Solar – UK


How Choosing High Quality Components will Make a High Impact for Indian Solar Sector

As India races towards an aspirational 100 GW of solar power, there are some serious challenges that lie in the way.

One of the key challenges is the growth of the distributed or the rooftop solar sector.

While the government wants this sector to contribute 40 GW of the 100, the sector is growing way too slowly right […]

Net metering and private PPAs form Greg Barker’s future vision for UK solar

UK’s former energy minister Lord Barker has said solar’s future lies in a combination of private wire PPAs and a government-backed net metering scheme.

He said submissions to DECC’s feed-in tariff consultation had proven that there was a desire to see government subsidies shifted away from large-scale ground-mounted solar to rooftop installations.

He forecasted that in the […]

By |December 4th, 2015|Net Metering, Rooftop Solar, Solar - UK|1 Comment

Rooftop Solar on Bus Depots – Stagecoach Embraces Solar

UK bus operator Stagecoach has revealed plans to install solar across its portfolio of bus depots in the UK in order to reduce its carbon emissions.

A 250 kW installation has been installed at Stagecoach’s depot in Chesterfield and work is currently ongoing to fit a similar rooftop system on the roof of its Daw Bank depot […]

Super Low Solar Prices Worldwide in 2015 – Lowest at 3.87 cents/kWh

I had written some time back about a price of Rs 4.63 per kWh (about 7 US cents) for solar power in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and had also wondered out loud whether such a price was indeed sustainable.

And what should I land up right next but an interesting compilation from SeeNews chronicling how there have been […]

Many UK Installers to Move to Other Tech Owing to Proposed FiT Cut

The UK government is proposing steep cuts to its feed in tariffs for rooftop solar power plants, that could make the risk the entire solar industry’s prospects in that country.

The U.K.’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today published the outcome of its feed-in tariff (FIT) review, revealing proposals that could see the […]