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

Egypt to bolster grid by 20GW before 2020

Egypt plans to add 20GW of electrical generation capacity to its grid in the next two years. Media reports from national news suggest the total capacity of conventional power plants in the country now totals 37.9GW, in addition to 890MW of renewable energy. By 2020, the plan is expected to add 20.1GW to the country’s […]

US wind booms with nearly 30GW on the way

The US wind industry is booming, with a record 29.6GW under construction and in advanced development as of the end of this year’s third quarter. That’s according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which suggests the renewable technology is increasingly winning the business of major utilities and big brands, which […]

New network device ‘could save cash and capacity’

A new load sharing device being trialled in the UK could save customers up to £8 million and free up around 95MW of additional network capacity. That’s according to UK Power Networks (UKPN), which says it could be used to allow more renewable energy to feed into local electricity grids. Known as Power Guardian, the […]

Guest Blog: Christopher Trigg – Excess Capacity Charge Changes

As we approach the end of summer many of us are starting to think about our energy bills across the colder months. And its not just the inclement weather that will impact our bills. DCP161 is a new measure introduced by Ofgem from 1st April 2018 to ensure that half-hourly (HH) supplies that exceed their […]

Solar capacity booming after sunny start to 2017

Global deployment of utility-scale solar is continuing to accelerate, with 20GW of new capacity connected in the first half of 2017. That’s according to information database Wiki-Solar, which shows this brings the global total towards 120GW, after passing the 100GW milestone only earlier this year. Asia dominated these new installations, with China deploying 9GW and […]

Solar capacity to rival nuclear by end of the year

Global solar capacity will be on par with nuclear power for the first time by the end of 2017. That’s according to new research from Greentech Media (GTM), which suggests by the end of the year global solar installations will reach 390GW, compared to the 391.5GW of nuclear plants in operation. By 2022, the group expects […]

UK edges closer to EU’s 2020 renewable goals

The UK generated 8.9% of its entire energy consumption from renewable sources in 2016. That’s according to new information released by the UK Government, which reveals this is a 0.7% increase on the year before. It marks the latest step in the nation’s progress towards the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) target, which requires this figure to […]