Google and investment firm plunge $400m in solar projects

Search engine giant Google and global investment firm KKR have struck a deal to invest around $400 million (£249m) in solar projects, it has been reported. The cash is to go towards building six solar farms in the United States with a total capacity of 106MW – enough to power around 17,000 homes. Reports claim it […]

Sharp’s Welsh solar factory running ‘nearly at full throttle’

Tech manufacturer Sharp says its Welsh solar panel factory is nearly running at full throttle. The plant in Wrexham, North Wales which makes photovoltaic (PV) panels is at “near full production” of 400MW. Announcing the news yesterday, the European firm touted this as evidence of its strong commitment to solar in Europe. Last September there […]

Eco Environments gets across-the-board accreditations

Renewable energy company Eco Environments has become one of only a handful of firms in the UK to secure a full set of energy industry accreditations. The company has won Microgeneration Certification Scheme accreditations for all four of its specialist areas: solar PV, wind turbines, solar thermal and heat pumps. The accreditations come in the […]