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Younicos increases bookings 400% in 2016 to 75 MW

The battery storage company ends 2016 with an order pipeline of 1.2 GW through to the end of 2018, latest reports show.

Vortex to acquire 365 MW of UK solar from TerraForm Power

Renewable energy investment platform, managed by Egypt’s EFG Hermes, to purchase TerraForm Power’s U.K. solar portfolio for £470 million.


Unmanned Mayflower solar trimaran aims to cross Atlantic

The Mayflower Autoship is being developed to sail under solar power from Plymouth, Devon to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 2020 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the pilgrims journey aboard the original Mayflower in 1620. This would be the first Atlantic crossing by an unmanned solar vessel.

2016 was ‘landmark year’ for Scottish renewables, says WWF Scotland

Having reached a series of clean energy milestones in 2016, WWF Scotland and Scottish Renewables are urging Scottish ministers to set a target of 50% renewable energy penetration by 2030.

UK ran on 40% renewables on Christmas Day, data shows

Greenest Christmas ever for the UK as data from power group Drax shows that the nation sourced 40% of its electricity from renewables sources on December 25.


Third quarter solar installations fall 10% year-on-year across Europe, data shows

Update from SolarPower Europe reveals that the continent installed 1.56 GW in the months from June to September, a 10% decline on Q3 2015. First nine months of the year saw 5.3 GW installed, a decline of 18%.


UK: 5 MW solar farm to be built at country’s last deep coal mine

Harworth Group confirm it is to construct the 5 MW solar PV plant at land near the former Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire, which was the last of the U.K.’s underground coal mines to close last year.

Canadian Solar secures GBP 49.3m to refinance 50 MW UK solar portfolio

Chinese solar plant developer secures sizable non-recourse term loan facility to refinance 50 MW of solar PV parks in the U.K. Finance supplied by British bank NatWest.

UK: CNBM inks GBP 2.5bn deal to build thousands of solar homes

Joint venture including China National Building Material Company and British renewable energy specialists WElink will see the creation of six prefab home factories over next five years in deal that will deliver huge boost to the U.K.’s BIPV sector.

TerraForm Power expects to break even in 2017

In a conference call the yieldco says that sale of 376 MW of solar projects in the UK is at an advanced stage, and gave additional information on financial metrics.

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