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Solar Photovoltaic (PV) - The most popular form of solar technology, solar PV cells convert the sun's rays into usable electricity. The technology is used in a variety of applications, ranging from utility scale solar farms to on-building solar panels and device integrated solar cells. The technology has been previously hampered by relatively high costs and low levels of conversion efficiency, but economies of scale and nano-technology breakthroughs have led to a drastic reduction in the cost of solar energy. Some experts predict solar PV systems will be cost competitive with fossil fuels by the end of the decade.

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Green crowd-funding rush continues to gather pace, as Solarcentury launches investment offer

Solarcentury teams up with Abundance to launch direct investment offer, as Trillion Fund closes in on fund-raising deadline

Have your say 16 Dec 2014

IKEA aims to make Swiss roll with solar deal

Furniture giant to market Hanergy solar panels in Switzerland after selling 1,800 in UK stores

Have your say 15 Dec 2014

Bahamas seeks future in the sun with Carbon War Room

Caribbean nation signs up to Richard Branson-backed programme to accelerate clean energy development in the region

Have your say 12 Dec 2014

SolarAid kicks off crowd-funding push in bid to boost ‘five per cent club'

Leading solar development charity launches £250,000 crowd-funding drive at Lima Summit

Have your say 11 Dec 2014

Foresight to acquire UK's largest solar farm

Company enters binding agreement to purchase 46MW Landmead solar farm in Oxfordshire, taking its portfolio to 231MW

Have your say 10 Dec 2014

Poll: Half of Brits keen to deploy solar panels

Survey commissioned by Rexel highlights barriers that are blocking pent-up demand for solar technologies

Have your say 05 Dec 2014

Abundance launches service to help communities invest in renewables projects

'Shared ownership' service designed to help renewables developers make good on pledge to let local communities invest in projects

Have your say 04 Dec 2014

UK solar could be subsidy free by 2020, study claims

But researchers warn plans to rapidly reduce subsidies could "seriously damage" the industry

Have your say 04 Dec 2014

E.ON unveils 'bold' plan to focus on renewables and ditch fossil fuels

German energy giant says it will respond to 'dramatically altered global energy markets' by splitting company and tapping 'the growth potential created by the transformation of the energy world'

Have your say 01 Dec 2014

Green energy from farms could power 1.3 million homes

Industry coalition says 10GW of potential could be tapped to help UK meet its renewable energy targets without impacting agricultural production

Have your say 21 Nov 2014

Eight19 grows funding for organic photovoltaics with £1m investment

Financing round led by IP Group plc promises significant boost for UK developer of flexible and lightweight solar cells

Have your say 20 Nov 2014

SunEdison to become 'world's largest' clean energy developer with $2.4bn First Wind deal

Solar company moves into the wind market after signing 'definitive agreement' to purchase First Wind

Have your say 19 Nov 2014

Cisco, 3M, NatGeo illuminate solar as an employee benefit

Kimberly-Clark and Johnson & Johnson are also among those joining with Geostellar to make solar more affordable and accessible

Have your say 14 Nov 2014

A broader and bolder vision for community solar

Leonie Greene of the Solar Trade Association welcomes new plans to boost community ownership of solar projects, but warns against side-lining alternative mechanisms for encouraging community engagement

Have your say 12 Nov 2014

Ford to debut wind and solar powered dealers

Innovative new US partnership with Wind Energy Corporation aims to slash emissions of auto dealers

Have your say 12 Nov 2014

Indian government confirms renewables has key role in $250bn energy investment push

Energy Minister reveals government plans to mobilise $100bn investment in renewables over the next five years

Have your say 06 Nov 2014

The national interest demands it, let's ban golf courses

Liz Truss' campaign to boost UK food security is heading for the bunker, unless she moves urgently to tackle the golf blight

Have your say 05 Nov 2014

Defra dodges questions over solar farm impact on livestock production

Farming Minister again forced to admit that government does not have an estimate on how many solar farms are co-located on grazing land

Have your say 05 Nov 2014

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