Solar Media’s editorial team has been delivering quality, independent news for the global solar photovoltaic industry for more than a decade. The editorial team has journalists in Europe, Asia and North America, providing authoritative and insightful news, features and analysis both online and in print. Having launched its flagship title PV Tech in 2009, Solar Media’s in-house editorial is now responsible for four industry-leading daily news sites covering the international solar, storage and clean technology industries, as well as two print publications documenting both upstream and downstream solar PV sectors in significant detail.

In 2014 Solar Media began market coverage of key technology sectors that would enable higher penetration of solar power in the broader energy mix. Today the portfolio has expanded to cover key sectors in Energy Storage, Electric Vehicles and digitalisation of the energy sector

Meet Your Editorial Team

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Liam Stoker


Liam joined Solar Media in 2015, reporting initially on the UK’s solar industry for Solar Power Portal before launching Current±. He was named editor in chief at Solar Media in September 2019.


Andy Colthorpe


Andy Colthorpe has been editor of since its launch in 2014. Formerly a writer for PV Tech, he believes that amazing clean energy technologies and businesses behind them are endlessly fascinating as well as offering hope for the future.


Molly Lempriere

Deputy Editor

Molly is the deputy editor of Solar Media’s UK focused sites Current and Solar Power Portal. She joined the company in 2019, after three years working on Verdict Media’s energy focused publications, starting as a features writer and becoming editor.

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Carrie Bei Xiao

Editorial Manager, China

Carrie, has been with Solar Media since 2012 and is responsible for all of our Chinese language content. She is well known in the industry and brings exclusive news and content from China to the rest of the world.

Jules Scully

Julles Scully

Senior Reporter

Jules joined Solar Media in June 2020 following stints as a newspaper sub-editor in Spain and most recently for B2B publisher FoodBev Media. He writes across Solar Media’s international titles, covering both upstream and downstream markets.

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Alice Grundy

Junior Reporter

Alice is a reporter writing across Current±, Solar Power Portal and Energy Storage News with a particular focus on electric vehicles, UK energy storage and the residential solar market.


PV Tech

Global energy networks are changing. Cleaner, decentralised power is becoming the norm as legacy systems are deemed too dirty and too inflexible for modern demands. But to accommodate this transition, the networks that carry our power must evolve too. Current± is the leading source of news, insight and opinion as the energy transition accelerates.

Features on Current± include:

  • News: To-the-minute, independent coverage of all the pressing issues of the day, published as and when they happen and delivered to our readership.
  • Blogs: In-depth opinions and insight from our expert editorial team will be published regularly, alongside contributions from our panel of industry guest bloggers.
  • Long Reads: Comprehensive, highly detailed and meticulously researched Long Reads will be published regularly, offering deep dive analysis of some of the most prevalent themes of the energy transition.
  • Resources: Case studies, reports, white papers and more will be hosted, designed to educate and inform the readership.
  • Webinars: Frequent webinars featuring industry experts sharing their insight on a host of topics will be broadcast and then reserved for you to listen to again.

Energy Storage News

In-depth analysis on important topics and industry developments, covering notable projects, business models, policies and regulations, technical innovations and more, makes the website an essential tool for anyone within the energy storage value chain.

With a dedicated team of full time editors and writers located around the globe, Energy Storage News offers a full news service, with newsletters sent twice a week, ensuring our audience is up-to-the-minute on relevant information across the energy storage supply chain.

Solar Power Portal

The number one online solar news and technology forum for the UK.

By placing your banner advertisements on, you can ensure that your message reaches the distributors, wholesalers, installers, project managers, financiers and end users (local authorities, farmers, land agents, commercial building owners) actively looking to deliver solar projects in the UK. Solar Power Portal offers you a dynamic advertising space to provide you with excellent brand exposure to the key decision-makers in the UK’s solar industry.

PV Tech

In-depth analysis on important topics and industry developments, as well as unique and highly regarded new product reviews, make the website an essential tool for anyone within the PV value chain. With a dedicated team of 11 full time editors and writers located around the globe, PV Tech offers a full 24hr 5 days per week news service ensuring our audience is up to the minute on relevant information across the solar supply chain.

PV Tech Power

The PV Tech Power publication explores technology and its impact on downstream PV projects. With a focus on technologies impacting LCOE (Levelised Cost of Energy) of commercial and utility scale solar energy plants world-wide, PV Tech Power addresses all key stakeholder groups that can accelerate the global large scale deployment of solar energy and storage technologies.

Photovoltaics International

Photovoltaics International (PVI) is the only independent journal within the PV industry that carries technical papers written by acknowledged experts in their chosen field. This provides readers of the journal with a high-quality print publication that is focused on technology innovation and manufacturing excellence throughout the PV supply chain. Unlike any other industry publication, PVI focuses on technologies, processes & materials which increase conversion efficiencies and reduce manufacturing costs, reflecting individual manufacturers’/their R&D partners’ roadmaps and the ITRPV. Photovoltaics International reaches a technical audience involved in next-generation processing challenges and solutions, providing unrivalled insight and in-depth coverage on a timely twice-yearly basis. It is used by senior manufacturing decision makers to assist, audit and purchase equipment, materials and components for their facilities.