Solar Energy: Solar and Renewables in the News

 

Solar Industry News

SolarUK Ltd maintains a watch on current news about our industry. We have presented our up to date list of news items below.

Call for extension of Export tariff for solar after April 2019
Mayor of London calls for two-year export tariff respite amid ‘deep concern’ over BEIS solar plans
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 24 August 2018 07:01

PV generation in Great Britain has exceeded 8GW for eight days
The UK’s solar output topped that of any other generation technology over the weekend as the UK’s heatwave continues the record-breaking trend of solar generation.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 02 July 2018 16:35

Solar Costs continue to fall
Falling costs will see solar, wind and batteries dominate global generation by 2050
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 20 June 2018 13:18

Another solar generation record for the UK
The UK’s solar capacity set a new generation record earlier this week, almost a year to the day it achieved the same feat in 2017. Data compiled by PV Live and verified by National Grid show that PV generation peaked at 9.42GW from 11:30 AM on Monday 14 May, edging just past the previous record of 9.37GW set almost a year ago.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 21 May 2018 06:28

solar PV become the UK’s dominant source of electricity
solar PV become the UK’s dominant source of electricity for three hours on Sunday afternoon. Data compiled by Drax Electricity Insights shows that between 12:15pm and 3:15pm on Sunday, the country’s solar fleet generated more power than any other generation source, including gas.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 09 May 2018 08:46

SolarUK has expanded our Installation services
SolarUK has expanded the range of services we can supply and install. We have accreditations for Solar Compatible Electric Vehicle charging points, Competent Person Sign off for general electrical and plumbing work building control notification in addition to existing MCS for solar PV and solar Thermal.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 19 January 2018 17:06

Solar pivotal in greenest year yet for UK energy
Last week WWF compiled a list of 13 clean energy records that fell in 2017, chief among those relating to solar being the generation record set on the afternoon of 26 May, when the country’s solar PV capacity provided 8.9GW of power at one moment.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 03 January 2018 16:18

Public still unaware of falling prices for solar
Members of the public continue to downplay the benefits of installing a solar system on their homes due to the perceived costs of doing so, despite the rapid fall in prices experienced in recent years.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 04 December 2017 06:13

Public support for renewables has climbed to yet another new high
Earlier this year public support for renewables set new records. In May 79% of those surveyed within the public attitudes tracker said they generally supported renewables with just 1% strongly opposed.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 03 November 2017 09:42

solar sale tactics in ‘kill switch’ scam
Cambridge Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) has moved to pre-emptively DISPELL claims that it would not respond to solar panel incidents for fear of being electrocuted after a potential scam emerged.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 27 October 2017 06:35

 

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