week ending 31 July 2015

Solar Campaign The fact that the UK solar industry self-deprecatingly refers to working in the sector as ‘riding the solarcoaster’ tells you almost all you need to know about the changing nature of government support for the technology. Written off and reportedly laughed at in the halls of Whitehall pre-2010, solar PV has consistently outperformed […]

week ending 24 July 2015

Solar Cuts Defended Energy and climate change secretary Amber Rudd has defended government decisions to scrap subsidy support for renewables a year earlier than planned, citing the need to tackle climate change in the “most cost-effective way”. But her comments this morning have not sat well with the renewables industry. Juliet Davenport, CEO at utility […]

week ending 17 July 2015

Solar Close to Grid Parity The renewables industry is in turbulent times. The surprise removal of the Climate Change Levy Exemption status, the closure of the Renewables Obligation to onshore wind, the imminent review of the feed-in tariff, the overspending of the Levy Control Framework (LCF) and its implications for the second round of of […]

week ending 10 July 2015

VAT Government and tax officials have joined with green campaigners to oppose a ruling from Brussels that will force householders to spend 15pc more on energy-saving home improvements. In a move that could add £1,500 to a set of rooftop solar panels and £70 to cavity wall insulation in a semi-detached house, the European Court […]

week ending 3 July 2015

10GW of Solar by 2016 The total solar capacity installed in the UK is forecast to exceed 10GW by the end of the first quarter of 2016. Finlay Colville, Head of Market Intelligence at Solar Media said: “The UK is currently the most vibrant market for solar installations in Europe. “This is due to the […]