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....In the UK the amount of solar power installed in 2016 fell by about half on the record level added the year before. The drop came after the government drastically cut incentives for householders to fit solar panels and ended subsidies for large-scale “solar farms”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:00:41 PM
....In the UK the amount of solar power installed in 2016 fell by about half on the record level added the year before. The drop came after the government drastically cut incentives for householders to fit solar panels and ended subsidies for large-scale “solar farms”. ...
Blackouts? What blackouts? How National Grid keeps the lights on image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of February 2017 01:12:31 PM
....”. Solar power has grown from a tiny presence before 2010 to more than 11GW out of the UK’s total capacity of about 80GW, driven by subsidies for householders and the construction of large solar farms. ...
India's double first in climate battle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 07:41:03 AM
.... It is a world first. And just 100km away is the world's biggest solar farm, making power for 150,000 homes on a 10 sq km site. ...
UK hits clean energy milestone: 50% of electricity from low carbon sources image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 03:06:26 PM
....3% the year before. The rise was largely driven by new windfarms and solar farms being connected to the grid, and several major coal power stations closing. ...
Your chance to go green with an energy Isa image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of November 2016 07:00:40 AM
....Earlier this year Abundance and Swindon BC teamed up to launch a solar bond product, which will fund the construction of a £4. 8m solar farm on council-owned land, with £3m invested by the local authority and just under £1. ...
Thirsty business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 11:09:19 PM
.... . Amazon also owns three wind farms and one solar farm in the US, which it claims generates enough electricity to power 150,000 homes. ...
'Believe in yourself' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of July 2016 11:06:02 PM
....Ms Khunchornyakong is now chief executive and chairwoman of the largest solar power firm in Thailand, SPCG. The company she founded has created thousands of jobs and runs 36 solar farms, generating some 260 megawatts of solar power a year. ...
Saudi Arabia's Uber venture: a case of if you can't beat 'em, join 'em image
.... The current masters of industry are still trying to stay on top. Toyota, for instance, has a self-driving programme, while Saudi Arabia is also investing in solar farms. ...
Solar has a bright future in the UK despite Tory efforts to cloud the picture image
....Related: Ikea starts selling solar panels in UK stores. But the government ditched support for solar farms last year, worrying they might push some Tory voters in the shires into the arms of Ukip. ...
Harlequins joins ‘mini-bond’ scrum in bid to raise £15m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of April 2016 06:00:29 AM
....Bristol Energy Cooperative is a not-for-profit enterprise that has been developing community-owned energy since 2011, including the installation of solar panels on six buildings in Bristol. The plan is to raise £2m to complete the financing of the Puriton solar farm in Somerset – so far, just over £1m has been raised – and the co-op is forecasting an annual return of 6%, paid gross after two years – though it says “returns to investors are not guaranteed”. ...
Looking for ethical investments? Here are a few that could be worth your energy image
.... Some will take the view that a safer bet would be an ethical fund investing in many different companies. • The scheme with the Cameron connection is a community solar farm planned for the Cornbury Park estate, just outside Charlbury. ...
VIDEO: Visiting one of Africa's biggest solar farms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of March 2016 09:16:22 AM
....Rolling blackouts and power cuts have caused huge headaches for business and hit productivity across the economy. Jason Boswell has been to Kimberley in South Africa's Northern Cape to check out one of Africa's biggest solar farms which could offer a solution. ...
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Have we reached the tipping point for investing in renewable energy? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 03:00:07 PM
....Related: Copenhagen set to divest from fossil fuels. As several of the UN summit’s participants pointed out, building a wind or solar farm requires a significant initial investment, after which the actual price of power generation will remain low indefinitely, as the sun will continue to shine on solar cells and the wind will continue to turn turbines. ...
Can Amazon's new 'dream team' fix the company's sustainability reputation? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 02:08:00 PM
....That said, Amazon has recently taken steps towards recognizing its social and environmental responsibility. It has invested in wind and solar farms, and says that 40% of its electricity will come from renewable sources by the end of 2016. ...
What is holding back the growth of solar power? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 31st of January 2016 08:00:03 AM
....National grids are adapting, but the infrastructure investments are huge and the work slow. In Europe, a plan to build a massive solar farm in the Sahara desert that would provide 15% of Europe’s power by 2050, collapsed because the costs involved in transmission of solar power have not fallen as fast as the costs to build panels. ...
SSE to cut gas prices by 5.3pc - but not until after Easter image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 07:00:44 AM
...." . Wholesale electricity prices have also fallen over the past year, but SSE said it was not cutting consumer electricity prices due to "significant increases" in other costs such as green levies to subsidise wind and solar farms, network charges and the costs of new smart meters. ...
'Game-changing' perovskite solar tech could be cheaper and more efficient image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 09:57:37 PM
....4m photovoltaic (PV) systems running in 2015. By contrast however, Australia has relatively few large-scale solar farms, which the Clean Energy Council attributes to the “relatively high cost of the technology compared to more established forms of renewable energy”, such as wind power. ...
UK announces solar subsidy cuts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of December 2015 08:19:22 AM
.... . The government says large-scale solar farms are cost-competitive, but the sector says it is being forced to stand on its own feet before it is ready. ...
Small is beautiful: the community solar projects taking on big energy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of December 2015 12:58:14 AM
....Local authorities have taken note. Lismore city council in New South Wales is looking into solar farming options, while Byron shire council, also in NSW, is supporting the creation of Australia’s first community-owned renewable energy retailing and installation business, Enova. ...
Governments keep failing to tackle climate change. Maybe they should stop trying image
....”. From this seed, it can be argued, sprang Tesla Motors, with its promise of electric cars powered by solar panels on the garage roof, or by charging points, mostly installed by Tesla, with access to wind and solar farms. ...
Solar cuts 'threat to hundreds of jobs' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 29th of November 2015 02:39:11 AM
.... . In July the government proposed an 87% cut to the feed-in-tariff - the key subsidy which supports domestic and commercial rooftop solar and some small solar farms. ...
Wind and solar farms must pay their true costs, energy secretary Amber Rudd vows image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of November 2015 08:42:40 PM
. Wind and solar farms will be forced to pay for the extra costs they impose on the UK’s electricity system as a result of their intermittent nature, Amber Rudd, the energy secretary has announced. ...
Renewable energy investment predicted to surge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of November 2015 06:59:12 PM
....Without a push to adopt renewables, India’s galloping demand for energy could send oil and gas prices spiralling up and scupper any hopes of limiting CO2 emissions. Should it invest in solar farms, India must persuade hundreds of millions of car drivers to ditch their petrol vehicles and thousands of road hauliers their diesel trucks, a stumbling block that could be beyond its democratically elected leaders. ...
Google buys stake in Africa's biggest wind farm image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of October 2015 12:00:30 PM
.... The internet giant says it has invested more than $2bn (£1. 3bn) in 22 clean energy projects, including Africa’s biggest solar farm in South Africa. ...
Ecotricity offers latest 6pc mini-bond to raise £25m for onshore wind farms image
.... . The new bond will fund seven energy projects in Britain, including a nine-turbine site in Leicestershire and a solar farm project in Somerset. ...
Venture firm Factor(E) delivers energy solutions to developing nations image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of October 2015 04:03:58 PM
....“The real focus is on how to help small companies execute; how to augment their team with real hands-on support in a way no one else has ever done,” DeFoort said. In the case of Redavia, a Munich company that offers rental solar farms, Factor(E) has helped the company develop its second-generation technology. ...
Green energy cuts 'may deter investment in nuclear and fracking' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of September 2015 11:01:08 PM
.... Solar subsidies are due to be cut significantly  Photo: Getty Images. Since forming a majority Government – regaining control of the formerly Lib-Dem led Department of Energy and Climate Change - the Conservatives have announced the curtailment of subsidies for onshore wind and small-scale solar farms as well as plans to drastically cut subsidies for rooftop solar panels. ...
People love renewable energy, so why don't politicians get it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of September 2015 06:00:10 AM
.... Two years after Cuadrilla packed up and left following huge protests against its plans to frack there, the residents of Balcombe are on the cusp of realising their mission to generate enough locally owned solar energy to meet the electricity needs of every home in the village. Later this month, if all goes according to plan, the people of Balcombe will gain planning permission for a 5MW solar farm and begin a scramble to raise the £5m necessary to get the facility built before next April – when solar farm support will come to an abrupt end. ...
Solar industry is being slashed and burned by the Tories image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of September 2015 11:50:33 AM
....The reasons are purely political. The Conservatives perceive they lost rural votes to Ukip in the election because of the latter’s opposition to wind and solar farms. ...
Eggborough coal plant closure worsens UK power crunch image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 06:35:36 PM
.... . He calculated that “dispatchable” capacity – power plants that can be switched on or off on demand, as opposed to wind or solar farms that rely on the weather – would fall to 53 GW, below the estimated peak demand of 56 GW. ...
Drax attacks 'costly and unreliable' wind and solar power image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of July 2015 01:05:20 PM
. Britain’s fleet of wind and solar farms will fail to supply even 1pc of the UK’s power needs “with reasonable regularity”, Drax has claimed, as it argued biomass should be “central” to the UK’s energy mix. ...
Funding for Green Deal scheme ended image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of July 2015 03:09:11 PM
....Future schemes needed to provide better value for money, and support the goal of insulating one million more homes and the government's commitment to tackle fuel poverty, it said. The announcement comes a day after the government said it would be consulting on whether to end subsidies for many new solar farms. ...
How the solar panel subsidy cuts will affect you image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 04:53:50 PM
....What’s the big announcement?. The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) is consulting on plans that would see subsidies for some new solar farms end by 2016. ...
Rooftop solar panel subsidies next to face cut as ministers curb green costs image
.... . The move came after Amber Rudd, the energy secretary, announced plans to cut off subsidies for solar farms of up to 25 acres in size, vowing to end the “blank cheque” for green energy funded by families on their electricity bills. ...
Solar energy subsidies set to be cut image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of July 2015 06:23:47 AM
Solar farm subsidies face cut to curb green energy costs image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of July 2015 06:28:52 PM
. Subsidies for 'small' solar farms up to the size of 15 football pitches are to be cut, under Government plans to tackle the spiralling cost of green energy projects. ...
Green energy subsidies facing the axe image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 19th of July 2015 06:15:47 AM
.... After the Conservatives won a majority in May, ministers announced that subsidies for new onshore wind-farms would close a year early. Similar action could now follow for subsidies given to help build new offshore wind projects and solar farms. ...
UK faces worst power crunch in a decade this winter image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of July 2015 05:00:50 AM
....” . New solar farms had been built but that was “not useful on a dark winter evening”, he said. ...
Crowdfunding is growing up - but with great power comes responsibility image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of June 2015 08:30:00 PM
....4bn in 2015 alone. "Since I started just three years ago, the industry has grown in both scale and maturity," says Julia Groves, chief executive of Trillion Fund, which offers asset-backed loans for investment in solar farms and wind turbines. ...
Job loss fears over end of wind turbine subsidy image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 18th of June 2015 11:13:31 AM
UK green taxes hit record high of £44.6 billion image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 1st of June 2015 07:00:13 PM
.... . The cost of renewable energy taxes to subsidise wind and solar farms rose by more than a fifth to £2. ...
VIDEO: Japan giant solar farm from the air image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of May 2015 08:03:34 PM
....But in the four years since the nuclear plants were shut down, Japan has also begun to witness something else - a renewable energy revolution. The BBC's Japan Correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes visited a vast solar farm in Kagoshima to find out whether it could be the solution. ...
Should you invest in Wasps' 6.5pc bond? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of April 2015 01:50:42 PM
.... . Big60Million, another energy company, recently launched a mini-bond paying 6pc and secured against the assets of three solar farms. ...
Solar farm generates dazzling returns image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of April 2015 11:02:22 PM
.... If you didn't know it was there, you would miss it. The solar farm is part of the Big60Million community energy project, which has three further farms in Kent, Warwickshire and Stratford-upon-Avon, with planning permission secured for a fourth in Swindon. ...
Green energy costs 'far higher than ministers admit' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of March 2015 07:00:31 AM
.... . Wind and solar farms rely on subsidies to be economically viable and the costs of the subsidies are charged to consumers through so-called ‘green levies’ on energy bills. ...
Apple now twice as big as world's second-largest company, ExxonMobil image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 23rd of February 2015 11:43:33 PM
.... . The company plans to spend $850m on a solar farm in Monterey County, California, that it claims will generate enough power for its retail stores and other operations in the area. ...
Apple becomes world's first $700bn company image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of February 2015 09:28:46 PM
....” . The company plans to spend $850m on a solar farm in Monterey County, California, that it claims will generate enough power for its retail stores and other operations in the area. ...
Hedge fund makes £100m bet on British solar power image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 7th of February 2015 06:59:35 PM
.... . Elliott is shorting Bluefield Solar Income Fund, which has 12 projects in England and Wales; John Laing Environmental Assets, which invests in seven renewable projects; and Nextenergy Solar Fund, with three projects underway; and Foresight Solar Fund, which owns Wymeswold, until recently the country’s largest solar farm. ...
Apple to invest $2bn in global data command centre image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 2nd of February 2015 08:50:10 PM
.... . Apple will also build a solar farm capable of producing 70-megawatts of energy to power the facility. ...
Solar farms will still need subsidies far beyond 2020, industry admits image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of November 2014 08:37:28 PM
.... . Most solar panels installed in the UK to date have been heavily subsidised and new solar farm projects are currently paid more than twice the market price of power for every unit of electricity they generate. ...
MARKET REPORT: Saudi move fuels oil sell-off image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of November 2014 12:00:00 AM
....Temporary power supplier Aggreko fell 65p to 1455p after concerns raised by broker Credit Suisse that lower oil prices could “adversely affect the public finances of emerging markets energy exporters” thus hitting demand for its services. It warned a rise in ­capacity from distributed ­generation such as wind and solar farms could see its ­markets shrink. ...
Wind farm shares to be sold to locals under new scheme image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of November 2014 04:12:25 PM
. Locals could be offered the chance to buy shares in new wind farms, solar farms and hydro power stations, under new government approved guidelines. ...
End to wind farm quotas as EU agrees 2030 climate deal image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 24th of October 2014 11:02:01 AM
. Britain will no longer be forced to build wind and solar farms from 2020, under a new EU climate change deal that leaves countries free to choose how to cut their carbon emissions. ...
How do SolarCity's new bonds stack up against other green investments? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of October 2014 02:11:37 PM
.... For renters and homeowners without suitable roofs, however, some states have passed legislation to enable community solar, also known as Solar Gardens. These are commercial scale solar farms in which local individuals can invest and get benefits similar to those of a solar system. ...
Solar farms are a blight on the landscape, says minister image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 19th of October 2014 01:10:55 AM
. Environment Secretary Liz Truss has said large-scale solar farms are "a blight on the landscape" and confirmed plans to cut a taxpayer subsidy to farmers and landowners for the schemes. ...
Britain's first floating solar panel project installed image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 29th of September 2014 07:10:47 AM
.... . Its owner, Mark Bennett, says that floating panels are even more lucrative than solar farms on fields because no earnings from valuable agricultural land have to be sacrificed to make space for them. ...
Power from wind turbines slumps - due to lack of wind image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 25th of September 2014 07:00:45 PM
.... . Ministers have admitted that solar farms have been installed far more rapidly than they had expected, thanks to costs falling and developers taking advantage of generous subsidies. ...
Shale gas part of solution to climate change, David Cameron says image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of September 2014 06:00:13 AM
.... . Binding EU renewables energy targets for 2020 have forced Britain to subsidise the expansion of wind and solar farms, despite concerns about their cost and impact on the landscape. ...
Glennmont raises £300m for wind farms image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 30th of August 2014 07:30:25 PM
. Glennmont, Europe’s largest green energy investor, has raised €500m (£300m) to invest in wind farms, solar farms and other infrastructure projects across the UK and Europe. ...
Solar 'mini-bond' offers 7pc interest  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 29th of August 2014 05:24:30 PM
.... . The proceeds from the bonds will be put towards financing a solar farm in the Cotswolds. ...
Oil industry on borrowed time as switch to gas and solar accelerates  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of August 2014 05:41:47 PM
.... It priced debt below 5pc last year. Some US electric companies are starting to build solar farms for hard-headed commercial reasons as a hedge against future shifts in the gas price. ...
Wind farm 'needs 700 times more land' than fracking site to produce same energy image
.... . Prof MacKay said that a shale gas site uses less land and “creates the least visual intrusion”, compared with a wind farm or solar farm capable of producing the equivalent amount of energy over 25 years. ...
Offshore wind farms in doubt as subsidy pot can fund just one project image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 24th of July 2014 08:12:04 PM
.... . But the National Audit Office warned last month that only £600m from the 2020-21 budget was left to be allocated for the new system of subsidy contracts to cover all large-scale renewables such as offshore wind, onshore wind and solar farms. ...
Subsidy cut 'won't stop solar farms being built' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 7th of July 2014 10:45:19 AM
. Government attempts to curb the spread of solar farms by ending a lucrative subsidy scheme will not succeed because a replacement payment system is actually more attractive, an energy boss has claimed. ...
Windfarms and solar energy: healthy returns for investors, but risks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 28th of June 2014 06:00:30 AM
.... Projects open for investment are Engynious Schools, a £1m "solar on schools" programme, paying an effective return of 6. 7%; BNRG Gorse, a £730,000 solar farm, with ground-mounted panels across a large field in Kent, paying 7. ...
BT signs £300m Fallago Rig wind farm energy deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 11:29:35 PM
...."If Scotland is to meet its climate change targets and decarbonise its power sector then we need to see more big companies follow BT's example and opt for 100% renewable electricity," he said. "Better still, we'd like to see companies build and own their own wind turbines or solar farms. ...
Stop feeding renewable energy beast, urges E.On image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 05:37:04 PM
.... . The Government has already announced it is closing a subsidy scheme for large-scale solar farms two years early and take-up exceeded expectations. ...
Britain's uncertain renewables policy puts off investors  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 2nd of June 2014 05:00:53 AM
.... . The Government has said that subsidies, which have driven the spread of large solar farms across Britain, are to be scrapped under plans to stop the panels blighting the countryside. ...
Bank customers opt for green over greed image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of May 2014 07:43:55 AM
....createExperiences();. The Abundance Generation platform currently has three opportunities open for investors, including a £1m “Solar on Schools” project, a £730,000 solar farm in Kent and a £1. ...
End to solar farm blight as subsidy scheme is scrapped image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of May 2014 10:11:10 AM
. Subsidies that have driven the spread of large solar farms across Britain are to be scrapped under plans to stop the panels blighting the countryside. ...
UK 'has already approved enough green energy to hit targets’ image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of May 2014 06:00:53 AM
.... . Government figures show that 35 gigawatts (GW) of renewable capacity - mainly wind and solar farms and wood-burning biomass plants - is already built, under construction or has planning consent. ...
Solar farm subsidies to be cut under plans to curb the spread of panels across the countryside image
. The government is preparing to cut subsidies for solar farms, under plans to curb the rapid spread of the technology across the countryside. ...

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