Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Shortlist for Scottish Green Energy Awards sees tidal, hydro, heat and more vie for...

Finalists announced on 5 October in 11 categories Gravity, indigenous crofters and in-turbine toilets are all key parts of projects which have been shortlisted for...

Penstock flow control in world’s first ‘electric town’ uses variable speed actuation

The small Scottish town of Kinlochleven has an extraordinary claim to fame as the first place in the world in which every home was...

Pre-eminent projects crowned at Scottish Green Energy Awards

More than 1,000 people returned in-person to Edinburgh to see 13 winners announced Director of industry body said shortlist highlighted the “leaps of innovation” of...

Scottish Green Energy Awards return to Edinburgh in December

This year’s event will return as an in-person awards ceremony which will comply with the latest government guidelines to ensure the health and safety of guests.

Edinburgh water treatment site houses ‘hidden jewel’ of unique hydro-electric installation, says utility

It is described as a “hidden jewel” - most people in Scotland’s capital will have no idea it exists let alone what it...

Lake district spa installs hydropower turbine

Drawing on the natural water supply from a fellside beck, English Lakes Hotels Resorts & Venues has installed a water-fed turbine at its flagship site on Windermere, Low Wood Bay Resort & Spa.

Opinion: Better alternatives to hydropower now exist

By Dr Peter Harrop of market intelligence firm IDTechEx Hydropower takes years to install and it can drown vegetation creating years of methane, a potent...

Improving the efficiency of the hydropower network

Hydropower is an extremely old source of energy, whose provenance extends back to the watermills that were relied upon by ancient civilisations. Here, Marek...

Nominations open for Scottish renewable energy awards

The Scottish Green Energy Awards – the UK’s largest celebration of renewables – opened for nominations on 27 July. This year’s event will return to...

Managing and maintaining hydro-electric plants

By tapping into gravity and the water cycle, humans have long taken advantage of one of Earth’s most efficient and naturally occurring energy sources,...

New pumped-storage hydro plant to be opened at Loch Ness

Community ownership to form part of Red John proposals at Loch Ness Plans for a new 400MW pumped hydro scheme east of Loch Ness are...

Tidal energy milestone as turbine sets phenomenal new performance benchmarks

The firm Scotrenewables Tidal Power has set a record with its first 2MW floating tidal stream turbine with the unit clocking up over 3GWh...

The era of mega hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be over

The era of mega-dams in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be coming to an end, according to the California-based non-profit organisation Amazon Watch, referencing...

Energy storage key to net zero ambitions, says conference speaker

The Ffestiniog scheme in North Wales: Pumped storage can resolve a perceived conflict between boosting economic activity and encouraging a sustainable green agenda, said...

Civil engineering firm to construct a new hydropower station in Reading

Civil engineering specialist Land & Water has won a contract to construct a new hydropower station at Caversham Weir in Reading on behalf of...

Energy storage reform needed to meet net-zero, says report

Price floor should fill gap in ‘fragmented’ market Report funded by Scottish Renewables, the British Hydropower Association, Buccleuch, CCSQ, Drax Group, Intelligent Land...

Paper highlights pumped storage potential and positions the technology in the intermittency debate

A technology in which Scotland is well-placed to create massive carbon savings and cut energy bills has been highlighted in a discussion paper produced...

World’s most powerful tidal turbine launches in Dundee

What looks set to be the world's most powerful operational tidal turbine was launched on Earth Day, Thursday 22 April, from the port of...

France’s first tidal energy plant gets smarter with data intelligence platform

French tidal and ocean stream turbine developer Sabella has partnered with software firm QOS Energy to improve the performance monitoring of its Ushant tidal...

Scottish Government announces tidal energy fund

The Scottish Government is to launch a Saltire Tidal Energy Challenge Fund, with up to £10 million to help commercial deployment of tidal projects. Responding,...