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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HBS New Energies toasts 800kWp Crest Nicholson new build tender win

Solar installer HBS New Energies has landed a contract to install nearly 800kWp of solar across more than 200 new homes in Oxfordshire.

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Foresight targets top UK-listed solar fund spot with 134MW portfolio purchase

Foresight Solar Fund (FSFL) is seeking to raise £40 million to complete a UK portfolio asset purchase which would, the company said, make it the largest UK-listed dedicated solar investment firm.

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NextEnergy Solar Fund pursues ‘new era’ of subsidy-free solar following ‘challenging’ year

NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has placed subsidy-free solar developments in the UK firmly in its crosshairs following what it labelled as a “challenging” period for growth and expansion.

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Cardiff council bids to turn landfill site into 7.5MW PPA-backed solar farm

Cardiff Council is to run the rule over a planned ground-mount solar farm this week which could bolster public coffers to the tune of more than £6 million.

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SolarEdge launches new installer-focused design software

SolarEdge has become the latest solar company to launch a new PV system design tool, with this one geared towards helping installers pitching consumers.

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Lightsource BP and BlackRock add 57MW more to Kingfisher portfolio

BlackRock has acquired an additional 57MW of operational UK solar as part of its £1 billion Kingfisher partnership with Lightsource BP.

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SPP Awards: Nominations record smashed, judging panel line-up unveiled

Solar Media, the publisher of Solar Power Portal and organiser of the Solar Power Portal Awards, is delighted to announce that a new nominations record has been set for this year’s ceremony.

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Early adoption status and smart appliance combinations will drive UK storage market, Varta says

Battery storage manufacturer Varta is aiming to take advantage of the UK’s position as an early adopter in the technology, launching domestic sales alongside Waxman Energy this week.

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NextEnergy Solar Fund makes maiden battery storage buy

Prolific solar investor NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF) has made its maiden battery storage play, acquiring two utility-scale solar-plus-storage farms.

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Fresh UK solar auctions slated for August as iChoosr unveils qualification process details

IChoosr has confirmed its next set of ‘one-round’ solar auctions are to take place on 22 August, and installers have been given more insight into the pre-qualification process.

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