Going Dutch: Lightsource Continues International Push with Netherlands Launch

Lightsource Renewable Energy has spotted an “exciting new growth opportunity” in the Dutch solar market, the company announced this week, as it unveiled the latest phase of its international expanion plans. A new Netherlands-based team will now set about developing large-scale solar projects across the country, including floating solar projects, …

Industry Hopeful for Solar-Storage System VAT Cut

Solar-storage technologies could be about to enjoy a significant price cut, after the Solar Trade Association (STA) declared a partial victory for its campaign to secure a VAT cut for domestic solar-storage systems. The trade body announced yesterday it has been informed by HMRC that battery storage systems that are …

UK Smashes Solar Power Record

Solar power has broken records in Britain in Friday as the country basked in temperatures as high as 28 degrees. According to the National Grid solar generation hit its highest ever level in Friday, delivering 8.7GW, the equivalent of 24.3 per cent of national demand. That day figures sail past the …

Energy UK Calls on Government to Deliver ‘Low Carbon Future’​

The energy industry has today stepped up calls for a major overhaul of the UK’s energy policy regime in order to ensure carbon targets are met “at least cost to consumers”. Trade body Energy UK has published a major new report, entitled Pathways to a Low Carbon Future, which underscores …

Solar Deployment Nosedives as Feed-In Tariff Cuts Begin to Bite

Solar deployment across the UK has suffered a sharp slowdown in the wake of cuts to Feed-in Tariff (FiT) incentives, according to new analysis of government figures from the Solar Trade Association (STA). Deployment data from the first quarter of this year reveals installation of domestic rooftop solar panels has …

Schools Lead Calls for Government to Stop Solar Tax Hike

A group of children from Eleanor Palmer Primary School in Camden will this morning descend on the Treasury to deliver a petition urging chancellor Philip Hammond to halt the planned business rate tax hike that is expected to hit thousands of school solar installations. The 194,000 signature petition was organised …

Big Business Calls on Government to Halt Solar Tax Hike

A group of major businesses, including retail giants Sainsbury’s, IKEA and Kingfisher, have called on Chancellor Philip Hammond to stop a planned rise in business rates for firms with solar installations. The businesses have joined senior politicians, energy executives and environmental charities in signing a letter protesting against the changes, …