Green Investment Group and BNEF partner to assess renewables’ climate benefits

A new tool will help developers and investors assess and compare the carbon impact of more than 60% of the world’s consented wind and solar projects

Two utility-scale solar plants to be built in Kenya in $253m deal

The Radiant and Eldosol solar farms will have a total capacity of 80MW and reduce carbon emissions by 106,000 tonnes annually

Google announces ‘biggest corporate purchase’ of renewable energy

The package consists of 1,600MW of agreements, including 18 new energy deals, which together will boost its worldwide portfolio of wind and solar power by more than 40%

Virginia aims for 100% renewable energy by 2050

The US state aims to ensure at least 3,000MW of solar and onshore wind projects are under development by 2022

Plans for new cleantech pilot project for Masdar City

Azelio, Masdar and Khalifa University of Science and Technology will test a thermal energy storage solution for renewable energy projects

UN: Solar leads $2.6tn global renewable energy investment

Solar power capacity will have risen to more than 26 times the 2009 level – from 25GW to an estimated 663GW – by the end of the year

EU awards €10.6m to scale up ‘highly efficient’ solar modules production

Swiss start-up Insolight’s technology is said to have achieved an efficiency of 29% during tests in the pre-production phase

Statkraft and BayWa team up for second subsidy-free solar plant in Spain

The new 50MW plant will generate enough electricity to power around 30,000 Spanish households a year

Mitsubishi invests in pay-as-you-go London solar start-up

BBOXX currently operates in 12 countries in Africa and intends to expand to Asia

Green signal: UK railway track directly powered by solar in ‘world first’

Around 100 solar panels will supply renewable electricity to power the signalling and lights on Network Rail’s route between London and Weymouth