COMPETITION: Win two tickets to the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017

With just two weeks to go until the Solar Power Portal Awards, Solar Media is giving away two tickets to the gala dinner and ceremony taking place in Birmingham on Wednesday 4 October.

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Utilities cannot realise clean energy transition alone, innogy chief insists

Utilities cannot power the clean energy transition alone and must be open to partnering with other sectors, particularly the automotive and IT industries, if they are to evolve.

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Bluefield readies value enhancement programme as it ducks asset outages

Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF) is to concentrate on enhancing the value of its existing assets after considering attractive secondary market opportunities to be “few and far between”.

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Centrica completes 3MW battery install for Gateshead Council

Centrica has completed the installation of a 3MW battery for Gateshead Council, which the utility’s Distributed Energy and Power business has dubbed one of the country’s largest commercial battery storage schemes.

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Drax hits back, insists biomass is the ‘only reliable, flexible’ at-scale renewable

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.

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S&SL Speaker Spotlight: Virginia Graham, chief executive Renewable Energy Assurance

With less than three weeks to go until Solar & Storage Live, Solar Power Portal has spoken to Virginia Graham, chief executive Renewable Energy Assurance which administers the Renewable Energy Consumer Code, who will take to the stage alongside Martin Cotterell and Graham Kenyon to discuss their co-authored IET Code of Practice for Electrical Energy Storage Systems.

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Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 shortlist spotlight – Commercial Rooftop PV

The Solar Power Portal Awards 2017 is now less than two weeks away and the shortlisted entrants have all been publicised.

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Dulas boasts ‘significant’ commercial and new build solar pipeline after difficult 2016

Machynlleth-based renewables firm Dulas has pointed towards a “significant” commercial and new build PV pipeline as it look to bounce back from a difficult 2016.

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Photon on track with rooftop solar system atop HS2 training college

Photon Energy has commissioned a 76.5kWp rooftop solar system for the £21 million HS2 training college in Doncaster.

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RO accreditation retained by Anesco after adding storage to solar farms

Ofgem has made a “game changer” decision for UK energy storage by confirming that solar farms are able to retain accreditation under the Renewables Obligation (RO) when supplying electricity to batteries.

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Varta Storage prepares to enter the UK as ‘the next market’ to open up

Varta Storage is poised to enter the UK and Ireland residential battery markets through a new exclusive deal with Waxman Energy, with ‎global head Gordon Clements telling SPP the UK is “the next market that will start to open up” for the technology.

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