Iberdrola and MAPFRE set up renewable energy joint venture

They aim to add green energy projects to reach a portfolio of up to 1,000MW in Spain

Floating solar project in Albania granted €9.1m loan

State-owned utility KESH will build the 12.9MW solar farm on the Vau i Dejës hydropower plant reservoir

Lightsource bp snaps up 845MW solar pipeline in Spain

It will work with Iberia Solar to bring the project pipeline, which consists of five sites across the regions of Castilla la Mancha and Castilla y León, to ‘ready to build’ status

Lightsource bp completes $380m financing for two Texas solar projects

That includes the 163MW Elm Branch and 153MW Briar Creek solar projects that are expected to offset greenhouse gas emissions by a total of 370,000 metric tons annually

London-based bank backs renewable energy in Egypt with $4.2m loan

It will finance the construction of a solar power plant, with a capacity of 6MW, at Dina Farms

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