Global Solar Installations to Soar 18% in 2019

A new report expects new worldwide solar capacity to total 123GW in the next year. Global solar installations are forecast to rise 18% through 2019. That’s the verdict from a new report published by IHS Markit, which expects new capacity to reach 123GW in 2019. It expects around two-thirds of new solar capacity …

Veolia Plans to Turn Old Rubbish Dumps into Solar Farms

Waste and resources specialist Veolia has set out plans to install solar across its portfolio of former UK landfills, in order to “better utilise” the sites to generate income from renewable electricity. As part of its restoration programme to clean up former landfill sites that have reached the end of …

Aldi Powers Up Solar Strategy with 96,000 Panel Pledge

Aldi is set to have installed 96,000 solar panels on its stores and regional distribution centres across the UK by the end of 2017, giving the discount retailer enough solar capacity to generate more than 17,500MWh of electricity a year. The retailer said earlier this week it plans to install …

UK Smashes Solar Power Record

Solar power has broken records in Britain in Friday as the country basked in temperatures as high as 28 degrees. According to the National Grid solar generation hit its highest ever level in Friday, delivering 8.7GW, the equivalent of 24.3 per cent of national demand. That day figures sail past the …

Australia’s Solar Capacity Reaches 6 Gigawatts, Is Expected To Double By 2020

Australia’s total solar power capacity has reached 6GW and is expected to double over the next few years as Australian households continue to invest in rooftop panels to reduce electricity bills, and the large-scale solar sector takes off after years of promise. The latest industry analysis on installed capacity – …

India Will Become World’s 3rd Largest Solar Market This Year

India is set to overtake Japan as the world’s third-largest solar power market this year, a Taiwanese research firm has predicted. According to EnergyTrend, the global solar PV demand is expected to remain stable at 74 gigawatts this year while India is expected to see sustained growth. The research claims …