Biggest solar plant down under enters operation

Neoen’s Coleambally Solar Farm has a total capacity of 189MW

China ‘to hit 40GW of new solar in 2018, despite cutbacks’

China’s National Energy Administration says the installed figure for 2018 is currently at 34.5GW

UK power capacity ‘to drop by a third without new nuclear’

Trade union Prospect warns this generation shortfall could occur by 2030

Solar ‘makes up 99% of Feed-in Tariff installations in last year’

Despite this, photovoltaic projects made up only 80% of capacity growth

Renewables hit record 37.1% share of UK generation

Through the second quarter of 2018, coal dropped to a new record low of 1.6%

Brazil awards licences for 2.1GW of new power

The wind sector bought more than 1.2GW of new capacity, spread across 48 infrastructure projects

Global wind and solar installations break 1TW milestone

Wind generation made up around 54% of this figure, with the solar proportion coming in at 46%

Global offshore wind growth gusts forward by more than a tenth

The pipeline of offshore wind projects rose from 95GW to 104GW in the last year

Renewable capacity swelled by 178GW in 2017

REN21 says clean power accounted for 70% of net additions to global power supply in 2017

Australia installs record number of solar panels

Australia’s Clean Energy Regulator says a record 3.5 million solar panels were installed across the nation in 2017