Solar power

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Sun Cable’s huge solar project in Northern Territory a step closer after support from Indonesia
Project backed by Andrew Forrest and Mike Cannon-Brookes to supply electricity to Singapore given go-ahead for subsea cable

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

23, Sep, 2021 @11:45 PM

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BP’s joint solar venture Lightsource BP to more than double expansion by 2025
Deal worth £1.3bn means operation will develop enough solar farms to power equivalent of 8.4m homes

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

20, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘The potential for solar is huge’: future looks bright for Lightsource BP
Founder Nick Boyle explains how Lightsource will help power one of the biggest ever corporate transformations

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

20, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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UK to offer £265m in subsidies for renewable energy developers
Wind, solar and tidal projects will compete for contracts, including funding for onshore schemes

Jillian Ambrose

12, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Spain’s energy cooperatives lead charge to exploit solar power
Community initiatives boosted as government signals change in policies that favour energy giants

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

01, Sep, 2021 @8:57 AM

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Renewables could meet 100% demand in Australia at certain times of day by 2025, report says
Energy market operator notes penetration of renewable generation reached record high of 57% twice in 2021

Katharine Murphy Political editor

30, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Solar power in Australia outstrips coal-fired electricity for first time
For a fleeting moment on the weekend more than half the nation’s electricity generation came from solar power, but experts say Australia is still a long way from peak renewable energy

Royce Kurmelovs

23, Aug, 2021 @2:40 AM

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From solar power in Africa to UK tomatoes – the eco-schemes to turn your cash green
Savings rates are low but some green investments can pay up to 8% interest a year

Rupert Jones

21, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Energy commission dials back plan to charge households to send rooftop solar power to grid
Shift follows public backlash against draft declaration that critics said could unfairly penalise people who had installed solar panels

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

11, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Australia’s ‘sun tax’: solar energy supporters split over how to make electricity grid fairer
Rule changes aimed at making room for more household solar systems and batteries on the grid would be unfair to current owners, some say

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

16, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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UK ministers resist calls to reduce VAT on green home improvements
MPs and builders want tax cut included in government strategy to cut emissions from home heating

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Global wind and solar power capacity grew at record rate in 2020
BP’s annual report reveals renewable energy boom in pandemic coincided with slump in demand for oil

Jillian Ambrose

08, Jul, 2021 @2:05 PM

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