The solar news round-up January 2017

From the release of the latest Feed-in Tariff (FiT) rates, to Scotland setting climate leading emissions reduction targets, we’ve rounded up some of the top renewables stories from this past month.

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UK puts energy storage central to new industrial strategy

Solar Power Portal

The government’s Modern Industrial Strategy has revealed a focus on battery technology, thanks to its potential to support smart energy systems and the automotive sector. Solar Power Portal has reported on the details.

UK studies possibility of track-side solar panels to power electric trains

Clean Technica

Climate change organisation 10:10 and Imperial College London are investigating the possibility of installing solar panels alongside railway lines and using them to power electric trains directly. Read the full story on Clean Technica.

January 2017 Feed-in Tariff announced at 4.11p/kWh

Solar Guide

We’ve reported on the latest Feed-in Tariff (FiT) rates released by Ofgem earlier this month. You can find a summary of the new rates on the Solar Guide website, along with a link to Ofgem’s official list.

NAPIT responds to the Bonfield Review

NAPIT blog

David Cowburn, Managing Director of The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) has released a response to the Bonfield Review and how its recommendations will improve energy efficiency and encourage the uptake of renewable technologies in the UK. Read it in full here.

Scotland sets ‘climate-leading’ 66% emissions reduction target for 2032


The Scottish Government has put forward new proposals to achieve a 66% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2032. This comes after Scotland was able to surpass its 2020 targets six years earlier than anticipated. Visit Edie for the full details on this story.

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