Solar Deployment Nosedives as Feed-In Tariff Cuts Begin to Bite

Solar deployment across the UK has suffered a sharp slowdown in the wake of cuts to Feed-in Tariff (FiT) incentives, according to new analysis of government figures from the Solar Trade Association (STA). Deployment data from the first quarter of this year reveals installation of domestic rooftop solar panels has …

UK Breaks Solar Energy Record on Sunny March Weekend

  Last weekend’s sunny weather was not only good for beers, barbecues and bees, but also drove solar power to break a new UK record. For the first time ever, the amount of electricity demanded by homes and businesses in the afternoon on Saturday was lower than it was in …

First Utility-Scale Project on Tribal Lands to Power 100,000 Homes

First Solar held a commissioning event last week on a 250-megawatt solar facility on the Moapa River Indian Reservation. This is the first utility-scale solar project on tribal lands. Morgan Stanley put together this cool video on the project as part of their series on sustainable solutions called Capital Creates …

Major Renewable Energy Projects in Africa and Asia

Five new partners joined UN Environment’s Seed Assistance Facility today, committing to invest $50 million in clean power projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. In a region like sub-Saharan Africa where, 600 million people lack access to electricity, clean energy has the potential to greatly improve quality of life, economic …

Schools Lead Calls for Government to Stop Solar Tax Hike

A group of children from Eleanor Palmer Primary School in Camden will this morning descend on the Treasury to deliver a petition urging chancellor Philip Hammond to halt the planned business rate tax hike that is expected to hit thousands of school solar installations. The 194,000 signature petition was organised …

US Solar Shatters Records with Brightest Quarter Yet

The US has enjoyed a record-breaking quarter for solar power, installing 4.1GW of new capacity over a three month period and setting the country on track to add an impressive 14.1GW during 2016. New figures released this week from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) show on …