Shell has snapped up a minority stake in solar energy start-up d.light, which is eyeing major growth in for its off-grid renewables projects in more than 70 developing countries, the oil giant announced yesterday. Shell has disclosed neither the size of the stake nor the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval. But the firm’s New Energies arm reportedly bought-out several early-stage investors with its investment, which it said underscored the off-grid solar sector’s increasing commercial viability.
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The Solar Trade Association today paid testament to Léonie Greene after it was announced she would be standing down from the trade body after more than eight years. She has been head of external affairs, later serving as director of advocacy and new markets, first joining the trade body following her work at Greenpeace as a political adviser. A statement released by the association said: “The STA and the whole UK solar industry will be forever grateful for her huge contribution towards putting solar firmly on the map in this country.
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