Four additional ‘Solar Together’ schemes have offered consumers average savings of 20% after more than 10,000 homes signed up. Following on from the successful first Solar Together London tender, held earlier this year, a second, expanded reverse auction in London as well as fresh schemes in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk were ran in late August. After more than 10,000 homes registered an interest in the schemes, pre-accredited installers bid into the reverse auction and ultimately delivered average savings of 20%. For the Solar Together London scheme, installs are to be offered at prices between 6% and 25% below indicated market average while for Solar Together Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, which were grouped together, prices are to be between 18% and 22% below market average.
Solar Power Portal 10th Sept 2018 read more »
One of the UK’s leading solar energy companies has signed up to key international climate risk disclosure guidelines, in a move designed to help investors shift capital into low carbon infrastructure. Solarcentury announced late last week it is to follow the recommendations set out by the Financial Stability Board’s (FSB) Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which recently set out a package of guidelines designed to help companies, banks, and investors climate risk considerations in their decision making. Solarcentury chief financial officer Neil Perry said effective disclosure of climate risk by companies – particularly energy companies – and their investors will “speed-up the much-needed switch of capital from the fuelling of climate change to the abatement of it”.
Business Green 10th Sept 2018 read more »