Solar articles

Google puts another $100m into solar generation

Sun Power panel fields

Search giant sets up third deal to finance domestic solar installations in the US as it continues to clean up its own energy supply

24 Apr 2014

RWE moves into UK solar with 37MW array

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German energy giant plans to install 144,000 panels on a former airbase in Oxfordshire

23 Apr 2014

Bloomberg ploughs $5m into off-grid African solar

Workers from Little Sun distributors Alight Little Sun Zimbabwe build a Little Sun shop in Chitungwiza.

Bloomberg Philanthropies to provide $5m loan to Little Sun as it seeks to replace the kerosene lamp across Africa

23 Apr 2014

White House promotes green power in solar summit

New package of measures aims to deliver on president Obama's Climate Action Plan

22 Apr 2014

Scottish government announces £4m green home boost

Alex Salmond announces new funding for interest-free Home Renewables Loan Scheme

22 Apr 2014

Solar Aid urges industry to help fuel African switch to renewables

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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