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.

the UK’s solar power output met up to a quarter of the UK’s power
As temperature records were smashed yesterday, the UK’s solar power output met up to a quarter of the UK’s power demand. At midday, generation reached a peak of 7.77GW gigawatts – about six times more than the 1.36GW capacity of the UK’s largest nuclear power station, Heysham 2 in Lancashire.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 21 July 2022 17:46

Over 80% of the public would be happy to have a ground-mount solar
n a recent survey from the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on attitudes towards renewables and energy generation, solar came out top in popularity.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 11 July 2022 07:57

REA statement in response to the Climate Change Committee’s report
However, in short, we agree with the CCC – the Government’s current strategies will not deliver Net Zero. The targets are there, but the Government now has to get on with delivery.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 01 July 2022 07:47

Solar sector welcomes five-fold increase
The British Energy Security Strategy, unveiled today, has detailed an aim of increasing the country’s solar capacity five-fold.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 12 April 2022 08:10

The final quarter of 2021 was the strongest of the year, at 313MWp-dc.
Last year was one of the most significant years for solar PV in the UK. During 2021, the market fully established itself in a post-subsidy climate, no longer dependent on government hand-outs by way of production-based incentives.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 02 March 2022 13:13

The financial benefits of a solar-powered future
The return on investment makes upgrading a home with a solar power system an easy and simple way to lower a property’s running costs and increase its value while also reducing its environmental impact.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 07 October 2021 16:17

Rising fossil fuel costs account for 86% of UK electricity price incre
Fossil fuel costs driving force behind UK electricity price increases. Rising fossil fuel costs account for 86% of UK electricity price increases, with this trend set to continue into the winter, meaning the need to switch from imported fossil gas to domestic wind and solar generation “has never been more apparent or urgent”.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 22 September 2021 07:24

Energy bills to rise by at least £139
EDF, one of the UK's biggest energy providers, said the "unprecedented rate" at which wholesale prices were rising meant that customers would "at some point see the impact of this global trend"
Source: BBC, Date and Time of entry: 02 September 2021 15:08

Thinktank Ember has ranked the UK as sixth in the world for solar
Thinktank Ember has ranked the UK as sixth in the world for wind and solar generation, with the technologies contributing 29% of its electricity mix in 2020
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 14 July 2021 11:54

Social Energy launches 20p/kWh export tariff
While Social Energy wasn't required to launch a tariff, it was already offering the 5.6p/kWh export rate to its customers, beating out other export tariffs including Octopus Energy's 5.5p/kWh, Bulb's 5.38p/kWh and OVO Energy's and ScottishPower's 4.0p/kWh. In October, Tesla launched the highest SEG tariff available, with this coming in at 8.0p/kWh for current Tesla vehicle owners and 11p/kWh for non-Tesla vehicle owners.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 29 June 2021 06:29

 

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