Business takes a shine to renewables

Big companies in the US are investing record sums in solar power, according to a new report. The Solar Means Business 2017 report - from the Solar Energy Industries Association - reveals details on the 2.5 g...

Clean energy ambition creates jobs

(USA) States in America committing to a future powered by 100% renewable energy are helping to create more buoyant job markets locally, a new report suggests. Statistics from the Solar Foundation show Atl...

Africa harnesses off-grid solar

ENGIE has made an acquisition which will facilitate access to electricity for millions of households across Africa. The multi-national utility will keep the Fenix team in place and help scale up its pioneeri...

Some truths about solar energy

The Climate Reality Project has produced a free downloadable e-book on solar energy. And after yesterday's April Fool's Day story about bald men and solar energy, we felt it only right we give another shout ...

Pakistan pioneers off-grid solutions

A new US$600,000 deal has been signed to provide off-grid solar energy to 10,000 of the poorest households in rural Pakistan. In a country where 70 million people are not connected to the grid, and the same ...

Japan goes big on floating solar

A reservoir in Japan is home to the country's largest floating solar energy plant. The 13.7 megawatt (MW) facility located on Yamakura Dam in Chiba Prefecture will generate enough power annually to power aro...

Microsoft makes major solar purchase

Microsoft made the biggest single corporate purchase of solar energy in American history this week. The tech giant confirmed Wednesday it had bought 315 MW from two solar projects located in Virginia, which ...

Dubai solar park a record-breaker

The fourth phase of development on the ‘largest single-site solar park in the world’ is underway. Forming a key element of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, ground on the latest stage of the record-break...

California leads US solar charge

California was the American state that added the most solar electric capacity last year, according to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). And the U.S. Solar Market Insight Repor...

Corporates on clean power trip

(USA) The Campbell Soup Company has switched on a new 4.4MW solar array at its global headquarters in America. Working with partners including SunPower and BNB Renewable Energy Holdings, the solar panels ...