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UK solar capacity now over 2GW

February 12, 2013

The UK has joined the club of nations to have installed more than 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, making it one of the top 10 solar PV markets in the world, according to NPD Solarbuzz’s Marketbuzz 2013 report. The UK installed even more solar PV capacity (965GW) in the year 2012 than [...]

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Wales is a popular spot for solar panels, but still room for improvement

January 9, 2013
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Wales has proved to be the most popular country in the UK for solar power, but the differences in solar panel uptake between regions within Wales is stark, according to figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and analysis by Wales Online. Wales beats out England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland for the [...]

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Solar PV showed steady growth through 2012

January 7, 2013
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According to data released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), solar photovoltaics (PV) system capacity across the UK showed steady growth in the first 9 months of the year. There is now over 1.6 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity in the UK–more than triple the 489 megawatt (MW) figure of the [...]

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Solar panels recognised as ‘key’ for UK energy future: DECC

January 4, 2013
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The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has dubbed solar photovoltaics (PV) a ‘key technology’ in the UK’s future power mix in its updated Renewable Energy Roadmap released at the end of December 2012. DECC’s official recognition of solar power’s importance here has been a cause for celebration among those in the solar industry [...]

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New Renewable Obligation Certificate banding for medium-scale rooftop solar: DECC

December 18, 2012
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The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced its decision about support for solar power after a review of the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme’s banding mechanism. From next year, there will be two separate bands of Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) for ground-mounted and roof-mounted solar systems of medium size. The policy changes [...]

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Devon, Wales, and North Somerset are UK’s solar leaders: DECC

December 1, 2012
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There are no winners or losers in the game of solar power, but if one were to give awards, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) might declare communities in Devon, Wales, and North Somerset the solar champions of the UK based on recent statistics. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook [...]

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Energy Bill Announcements Reveal Cost of Renewable Energy Deployment for Consumers

November 28, 2012
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The UK Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has revealed the first details of the much anticipated Energy Bill. The Energy Bill is essentially designed to encourage investment in green and renewable energy such as solar panels and wind turbines, whilst ensuring the power keeps flowing for all. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]

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DECC Reaffirms 22GWp Solar Power Target by 2020

November 8, 2012
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The Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Minister Greg Barker has reaffirmed the ambitious targets of over 20GWp of solar panels to be installed in the UK by 2020. After a year that has seen this target introduced, several large solar feed-in tariff reductions and now reestablished, the news is welcomed cautiously by the industry. [...]

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DECC to award funding for energy storage R&D

October 15, 2012
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The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is hoping the storage the country’s energy storage industry by crowdsourcing innovation into the topic. DECC will run 2 contests and award prizes totalling £20 million to innovators whose submissions are selected as winners. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin [...]

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Solar PV to be included in UK clean energy roadmap from this year

October 4, 2012
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For the first time, solar photovoltaics (PV) will be included in this year’s “renewable energy roadmap” for the UK, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) feed-in tariffs review chief Alisdair Grangier said the government will also release details about its strategy for solar PV in the coming [...]

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August Feed-in Tariff Rate Announcement: Rates and Positive Feedback

May 24, 2012

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today released the official solar feed-in tariff rates for 2012. On the 1st of August 2012 the new rates will come into play, one month later than earlier expected. The rates are better than expected and pave the way for a long and healthy growth of [...]

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One GigaWatt of Solar Installed Across the UK: But What Next?

February 28, 2012
1 gigawatt of solar installed in the UK

The latest installation figures from the DECC reveal a significant milestone has been reached for solar pv in the UK. One GigaWatt (gW) has now been installed and registered across the UK since the start of the Feed-in Tariff scheme in December of 2009. This presents a fantastic achievement by an industry plagued with factors [...]

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Supreme Court Appeal Lodged by the DECC

February 21, 2012
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The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) under new leader Ed Davey has lodged their appeal against the 12th December Feed-in Tariff deadline overturning. The outcomes of this appeal have been covered, so let’s consider the motivations and meaning behind the move more deeply. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on [...]

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DECC Appeal Declined by Court of Appeal: 43.3p Feed-in Tariff Re-established

January 25, 2012

The 43.3p rates have become available again for solar installations following the decision by the Court of Appeal today. This is great news for all prospective solar projects and should prompt another huge surge of solar installations across the UK. New prices, in combination with the higher rates provide excellent rates of return of both [...]

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UK Solar Power: There will never be a better time than right now

January 23, 2012
Solar Power: There will never be a better time than now

The DECC has confirmed what we’ve all been hoping for; the 21p tariff is the minimum for people in the UK to receive for the full 25 years if they install solar power before 3rd of March 2012. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with [...]

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Solar Feed-in Tariff Announcement: Both Outcomes of Appeal Confirmed

January 19, 2012
Both Outcomes of Feed-in Tariff Appeal Confirmed

Today the news has come through from the Department of Energy and Climate Change confirming the results if they should win or lose their appeal. The appeal is in relation to overturning the High Court’s decision that the 12th December deadline for solar projects in the UK was unlawful.  Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]

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The Who, What and Why behind the Solar Feed-in Tariff Legal Challenge

January 12, 2012
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It’s a somewhat unusual concept to many people but the government in the United Kingdom is accountable to the rules of the law much like any organisation or individual. As a result of bringing forward a deadline for solar installations in the UK in December 2011, the government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was found [...]

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Solar Feed-in Tariff Legal Challenge: A timeline

January 2012 Update on the UK Solar Feed-in Tariff: A Timeline

January 5, 2012

The solar feed-in tariff continues it’s tumultuous development into 2012, with court battles and review delays being the main developments of the new year. So where do we stand as of January 2012 regarding the deadlines and tariff reductions that were proposed last year and supposedly brought into place? Is there any tariff at all available right [...]

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Environmental Audit Committee and DECC meet over FIT Review

November 30, 2011

Yesterday the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Environmental Audit Committee came together in Westminster to discuss the state of the Solar Industry’s feed-in tariffs (FIT). The purpose of the meeting was to establish the factors that should and need to be considered when setting or altering a feed in tariff. The [...]

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Industry Bodies in the UK Solar Market

November 30, 2011

Within the UK Solar Industry there are a number important organisations that are worth understanding. Of influence to a wide range of facets such as lobbying, government incentives and accreditation standards, their operations are of use to contractors, businesses and also to potential or current customers. This page will outline who they are and why [...]

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