UK’s BEIS Announces £265 million Support For Its Biggest Renewable Energy Auction Round 4 Of Contracts For Difference Regime; Solar PV Pitted Against Onshore Wind & Hydropower For 5 GW Under Pot 1
Monday, 13 Sep 2021
The UK’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has come out with guidelines for allocation round 4 (AR4) of its contracts for difference (CfD) scheme, calling it the ‘biggest-ever’ round of its flagship renewable energy scheme.
Malaysian Utility TNB Expanding Renewable Energy Presence In UK & Europe With Launch Of Asset Management Company Vantage RE Ltd
Monday, 05 Jul 2021
With the Government of Malaysia as its majority stakeholder, power utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has established a new renewable energy platform with its geographic focus on the UK and Europe, calling it Vantage RE Ltd.
Solar Energy UK Recommends Several Policy Reforms To Help UK Set & Achieve ‘At Least’ 40 GW Solar Energy Capacity Target By 2030
Thursday, 17 Jun 2021
Under various scenarios modelled by Solar Energy UK in its latest report shows the country can grow from 28.6 GW solar power capacity by 2030 under its BAU scenario, to 40 GW under a net zero scenario.
Downing Renewables & Infrastructure Completes Acquisition Of 96 MW Solar PV Portfolio In Mainland Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021
Downing Renewables and Infrastructure Trust (DORE), part of UK based investment fund Downing LLP, has taken over a 96 MW portfolio of solar PV assets, completing acquisition of a portfolio that’s located in mainland Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Statkraft Expanding Into UK Solar Market With 125.5 MW Solar PV Capacity & Battery Energy Storage To Be Developed As 3 New Farms
Wednesday, 24 Mar 2021
Norwegian energy company Statkraft is deepening its presence in the UK solar space with the announcement of 3 new solar power farms here. These will be accompanied by battery energy storage systems (BESS).
National Grid UK Confirms 2020 As ‘Greenest Year On Record’ For Britain With 68 Days Of Coal-Free Electricity Generation Thanks To ‘Record Breaking’ Wind & Solar Power Generation; Solar Power Contributed 34% To Energy Mix
Tuesday, 12 Jan 2021
The year 2020 did not bring in much good news for obvious reasons but there was some silver lining for Britain as the year officially turned out to be its greenest year on record when the country ended up enjoying 68 days of coal free power generation.
UK Investment Fund Downing LLP Secures Power Purchase Agreements For 2 Solar Farms Through Online Renewable Energy Procurement Platform Zeigo
Thursday, 07 Jan 2021
UK based online procurement platform for renewable energy Zeigo has clinched its 1st deal, executing a power purchase agreement (PPA) for UK investment fund Downing LLP for 2 of the latter’s solar farms in Devon.
UK To Award 12 GW Renewable Energy Capacity Under Allocation Round 4 Auction To Be Launched In Late 2021 As Part Of CfD Regime, Says BEIS
Thursday, 26 Nov 2020
The UK is finally allowing solar PV to participate in the CfD auction round 4 wherein the government plans to allocate 12 GW renewable energy capacity in all. Pictured is the Thames River Bridge in London, UK.
Anglian Water Gets HBS New Energies To Commission 11.65 MW Solar Farm For Its Water Treatment Facility In UK Under GIG Structured PPA
Friday, 25 Sep 2020
Under its contract with Anglian Water to set up 30 MW solar power facility, HBS has energized 11.65 MW PV capacity at Grafham Water Treatment Works, making it the utility’s biggest solar array.
JBM Solar To Go Ahead With Subsidy Free 50 MW Corner Copse Solar & Storage Farm In UK After Pegasus Group Wins It Planning Approval
Thursday, 13 Aug 2020
With the planning approval granted for the 50 MW solar and storage project in Swindon, UK, JBM Solar Projects counts the total capacity it has secured planning approval for 450 MW in the UK and Ireland to date.
Lightsource BP Secures Planning Approval For 50 MW Bifacial Solar Project In UK To Be Offered For Corporate PPA Contract On Completion
Friday, 17 Jul 2020
Lightsource BP will fund and operate the 50 MW Hulam Solar Farm to be developed by the company in the UK after it secured planning approval.
UK Solar Trade Association Wants Government To Commit To 40 GW Cumulative Solar Capacity Target To Be Achieved By 2030
Thursday, 18 Jun 2020
With 13.5 GW cumulative solar power capacity till the end of April 2020 in the UK, the country's solar industry lobby group STA believes its high time to exploit the country's solar’s potential, recommending a target of 40 GW by 2030.
Quarantine Measures Due To COVID-19 To Further Slowdown UK Solar Market, Says GlobalData; Expects 2020 PV Additions To Reach Around 220 MW
Tuesday, 21 Apr 2020
In 2019, UK’s new solar PV capacity deployment was 233.4 MW, as per government data. Now, GlobalData expects 2020 additions to slow down further to around 220 MW, as against previously projected 290 MW.
Voltalia UK Gets Green Signal From Dorset Council For 40 MW Subsidy-Free Solar PV & Battery Storage Project Through Pegasus Group
Friday, 31 Jan 2020
The Dorset Council in the UK has given its planning consent for a subsidy-free 40 MW solar power plant along with battery storage capacity to be set up near Blandford Forum by local presence of French renewable energy company Voltalia.
National Grid Electricity System Operator Hopeful Of #Coalfreefortnight For Britain As It Goes Without Coal For Over 10 Days; Solar Strong In Energy Mix Yet Gas Contributes Bulk Of Energy Mix
Wednesday, 29 May 2019
The British National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO) tweeted on May 26, 2019 that the region had crossed 194 hours without coal power supply to the grid with the hashtag #nocoalweek.
UK Labour Party Head Jeremy Corbyn Announces 1.75 Million Rooftop Solar Homes With Focus On Low-Income Households; Says Policy Part Of Green Industrial Revolution
Saturday, 18 May 2019
The UK's Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn, has pledged support for rooftop solar power, promising to deploy panels for 1.75 million homes in the country.
United Kingdom’s BEIS Data Says Country Added 268.39 MW New Solar PV Capacity In 2018; Cumulative Number Exceeds 13 GW
Wednesday, 06 Feb 2019
The UK's FIT scheme is about to end in March 2019. To make the most of it, BEIS believes the pace of solar PV installations in the country went up in December 2018 to 3,720.
Online Survey Of Adult British People By ClientEarth Shows Preference For Solar Panels & Energy Storage; Respondents Believe Government Not Doing Enough To Tackle Climate Change
Monday, 27 Aug 2018
Solar and offshore wind are the preferred sources of clean energy that most of the UK respondents to the ClientEarth survey feel the country should have in its energy mix.
Buoyed By 4,000 Registrations During Phase 1, London Mayor Sadiq Khan Launches Second Phase Of ‘Solar Together London’ Scheme
Wednesday, 04 Jul 2018
Solar Together London is part of the Solar Action Plan launched by London Mayor Sadiq Khan to increase the UK capital’s solar power to 2 GW by 2050.
Scottish Government Offers £3.5mn Capital Funds To Landlords For Decarbonization Measures Including PV & Storage In Their Properties
Tuesday, 15 May 2018
With its decarbonization program, the Scottish government is encouraging the use of energy efficient technologies, including PV and storage.
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