Verv has completed the UK’s first energy trade using blockchain technology as part of regulator Ofgem’s Sandbox initiative to test innovative services and business models not possible under current regulation.
Newcastle University is to be home to what could be the UK’s first public 175kW electric vehicle chargers under a new project with Dutch charging firm Fastned, which has won a tender from the North East Combined Authority (NECA) and the university.
Wind generation toppled several records in Q1 2018, contributing towards a record high of 25TWh of renewable generation.
Irish utility ESB Networks has launched a landmark project on the Dingle peninsula as it seeks to put its ‘first foot forward’ in rolling out a future proofing strategy for Ireland’s electrical system out to 2030 and beyond.
Government data has revealed that the UK’s ever-expanding renewables fleet set a new generation record last year, providing more evidence – if any were needed – that the country’s energy transition is well underway.
Trina Solar, one of the world’s largest solar panel manufacturers, is to start selling electricity under the banner of a new energy Internet of Things push.
Good Energy is to pivot its core business towards energy services instead of supply, an area which it sees as the “future value” of the energy sector as the clean energy transition continues.
Vattenfall has announced plans to invest up to €100 million in developing solar plants over the next two years.
French energy major EDF has pledged to commence an “unprecedented acceleration” in renewable energy deployment having witnessed its UK nuclear revenues collapse in 2017.
Nissan Energy has remained coy over its future in the UK energy market, but said its recent launch of domestic solar systems will “complete the puzzle” as it mulls further partnerships in the energy space.
BP has announced plans to invest US$500 million (£358.5 million) in low carbon businesses each year as it looks to further embrace the low carbon transition.
Writing for Clean Energy News, Louis Shaffer, distributed energy segment manager at Eaton EMEA, considers two key developments in store for the UK’s renewable energy industry this year.
The UK government must issue firmer, more ambitious decarbonisation policies as a “matter of urgency” if it is to meet its fourth and fifth carbon budgets.
BP has said the Lightsource solar business it acquired a 43% stake in last week would be “massively complementary” to its existing alternative energy division.
Digitalisation in solar and across the wider European energy market could create “vast” market opportunities and entirely new business models, a new report has found.
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UK renewables provided nearly one-third of total electricity generation in Q2, setting a new record.
The UK experienced the greenest summer ever according to National Grid, which has released figures showing that over half of the electricity generated over the period was from low carbon sources.
Drax Power has hit back at a report which questioned the economic case for biomass, insisting the technology was the “only reliable, flexible” renewable that can be deployed at scale in the UK.
With the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 is now just a matter of weeks away, we take a closer look at the Energy Efficiency and Corporate Social Responsibility Programme shortlist.
Dale Vince has said his company’s interest in obtaining seats on the board of rival Good Energy is down in part to ‘unjustifiable’ contracts exchanged between the supplier’s chief executive Juliet Davenport and her husband.
UK Power Networks is collaborating on a smart grid project with National Grid which it says will mark a “significant step” towards it becoming a Distribution Systems Operator (DSO).
Over £3 million in European funds has been awarded to low carbon travel projects in Scotland, including a transport hub in Perth which will deliver a solar canopy and battery storage with electric vehicle charging stations.
The UK’s solar industry installed nearly 640MW of solar throughout Q1 2017, edging the technology’s UK-based capacity nearer 13GW.
Liam Stoker takes a look at recent reports of record solar generation in the UK amidst more concerning stories of grid constraints causing the technology to be switched off for long periods of time this summer.
The Liberal Democrats have pledged to financially support cutting-edge grid and storage technologies as part of a comprehensive clean energy plan in its manifesto.
E.ON has formed a partnership with online giant Google to help it conquer the European solar market.
Transmission system demand on Saturday afternoon dipped below overnight demand for the first time in the UK’s history, with increased solar generation the root cause.
Nominations for the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 are now open, and once again this year we will hand out one of the most prestigious awards of the evening, the outstanding achievement award.
Heathrow airport is to be powered completely by renewable-sourced electricity from next month as the airport aims to become recognised as zero carbon infrastructure.