Exports of battery storage and solar PV have seen “exponential” growth as weather independent generation falls to less than 40%, according to data from ElectraLink and the Renewable Energy Association (REA).
The “exceptionally low” results in today’s Contracts for Difference auction are proof that renewables are “blowing the competition of the water”, the green economy has said this morning.
The UK has now gone a fortnight without coal, underpinning what has been a landmark month for the country’s energy mix.
Yet another power generation record fell in the UK yesterday afternoon, as the country’s solar fleet set a new generation record.
Today the UK’s Committee on Climate Change has recommended that the UK eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from its economy by 2050, in a move which would have significant repercussions on its energy system. Liam Stoker looks at what shape that system may take.
Great Britain has smashed its record of continuous coal-free electricity generation, going more than 90 hours without coal over the Easter weekend.
The government intends for offshore wind to provide more than 30% of Britain’s electricity by 2030 as part of a new sector deal for the technology.
Renewable energy generation hit a record high in 2018, with gas, coal and nuclear all falling.
Our re-cap of the year continues with the biggest stories in May and June, as solar PV generation records tumble in the UK’s glorious sunshine and investment in energy storage technologies ramps up.