Renewable energy: UK consults on paying homes and businesses for excess generation

The ‘Smart Export Guarantee’ would replace the export tariff and apply to small-scale renewable sources such as solar panels

Giant solar farms to power Google’s data centres

The deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) covers 413MW of capacity

Picture of a girl sitting on a wooden floor with a laptop and a home battery system next to her.
EDF Energy launches new home battery system offer

It has partnered with Powervault, which claims customers can save up to 50% on their energy bills

Kingston Uni masters energy efficiency with student halls revamp

French utility ENGIE has been announced as the preferred bidder for the £195m redesign and refurbishment project

Six men jailed over £17m solar panels scam

They targeted 1,500 elderly, retired and vulnerable people over more than two years

Sun shines on Sutton Council’s solar carport

The £500,000 project consists of 492 solar panels covering 57 car parking spaces

California lawmakers pass bill for 100% clean energy

It will be sent back to the Senate for the final green light before it goes to Governor Jerry Brown

Grate new solar plant powers cheese processing facility

The project consists of 15,500 solar panels and will provide around 20% of the factory’s power needs annually

Aldi pledges to become carbon neutral by 2019

It has installed solar panels and energy efficient technologies across some of its stores

Ireland pilots domestic solar and battery storage scheme

Householders will be given grants for installing the technologies