Siemens has helped start a smart grid pilot project in Rotterdam that will connect 20,000 homes with renewables and storage facilities.
Distribution network operator and energy firm Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) has revealed how it is preparing for a new, more flexible energy system in the UK.
Tesco has pledged to source all of its global electricity requirements from renewables by 2030 on its path to becoming a zero carbon company by 2050, in an effort to meet the climate change targets set at COP21.
A number of demonstrator projects of smart grid and storage technologies have been awarded funding under Scotland’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP).
Whitbread, the hospitality company behind UK brands such as Costa Coffee and Premier Inn, has achieved its aim of deriving 100% of its electricity demand from renewable sources.
European energy major Eneco has acquired a minority stake in Germany’s Next Kraftwerke, which operates one of Europe’s largest virtual power plants.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is to trial an 180kWh energy storage machine from redT energy which will aim to time shift on-site solar generation while providing backup in the event of a mains outage.
The London Assembly’s Environment Committee has thrown its support behind plans to expand the capital’s Energy for Londoners (EfL) scheme into a fully licensed, domestic electricity supplier.
EnergyUK has said the country’s next government must embrace the “changing” energy market and extend support for low carbon generation.
National Grid has outlined how it is working to tackle the “significant and rapid change” brought about by the clean energy transition.
Six of the UK’s leading renewable energy trade associations have called on energy secretary Greg Clark to embrace low carbon sectors in the UK’s industrial strategy or miss the chance to take a strategic lead.
One of the largest rooftop solar arrays in the UK has delivered savings of over £50,000 in its first year after generating more than 3GWh of clean electricity at a large distribution centre in Shropshire.
The UK’s suite of renewables set new records last weekend as the country basked in unseasonably bright conditions for much of Sunday.
Belfast Airport has saved more than £100,000 in the first ten months of operation of its dedicated solar farm which is generating over a quarter of the airport’s annual electricity needs.
National Grid has warned that inflexible generators such as nuclear and combined heat and power could face turn down instructions this summer to make way for soaring solar generation.
A majority of commercial and industrial (C&I) firms in the UK would trust their energy suppliers with the installation of smart and distributed energy systems rather than installers, a new survey has found.
Kingspan has beaten its target of using renewable energy to meet at least half of its aggregate energy use by 2016, keeping it on track to become a net zero energy company by 2020.
Liam Stoker looks at Saturday's solar-powered event, what it means for the UK's energy market and why it's time the government caught up.
Planning permission has been secured for a new solar farm near Dublin Airport, which will be connected directly to a nearby reservoir which supplies 500 million litres of water to the site each year.
Budweiser, Beck’s and Stella Artois will soon be made with 100% renewable electricity after brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev signed up to the RE100 with the commitment to power its global operations with clean electricity.
Renewables and distributed generation the ‘new power reality’ for utilities
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has signed a deal with EDF Energy to buy all of its UK electricity needs from renewable sources up to March 2020.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has offered nothing to address concerns over the increased business rates applied to properties with solar in his maiden budget delivered earlier today.
Amazon has announced plans for a new solar strategy which will see the technology deployed on 50 fulfillment and sortation centers globally by 2020, beginning with 15 US installations to be completed in 2017.
The Welsh government has green lit a multi-million-pound energy efficiency project to help local authorities in the country reduce their carbon emissions.
A House of Lords report calling for decarbonisation of the energy system to be relegated in favour of security of affordable supply has been slammed by green industry critics, who have called its conclusions ‘out of touch’ and ‘backward-looking’.
Siemens has signed a new joint venture agreement with German decentralised power expert Allgäuer Überlandwerk (AUW) to expand on its existing smart grid business.
Heineken has reduced its carbon emissions despite an increase of 52% in its production volumes since 2008, according to the company’s first report to combine sustainability and financial performance.
Our resident local authority expert Stephen Cirell explains why last year’s feed-in tariff cuts weren’t the only reason that councils have failed to progress solar PV projects.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and the commercial rooftop PV award returns once again as the ceremony enters its fifth successive year.