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WolfeWare’s founders have been in the centre of the development of the market for utility-scale photovoltaic power generation, wrote the first book on the topic, founded the leading information provider and advise on the sector.

The Energy Hierarchy

Related websites

We believe that an important role for pioneers of renewable energy is to raise awareness of the sector and spread the word about the capabilities and potential of clean sources of energy.

WolfeWare therefore participates in a wide range of dissemination and public afairs activities:

Policy development

Before, during and after his time as Director General of the Renewable Energy Association (REA), Philip Wolfe has been in the vanguard of policy innovation and development on the clean energy sector. He conceived the Energy Hierarchy, the Sustainable Energy Manifesto.

The REA together with Friends of the Earth led the campaign for the introduction of Feed-in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive in the UK, and Philip Wolfe drafted early versions of the Energy Bill amendments under which they were legislated, and the first blueprint for their introduction.

For a selection of these, and other policy development initiatives, see here.


Philip Wolfe has authored many publications on renewable energy and related topics since the mid 1970's. In 2012 his book Solar Photovoltaic Projects in the Mainstream Power Market was published by Routledge; the first on utility-scale solar power.

See selected publications here.

Outreach and dissemination

In support of our policy development and other publications we have made presentations on related topics to many different audiences in government, industry and academia.

Selected presentations are listed here.

Information provision

WolfeWare also owns and administers other websites established to provide information about some of the sectors in which it operates, as further described here.

The main areas covered are:

  • Utility-scale solar power generation worldwide
  • UK support measures for renewable electricity and heat generation