Solar Power Portal Awards 2018 shortlist revealed

Solar Power Portal is delighted to reveal the shortlists for the Solar Power Portal and Energy-Storage.News Awards 2018.

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Solarcentury appoints new UK lead as it prepares for ‘strong future growth’

Solar stalwart Solarcentury has appointed Wolf Dietrich as its new UK general manager as the company prepares for “strong future growth” in the market.

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NextEnergy Solar Fund adds 66MW more as spending spree continues

NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has made another acquisition, its fourth this year, with the purchase of a 66.8MW operational portfolio.

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On-site renewables and battery storage boosted by London £500 million energy efficiency fund

Small-scale renewables and battery storage installs could be set for a boost in London after the mayor’s energy efficiency fund secured £500 million in funding.

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Fore Partnership lauds bifacial panels for post-FiT economics

Fore Partnership is to install Sunpreme bifacial panels at a commercial building in Manchester as adoption of the technology continues to grow.

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Solar Panel Cleaning Services toasts latest PV cleaning contract win

Solar Panel Cleaning Services (SPCS) has clinched a panel cleaning contract with Low Carbon Hub, representing more than 30 sites throughout Oxfordshire.

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Mayor of London expands group-buying scheme as Sadiq Khan calls for national PV policy

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has launched a second phase of the successful Solar Together London group buying scheme, expanding it to a further eight boroughs.

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Greencoat solar pension fund commitments breach £1 billion mark

Greencoat Capital has revealed it has raised more than £1.1 billion in commitments from UK pension funds to invest in UK solar.

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Statera demonstrates ‘bankability’ of battery storage with new Natwest refinancing

Statera Energy has clinched a refinancing deal for its 50MW Pelham utility-scale battery storage plant in a transaction which it says demonstrates both the maturity and “bankability” of the asset class.

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Foresight Solar reviewing retrofit storage models in bid to maximise grid connection value

Foresight Solar is continuing to explore the possibility of retrofitting battery storage plant on its solar portfolio as it bids to capitalise on its existing grid connections.

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SPECIFIC unveils energy-positive, solar-plus-storage powered ‘Active Office’

Swansea-based SPECIFIC has today unveiled its ‘Active Office’ concept, a new building powered entirely using integrated, flexible solar panels, a PV solar thermal system and storage batteries.

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