Sheffield Solar launches new PV forecasting tool

The Sheffield Solar research group has launched a new tool capable of forecasting output from PV systems up to 72 hours in advance.

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Irish rooftop solar market buoyed by subsidy-free prospects

Rooftop solar installations are going ahead in the Republic of Ireland without subsidy, according to Swiss roof mountings manufacturer Schweizer, which has suggested a rooftop tariff may not be needed.

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Foresight to take ‘prudent approach’ to new buys as liquidated damages mount up

Foresight Solar Fund has said it is to take a “prudent approach” to acquiring more solar farms in the UK, as the firm continues to tap EPCs for liquidated damages.

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Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 shortlist spotlight – Community/Social benefit solar

With the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 is now just a matter of weeks away, we take a closer look at the community/social benefit project shortlist.

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TRIG buys into energy storage with 20MW RES project

The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG) has become the latest investor to enter the large scale storage market after buying a 20MW project from RES for £20 million.

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National policy must follow capital solar strategy’s lead, solar lobby says

The UK solar industry has widely backed Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s new environment strategy, but stressed the need for national policy to support it.

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Solarwatt welcomes new installer partners as storage appetite ramps up

Solarwatt has appointed 12 new UK installer partners to serve demand for its MyReserve battery storage systems as its partnership with Fronius continues to reap benefits.

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Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 shortlist spotlight – Energy Efficiency & CSR Programme

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.

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Reverse solar auctions, community solar grants and TfL tenders to form new London solar strategy

A reverse solar auction is to be run for London homeowners under plans outlined by the mayor today, which place community energy schemes at the centre of City Hall’s plans while shutting the door once and for all on a rumoured London feed-in tariff.

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IET publishes long-awaited code of practice for energy storage

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has published its long-awaited Code of Practice for Electrical Energy Storage Systems, filling what has been described as a vacuum of clear guidance for installers and their customers.

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Huntingdonshire council sets stall out for new solar developments

Huntingdonshire District Council is to prioritise solar over onshore wind developments as it seeks to bolster renewables in the area.

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