As 2017 draws to a close, Clean Energy News looks back on what has been a considerably interesting year for the energy transition. In the fourth and final part of a series of articles running this week, we recap the best stories that broke in the last three months of 2017.
A 3.42MW rooftop solar installation has been completed atop Rolls-Royce’s Bristol factory which will help the engineering giant offset future increases in its energy bills.
The UK government must act urgently to support greater flexibility in the country’s power system or risk escalating system costs, the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) has warned.
With SunEdison’s rooftop solar business ready to bring out of hiatus, a residential storage product emerging from development and at least one eye on acquisitions, Ecotricity is preparing itself for what looks like being an increasingly tempestuous energy supply market. Inside Clean Energy spoke to founder Dale Vince to find out what else he has up his sleeve.
M&G Real Estate has announced plans to install what it says will be the UK’s largest shopping centre solar installation on the roof of The Galleries shopping centre in Washington, Tyne and Wear.
Bentley Motors is planning to construct the UK’s largest solar carport – a significant 2.938MW in size – on an employee car park adjacent to its manufacturing facility in Crewe.
An early day motion calling on the government to halt proposed changes to business rates attached to rooftop solar installations has received significant, cross-party support.
Clean Energy News’ local authority expert Stephen Cirell explains how local government are seeing solar carports in a whole new light.
Preparations are now gathering pace as the UK’s solar and clean energy industries prepare to meet at this year’s Solar Energy UK | Clean Energy Live exhibition, held at the NEC in Birmingham.
The Treasury is to launch a consultation setting out proposals for transitional relief measures for companies affected by upcoming changes to business tax rates on solar installations.
A comprehensive guide has been launched to help commercial building owners and tenants take advantage of the benefits of solar PV systems on their properties, outlining the business case for new installations.
The scheduled rise in business rates on companies owning solar installations on their properties has been raised in the House of Commons, with shadow energy minister Barry Gardiner accusing the government of “sleeping on the job”.
Tesla chief executive and renowned entrepreneur Elon Musk took to Twitter at the weekend to tease what he’s labelled as ‘Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2’.
Marks & Spencer has established a new crowdfunding scheme it hopes will pay for the installation of solar panels on nine of its UK stores.
Marks & Spencer has cemented its clean energy credentials by reporting runaway successes under its Plan A initiative.
Greater deployment of solar and other renewables on commercial buildings is crucial to the technology’s hopes of achieving grid-parity after subsidy cuts and other government interventions significantly impacted their growth path, a new report has found.
Renewable energy utility Good Energy is aiming to land more large business customers as part of an expansion of its supply business, the company announced today.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change has claimed that the average cost of installing solar PV increased at the start of the year, coinciding with a stark reduction in feed-in tariff subsidies.
Nominations for this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards, sponsored by Trina Solar, are currently open. Returning for its fourth consecutive year, the Solar Power Portal Awards will take place on 5 October during the Clean Energy Live exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC.
Nissan has completed a new solar farm at its manufacturing site in Sunderland which alongside ten existing wind turbines will supply 7% of the of the plant’s electricity requirements.
In his latest blog for Clean Energy News, Local Authority expert Stephen Cirell examines the concept of private-wire electricity connections for renewable generators and businesses
Five key lessons for energy management professionals from this year's Clean Energy Summit, which took place at Twickenham Stadium this week.
In his latest blog for Clean Energy News, Local Authority expert Stephen Cirell discusses how increasing self-consumption rates for solar can increase their financial feasibility
A growing number of big businesses now understand the benefits of going renewable and are even sharing their experiences with competitors, The Climate Group chief executive Mark Kenber has said.
Local authorities are still willing and able to invest in solar energy if installers can make the business case to do so, according to Nottingham City councillor Alan Clark.
Water utility Anglian Water has completed solar farms at five of its sites across the UK, significantly boosting on-site generation.
Belfast International Airport is to source more than a quarter of its total annual electricity demand through a power purchase agreement (PPA) with solar developer Lightsource.
Businesses falling under George Osborne’s ‘Northern Powerhouse’ moniker have called upon the chancellor to extend greater support for renewable energy in next week’s Budget.