Solar farms, when implemented in line with current planning requirements, are not unpopular, do not harm biodiversity, and do not use land to the detriment of food production. They also provide business rates for local governments, rural jobs, and a vital source of income for British farmers. So why is the government considering policy that would severely restrict solar farm development in England?
QatarEnergy (QE) has awarded engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts covering two large solar photovoltaic (PV) plants.
Emerging markets will not be immune to the disruption caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but Africa brings positive signs of resilience.
Recent world events have shone light on the vital role that energy plays in societies throughout the world. Whilst western powers are dealing with what is rapidly turning out to be one of the worst energy crises ever experienced, poorer nations across the world are increasingly suffering the detrimental costs of climate change, the consequence of the exploitation of fossil fuels and unsustainable industrial practices.
Iberdrola has commissioned a solar-powered green hydrogen plant in Puertollano, central Spain, which it says is the largest plant currently operating in the world.
Botswana has published its plan to develop its power sector to 2040, with coal dominating initially before being replaced by solar.
In Africa there is an unacceptable gap between electricity supply and demand, where 600 million people still lack access to reliable energy.
Sasol has invited bidders to participate in developing two 10 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities in South Africa.
Trafigura has made its first investment in solar power in Africa, via PASH Global, buying a stake in a Malian project.
The struggle to provide Africa with energy will become increasingly important, particularly in terms of balancing power with carbon emissions, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said.
A UK-based tech firm has said that the UK Government is letting down the solar energy marketplace through a lack of effective incentive schemes.
Swedish renewable giant Vattenfall has announced its intention to invest nearly £90million in solar PV projects 0ver the next two years.
As the cost associated with onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) has seen a reduction since 2010, a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is forecasting an even more significant drop as 2020 approaches.
Solar developer Enerray has announced the completion of the design and installation of a 965kWp rooftop solar PV system at Amazon’s new Italian logistics centre.
New data released today shows that as coal output continues to fall, renewable energy’s share of generation has spiked, according to the government produced Energy Trends publication.
A new video by the International Energy Agency shows how the renewables market will develop and expand over the next several years.
The world is witnessing “the birth of a new era” in solar power, with the technology growing faster than any other fuel in 2016, the International Energy Agency said.
Solar power became Australia’s largest source of renewable energy in 2014, with a cumulative installed capacity of 4 gigawatts (GW), overtaking wind power.