Second generation smart meters hit four million mark

Smart meters due to be rolled out across the whole of the UK housing stock by 2024

Global solar installations to soar 18% in 2019

A new report expects new worldwide solar capacity to total 123GW in the next year

Large supplier smart meter installations down 10% in Q3

These companies fitted 495,400 gas and 632,600 electricity smart meters over the period

Global solar projects to hit three year high in 2014

Solar panel installations are set to hit a three-year high in 2014, according to information company IHS. Following a two-year solar slowdown, the firm predicts projects could hit 41 GW next year, bringing in revenues of more than $86 billion (£53.5 billion). Solar installations could rise by nearly a fifth (17%) over the year, following […]

Germany sees growth in wind sector

Wind power installations in Germany rose 14% in the first half of this year, according to a new report. Developers added 1,143MW of total wind capacity – up from 1,004 a year earlier. However, only 21 installations, with a capacity of 105MW, in the first half of the year is believed to have been offshore. […]

Offshore wind spending could average ‘€15bn a year’

The global wind industry is forecast to spend almost €15 billion (£12.8bn) every year for the next ten years to develop the offshore sector. Analysts at British firm Douglas-Westwood expect offshore wind installations to average at 3.2GW every year over the next decade, with capital expenditure hitting a peak of €18 billion (£15.4bn) in 2016. […]

Japan forecast to install $20bn worth of PV systems

Japan could install $20 billion (£13.15bn) worth of solar systems and could become the “world’s largest” PV market in terms of revenue this year. New research by analysts at IHS revealed a total of 1.5GW worth of solar systems were installed in the first quarter of this year, up from 0.4GW the same time last […]

EU in second place for wind power installations in 2011

The European Union was the second highest installer of new wind power last year, according to a report. The ‘Clean Energy Trends’ research was conducted by Clean Edge, a company who analyses the energy industry around the globe. According to Clean Edge, the EU came in second place to China who had more than 40% […]