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Statkraft to manage ‘largest solar and storage project’

Statkraft to manage ‘largest solar and storage project’: Statkraft and Warrington Renewables, a company owned by Warrington Borough Council, have signed a hybrid power purchase and optimisation agreement, for what it claims to be ‘UK’s largest solar and battery storage project’. The solar plant, which consists of a 27MWh battery storage facility and a 35MW…
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Campaigners warn consultation loophole could lead to deforestation

Campaigners warn about consultation loophole: London, 29th May 2020 – Today, hundreds of environmental campaigners are calling on the UK Government to take urgent climate action by ensuring that future renewable subsidies are not used to fund burning trees in UK power stations. Over 770 individuals [1] as well as 20 environmental campaign organisations [2]…
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Planned solar farm to generate power for 3,000 homes

Planned solar farm to generate power for 3,000 homes : Leicestershire County Council has submitted plans to develop a solar farm and a carbon-neutral industrial site. Council bosses are pressing ahead with plans to develop a huge solar farm and industrial park next to the A6 on farmland it owns off Barrow Road in Quorn.…
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Renewable generator revenues fall due to lockdown

Renewable generator revenues fall due to COVID-19 lockdown: Research from Cornwall Insight’s Green Power Forecast reveals there has been a sharp decline in generator revenues. Solar and wind technologies have been particularly impacted by low demand levels due to the COVID-19 lockdown.   Solar PV captured prices were, on average, 8.4% and 14.9% below baseload…
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COVID-19 impacts: gas and power prices over the summer

COVID-19 impacts: gas and power prices over the summer months: As Great Britain (GB) is starting to move through the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been some indications that the energy market could be passing its trough.   Tim Dixon, Wholesale Team Lead at Cornwall Insight, looks into how GB gas & power…
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Lack of headroom in RESS will see projects jostle for limited capacity

Lack of headroom in RESS will see projects jostle for limited capacity: The upcoming Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) has caused excitement across the industry and with between 1000GWh – 3000GWh available, the competition could be high. A key feature of the design for the RESS auctions is the carve-outs or “preference category” for several…
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UK Solar Capacity: Is the future of Solar Cloudy?

Astonishingly, UK solar capacity in the UK has increased from 5,488.6 MW in 2014 to 13,259 MW in June 2019. On top of that, the UK’s maximum net generating solar capacity was 13.1 GW in 2018, which placed it at the 3rd position among the other EU member states. Moreover, since the launch of the Feed-in…
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