Plans for six subsidy-free solar projects across Great Britain have been revealed, as part of a new joint venture between Elgin Energy and investment group Foresight. The project aims to deliver 200MW of clean power capacity in support of the UK’s net zero by 2050 target, the developers announced last week. Peter Bolton, director of Foresight, said the firm was pursuing opportunities for our investors that can offer strong returns “from de-risked structures”: “We see solar PV enjoying a second phase of growth driven by continuing optimisation of assets and the ongoing reduction in the capital costs,” he explained. “The need to meet ‘net zero’ targets and the potential reintroduction of government support will further encourage the deployment of utility scale solar. Elgin has a strong track record and we look forward to building our relationship into the future.”
Business Green 29th Sept 2020 read more »
Egni Co-op has completed a project to place solar panels on six schools roofs in Pembrokeshire, Wales. It will help to cut energy costs, help the environment and lead the green recovery from the COVID-19 crisis according to the community energy group. As part of Pembrokeshire County Council joining Egni Co-op, solar PV has been installed at Golden Grove Primary (50kW), Lamphey Primary (10kW), Prendergast Primary (30kW), Bro Ingli Primary (25kW), Ysgol y Frenni (30kW) and Saundersfoot Primary (25kW).
Solar Power Portal 28th Sept 2020 read more »
Challenger supplier So Energy has launched a solar and storage offering called the So Energy Solar System. The company will install solar panels and a battery into customers homes, remotely controlling and optimising the system. In doing so, they will factor in protected home energy consumption, weather data and wholesale energy prices, as well as carbon intensity and grid capacity. It says that in doing so it can use the system to benefit both the customer and the grid, using smart controls to either charge or discharge the battery when there is the greatest gain.
Solar Portal 25th Sept 2020 read more »