Sun shines on giant new £780m solar farm in Japan

It consists of 900,000 panels, which are expected to generate enough power for 80,000 homes

West Sussex Council powers up solar farm and battery storage

The Westhampnett solar project is expected to generate enough electricity to power around 2,400 homes a year

University of Queensland aims to become energy neutral by 2020

A 64MW solar farm is to more than offset the university’s annual power usage

Energy storage firm Anesco targets 380MW capacity by 2020

It has so far installed 76 battery units providing a total capacity of 87MW

Plans for UK’s biggest solar farm in Kent

A solar power plant that would be the UK’s biggest is being planned for Kent. Developers Hive Energy and Wirsol Energy expect to install solar panels across 890 acres – equivalent to more than 400 football pitches. They would generate enough electricity to power aorund 110,000 households. Battery storage could also be incorporated to provide […]

‘Landmark’ Ofgem decision fuels UK’s storage market

A commercial solar farm in Northampton can retain its Renewables Obligation (RO) subsidy status even when the electricity generated is used to charge storage batteries. Ofgem’s announcement is said to be a landmark decision, which removes one of the key barriers to deploying storage in the UK. Anesco’s 5MW solar farm, which is co-located with […]

£100k energy savings land at Belfast Airport

Belfast International Airport is flying high as it has saved more than £100,000 on energy. The savings were made after 10 months of operation of a solar power plant at Crookedstone Road. It is buying clean electricity from the 4.83MW plant through a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Lightsource Renewable Energy. The project is […]

Guest Blog: Nick Boyle – Green can’t just be a badge it’s business!

We’re all too aware of the pressures to improve CSR credentials and serious initiatives such as COP21 and RE100 have put carbon emissions reduction firmly back on the agenda for many businesses. Switching to renewable energy can certainly help organisations gain a greener competitive edge but do I think that any of the largest companies […]

Solar-wind hybrid project connected to UK grid

Electricity has been generated at a solar-wind hybrid facility in the UK. Vattenfall’s Carmarthenshire solar farm in southwest Wales, which has a capacity of 4.99MW, shares grid connection with an existing 11-turbine onshore wind project. The solar farm, which the Swedish energy giant started constructing in January, consists of more than 18,500 panels. They are […]

First UK council-run solar bonds offered

Residents in Swindon could have the opportunity to co-invest in a solar project with their local council. The 5MW Swindon Community Solar Farm project is subject to final approval from the cabinet which will consider the proposal on the 10th of February. If given the green light, people can invest directly in Council Solar Bonds […]