Renewable growth hit record 161GW in 2016

Record levels of renewable power were installed in 2016, totalling 161GW of new global capacity. That’s according to a report from REN21, which suggests this was achieved despite 23% less investment than the year before, at $241.6 billion (£189.8bn) The new installations mark a 9% increase in total clean power from 2015, bringing worldwide capacity to […]

Britain opens world’s second largest offshore wind farm

A 500MW offshore wind farm – the second largest in the world after the London Array in the Thames Estuary – has officially been opened today. Located 23 kilometre off the coast of Suffolk, the £1.3 billion Great Gabbard project has 140 wind turbines, which is expected to generate enough clean electricity to power 530,000 […]

IKEA plugs-in its 38th US solar project

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has officially plugged in a 590.8kW solar system at its store in Massachusetts – making it its 38th completed PV project in the US. The 118,000 square foot array includes 4,220 panels (pictured) and is expected to produce around 695,000kWh of clean electricity and cut 479 tons of carbon dioxide every […]