Royal Dutch Shell has made a push into solar energy in the UK as it scales back its traditional oil and gas business. It signed agreements with Island Green Power to develop a project with more than 700 megawatts of generation capacity, and another with Clearstone Energy for projects with a combined export capacity of 100 megawatts. The investment in joint projects marks a shift by Shell, which previously had a five-year agreement with British Solar Renewables to buy all the electricity generated by their Bradenstoke solar power plant in Wiltshire. This time Shell is investing directly in the assets in this area, marking a first for the company in the UK.
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