• SOLAR POWER will prosper without subsidies in Britain as early as 2020, according to a new report which uses the experience of Germany to project the outlook for the UK's solar sector.

  • AN ABERDEENSHIRE egg business is to invest in a further 150kW-worth of solar PV panels after an earlier installation of 50 proved a 'resounding success'.

  • THE UK'S first fully operational floating solar panel system has been launched - quite literally - at Sheeplands Farm, Berkshire.

  • TO THE fury of solar power enthusiasts, UK Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced that farmers are to lose their right to claim subsidies for fields used for solar generation.

  • WIH SOLAR farms an established diversification opportunity in the South of England, renewables companies are increasingly turning their gaze on the North for further developments, according to Victoria Lancaster, head of renewables for H and H.

  • MANY PEOPLE have gone down the route of diversification in their farm businesses, whether that's been selling farm produce, or opening a café in their steading, or - in more recent years - dabbling in renewables, but Stewart Gray at Milton Haugh near Carmyllie at Arbroath, has gone all out and done all three.

  • SOLAR WILL be the renewable energy to watch in 2014 according to rural experts.

  • WITH THE UK government legally committed to meeting 15% of the country's energy demand from renewable sources by 2020, there is currently an opportunity for landowners to play host to 'solar farms' - ranks of ground-mounted photo-voltaic panels feeding electricity into the national grid.

  • POTATO GROWERS facing hefty electricity bills for their cold stores are leading the adoption of solar power in Scotland.

  • THE GOVERNMENT decision to freeze the Feed-In Tariffs for any size Solar PV system for the remainder of 2013 is good news for Scotland, which is only beginning to take advantage of developments in Solar PV technology, according to Nick Green of Savills Energy.