Australia invests $9.4m in short term solar and wind energy forecasting

The trial aims to provide valuable information to the market on delivering forecasts on a five-minute basis

UK invests £1.7m in two Kenyan solar energy plants

The potential for one or both projects to take part in a power purchase agreement (PPA) pilot is being explored

New long term PPA inked for solar energy in Spain

The El Salobral plant is expected to generate enough electricity for more than 20,000 households

Solar and storage for all public schools and health centres in Gambia

The project is receiving more than €183m of financial support

Microsoft inks 15-year PPA for solar energy

The Wilkinson Solar Energy Centre is scheduled to start operating later this year

Bright outlook for community renewable energy with new asset manager

Bright Renewables has bought the asset management business of Mongoose Energy

Los Angeles to replace natural gas with renewable energy

It is abandoning its plan to replace three ageing gas plants – Scattergood, Haynes and Harbor – with newer technology

EDF Energy to pilot solar energy trading in Brixton

It aims to increase customers’ renewable energy use and enable them to buy and sell electricity to neighbours

Sun shines on giant new £780m solar farm in Japan

It consists of 900,000 panels, which are expected to generate enough power for 80,000 homes

Lightsource BP to build 70MW solar plant for US university

The 150,000 solar panels will provide 25% of Penn State University’s electricity requirements