Solar Industry News
SolarUK Ltd maintains a watch on current news about our industry. We have presented our up to date list of news items below.
Solar sector welcomes five-fold increase
The British Energy Security Strategy, unveiled today, has detailed an aim of increasing the country’s solar capacity five-fold.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 12 April 2022 08:10
The final quarter of 2021 was the strongest of the year, at 313MWp-dc.
Last year was one of the most significant years for solar PV in the UK. During 2021, the market fully established itself in a post-subsidy climate, no longer dependent on government hand-outs by way of production-based incentives.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 02 March 2022 13:13
The financial benefits of a solar-powered future
The return on investment makes upgrading a home with a solar power system an easy and simple way to lower a property’s running costs and increase its value while also reducing its environmental impact.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 07 October 2021 16:17
Rising fossil fuel costs account for 86% of UK electricity price incre
Fossil fuel costs driving force behind UK electricity price increases. Rising fossil fuel costs account for 86% of UK electricity price increases, with this trend set to continue into the winter, meaning the need to switch from imported fossil gas to domestic wind and solar generation “has never been more apparent or urgent”.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 22 September 2021 07:24
Energy bills to rise by at least £139
EDF, one of the UK's biggest energy providers, said the "unprecedented rate" at which wholesale prices were rising meant that customers would "at some point see the impact of this global trend"
Source: BBC, Date and Time of entry: 02 September 2021 15:08
Thinktank Ember has ranked the UK as sixth in the world for solar
Thinktank Ember has ranked the UK as sixth in the world for wind and solar generation, with the technologies contributing 29% of its electricity mix in 2020
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 14 July 2021 11:54
Social Energy launches 20p/kWh export tariff
While Social Energy wasn't required to launch a tariff, it was already offering the 5.6p/kWh export rate to its customers, beating out other export tariffs including Octopus Energy's 5.5p/kWh, Bulb's 5.38p/kWh and OVO Energy's and ScottishPower's 4.0p/kWh.
In October, Tesla launched the highest SEG tariff available, with this coming in at 8.0p/kWh for current Tesla vehicle owners and 11p/kWh for non-Tesla vehicle owners.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 29 June 2021 06:29
UK needs to treble solar in order to reach net zero
n Solar Energy UK’s new report, Lighting the Way, it outlines the policy and regulatory changes needed to drive the adoption of solar over the next eight years. According to the CCC’s most recent carbon budget, by 2035 solar and wind together need to make up 75-90% of the UK’s electricity mix. This will require solar alone to generate 60TWh per year.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 18 June 2021 08:33
Due to falling costs and the relative ease of installation, solar wins
Solar is the most popular choice for businesses looking to invest in renewables as part of their decarbonisation strategies, according to a new report from npower Business Solutions (nBS).
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 14 June 2021 06:48
VAT exemption for solar products supported by majority of public
SVAT exemption for solar products supported by majority of public, survey finds. Removing VAT on clean energy products like solar panels is supported by a majority of the public, new analysis by Green Alliance has found.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 04 May 2021 13:47