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...

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...

Thirty GW by 2030: Ørsted deigns to deliver 48% steady state growth

Europe’s leading turbine spinners Ørsted today posted first half results that see the Danish operators advancing steady state earnings by nearly 50%, to the...

Octopus & public pension fund partners buy 12.5% of world’s biggest windfarm

Renewables mega-investor Octopus Energy Group is teaming up to pay a combined £400 million for a one-eighth stake in Hornsea One, the world’s biggest...

Climate scientists: Johnson administration talking big, under-delivering on carbon transition

Britain’s path to net zero is being imperilled by the Johnson’s government’s over-reliance on long-term targets, market mechanisms, unproven new technology’, and not enough...

Floating offshore wind: Britain leads the world

The UK leads every other nation possessing a coastline in our innovation of floating wind turbines, both in numbers of operating spinners, and in...

Mitie buys installer Custom Solar for £12.4 million

Facilities and buildings management leader Mitie has bought PV installers Custom Solar, it told investors today. The fee for the company based in Chesterfield, Derbyshire,...

First time solar developer Conrad Energy has 45MWp PV farm approved near Hereford

Planners in rural Herefordshire have praised an application they’ve approved for a giant 45MWp solar farm. Debutant developer Conrad Energy’s application for the 120 acre...

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’,...

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...

Dawidosky completes management revolution at turbine makers Siemens Gamesa

Turbine-maker-in-a-spin Siemens Gamesa has appointed Tim Dawidowsky as its new chief operating officer. The Hispano-German combine last month hired new CEO Jochen Eickholt in a...

Towering in-farm-o: V-FAST gorges on vertical feast

Vertical, temperature-controlled, giant indoor fruit and veg farms powered by Scottish renewables are the vision of a four-company consortium announced today. Power storage and clean...

Plots for Kilowatts: Octopus ups pressure on nimbys

In an initiative this morning certain to provoke rural Conservative MPs, but probably to be welcomed even by shire-dwellers, onshore wind champions Octopus Energy...

Labour commits to 40 GW of solar by 2030, plus Sizewell C &  mini...

The Labour Party has sought to steal the Johnson administration’s clothes by putting out its own 5-point strategy to address energy security and the...

“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...

Tesco to debut Britain’s first electric HGVs

Tesco is to pioneer the use of heavy electric trucks to supply food and other products to its distribution centre in Wales early in...

Battery bonanza: Twenty-fold storage expansion to characterise the world in the 2020s, say Bloomberg

Energy practitioners all sense it. Now a leading consultancy is the latest to put numbers around the intuition: “The 2020s are the decade of...

Brighton co-op secures EU cash for SMEs’ solar arrays

Whether "got done" already or only just beginning, the little matter of Brexit has not stopped a far-sighted energy co-operative from offering EU-sourced grants...

Developer Renewco launches with SSE’s blessing

A new clean power developer launched this week in Edinburgh, buoyed with £ 24 million worth of backing from industry giant SSE. Renewco Power, co-led...