TagEnergy reaches financial close for fourth UK battery energy storage project

TagEnergy reaches financial close for fourth UK battery energy storage project

Roaring Hill project set to utilise Tesla Megapack lithium-ion batteries. Image: TagEnergy. TagEnergy has confirmed it has reached financial close on its fourth UK battery energy storage (BESS) facility with a capacity of 49.9MW/100MWh in Fife, Scotland. TagEnergy confirmed it had attained financial close, while retaining 100% equity in the project dubbed Roaring Hill, after …

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Demand for solar installers grows 315% as profession tops ranks for best jobs in 2023

Demand for solar installers grows 315% as profession tops ranks for best jobs in 2023

Solar has become increasingly economic in recent years, with surging power prices also driving domestic and industrial adoption, and therefore jobs market. Image: Greens MPs (Flickr). Over the last three years there’s been a 315% increase in the demand for solar installers, according to new data from hiring platform Indeed. The profession came out top …

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Affinity Water to construct up to 28 more solar arrays

Affinity Water to construct up to 28 more solar arrays

Affinity Water aims to increase its combined solar energy capacity to 23.5MW per year. Image: Affinity Water. Affinity Water has announced that it plans to construct up to 28 more solar arrays sites in Phase Two of its solar energy efficiency programme. This follows the conclusion of the water company’s first phase in September, which …

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Consultations begin for EDF Renewables Lincolnshire solar farm

Consultations begin for EDF Renewables Lincolnshire solar farm

Published: 24 Jan 2023, 12:49 The new 800MW solar farm will be co-located with battery storage and has already secured a grid connection from the National Grid, said a spokesperson from Springwell Solar Farm. Image: Springwell Solar Farm. Consultations have begun for Springwell Solar Farm, a joint venture by EDF Renewables UK and the solar …

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The array has been installed by Scottish-based Absolute Solar and Wind within the boundaries of the existing water treatment works.

Solar PV providing 20% of electricity demand for Scottish Water treatment plant

Published: 23 Jan 2023, 14:41 A Scottish Water treatment works at Skellyton, Larkhall, is partially self-generating its energy needs via an array of 560 solar PV panels. With an annual generation capacity of around 150MW, the solar array that is now online can produce 20% of the electricity required to maintain the water treatment site, …

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Wiltshire ‘ideally situated’ for solar power finds new report

Wiltshire ‘ideally situated’ for solar power finds new report

Research from Solar Energy UK shows less than 0.5% of UK farmland would be required to deliver the government’s 70GW of solar by 2035 target. Image: MikPeach (Wikimedia). Wiltshire Climate Alliance (WCA) has released a new Energy policy paper on solar urging politicians and communities to utilise Wiltshire’s southerly location – benefitting from one of …

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Community energy joint venture between Octopus and Midcounties Co-op rebranded as Younity

Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust increases its dividend target for the second year

Published: 20 Jan 2023, 15:07 Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust has continued to expand its portfolio over the past year, supporting its dividend payments. Image: Octopus Investments. Closed end investment company Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust has increased its target dividend for the second year in a row. The Board has now set the target at 5.79p …

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Dynamic Energy Solutions announces new partnership with 2DegreesKelvin

Dynamic Energy Solutions announces new partnership with 2DegreesKelvin

Published: 17 Jan 2023, 12:23 Dynamic Energy Solutions and 2DegreesKelvin will offer EPC services to UK solar companies. Image: Dynamic Energy Solutions. Electrical contracting specialist Dynamic Energy Solutions has announced a new strategic partnership with engineering company 2DegreesKelvin, to expand its services to the solar sector. The companies said that by combining the skills of both businesses, …

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Solar Energy UK joins renewable and nuclear trade bodies to call for grid decarbonisation

Renewable Connections solar farm gets green light from Welsh ministers

Published: 18 Jan 2023, 15:18 Penpergym Solar Farm will join Renewable Connections’ 49.9MW solar farm in Kingston on Soar and 49.9MW solar farm near Quintrell Downs which both received approval this month. Image: Unsplash. Plans submitted by Renewable Connections for a 32MW solar farm at Great House, Penpergwm, Abergavenny have received approval from Welsh Ministers. The …

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Statkraft agrees ‘industry first’ forward trade for Statera Energy battery asset

Statkraft agrees ‘industry first’ forward trade for Statera Energy battery asset

Statera has a range of battery energy strage projects across the UK including Minety South Storage in Wiltshire. Image: Santander UK. Statkraft, one of Europe’s largest renewable power generators, has agreed a “forward trade” for a Statera Energy battery asset in what has been called an “industry first” by the companies. In this agreement, which …

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