Apple invests in solar projects in China

Apple has joined forces with solar panel maker SunPower to build two solar projects in China. They will be located in the Sichuan province and have a total capacity of 40MW – generating 80 million kWh of electricity every year. The projects are expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015. Tom Werner, […]

Google commits $100m to fund home solar roofs

Google has pledged to invest $100 million (£59.5m) to help finance the purchase of rooftop solar systems for householders. It has joined forces with US firm SunPower, which is also committing around $150 million (£89.3m) to support the programme. They expect to make solar power “more accessible to more homeowners” as well as help reduce […]

Warren Buffett’s $2.5bn solar deal

US billionaire Warren Buffett’s subsidiary firm has struck a deal with Sunpower to build what could be the largest solar development in the world. MidAmerican Solar, a subsidiary of Mr Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway investment company, announced it has acquired two solar projects in California for which it will pay between $2 billion (£1.2bn) to $2.5 […]