The UK's department of energy and climate change has been disbanded. The country’s energy policy will now be decided by a new department headed up by former communities minister Greg Clark, who has been appointed secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy.
UK solar has continued to break domestic records after generation reached a new peak of delivering almost a quarter of electricity demand.
Goldbeck Solar has confirmed the completion of a 49.6MW solar farm in the UK as the company looks to grow its business O&M business in the market.
Canadian Solar has closed a deal worth £36.4 million (US$52.9 million) to refinance four UK solar power plants totalling over 40.2MW of installed capacity.
UK developer Hive Energy has continued its international push with the announcement of new regional headquarters in Madrid – the company’s fourth overseas office to open since September 2015.
More electricity has been generated from solar in the UK in a full day compared to coal for the first time according to analysis from Carbon Brief.
Land constraints, hilly terrain and adverse weather conditions are among the many practical complications facing solar developers in Japan. David Pratt looks at some of the technical solutions being devised in response to Japan’s challenges.
Construction of Europe’s largest floating solar PV array is underway on London’s Queen Elizabeth II reservoir, where the installation will help Thames Water meet its target of self-generating a third of its own power by 2020.
UK developer Solarcentury has completed one of Panama’s first solar farms to be connected to the country’s grid after following a subsidy free route to the spot market.
The clean energy industry has received a stark warning that it needs to commit more resources to lobbying to counter the efforts of a failing fossil fuel industry.