Tag: solar

Viridian Solar partners with EO to offer integrated solar system and EV charging

Viridian Solar and EO Charging – electric vehicle (EV) charger manufacturers – have announced a collaboration that will see EO provide Viridian with its latest generation of domestic chargers, the EO Mini Pro 3, to help housebuilders across the country meet new regulations. The collaboration closely follows the Government’s recent update to Building Regulations, requiring […]

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Progress on UK’s first community energy sharing scheme

The first 100 homes in the Penderi community, Swansea, in a retrofit scheme being delivered by the Pobl Group, Sero and Everwarm, are generating, storing, and using their own solar energy. Penderi is said to have the UK’s first community energy sharing scheme, with renewable energy stored and shared fairly between residents. This innovative billing […]

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Work to begin on 9,000 panel solar farm at Diageo’s Fife packaging site

Diageo, one of the world’s largest producers of spirits and beers, has chosen E.ON to install a solar energy farm at one of its sites in Scotland. Occupying an area the size of eight football pitches, 9,000 solar panels will be installed on vacant land within Diageo’s packaging site in Leven, Fife, from July after […]

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Welsh Government boost to community renewables

Three schools, a care home and a crematorium in Newport will be among the first buildings to have solar rooftop panels installed as part of Welsh Government support to expand community-owned renewable energy in Wales. The panels will be installed by solar cooperative Egni, after being awarded nearly £2.35m in funding. The project overall is […]

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Data shows 2022 will be key for solar farms

According to the latest report from AMA Research, 2022 is set to be the year for the acceleration of the construction of utility scale solar farms. As of quarter one 2022, there are more than 30 projects which have a combined capacity of > 3 gigawatts, all of which have consent and are due to […]

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REA welcomes VAT cut

The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has welcomed the Chancellor’s VAT reduction to 0% on domestic energy-saving materials. The REA called for this change in their six-point plan to tackle the energy crisis, and were also joined by nearly 30 companies and organisations across the energy industry in writing to the Chancellor in […]

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Research shows public support for solar farms

Solar Energy UK and Copper Consultancy have launched 2022: A Bright Future for Solar: Realising the UK’s Potential, a study into public attitudes to solar. The report reveals a high level of public support for solar farms, with 56% of respondents supporting the development of large-scale solar projects in their local area compared to 25% in […]

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Alpha Real Capital acquires £86 million UK solar portfolio

Alpha Real Capital, the specialist manager of secure income real assets, has closed its largest solar transaction to date with the acquisition of Innova Energy, an £86m multi-asset operating portfolio. Alpha has acquired 17 solar farms located across the UK including extension and expansion rights. The addition of the 61.5MW portfolio takes Alpha’s annual low […]

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Matrix Renewables grows European renewables presence

Matrix Renewables has entered into an agreement to acquire a 440 MW solar portfolio across Spain and Italy. The portfolio, which comprises five different assets with a capacity of 440 MW, includes 400 MW of solar PV in Spain and 40 MW in Italy. Construction on the first phase of these projects is expected to […]

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Centrica Business Solutions installing solar for Affinity Water

Centrica Business Solutions has started work at an Affinity Water production site in Chertsey to install solar panels to generate nearly 1MWp of renewable energy. The water supplier has commissioned Centrica Business Solutions to carry out these works which are are due to be completed in early 2022. It is one of two solar projects […]

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MCS and SEUK announce new affiliate membership

MCS recently announced a new affiliate membership in partnership with Solar Energy UK. The new membership, open to all solar MCS installers, will allow them to join an affiliate membership package and become a valued member of the UK’s trade association for solar and storage. As affiliate members, installers will have access to SEUK’s regular […]

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Centrica Business Solutions creates team to develop grid-connected solar and battery storage assets

Centrica Business Solutions has established a team to develop large scale, grid-connected solar and battery storage assets in the UK and Europe. Centrica Energy Assets will develop, build, manage and optimise a portfolio of Centrica-owned solar and battery projects that will help provide the company’s customers with clean energy. Centrica has to date completed over […]

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