. The fund is set to plug 6MW/12 MWh of storage...

BayWa seeks Derbyshire views on 163 MWp solar farm

Clean power developer BayWa r.e. is inviting Derbyshire folks’ views on a big proposed solar park at Oaklands Farm, near Rosliston in the south...

SSE pays £481 million to tilt at Siemens Gamesa’s sunny windmills

British generator SSE Renewables is set to venture into the Mediterranean wind and solar business, after its purchase today of the southern European assets...

Cooling panels means “solar electricity possible at night”, low wattage breakthrough promises

Solar arrays generating miniscule amounts of power overnight could still charge up mobile phones during the hours of darkness, an experiment at Stanford University...

Teralight seeks 180 MW of solar ventures in Britain

Israeli solar developer Teralight is seeking to launch in the UK, in quest of 180 MW of PV projects. In the second of today’s stories...

Centrica targets 900 MW of UK solar parks, needs Push to start

British Gas’s parent Centrica has inked an outline agreement aimed at achieving 900 MW of solar generation and storage in the UK by 2026. Partnering...

Solar farmers Anesco open Dutch operation

British renewables developer Anesco is powering up international expansion with the launch of its first operation outside the UK. Wouter Beerten (pictured) joins the company...
Nottingham Council to spend £3m on solar

Industry body spells out solar’s value to energy buyers

Clean electricity advocates Solar Energy UK today publish a guide for corporate energy buyers on the merits of on-site arrays. Unlike domestic power, commercial electricity...

Chancellor nixes VAT on home solar, heat pumps, turbines & energy efficiency, exempts commercial...

Rishi Sunak’s spring financial statement this lunchtime saw the Chancellor scrapping VAT on home solar, heat pumps and energy efficiency materials for five years,...

Fund promoting co-ops’ power secures £31 million debt rollover from big lender

An investment body promoting community ownership of solar farms has secured refinancing of its assets worth £31 million. Community Owned Renewable Energy Partners (CORE) is...

Green search engine pinpoints solar PV platform with Euros 20 million

Environmentally-based web search app Ecosia – the internet minnow committed both to paying its taxes & to funding worldwide tree-planting–  is investing Euros 20...

Foresight basks in the sun, plugs first battery into earnings 22% above expectations, NAV...

Leading PV and battery investor Foresight Solar Fund reaped its rewards today from international expansion and the UK solar boom, posting 2021 EBITDA earnings...

Brighton Energy Co-op advertises commercial roof projects seeking PV installers’ bids

One of Britain’s longest established community-accountable energy co-operatives has started to advertise projects seeking competitive bids from solar installers. Brighton Energy Cooperative is advertising upcoming...

“To the roofs, and beyond!” Lockdowns can’t stop record 2021 for UK solar

Solar bosses are today hailing 2021 as another record-busting twelve months for clean PV-generated power.  Figures just released prove gigawatts of the speedily deployed...

Solar & wind farms pumping green hydrogen?  Octopus and BayWa set up homes together

Low-carbon hydrogen electrolysed onsite at Britain’s solar & wind farms moved from vision to incipient reality this week, as clean power developers BayWa r.e....

Norwegians eye England’s East Coast for 2 solar projects, plus battery

Norway’s state-owned renewables generator Statkraft is seeking planners’ permission to develop two solar parks in Yorkshire and Suffolk.  A combined investment in excess of...