Solar developer INRG has spoken of how it wants to crack subsidy-free solar economics with its planned 120MW solar project. Last month INRG revealed plans for Little Crow Solar Farm, a prospective 120MW solar array with 50MW worth of battery storage that the developer intends to develop on land adjacent to the British Steel works in Scunthorpe. The site looks set to be the second solar farm to go before the planning inspectorate as a result of its planned generation capacity exceeding 50MW, hinting at scale being a crucial factor in the economics of subsidy-free solar development moving forward.
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Demand for solar PV among corporates remains above average despite Brexit uncertainty impacting the wider energy efficiency sector, the latest EEVS Insight report has found. In the latest quarterly update of the Energy Efficiency Trends report, which includes views from businesses for Q3 2017, EEVS Insight and Bloomberg New Energy Finance found that subsidy or policy uncertainty had grown among those surveyed. While demand for energy efficiency technologies remained the principle concern amongst suppliers, the report points to the possible impact of both Brexit uncertainty and a lack of ambition within the government’s Clean Growth Strategy as to why confidence in legislation remains low. And responses to this round of surveys appear to substantiate that lack of confidence. Just 11% of respondents said they considered current energy efficiency policy to be effective, compared to nearly 60% that concluded it not to be.
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