IKEA’s SOLSTRÅLE solar launches in Belgium

Together with IKEA, Solarcentury is delighted to announce it has launched home solar to customers in Belgium. This is the third country in which IKEA and Solarcentury are working together to make solar accessible to homeowners. It’s a partnership that has already successfully launched in the UK and the Netherlands. The combination of net metering, […]

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A global consortium launches initiative to accelerate the scaling of 100% renewable energy solutions

A group of companies are announcing the launch of the global Bright Minds Challenge to identify and help accelerate the scaling of solutions for 100% renewable energy.

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London Distillers engages Solarcentury to deliver the largest solar roof project in East Africa

Solar system will also be largest in Kenyan manufacturing industry

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Actis’ Garden City switches on largest solar carport system in Africa

Africa’s largest solar carport was unveiled by Principal Secretary Eng. Joseph K Njoroge today at an opening event at Garden City Mall. The solar electricity it generates is being used by the retail tenants to power facilities such as the lights and escalators in the Mall. The solar carport is powerful enough to power 550 urban homes[1] in Nairobi every year.

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Solar farms creating a buzz

A contribution from Gill Perkins, Conservation Manager at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, discussing solar farms and how they help to reverse declining bee species, flora and fauna.

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Record busting Solarcentury CEO steps down

Solarcentury today announces the retirement of its chief executive, Derry Newman, in April this year.  Newman has led the company since 2006, through its second cycle of raising venture capital investment through to profitability.  In that period, Solarcentury appeared in the annual Sunday Times Tech Track 100 league table of the fastest growing UK tech companies four times (2006, 2008, 2010, 2011), making it one of the fastest growing British renewable energy companies of any kind.   In 2011 it won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation. 

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