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UK developer reveals 1 GW, subsidy-free solar and storage pipeline

Enso Energy and the former U.K. national Green Investment Bank now owned by Australian investor Macquarie, have revealed plans to develop an extensive solar project portfolio across England and Wales that will reportedly include tracker and bifacial technology and will be financed by power purchase agreements.

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Renewables set to lower UK’s summer demand for grid electricity, says National Grid

Rise in small scale solar contributing towards new trend of falling summertime peak transmission system demand on U.K. grid, says outlook report. Inflexibile gas and nuclear plants may be curtailed to make way for solar and wind.

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UK government backs national battery facility to tune of £80m

Partnership between Coventry City Council, University of Warwick’s WMG and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership to receive sizable investment from British government to build and maintain world-leading storage research and production facility.

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UK community energy projects: a viable way forward?

Given that the U.K.’s policy support for the solar industry has waned significantly, pv magazine explores whether community energy projects can offer a viable solution for the sector.

Drax teams with Sheffield Uni on battery research drive

British power group sponsoring three PhD projects at the University of Sheffield to support research designed to revolutionize country’s energy future.

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Sheffield set to welcome UK’s first mega-battery plant

Sheffield will host Britain’s first industrial-scale battery plant, in a bid to help the grid adopt to the rapidly increasing amount of renewable power in the U.K.

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UK’s new Faraday Institution to invest £65m in energy storage research

As part of the government’s £246 million drive to augment its battery and energy storage knowledge and network, the new Faraday Institution will deliver steady funding to some of the country’s leading universities to support their storage research.

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Solar PV in Ireland goes to the rooftops

A seminar held at the Solar and Storage show in Birmingham provided the latest information about solar PV development in the Republic of Ireland. The Irish PV market has started taking shape, focusing on rooftop projects.

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Record-setting summer for UK solar, but challenges ahead finds National Grid

The U.K.’s National Grid has published data showing that summer 2017 achieved a new landmark for clean energy, with the electricity powering the nation’s homes and businesses the “greenest ever”.

UK solar energy market expands further after investment by Dutch firm

Dutch company Maas Capital to invest £160 Million into U.K. social solar scheme that aims to to help low income areas.

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