EDF buys 50% stake in off-grid firm’s Togo unit

The French utility will provide its technical know-how to improve battery performance under the agreement with BBOXX

Two-thirds of Scots in rural areas back onshore wind

Both solar power as well as wave and tidal also received backing from 83% of people

New York pledges $40m for solar and storage tech

The state has set a target to install 1.5GW of storage by 2025

‘Modern bioenergy’ to lead renewable growth to 2023, says IEA

It is forecast to remain the largest renewable source due to its widespread use in heat and transport

Unilever partners with UK firm to bring pay-as-you-go solar lighting in Kenya

They aim to provide renewable power to households in off-grid areas

Buckinghamshire business park plans subsidy-free solar project

It will have a capacity of more than 15MW, with provision for adding battery storage at a later date

EU flicks switch on Gaza’s biggest solar facility

It will provide electricity to a water desalination plant

M&S and Octopus Energy announce new partnership

The latter supplier will sell energy services to consumers under the M&S Energy brand

Cornish community group buys renewable developer for £1.34m

Community Power Cornwall will own an additional five solar farms and three 11KW wind turbines

London mayor expands group buying solar scheme

Eight further councils have signed up to Sadiq Khan’s ‘Solar Together’ initiative