EU backs seven solar power plants in Spain with €54m financing

They will have a total capacity of 261MW and generate enough electricity to power around 121,300 Spanish homes

EU approves €30.5bn French scheme to support renewable electricity production

Seven types of tenders for a total of 34GW of new renewable capacity will be supported between 2021 and 2026

Vikram Solar becomes ‘India’s largest’ solar manufacturer

Its new 1.3GW solar PV factory in Tamil Nadu takes its overall production capacity to 2.5GW – the highest in India

New York announces $52.5m for community solar projects in underserved areas

Up to 50,000 low to moderate income households, affordable housing providers and facilities serving disadvantaged communities are expected to be supported

New 117MW solar plant powered up in Argentina

It will generate enough electricity to power around 80,000 households

EDP funds solar projects in five African countries

The funding is provided through the A2E fund and will support projects in Angola, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda and Malawi

Rolls-Royce invests in sustainable start-up Kowry Energy

The Berlin-based firm supports the sustainable expansion of energy infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa by combining renewable energy sources such as solar and battery storage systems

Svevind inks deal for green hydrogen in Kazakhstan

The German developer aims to produce 3m tonnes of green hydrogen a year at farms across Kazakhstan

US renewable energy consumption reaches ‘record high’ in 2020

Latest statistics reveal renewable energy was the only source of US energy consumption that increased last year from 2019 – fossil fuel and nuclear power usage both declined

Abu Dhabi flies high with ‘largest’ solar-powered car park at airport

The 3MW solar project has been installed at the short term car park of the Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport