Solar and wind ‘reach 67% of new power capacity added globally in 2019’

Almost 45% of capacity added was solar, which became the fourth-largest source of power on a capacity basis, according to BNEF’s new report

Iberdrola joins partnership to build Basque country’s ‘largest’ solar PV plant

The 100MW plant could triple the region’s solar generation capacity of 60MW and reduce 25,000 tonnes of CO2 annually

Solar Steel gives Japan solar boost of 94MW

The three solar PV plants are expected to generate enough clean energy to power 47,600 homes in Japan

Latin American firm Sunco Capital commences solar projects in Spain

On completion, the 83MW projects will power around 50,000 houses and reduce carbon emissions by 35,000 tonnes annually

NextEnergy Capital enters Latin American solar market with first acquisition

It says the first phase is a 36.1MW plant located in Guanajuato, which is expected to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2020

Guest Blog: Haydn Young – Commercial energy efficiency and the elephant in the room

Saving energy and improving assets is a win-win for both tenant and a landlord. Yet making it happen can be difficult

Global solar sales to beat $151bn by 2024

The yearly revenue from global solar panel installations is expected to be more than $151 billion (£96.7bn) by 2024. That’s according to a new report which forecasts the cost of solar panels to fall and potentially replace other energy technologies. Roberto Rodriguez Labastida, Senior Research Analyst at Navigant Research, said: “The distributed solar PV generation market continues to transition […]

Brits get bright with solar panels

We’re getting smarter when it comes to greener sources of power in the UK. New government statistics out yesterday show more than 125,000 homes put solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on their rooftops last year. Around 700 megawatts (MW) of solar power was also installed on buildings and in ground-mounted solar farms because of the Feed in Tariff […]

Sharp’s Welsh solar factory running ‘nearly at full throttle’

Tech manufacturer Sharp says its Welsh solar panel factory is nearly running at full throttle. The plant in Wrexham, North Wales which makes photovoltaic (PV) panels is at “near full production” of 400MW. Announcing the news yesterday, the European firm touted this as evidence of its strong commitment to solar in Europe. Last September there […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – Village idiots behind bonkers EU solar panel move?

I never cease to be amazed at the roller-coaster mentality which has invaded what is a potentially huge cash earner and employer in the UK. What am I talking about? The renewable energy market, especially solar PV. Despite immense obstacles it has shown signs of growing in a difficult UK market. Not that you’d think […]