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M&S installing UK's largest rooftop solar PV system

M&S solar panels at Castle Donington distribution centre

Project to fit 24,272 panels on distribution centre will make building almost energy self-sufficient during the day

23 Oct 2014

Hanergy revs up energy storage with Williams F1 technology

Sebastien Buemi in e.dams Renault car

Company signs deal to work on two projects with Williams to extend applications for solar systems

23 Oct 2014

Could DECC cut solar farm subsidies yet again?

Ketton cement works solar array

Officials insists there are 'currently no plans' to reduce support for smaller solar farms, but ministerial statement leaves door open for pre-election cuts

23 Oct 2014

Seven questions for Liz Truss' solar farm crackdown

Defra's plans to reduce CAP payments for farmers installing solar arrays raise more questions than answers

21 Oct 2014

Liz Truss accused of trying to woo UKIP voters with 'minute' solar subsidy cuts

Solar and farming industries slam Environment Secretary for 'misguided' attack on solar farm developments

21 Oct 2014

Solar panels powering classrooms for 2.7 million US students

New research reveals solar installations at US schools have expanded more than 1,000-fold over the past decade, slashing carbon emissions and energy costs in the process

21 Oct 2014

Defra delivers fresh blow to solar industry through farmer subsidy crackdown

Environment Secretary Liz Truss brands solar farms as 'ugly' and warns they are undermining UK's ability to grow crops

20 Oct 2014

Solarcentury reveals how it is planning to make solar farms even greener

Company pledges 'industry-leading' environmental standards at new 48MW solar farm in Hampshire

17 Oct 2014

SolarCity offers $200m green bonds

Scheme allows individuals to earn up to four per cent returns while helping to boost clean energy, company says

16 Oct 2014

Renewable Energy Association and Solar Trade Association to split

Trade bodies say end of formal affiliation at start of 2015 will allow both to focus on their core strengths

13 Oct 2014

IEA: Renewables could power prosperity in Africa

Unlocking huge hydro and solar resources, as well as wind and geothermal, key to driving economic growth, International Energy Agency says

13 Oct 2014

Stable economic and political frameworks can drive the solar energy sector

James Watson of EPIA calls for an end to trade tariffs and greater renewables ambition at an EU level to bolster the growing industry

13 Oct 2014

Is the government really putting 'rocket boosters' under rooftop solar market?

DECC impact assessment says deployment could fall 150MW by 2020 despite its ambition to increase onsite solar PV investment

10 Oct 2014

Kingspan touts £5bn solar power savings for UK businesses

New study identifies potential for corporates to cut energy bills with solar PV

09 Oct 2014

Solar Schools educating green energy investors

Scheme to finance solar panels on school roofs inspires further involvement in community projects, study finds

08 Oct 2014

Solar power market could hit 200GW milestone by year end

NPD Solarbuzz predicits nearly 20GW of new capacity will be added globally in fourth quarter

07 Oct 2014

Why solar farms are up in arms over subsidy shake up

Labour wades into latest row, accusing government of undermining support for burgeoning green energy market

03 Oct 2014

Breaking: DECC sweetens solar farm subsidy shake-up with renewables funding boost

Government sticks with controversial change in solar farm subsidies, but promises £95m increase in support for renewable energy projects

02 Oct 2014

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