Free solar panel scheme launches to help businesses go off-grid

The energy generated will be supplied to the grid, with the user then able to purchase it back at a discounted fixed-tariff rate

A range of new solar projects have been installed in… Fortnite!

The hugely-popular ‘Battle Royale’ online video game has added the renewable energy power plants to its map as part of a series of points-based challenges

UK’s largest solar farm ‘could cover area of 900 football pitches’

The Sunnica Energy Farm has been proposed for construction on the border between West Suffolk and Cambridgeshire

‘Avian incident’ knocks 84% of US solar farm off the grid

Only 40MW of Clearway Energy’s 250MW California Valley Solar Ranch remained operational after a bird caused a fire

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Solar panel demand ‘pushing up price of silver’

Researchers from the University of Kent warn this could lead to solar panel production costs soaring in the future

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Solar power ‘actually proves more popular among poor households’

A new study suggests the poorest tenth of Australian homes have the highest solar uptake

Sunny success for solar farm’s grid connection in Australia

The 25-hectare facility in Northam is expected to implement battery storage solutions in the future

UK would need to cover 12% of land with solar panels to supply itself

A new study shows an area nearly the size of South Africa would be needed to power global electricity demand

Community energy group raises £130k for solar in 13 days

A community energy group has raised £130,000 in just 13 days to install solar panels in Brighton. Last year the Brighton Energy Co-op brought in £240,000 to pay for solar panels at three sites in the city. This time round their target is £600,000. The money will be spent installing 2,000 solar panels at two […]

India invites first solar bids in two years

The Indian Government is inviting bids for 750MW of new solar plants – its first national auction since 2011. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is offering around Rs18.75 billion (£190m) in grants for the projects as part of its National Solar Mission launched in 2010. It aims to reduce the cost of PV […]