Solarcentury to build the largest commercial and industrial solar project in Africa

Solarcentury has been contracted to build a 2.35MWp solar project in Nigeria, by Alfen BV for the end client Tulip Cocoa Processing Ltd (TCP) – part of the Ecom/Theobroma Group. Securing this contract is testament to the skills and expertise of our global operations and the local teams; it builds on the success of our […]

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IKEA’s SOLSTRÅLE solar launches in Belgium

Together with IKEA, Solarcentury is delighted to announce it has launched home solar to customers in Belgium. This is the third country in which IKEA and Solarcentury are working together to make solar accessible to homeowners. It’s a partnership that has already successfully launched in the UK and the Netherlands. The combination of net metering, […]

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Solarcentury CEO wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Frans van den Heuvel, Solarcentury CEO, was recognised for his outstanding  contribution to the solar industry at this year’s prestigious Solar Power Portal Awards. In accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award, Frans paid tribute to the staff of Solarcentury and in particular to our CFO Neil Perry, who has worked for Solarcentury from the beginning of […]

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Dr. Andrew Crossland launches Solar Trade Association (STA) Storage Commitments

Dr. Andrew Crossland, Energy Storage Specialist for Solarcentury and Chair of the STA ‘Behind the Meter’ Storage Working Group, has launched the STA’s new battery storage commitments. The commitments are designed to encourage high standards early in the development of the UKs battery storage industry and to protect the interests of consumers. Speaking at “Solar […]

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One step forwards, two steps back? The strange case of Tory solar policy

Seb Berry, Solarcentury’s Director of Corporate Communications and Vice-Chair of the Solar Trade Association, reflects on a decade of highs and lows in Conservative solar policy. Despite the negative policy changes implemented since 2015, he urges the government to think again about excluding cheap and popular solar from the CfD auction process. Seb also highlights […]

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Day in the life: Ajantha Malwatta – Residential Lead Developer at Solarcentury

In the third of our “Nice to meet you” series featuring Solarcentury people, Ajantha Malwatta discusses working as the Residential Lead Developer at Solarcentury. Q: What does the software development team do? Shopping online is now commonplace; holidays, groceries, cars, phones, clothes can all be purchased by a mouse click. Provided the back-end technology is […]

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Solarcentury and CrossBoundary Energy join forces to boost solar uptake in African markets

Solar specialists Solarcentury and Energy investors CrossBoundary Energy have joined forces to offer financed solar solutions to a select portfolio of commercial and industrial customers operating in Africa. The global rise of solar power as the lowest cost source of electricity is changing the energy landscape in Africa.  Across the continent, solar power can help […]

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Solarcentury announces next exciting stage in our solar homes partnership with IKEA

Solarcentury is delighted to announce the next exciting stage in our solar homes partnership with IKEA. From today, online customers will be able to buy solar battery storage as well as solar panels direct from IKEA. A combined solar home storage and panel installation can deliver annual electricity bill savings of up to 70%. Susannah […]

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Solarcentury partners with the EU and UNDP in powering remote communities in Eritrea

Solarcentury has been selected to design and build two solar powered mini-grids using solar PV and lithium batteries to power the communities of Areza and Maidma in Eritrea, East Africa. The €5.7million contract will showcase the use of solar hybrid power systems to provide grid quality power to 40,000 people and businesses remote from the […]

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Full power for the store-age

How the UK Government’s recent announcement confirms a tipping point in the viability of energy storage. Contributed by Dr. Andrew Crossland   This July, headlines across the UK heralded the Government’s plans to “revolutionise the electricity system” with a new focus on batteries in homes and businesses. Ministers have promised to: Allow more time of use […]

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