Sun seeking Brits buck solar slide

The UK bucked the trend as solar installations across Europe dropped by a third last year. In Europe only 7GW of solar capacity was installed in 2014. The UK made up 2GW of that figure and here installations were actually up by 50%. Overall the global solar market grew slightly to about 40GW, mainly due […]

Gimme! MEPs talkin’ bout micro-Generation

MEPs on the energy and industry committee (ITRE) today voted in favour of a motion calling for more small scale electricity and heat generation across the continent. Large power plants dominate European energy supply but rising power prices are leading more businesses to see the value of owning their personal energy source. The new Micro-generation […]

World surpasses 100GW of solar capacity in 2012

Solar power broke the 100GW threshold in 2012, with more than 30GW connected to the electricity grid last year. According to the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), the world’s total solar PV electricity capacity was a little more than 101GW at the end of last year, equivalent to energy produced by 16 coal power plants […]

Solar PV markets see “record growth”

Solar photovoltaic markets saw record growth in 2011, according to new figures from the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA). The new report called ‘Global Market Outlook for Photovoltaics Until 2016’ shows 29.7 GW of solar power was connected to the grid in 2011, up from 16.8 GW in 2010. Solar is now the third most […]