NatWest's £58m Investment in Varco's BESS Projects
Varco Energy secures £58 million in debt financing from NatWest to fund two 114MW Battery Energy Storage Systems in the UK. The projects will support UK's transition to net zero emissions, providing stability and load shifting services to the National Grid.
Sep 25, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, UK, Europe, Varco Energy
EDF Grows C&I Presence with SAS Energy Buy
EDF Renewables UK expands its commercial and industrial presence with the acquisition of SAS Energy, a British solar installer. SAS Energy owns a portfolio of 45 projects in development and under construction, and EDF will now offer financed and capital-funded projects in the solar, electric vehicle, and battery storage sectors.
Sep 21, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, UK, Europe, EDF Renewables, SAS Energy
Solar Hydrogen Test Begins: CSIRO-Backed JV
Sparc Hydrogen is testing a renewable hydrogen technology that uses concentrated sunlight, water and photocatalyst to produce zero emissions fuel. Learn how the joint venture of ASX-listed Sparc Technologies and Andrew Forrest is updating the market on their testing program to help produce green hydrogen at a larger and more affordable scale.
Sep 15, 2023 // Solar to Fuel, UK, Europe, Solar Hydrogen, Sparc Hydrogen
EDF Renewables Unveils UK Solar-Storage Scheme
EDF Renewables UK & PS Renewables have unveiled plans for the Rosefield Solar Farm in Buckinghamshire, England. A NSIP with a generating capacity of over 50 MW, public consultation begins 28th September. Low carbon electricity to power thousands of homes & businesses, while delivering substantial benefits to the local community & environment.
Sep 14, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, UK, Europe, EDF Renewables, PV Power Plant
Ørsted's 740 MW UK Solar Farm Dawns
Ørsted marks its entry into UK with One Earth solar farm, set to generate 740 MW of power to 200,000 homes. This is among the largest solar farms in the country and will help Ørsted reach its onshore capacity of 17.5 GW by 2030. 5.7 GW of onshore renewables are already operational or in the works.
Sep 14, 2023 // Plants, UK, Europe, Ørsted, PV Power Plant
Atrato Rooftops Solar: GBP 77m Deal
Atrato Onsite Energy plc has acquired a 34-MW portfolio of rooftop solar systems in England and Wales for GBP 77.3 million. The contracts are expected to produce 681 GWh of electricity and have very low exposure to wholesale power prices. Demand for residential solar is increasing due to EPC regulations.
Sep 13, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, UK, Europe, Atrato Onsite Energy
Boom Power Victory: Crays Hall Solar Farm Approved
Boom Power granted planning permission for 25.6MW Crays Hall Solar Farm in Essex, England. Project to generate up to 12,500 family homes' electricity needs, offsetting 13,300 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Expected to deliver 94% biodiversity net gain & 53% gain for linear habitats. Construction to commence in 1st half of 2022.
Sep 13, 2023 // Plants, UK, Europe, Boom Power
Fosse Green Energy: Windel Seeks Views
Windel Energy is running a consultation for Fosse Green Energy: a 350MWdc solar and energy storage park in Lincolnshire, England, capable of powering 110,000 homes. Local community feedback is invited from 11 September to 20 October 2023. Suggestions are also sought for community schemes, biodiversity net gain and future developments.
Sep 12, 2023 // Plants, UK, Europe, Windel Energy
57MW Battery Comes to Essex
EDF Renewables UK has secured planning permission for two battery energy storage facilities in Essex and Norfolk; the 57-MW project in Essex is expected to be online in 2025 and the 114-MW project in Norfolk will help the UK transition to a more sustainable energy future.
Sep 11, 2023 // Storage, UK, Europe, EDF Renewables, England, Essex
400MW Battery to Charge Devon's Energy Future
This article looks at how developers are leading the UK's transition to a net zero carbon future, focusing on how this will ensure grid stability and the integration of renewable energy sources.
Sep 5, 2023 // Storage, UK, Europe, Clearstone Energy, Devon
UK Unveils 100MW Hydro-Storage Partnership
UK unveils groundbreaking 100MW hydropower-storage partnership, providing clean energy solutions for a greener future.
Aug 16, 2023 // Storage, UK, Europe, MERCIA POWER RESPONSE, RHEENERGISE
18MW Solar Farm Approved in UK
Codrington Solar Farm approved by South Gloucestershire Council, providing low carbon energy for 4,400 homes. Construction to begin early 2025 with landscape, ecological and biodiversity benefits.
Aug 14, 2023 // Plants, Storage, UK, Europe, PV Power Plant
Belectric to Build 28.5 MWp UK Solar Plant
Belectric has been awarded a contract to build a 28.5-MWp solar plant in Norwich, England. The plant is expected to be operational by summer 2024 and will be able to power 9,500 households annually. This is part of Belectric's increasing presence in the UK and Netherlands.
Aug 11, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, UK, Europe, Belectric, PV Power Plant
Luminous Reaches FID On Norfolk Solar Farm
Luminous Energy achieves financial close on 28.5MW Bracon Ash Solar Farm in Norfolk, UK, providing £10k/year for community projects, 203% biodiversity gain & in line with Net Zero targets. Belectric to build & maintain. TLT, CMS, Fichtner & WTW advised.
Aug 8, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, UK, Europe, luminous energy, PV Power Plant
45-Hectare Solar Farm: Powering Somerset Towards Net Zero
Pathfinder Clean Energy plans to build a 45.48-hectare solar farm outside the village of Paulton in Somerset. Generating 26 megawatts of power, it will provide 10% of the 300MW needed to reach net zero in Bath and North East Somerset. Grazing sheep are welcome under the solar panels, and battery storage will store energy for peak times. A planning application is yet to be submitted.
Jul 31, 2023 // Plants, UK, Europe, PV Power Plant, Pathfinder Clean Energy