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Google debuts latest solar investment, as company's carbon intensity keeps falling

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IT giant reveals $145m equity commitment to new 82MW solar farm in California, completing its 17th renewable energy investment since 2010

11 Sep 2014

Primary schools to compete for 'crowd-funded' solar panels

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Friends of the Earth launches new competition offering schools the opportunity to wind a solar array

09 Sep 2014

Good Energy teams up with Trillion Fund in £1m crowdfunding push

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Green energy specialist launches first crowdfunding offer in bid to raise capital for planned solar farms

08 Sep 2014

Solar farm set to transform Welsh coal mine

Developer Conergy to build 13.5MW plant at a disused coal mine in the Rhymney Valley

04 Sep 2014

SmartestEnergy announces 'first' Power Purchase Agreements for CfD green generators

Independent energy specialist reveals new power purchase agreements specifically designed to support generators with contract for difference support

03 Sep 2014

Kyocera announces plan for world’s largest floating solar farm

Joint venture planning to build 2.9MW floating solar farm in Hyogo Prefecture

02 Sep 2014

Estee Chaikin: Hanergy, IKEA, and the transformative power of solar panels

BusinessGreen's Young Sustainability Executive of the Year reveals how an interest in consumer behaviour helped shape one of the world's most exciting solar initiatives

28 Aug 2014

Aviva Investors beefs up £76m domestic solar portfolio

Institutional investor makes latest move into the residential solar market with acquisition of 11.3MW portfolio from Zouk Capital

28 Aug 2014

Glasgow scientists hail new tool to boost solar productivity

Cheap optical concentrators in windows could quadruple power generation, says Glasgow Caledonian University

26 Aug 2014

Toyota revs up giant Welsh solar array

Auto giant switches on system designed to meet 10 per cent of Deeside factory power demand

22 Aug 2014

Leggett launches campaign to mobilise green philanthropic investment

Clean tech entrepreneur and author reveals plan for new declaration calling on leading charitable foundations to wade into the climate change battle

21 Aug 2014

Jeremy Leggett: A life on 'the frontier of the war on climate change'

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Champion of the Year, Jeremy Leggett, reveals why there are reasons to be optimistic in the run up to the Paris climate summit

21 Aug 2014

How old car batteries could power solar panels that are more efficient

MIT scientists recycle lead from batteries to form new perovskite solar cells

21 Aug 2014

Veolia seeks to turn rubbish dump into solar farm

Plans submitted for 38MW solar array at disused clay quarry and landfill site

20 Aug 2014

Renewables records reveal how clean energy is starting to light up the world

The renewables revolution is fast gathering pace and we are now just a few pieces of the jigsaw away from an ultra-low emission grid

19 Aug 2014

Cameron defends latest proposed solar subsidy cuts

Prime minister says solar power is 'priority' in renewable energy mix, but refuses to meet with industry to discuss looming subsidy changes

19 Aug 2014

Scotland offers boost to community wind turbines

Alex Salmond unveils £20m fund to deliver 500MW of community and locally owned renewable energy projects

19 Aug 2014

Low-carbon technologies deliver over half Spain's power as renewables output soars

Renewables meet over 37 per cent of electricity demand during July, as wind and solar generation climbs

18 Aug 2014

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