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UK’s largest solar park given green light

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has taken the decision to approve planning permission for Cleve Hill Solar Park, which is set to be the largest solar park ever constructed in the UK. The development is located approximately 2KM northeast of Faversham and will consist of 350MW solar photovoltaic array and electrical […]

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Cash flow and market recovery worries top MCS COVID-19 survey

Concerns about cash flow and the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have topped a survey of renewable energy installers by the MCS certification scheme. Of those surveyed, 90% had experienced a negative business impact due to Coronavirus with the remaining 10% citing a strong pipeline of existing jobs to sustain them during the crisis, […]

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UK solar peak generation record broken

Clear skies and cool temperatures have helped UK solar to break the all-time peak generation record. Around 12:30 on Monday 20 April 2020, a peak of 9.68GW was recorded by Sheffield Solar live PV generation tracker, surpassing the previous record of 9.55GW set on 13 May 2019. At the time of the peak, solar was […]

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MCS publishes solar PV installation standard consultation

MCS has launched a one-month consultation on changes to its installation standard for solar PV systems (MIS3002). The new draft of MIS3002 adopts the IET Code of Practice for the installation of solar PV systems, but also fills in gaps and reinforces some of the requirements. It also incorporates the energy performance method from the […]

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Viridian Solar & Bloor Homes Renew National Supply Agreement

In an announcement that will see the solar manufacturer’s Clearline fusion roof-integrated solar system installed on all houses built by Bloor where there is a requirement for solar PV. Viridian Solar and Bloor Homes confirm the extension of their National Supply Agreement. First signed in March 2018, the agreement has so far covered projects of […]

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New tech needed to improve energy storage

In order for wind and solar to compete with fossil fuels, new ways of storing renewable energy must be found. Currently, lithium ion batteries are the go-to solution. Already used to bank backup power for hospitals, offices and even towns, they remain too expensive for most grid-applications, even with experts saying that the prices are […]

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Engenera Renewables wins Regional Installation Contractor 2020

Newcastle-based energy contractor, Engenera Renewables Limited, has been awarded the Regional Installation Contractor of the Year Award 2020. Following on from a successful 2019, also winning National Installation Contractor of the Year 2019, at the National Energy Efficiency Awards, Bryan Glendinning, CEO of Engenera Renewables, said: “I’m delighted that Engenera have won the Regional award […]

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Smart Export Guarantee

The Solar Trade Organisation has welcomed the introduction of the Smart Export Guarantee as a much-needed boost to the domestic solar PV market. Effective from January 1, large energy suppliers are now obligated to offer a tariff for power exports from renewables systems smaller than 5MW. The SEG also plugs a nine-month policy gap that […]

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STA responds to Ofgem’s decarbonisation action plan

Today the Solar Trade Association (STA) has submitted its response to Ofgem’s Decarbonisation Programme Action Plan, highlighting several major gaps in relation to decentralised renewable energy technologies such as solar and energy storage and setting out ten key recommendations to address industry concerns and deliver on Net Zero. STA Policy Manager Cameron Witten said: “Whilst […]

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Solar Keymark MID recategorisation

From Monday 24 February, a change to categories on the MCS Installation Database (MID) will go live affecting the way that Solar Keymark products are displayed and selected, and the way that Installer certification is shown. Solar Keymark will no longer appear as a technology type. Instead, these products will be categorised as ‘Solar Thermal’, […]

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