The lessons, or lack thereof, from Portsmouth’s failed ESCO launch

Local authority energy expert Stephen Cirell runs the mill over Portsmouth City Council’s decision to abandon its energy supply company

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Building the UK’s biggest battery storage facility: A recipe for success

Tim Humpage, head of EPC at British Solar Renewables, discusses some of the key lessons to be learned from the firm’s work on the 49.9MW Pelham battery completed on behalf of Statera Energy late last year.

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Why the time to invest in co-located solar-plus-storage is now

NextEnergy Solar Fund’s Abid Kazim explains why his firm made its first co-located solar-plus-storage acquisition last month, and why more are set to follow.

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Rocket boosters, revolutions and positive outcomes; why BEIS’ next solar step is crucial

After Claire Perry said she expects some “really positive” outcomes from the forthcoming solar strategy, Liam Stoker looks back at some of the other claims made by energy ministers and secretaries and explains why the department can ill afford another misstep.

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Uncovering the ‘Leading Lights’ in new build solar

Viridian Solar’s Stuart Elmes reflects on the recent STA ‘Leading Lights’ report and narrows in on the example Milton Keynes is setting for others to follow.

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