CfD: Government to back 12GW of renewable energy capacity in next auction

It intends to double the capacity of renewable energy and expand the number of technologies supported when the fourth round opens in late 2021

New partnership to help Egyptian farmers buy solar irrigation systems

Using solar power for pumping water is estimated to help farmers save $875m annually in diesel fuel costs

IRENA and GWEC team up to boost renewables uptake globally

Around a third of all new renewable capacity added in 2019 was from wind power and data from IRENA suggests wind power, together with solar, will dominate future capacity growth

UK launches research into space-based solar power station

The space-based solar power systems would use very large solar satellites to collect renewable energy, convert it into radio waves and safely beam it back to ground-based receivers connected to the electric grid

London-based bank buys stake in Polish power producer Tauron

By 2030, the company aims to generate more than 65% of its energy from zero and low emission sources while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by half

Norway’s Statkraft to buy UK firm Solarcentury in £118m deal

The energy firm will gain access to a 6GW pipeline in South America and Europe, including the UK, Spain, France, Greece and Italy

San Diego partners with Beam Global to offer free green EV charging

Each charger combines solar energy generation with onboard energy storage to enable 24/7 charging

Aggreko launches solar power rental scheme

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

PACE submits plans for subsidy-free UK solar power projects

They include two separate planning applications for ground-mounted solar farms, with a total capacity of 40MW, in Norfolk

UK provides £27m for clean energy to sterilise drinking water in Ghana

UK-based Aqua Africa will use the finance for solar powered technology to deliver five litres of water a day for less than a quarter of a penny