Energised Anglia: REA tots up £3.5 billion renewables potential for Britain’s eastern hump

Renewable energy’s value to East Anglia's economy could soar to £3.5 billion by 2035, double the sector’s regional total today, according to advocates for...

Italian jobs: Octopus twins with Milan’s Nexta Capital

Octopus Energy Group’s continental European adventure turned south east today, as the renewables mega-developer returned to Italy, unveiling a collaboration deal with Nexta Capital,...

DEFRA “considering solar ban on lower quality English farmland”

Britain’s solar industry reacted with alarm this morning and a stinging rebuttal to the Truss government's reported desire to ban lower grade farmland for...

London’s energy co-ops surge, in quest of Mayor’s 1 GWp of solar by 2030

Influential volunteer-led co-operatives are punching above their weight in bringing citizen-controlled renewable power, overwhelmingly solar PV, to Britain's capital city, a conference hosted online...

Solar chiefs to PM: Get real, and un-Truss more land for PV

Bosses of Britain’s busy solar sector today gave the government food for thought, urging  solar sceptic Liz Truss to get behind the industry. Representatives of...

Foresight Solar ahead 14.4%, half year to June

Solar electricity and storage investor Foresight Solar Fund advanced 14.4% in net asset value in 2022’s opening six months, it announced today. The nine-year old...

Speed up decarb efforts now and save “trillions” by 2050, Oxford study urges ...

Pushing still harder to decarbonise the world’s energy supply by 2050 promises to strip as much as $12 trillion – or £ 10.34 trillion...

Electric eel: Solar fund winds self a second time around battery specialist

Clean electricity investors Next Energy Solar Fund have formed a £ 200 million storage partnership, its second with grid-scale battery engineers Eelpower. Today’s deal doubles...

More solar “clearly in Treasury’s interest”, say lobbyists urging price reforms

Liz Truss’ new steps to curb soaring energy prices mean expanding Britain’s installed base of solar generation makes more sense than ever, trade body...

“Sun more, up top!” Double-decker bus kit takes biscuit

It always happens. You wait ages for a story about electric buses, and then three come along, all at once. On the heels of Ulster-based...

Solar developer ups ante on planning officer’s opposition to Dorset farm

A solar development company has taken the unusual step of going public on a planning authority’s apparent choice of decision makers for its application...

SSE Renewables blows into Mediterranean, pays Siemens-Gamesa £528m for 3.8GW of wind plays

Fast-growing SSE Renewables has completed the purchase of Siemens Gamesa’s 3.8GW portfolio of wind projects across southern Europe. The clean power division of SSE, Scotland’s...

US distribution, plus fresh investment, robes solar-with-thermal pioneers Naked in western splendour

Unique solar-electricity-with-thermal-heat (SPVT) pioneer Naked Energy today received investment and a distribution deal, opening a route into America’s newly energised green power sector. The unexpected...

Ørsted snaps up first Irish solar farm

Danish renewables developer Ørsted today cast more sunlight on its intended diversification away from its core wind turbine business, as it snapped up its...

£327 million of new cash puts UK solar on track to double by 2030

The wall of money arriving to define Britain’s renewable sector this decade received another topping out this morning, with specialists Next Energy Capital announcing...

Octopus’ new investment partnership targets Britain’s biggest unbuilt grid battery

Building Britain’s biggest battery, capable of storing a day’s supply of renewable electricity for 235,000 Midlands homes, is on the to-do-list for Octopus Energy’s...

Investors Next Energy Solar Fund and Bluefield hike quarterly asset valuations

Solar electricity’s attractions as an investment class are highlighted again this morning, with two specialist funds reporting strong growth in asset value and returns. NextEnergy...

Bluefield scoops AR4 CfD contracts for 62.4MW of new solar

British renewable investors Bluefield Solar Income Fund have announced their receipt of Contracts for Difference (CfDs) covering 62.4MW of new planned capacity through the...

Sporty! Gridserve pit-stops to take on £200 million from M&G’s Infracapital

Solar-power-to-electric-wheels future-seekers Gridserve have secured an initial £200m equity stake from investment giant M&G’s infrastructure equity participant Infracapital. For the five-year old e-charging and EV...

Essex-based world’s longest power cable venture appoints project engineers

Xlinks, the Billericay-based clean energy innovators planning a £16 billion venture to pipe solar and wind power from Morocco to Devon, have appointed multinational...