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Centrica snaps up America's Astrum Solar in £32m deal

Solar-powered home with rooftop solar panels

Energy giant's North American subsidiary, Direct Energy, enters US domestic solar market with latest acquisition

29 Jul 2014

BMW unveils robot-powering solar array

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Auto giant becomes the latest car manufacturer to install a giant solar array at its UK factory

29 Jul 2014

NextEnergy snaps up Suffolk solar farm for £18m

Ketton cement works solar array

Investment firm buys 14.9MW project, as Compton Solar Group secures planning permission for 45.7MW project in North Wales

29 Jul 2014

US solar tariffs on Chinese imports will 'hinder' deployment, industry warns

Levies of more than 165 per cent imposed after anti-dumping complaint threaten to re-ignite US-China trade spat

28 Jul 2014

Bradford schools set to go solar

Council to issue up to 40 loans and technical support to help curb carbon emissions and energy bills

25 Jul 2014

Mayor Boris 'set to miss' host of green goals

London Assembly report finds London is off-track on emissions targets with retrofiting workplaces and decentralised energy the biggest worries

25 Jul 2014

Solar revenues set to double worldwide by 2020, analysts say

Frost & Sullivan predicts revenues will hit $137bn by the end of the decade as long as governments implement stable policies

25 Jul 2014

Solar and wind power to compete for £50m under new subsidy regime

Government confirms £205m annual budget for Contracts for Difference auctions

24 Jul 2014

TGE Group reveals plan to deliver green 'flower power'

Major project to supply nearly 5,000MWh of clean energy to Nocton Nurseries in a bid to slash carbon emissions

24 Jul 2014

Modi doubles down on Indian solar revolution

New budget announces further support for solar projects, as government plans to double tax on coal

14 Jul 2014

Legal row escalates as solar firms slam government over "inflated" cost claims

Lawyers reject government's claim that controversial cuts to solar subsidies saved households £50 a year

11 Jul 2014

BusinessGreen readers help send 730 solar lamps to Africa

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards raises more than £2,000 for SolarAid

11 Jul 2014

High Court rules solar firms entitled to compensation over illegal subsidy cuts

Solar companies to pursue claim for £132m after crucial ruling, as government signals that it will appeal against court decision

09 Jul 2014

Apple extends solar farm plans

City of Claremont in North Carolina approves 100-acre, $55m solar farm plans from Apple to power its data centres

09 Jul 2014

British Gas backs innovative £60m community solar project

New partnership between British Gas Solar, Generation Community and Social Finance aims to bring solar installations to public buildings across the UK

09 Jul 2014

Conergy lines up £200m solar investment following Lumicity acquisition

Solar farm developer underlines commitment to UK solar market with acquisition of 166MW project pipeline from Lumicity

09 Jul 2014

SolarAid slashes supply costs to power up Africa

Charity reveals distribution costs have halved since 2012 as a result of growing demand for solar lamp technology

08 Jul 2014

Report: India explores desert renewables strategy

Government investigating plans to invest around $350m in new wave of desert-based wind and solar projects

08 Jul 2014

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