Marine energy developer breaks new waves with subsea kite technology

Minesto says it is a ‘ground-breaking moment’ for the marine industry

Record solar growth continued through 2017

Eight consecutive years of record solar growth continued in 2017, with total global installed capacity reached 143GW by the end of the year

Solar capacity booming after sunny start to 2017

Global deployment of utility-scale solar is continuing to accelerate, with 20GW of new capacity connected in the first half of 2017. That’s according to information database Wiki-Solar, which shows this brings the global total towards 120GW, after passing the 100GW milestone only earlier this year. Asia dominated these new installations, with China deploying 9GW and […]

US solar smashes records with 95% growth in 2016

The US solar market saw record smashing growth of 95% in 2016. That’s according to a new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, which shows installed capacity nearly doubled from 7,493MW to 14,626MW. The nation is now home to more than 1.3 million solar installations with a cumulative capacity of around 40GW. For […]

New US research centre to boost clean energy development

A new $135 million (£87.17m) test centre to boost utility-scale clean energy grid integration technologies is being developed in the US. The Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) (pictured) in Colorado will help both public and private sector researchers scale-up clean energy technologies – like solar modules, wind turbines, electric vehicles and interactive home appliances – […]

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 […]