Solar PV breaks two records with subsidy-free farm and storage finance gains

Solar PV sector has made two mammoth strides in recent months, but experts warn that these leaps have been by one giant and not the sector as a whole

Subsidy-free 10MW Clayhill solar farm is expected to generate enough electricity for around 2,500 homes. Photograph: AnescoTwo glass ceilings have been broken in the UK solar PV industry: a subsidy-free solar farm and financial subsidies obtained for three solar sites retrofitted with batteries.  

Both successes have been made by one company, Anesco, which opened the country’s first subsidy-free solar farm on 26 September and announced its successful bid to sell electricity under the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme for battery units retrofitted to three of its solar farms in August.

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