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How post-subsidy UK solar will benefit from next-generation PV modules

16 Oct 2017, 08:12

Ahead of next month’s PV ModuleTech conference in Kuala Lumpur, Solar Media’s head of market research Finlay Colville examines the technology trends UK developers will have to get to grips with if they’re to take advantage of the post-subsidy environment in the UK.

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Batteries help enable Britain’s first subsidy-free solar farm

26 Sep 2017, 10:56

UK-based renewables developer Anesco says the inclusion of battery storage has been central to the economic viability of the country’s first subsidy-free solar farm, a 10MW site the company has just unveiled in the east of England.

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BayWa benefiting from increased solar component demand and project sales

3 Aug 2017, 15:59

BayWa r.e. the renewable energies business unit of diversified German company BayWa has significantly increased revenue in the first half of 2017, having developed and sold PV power plants and increased sales of PV modules and inverters by around 50%, compared to the prior year period.

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

3 Aug 2017, 08:58

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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UKPN unveils fast track process for small-scale storage

27 Jul 2017, 10:39

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has launched a new fast-track application process for small-scale electricity storage just days after the government solidified its support for the technology with funding allocations and new regulatory proposals.

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