Great Britain now has about 8GW of photovoltaics (PV) on the system. That is an approximate figure because it is still rising fast – National Grid’s Winter Outlook assumes it will continue to rise by 90MW per month.
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Diesel fleet investor Plutus PowerGen has formed a partnership with renewable energy developer Reliance Energy to develop new sites in the UK.
The boom in solar farm construction in the UK has brought new opportunities for investment in the UK’s power sector, and in spite of changes to renewable subsidy support mechanisms, those opportunities show little sign of abating.
Peterborough City Council is set to scrap most of an ambitious plan to install 74MW of solar and wind generation.
Renewable energy investment company Low Carbon, and utility scale solar developer Nur Energie, say they plan to take forward a project to use concentrated solar power to provide electricity to Europe.
A project that would have generated renewable energy in the desert and exported it – notably from the Sahara to Europe – has been dramatically scaled back.
Amber Infrastructure has announced it is the funder for the UK’s largest roof mounted solar panel array at Marks and Spencer’s East Midlands Distribution Centre at Castle Donington. It will supply and install the 24,000 PV panels involved.