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 …

IKEA Teams Up with Solarcentury for Solar Battery Storage Range

IKEA and Solarcentury have teamed up to launch a new range of Solar Battery Storage products in the retail giant’s stores, claiming the offering will help cut homeowners’ electricity bills by up to 70 per cent. Designed to work alongside existing home solar panels or as part of a new …

Solarcentury Secures €5.7m Deal to Build East African Solar Mini-Grids

Solarcentury has been awarded a €5.7m contract by the Eritrean government to design and build two hybrid mini-grids composed of solar panels and batteries. The solar-powered mini-grids will provide power to businesses and around 40,000 people in the communities of Areza and Maidma in Eritrea, neither of which currently have …

Southill Solar Flicks Switch On Community Renewables Project

The UK’s latest community renewables project came online on Friday as Southill Community Energy (SCE) flicked the switch on the 4.5MW Southill Solar farm in West Oxfordshire. The project, which was built by developer Solarcentury, is now expected to provide enough clean power for around 1,100 homes. SCE has also …