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Third quarter solar installations fall 10% year-on-year across Europe, data shows

Update from SolarPower Europe reveals that the continent installed 1.56 GW in the months from June to September, a 10% decline on Q3 2015. First nine months of the year saw 5.3 GW installed, a decline of 18%.


UK: 5 MW solar farm to be built at country’s last deep coal mine

Harworth Group confirm it is to construct the 5 MW solar PV plant at land near the former Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire, which was the last of the U.K.’s underground coal mines to close last year.

Canadian Solar secures GBP 49.3m to refinance 50 MW UK solar portfolio

Chinese solar plant developer secures sizable non-recourse term loan facility to refinance 50 MW of solar PV parks in the U.K. Finance supplied by British bank NatWest.

UK: CNBM inks GBP 2.5bn deal to build thousands of solar homes

Joint venture including China National Building Material Company and British renewable energy specialists WElink will see the creation of six prefab home factories over next five years in deal that will deliver huge boost to the U.K.’s BIPV sector.

TerraForm Power expects to break even in 2017

In a conference call the yieldco says that sale of 376 MW of solar projects in the UK is at an advanced stage, and gave additional information on financial metrics.

Interview: Younicos discusses latest 49 MW UK storage deal

Following this week’s announcement that Younicos will supply a 49 MW storage system in the U.K., pv magazine caught up with the company’s president and CEO Stephen L. Prince to find out more about the project, and Younicos’ wider objectives.


Clean Energy Live: where is UK solar growth going to come from?

The U.K.’s Clean Energy Live show kicked off in Birmingham on Tuesday, taking a holistic approach to the country’s energy issues. The show nevertheless examined those sectors that adding new PV installations in the U.K. today, and set to do so in the forthcoming years.

UK: expect little other than zero subsidy solar

Following the UK’s referendum result to exit the European Union, news from the country emerges at a speed that is hard to monitor and last week the energy community discussed EDF’s call for a final decision regarding a new U.K. nuclear plant. Adding to the Brexit gloom and the anticipation of EDF’s decision this week is the certainty the U.K. solar industry can expect nothing other than a zero subsidy future.

What Brexit means for UK’s renewable energy development

The United Kingdom of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland has voted in yesterday’s referendum to end its membership in the European Union. What does this mean for the country’s renewable energy sector?

London: Europe’s next wave of solar needs to be smart

Solar power is at the forefront of a smarter energy sector, but to enable a new wave of PV installations in Europe, solar needs new regulatory frameworks that value flexibility, says the Smart Energy UK and Europe conference in London. 

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