Audi drives forward with giant solar power plans

The project at Győr in Hungary will consist of 35,000 solar panels

New 162MW solar energy plant powers up in Brazil

It is expected to produce enough electricity for around 170,000 households every year

Picture of Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry on stage.
Claire Perry: Solar power shouldn’t be provided to the grid for free

She said BEIS is considering a new scheme as costs have fallen and the next steps for small-scale renewables will be announced shortly

Spain targets 100% renewable electricity by 2050

It also plans to ban the sale of new petrol or diesel cars by 2040

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