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Defra delivers fresh blow to solar industry through farmer subsidy crackdown

Sheep at a solar farm

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

Sheep at a solar farm

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

17 Oct 2014

SolarCity offers $200m green bonds

Thin film panel on roof of building at San Rafael

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

Iconic London phone boxes inspire first 'solarbox'

Traditional phone box on Tottenham Court Road given green makeover, as it is converted into a free solar-powered mobile phone charging point

01 Oct 2014

Study: Wind and solar could cut electricity system costs

EU-backed project concludes that a more renewables-heavy grid can actually help cut costs by up to six per cent

30 Sep 2014

UK hails first floating solar farm

Developer targeting utilities and reservoirs to roll out land-saving solar technology

29 Sep 2014

Solar could be world's largest power source by 2050, IEA says

International Energy Agency says solar has potential to provide more than a quarter of global electricity with right policy framework

29 Sep 2014

Solar boom helps UK renewables deliver record energy share

Growth in capacity sees renewables deliver 17 per cent of UK power during the second quarter of the year

25 Sep 2014

Is this heart-shaped solar farm the world's most beautiful power plant?

'Heart of New Caledonia' to power 750 homes in French overseas territory

25 Sep 2014

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