New $30m US fund for solar research projects

A $30 million (£19.7m) programme to develop new cost-effective solar energy technologies is soon to be launched in the US. The US Department of Energy announced the fund from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) will be made available to engage the nation’s top scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to research and develop new solar technologies. […]

Solar storage market to be worth $19bn by 2017

Global installations of solar storage systems are forecast to grow by more than 100% a year in the next five years, with a market worth $19 billion (£16bn). Total installed capacity could reach almost 7GW in 2017, with Germany expected to account for more than two thirds (70%) of the worldwide total this year once […]