Solar

Can desalination save a drying world? 

Globally, around 1% of the world’s drinking water is desalinated, but in Israel, that figure is around 25%. The country…

Weekly data: Britain is building four times more solar and wind than Germany

Germany has some of the most ambitious decarbonisation plans of any country in the world. While the UK, EU and…

EU solar deployment rate soars by almost 50% in 2022 – report

The EU saw a significant increase in solar power capacity installed in 2022, with 41.4GW added, up 47% from the…

Weekly data: US clean power capacity additions lag in 2022

In the first three quarters of 2022, new clean power installations were down by 18% in the US compared with…

NREL improves efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cell

A new approach to manufacturing perovskite solar cells, designed by the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has solved key…

Caltech launches space-based solar power prototype

On 3 January, the California Institute of Technology’s Space Solar Power Project (SSPP) launched a prototype into orbit to test…

Saudi Arabia will host the Middle East’s largest solar facility

The Water and Electricity Holding Company (Badeel), a subsidiary of the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), and ACWA Power have…

Renewable power growth to double over next five years – IEA

The world’s energy crisis is driving a rapid expansion of renewable power, with global capacity growth set to almost double…

Weekly data: Germany’s ‘traffic light coalition’ is not on track to meet its energy transition targets

After 16 years of Angela Merkel, all eyes were on Olaf Scholz and his 'traffic light coalition' (Ampelkoalition) last autumn.…

VELUX to decarbonise European operations with innovative solar PPA deal

VELUX Group has signed a dual-site deal with German renewable energy producer BayWa r.e. to power the Danish roof window…