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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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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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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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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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BayWa r.e. on track to construct Europe’s largest floating solar farm  

Bomhofsplas solar farm

Global renewable energy developer, service provider and distributor BayWa r.e. is currently constructing its largest ever floating solar farm. Once complete, the 27.4MWp Bomhofsplas solar farm will be the world’s largest floating PV installation outside of China.  The project, in partnership with Zimmermann PV-Stahlbau GmbH, is being built on a sandpit lake in Zwolle in the Netherlands. Once complete it will consist of […]

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Solar PPA lays foundation for future projects with Ibstock Brick

Lightsource BP today confirmed that it is to begin construction of a 4.9MWp solar installation for leading brick manufacturer, Ibstock Brick. The development, located at Ibstock Brick’s Leicestershire headquarters, adds further weight to the company’s status as one of the UK’s most sustainable brickworks and is the first brick factory in the UK to be […]

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