Gigawatts of subsidy-free solar farms being planned for UK market rebound

Solar Media’s head of market research Finlay Colville delves back into the UK’s vast network of planning portals to uncover the incredible scope of subsidy-free solar farms entering the planning phase, and discusses their build potential as UK solar enters its next phase.

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PV in Ireland: looking back, and forward

Following a year in which much progress has been made, Lauren Cook recaps a productive 2016 for the Irish solar market and casts her eyes forward at 2017.

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UK solar hits near 6-year low as Q3 deployment fails to reach 100MW

There remain mixed views on where the UK solar industry goes from now. In the wake of a six-year low in deployment, Finlay Colville mulls the options.

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How can the planning process in Ireland work for solar?

As the pipeline of solar projects continues to grow in Ireland, the gap between the number of grid applications submitted and the number of planning applications becomes more evident. After attending ISEA’s recent planning workshop, Lauren Cook, research analyst at Solar Media, explains why developers should work closer with planners on future projects.

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Ireland unlocked

Lauren Cook, analyst at Solar Market Research, discusses the nascent Irish solar market and answers some of the industry’s most frequently asked questions regarding opportunities on the Emerald Isle.

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Understanding Ireland’s solar developers now critical, as project pipeline hits the 500 mark

Lauren Cook, market analyst at Solar Media, looks at the types of developers vying for position in the nascent solar market of Ireland ahead of the government’s policy framework expected in the coming months.

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Understanding the multi-GW potential for solar in the Republic of Ireland

Often, with potential new solar markets, there can be a lot of hype and uncertainty regarding precisely how much deployment to expect and the timelines for this new capacity to come online. Lauren Cook, analyst for Solar Intelligence, discusses the potential for solar in Ireland in the years to 2020 and beyond.

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