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UK utility unveils £50m flexibility tender

Hong Kong-owned UK Power Networks is aiming to commission 250 MW of grid flexibility from energy storage assets with capacities as small as 10 kW, on contracts ranging in length from six months to seven years.

Mayor of London wants another 2.5 MW of rooftop solar by next summer

A group buying program which has prompted more than 600 rooftop arrays across 14 boroughs in the capital is set to be extended next month with officials hoping another 700-1,000 households will embrace the scheme by June.

UK Power Networks to launch London’s first VPP

Distribution network operator, UK Power Networks is on track to launch what it says is London’s first virtual power plant (VPP). To this end, batteries will be installed on around 40 homes in the U.K. capital.

Waiting for the World Bank’s Scaling Solar and Storage program

Expectation is rising that the World Bank’s Scaling Solar program will soon expand to include energy storage. A presentation by global law firm, Eversheds Sutherland this week in London added further weight to this.


UK: London backs solar with funding for 1 GW PV scheme

London has launched a £34 million Energy for Londoners scheme, which includes goal of generating 1 GW of energy from solar by 2030. Shirley Rodrigues, deputy mayor for the environment and energy, presented parts of London’s energy vision this week at the Energy Storage Connected Systems conference.

Researchers demonstrate feasibility of bio-photovoltaic cells to generate electricity

Using water as the source of electrons, microbial bio-photovoltaic (BPV) cells have the capacity to exploit the ability of cyanobacteria and microalgae to convert light energy into electrical current.

Sadiq Khan puts forward London Community Energy Fund in a bid to encourage locally created solar energy sources.

With the aim of producing 2 GW of installed capacity by 2050, the Mayor sets out his vision to reduce emissions in London to make it a cleaner space for people to live, and a more energy efficient city in general.

Clean Growth Strategy: has solar become a dirty word for UK government?

The £2.5 billion Clean Growth Strategy makes no direct mention of solar power, despite explicitly laying out support for numerous policies that will rely – directly or indirectly – on the presence of PV, such as EV charging, property retrofits and green mortgages.

Arsenal Football Club goes 100% clean energy thanks to solar deal

English Premier League soccer club’s Emirates Stadium now runs on 100% renewable energy following deal with Octopus Energy.


London investor enters Mexican solar market with $34.5 million deal

InfraRed Capital Partners has committed to invest $17.25 million each into two, 36 MW solar parks located in Northern Mexico.

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