Who will win the UK secondary solar race?

As secondary market deals continue at apace, Liam Stoker looks at recent moves from the likely players and wonders who might emerge from the UK secondary solar market boom on top.

The risks and returns of African PV

Investors from Solarcentury and Actis imparted wisdom on how to manage the risks and reap the benefits of African PV at Solar Media’s Solar Finance & Investment Europe event.

Who owns the UK’s 12GW of solar? Part one

In a set of two blogs to be featured this week on Solar Power Portal, Finlay Colville provides the first ever full breakdown of who owns the UK’s entire cumulative solar PV capacity, deployed as of the end of 2016, adding up to about 12GW of capacity.

Are energy giants priming to take a slice of UK solar?

As UK Solar’s build-phase approaches a hibernation, services such as optimisation and O&M are all the rage. This is seemingly not lost on some energy giants who are beginning to position themselves to cater for such demand. Are they set to take more than their fair share of the pie? Liam Stoker discusses.

Q&A: Ricardo Piñeiro, head of UK solar at Foresight Group

Liam Stoker talks to Ricardo Piñeiro, head of UK solar at Foresight Group, about the future of the UK secondary market, how the result of the Brexit referendum could impact upon it, and how Foresight operates its assets after acquiring them.

Renewables can be the ace industry up Hammond’s sleeve

Liam Stoker analyses why in the UK’s renewables sector, chancellor Philip Hammond has an industry that can survive and flourish in a post-Brexit Britain as long as he is prepared to support it in Wednesday’s Autumn Statement.

Brexit and energy: ‘Uncertainty’ doesn’t do it justice

Post-Brexit the world is not on fire. To learn more about the realities of the new normal, PV Tech publisher Solar Media has convened a cross-channel group of experts overseen by the law firm Eversheds and chaired by veteran energy journalist Terry Macalister. Here, he forms his first view on the mood of the assembled investors, operators and policy experts in the forum.