Failing to ‘cross the Rubicon’: education, familiarity and complexity stand in the way of PPAs

A lack of familiarity and education among corporates, and complexity over deal arrangements, is stopping firms ‘crossing the Rubicon’ and signing up to power purchase agreements utilising on-site solar, according to a panel investors speaking at last week’s Solar & Storage Live.

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MCS and RECC flash their teeth as proactive investigations, mis-selling crackdowns begin

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is preparing a proactive investigation of around 300 solar installations as the watchdog doubles down on enforcement issues.

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Solar & Storage Today digital versions now available for free download

Solar Power Portal has today published digital versions of all three copies of last week’s Solar & Storage Today daily newspapers.

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Second Pivot Power battery green lit as bus depot charging teased in Southampton

​Pivot Power has received planning approval for its second ~50MW battery project, to be located north of Carlisle, as it continues to progress towards the goal of a 45-site battery network supporting electric vehicle charging hubs.

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Host of manufacturers express confidence in rebounding UK solar market

A trio of solar manufacturers have expressed strong confidence in the UK solar and storage markets as the country begins to realise post-subsidy opportunities.

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EvoEnergy clinches historic hat trick as storage firms win big at SPP & ESN Awards

EvoEnergy scooped an historic hat trick at last night’s Solar Power Portal and Energy Storage News Awards, retaining the Contractor of the Year Awards to round off a glittering gala dinner ceremony at the Hilton NEC Metropole.

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Hoymiles making ‘long-term’ investment in UK solar market

Microinverter manufacturer Hoymiles is investing in the UK solar market “for the long-term”.

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Solar-and-storage co-location potential within ‘EFR on steroids’ DS3 market unclear

Ireland’s DS3 flexibility market will deploy the fastest reacting batteries in the world under an opportunity dubbed “Enhanced Frequency Response on steroids” by Everoze partner Felicity Jones for energy storage and flexibility.

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Ireland set for ‘internationally world leading’ battery projects as ancillary services auction nears

Ireland’s DS3 flexibility market will deploy the fastest reacting batteries in the world under an opportunity dubbed “Enhanced Frequency Response on steroids” by Everoze’s partner for energy storage and flexibility.

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Grid parity promise makes European solar a ‘sleeping giant’

The lifting of political and cost-based brakes on European solar is set to awaken a sleeping giant, with subsidy-free solar projects potentially the norm all across Europe in just a few years.

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GoodWe riding wave of UK market optimism

Module price cuts, comfort with subsidy-free business models and an unexpected side effect of Brexit are all helping inverter manufacturer GoodWe’s UK business.

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