Ireland consults on new support scheme for microgeneration technologies

Consumers would be able to generate their own renewable electricity – for example from solar panels on their roofs – and receive a ‘fair price’ when they sell the excess to the grid

E.ON announces acquisition of 49% stake in Midlands-based solar PV provider

Eco2Solar has installed panels on thousands of new homes and commercial buildings across the UK

US solar panel installations predicted to have risen 43% throughout 2020

A record 19GW of new solar capacity has been installed this year, according to a new report

Not a baaa-d idea… trial launches to test impact of sheep grazing on solar farm

The project aims to investigate the impact of sheep around solar panels and the benefits of dual-use of land

West Berkshire Council’s green bond reaches £1m target

Around 22% of the funds came from residents in West Berkshire, who each invested an average of £3,500

Total partners with Google to unlock solar energy potential of household roofs

The partnership will see the development of a tool that will use artificial intelligence algorithms to estimate the solar energy potential of homes

Aggreko launches solar power rental scheme

Deployment time for a project is three to four months, with contract duration starting at five years

Swedish battery tech start-up receives €47m EU backing

The loan will boost Nilar International’s research and development programme to demonstrate commercial viability of its technology

Australia awards AUD$15m to research cheap and eco-friendly solar panels

The funding will support projects that will develop new materials and find ways to improve the end-of-life management of solar panels

Rolls-Royce to supply battery storage for microgrid on Cook Island

The batteries will serve as a power reserve, provide grid support and enable the increased use of renewable energy