Solar articles

Solar Aid urges industry to help fuel African switch to renewables

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Charity offers new corporate opportunities to help it eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020

17 Apr 2014

Prudential joins investors in backing NextEnergy's solar IPO

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NextEnergy confirms it has raised £85.5m, as Macquarie and Forrest offer free solar installations to businesses

16 Apr 2014

Abundance Generation launches new solar schools project

Solar panel at Fulston Manor in Kent

Leading green crowd-funding platform promises seven per cent rate of return from latest solar rooftop project

15 Apr 2014

Women in solar: does the industry need a skills strategy?

The Solar Trade Association's Leonie Greene urges government to help create a pool of talent, but could industry be doing more too?

15 Apr 2014

SolarAid launches solar recycling research initiative

PhD project with University of Edinburgh to investigate how solar lights used in developing countries can be safely repaired and recycled

15 Apr 2014

IPCC climate mitigation report: At a glance

BusinessGreen outlines the latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's mitigation report

13 Apr 2014

Will the EU's new state aid guidelines derail green investment?

Commissioner insists no company will close down as a result of new guidelines that aim to reduce renewables subsidies

10 Apr 2014

Solar Impulse unveils around-the-world solar plane

Solar Impulse 2 sets March 2015 launch date for solar-powered circumnavigation of the globe

10 Apr 2014

Could a solar-powered plane soon circumnavigate the globe?

Engineering giant signs up to Solar Impulse project to complete round-the-world solar powered flight

08 Apr 2014

An effective UK solar strategy means investor stability

Solar Trade Association's Leonie Greene welcomes the government's new strategy, but asks why Ministers have to detract from the launch by bashing solar farms?

08 Apr 2014

UK defies slowdown in global renewables investment

New UNEP report shows worldwide investment in green energy fell 14 per cent last year as a result of political uncertainty and falling technology costs

07 Apr 2014

UNEP renewable energy trends report - At a glance

The United Nations Environment Programme has today unveiled a major report on global green energy investment for 2013 - BusinessGreen highlights its key findings

07 Apr 2014

Good Energy more than doubles profits over 2013

Preliminary results show customer numbers up by a third as company claims "Britain is becoming a nation of renewable generators"

07 Apr 2014

Lightsource debuts commercial rooftop division

New division aims to help businesses cut energy bills by up to 20 per cent

07 Apr 2014

Greg Barker: Solar energy should be default option for UK businesses

Energy and Climate Change Minister says new strategy will provide a major boost to commercial solar rooftop sector

04 Apr 2014

UK Solar Strategy - At a glance

From the goal of deploying 20GW of solar capacity to new plans for public sector buildings, we look at the main commitments from the government's new Solar Strategy

04 Apr 2014

Government to put rooftop "solar hubs" at heart of renewables strategy

Department of Energy and Climate Change publishes long-awaited solar strategy

04 Apr 2014

Five finance models bringing clean power to the people

From no-money-down storage to crowdfunded solar, financial innovation is making renewable energy more accessible than ever

04 Apr 2014

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