Solar Energy

Newly installed solar power capacity in the EU fell 32% last year as policy changes and competition form other energy sources continued to undermine the sector’s development. The 6.9GW in new capacity added in 2014 was down from 10GW in 2013 and 22GW in 2011, research institute Eurobserv’Er said. By contrast, the global solar market continued to grow, fuelled mainly by Asia (with China alone adding another 10.560 MW of capacity in 2014).