A 17-acre solar array could be built on disused mining land in Cornwall if plans are brought forward. Wadebridge-based CleanEarth have submitted a request for a screening opinion to develop the array, which would produce 3.5MW of power at its peak, the equivalent of up to 2,750 homes.
Insider Media 13th Feb 2019 read more »
The U.K. subsidiary of French energy giant EDF has launched a community solar project for a block of flats in Brixton, London, which will enable its residents to trade solar power with each other through peer-to-peer dynamics. EDF Energy is implementing the project, dubbed CommUNITY, with Repowering London – a not-for-profit community organization that specializes in co-creating renewable energy power stations – and the UCL Energy Institute. The project will enable residents of a selected building in Brixton to trade solar energy generated on the roof with each other, and to certify the transactions using blockchain technology. EDF Energy said, although U.K. regulations do not permit the sale of power among electricity customers, regulator the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has authorized the project through its Innovation Link.
PV Magazine 12th Feb 2019 read more »