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Solar and the longest day

We’re approaching the longest day in the Northern hemisphere. But will it be the best day for solar? The answer may not be as you’d expect. Jan Muller, Director of Asset Management, explains. Solar really likes a combination of low temperatures and high levels of irradiance. It still works in cloudy conditions, but performs best […]

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How the Coronavirus crisis impacts the construction of our largest solar farm in the Netherlands

Like most of the world, our team in the Netherlands has tried to make the best of the bizarre changes our society is experiencing since the Coronavirus came to our shores. Our offices are empty, and the only way we can communicate with our colleagues is via phone and video conference. But the effects are […]

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Four key requirements for CfDs

As the consultation closes for the proposed CfD scheme, Susannah Wood shares our thoughts on what’s needed to make CfDs work for solar. It’s good news for the UK’s low-carbon future that the Government wants to include solar into the CfD scheme. A successful solar scheme will see plenty of low-carbon electricity being built at […]

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Building for the future

On 1st April, Solarcentury announced three senior promotions from within the team. Barbara Flesche becomes Deputy CEO having previously led the company’s development and project financing teams. Barbara has a reputation for being credible, reliable and resilient. “Solarcentury is a special place to work. There’s such a strong team spirit buoyed by the belief that […]

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Day in the life of Chris Banks, UK Business Development Manager

Continuing our day in the life series, UK Business Development Manager, Chris Banks, shares why the industry inspires him and why he’s willing to roll with the punches Our normal series is a question and answer style, but Chris went off-piste, and we like it. I became hooked Renewable energy always seemed like common sense […]

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What lies ahead for energy storage in Europe?

Tadgh Cullen, Energy Storage Manager, examines barriers, progress and opportunities There has been much written recently about utility-scale energy storage projects in Australia and the US. Two examples include the expansion to the 100MWh Hornsdale Power Reserve project in South Australia, and in California, where a power supply company selected energy storage projects instead of […]

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Unaudited Results for the Financial Year Ended 31 March 2020

Robust financial performance, with record profits achieved Strong balance sheet and market dynamics underpin confidence in medium-term outlook Solarcentury, the global integrated solar power company with operations across Europe, Latin America and Africa, today announces its unaudited financial results for the year ended 31 March 2020. Highlights Another strong year of trading performance, delivering record […]

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COVID-19: How solar is adapting

Evert Vlaswinkel, MD for EMEA, considers the current challenges we face, how Solarcentury is adapting, and why now is the time for change To work in solar, you need to be resilient, adaptable and committed to acting on climate science, as over the years we’ve overcome a great many challenges. We’ve dealt with the financial […]

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Solarcentury recognised as the UK’s fastest-growing renewables company

On 26th April the Sunday Times published their 21st annual Sunday Times Profit Track Covid-19 edition ranking Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing profits over the past three years. Solarcentury was pleased once again to be recognised as the UK’s fastest-growing, privately-held renewables company, a position we’re particularly grateful for given the difficult circumstances that […]

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