Today’s News

  • Major investment in solar panels makes environmental impact
    Northumbria University has taken significant steps to increase its use of solar energy to help reduce its carbon emissions. The University has just completed an investment in one of the largest installations of solar panels in Newcastle on the roof of its Sport Central facility, and has also refurbished existing panels on Northumberland Building, which […]
  • The solar technologies race: thin-film photovoltaics are catching up
    The overwhelming majority of photovoltaic installations world wide are equipped with solar cells made of crystalline silicon. That could change in the future, according to results of an analysis by the Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung (ZSW) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien and Energy (HZB) along with international partners from research and industry. Progress […]
  • Solar storage guidance launched at key time in PV market
    Two new best practice guides launched in London today by the BRE National Solar Centre will help solar PV installers and consumers select, install and operate battery storage systems so they work at optimum levels with Solar PV systems. The guides are issued at a key time in the market with almost 1 million PV […]
  • BayWa r.e. sells 27 MWp solar park in England to MEAG, asset manager of Munich Re
    Munich, 28 January 2016: BayWa r.e. has sold Lynt Farm solar park with an output of around 27 MWp to MEAG, the asset manager of Munich Re. Closing took place on 31 December 2015. The solar farm is situated approximately 40 kilometres to the southeast of Oxford and was realised by BayWa r.e last year. […]
  • World Energy Council Forecasts 70 Percent Drop in Energy Storage Costs by 2030
    Electrical energy storage experts caution against narrow focus on cost alone in assessing technology’s value Lead author DNV GL and 23 global World Energy Council storage experts cite drawbacks in widely used levelised cost methodologies Report sees strong growth in adoption of storage technology, outlines five policy recommendations for more accurate cost/value analysis   A […]
  • UK sees highest level of BtG growth in the world
    The UK has seen a further 23 biomethane to grid (“BtG”) connections in 2015.  This makes a total of 50 BtG sites and means that, for the second year running, the UK has been the fastest growing biomethane market in the world. BtG is the process whereby renewable gas is injected into the UK’s gas […]
  • New report shows energy efficiency campaigns are missing a trick
    Only one in five energy efficiency behaviour change programmes actively identifies and removes barriers to change, suggesting that all too often building occupants may not be getting the help they need to act energy efficiently. That is the surprise finding from the latest issue of the UK Energy Efficiency Trends report (Volume 13) produced and […]
  • Wave energy firm completes pump testing ahead of device deployment
    Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based company that is developing revolutionary technology designed to harness wave energy, has recently completed testing of its prototype pump, a key subsystem of the company’s unique WaveSub wave energy converter (WEC). The project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, with MPS receiving […]
  • Winners of the Renewable Energy Health and Safety Awards announced
    RenewableUK is today announcing that Windcat has won the Renewable Energy Health & Safety Award for 2016 in recognition of their WindGrip system. The announcement was made on the eve of RenewableUK’s annual Health and Safety Conference in Birmingham, the UK’s premier health and safety event for the wind, wave and tidal energy sector. The […]

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