2019 saw the sharpest increase in global solar energy output ever recorded

A new study shows the energy generated by solar infrastructure increased by 115GW from 2018 to 2019, with more new capacity installed than in any previous year

The largest Italian photovoltaic park is connected to the grid

The 1.5 million m2 site is equivalent in size to 200 football pitches

‘More than 90% of UK non-domestic solar arrays are underperforming financially’

The most common issue of commercial solar underperformance is poor PV output, according to a new report

EU Bank offers €18m loan to Polish solar sector

The PV plants are expected to save 47,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year

US gives green light for ‘largest solar project in nation’s history’

The $1 billion solar plant could be the ‘eighth-largest solar power facility in the world’ when finished and is expected to generate enough electricity to power 260,000 homes in Las Vegas

Repsol breaks ground in Spain with first photovoltaic park

The new plant is expected to provide electricity to 183,000 people

‘Europe’s largest’ solar plant comes online despite coronavirus challenges

The new facility has more than 1.4 million solar panels and will generate clean energy to supply 250,000 people a year

India launches tender for 1.2GW of new solar capacity

The round makes up the eighth wave of photovoltaic capacity offered by the Solar Energy Corporation of India

New York State smashes 2GW solar milestone

The New York Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced the milestone, noting it underscores the region’s position as ‘one of the fastest-growing distributed solar markets in the nation’

Poland’s solar market ‘set for exceptional growth’

GlobalData suggests this is largely due to reduced VAT rates for micro-solar systems as well as the introduction of a rebate scheme for residential solar systems