Wednesday, December 7, 2022

UK government announces funding for green installers training

Thousands of training courses will be rolled out across England to grow a skilled workforce of heat pump and energy efficiency installers, said the...

Unleash potential of rooftop solar to tackle energy crisis, charity urges Chancellor

Changes to planning policy could turbocharge the rollout of solar energy and help reduce reliance on gas at little or no cost to the...

Increase in renewables sees Irish winter energy prices drop below historic average by 2027

Data from energy consultancy Cornwall Insight Ireland’s third ‘All-Island Power Market Outlook to 2030’ report has forecast Ireland is set to reach its 80%...

Planning reforms would incentivise rooftop solar in Scotland

The Scottish government has pledged to consult on lifting the need to obtain planning permission for larger solar installations on non-domestic buildings. In a letter...

Partnership to build the largest solar system for a desalination plant in Oman

A solar photovoltaic (PV) system is to be constructed to provide power for a desalination plant in Oman, in the city of Sur -...

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...

Solar panels may become mandatory on all new buildings in Europe

The European Commission announced on 18 May that it plans to make the installation of solar panels mandatory for all new public, commercial and...

Converting light to hydrogen: Photocatalyst hints at promise for solar water splitting schemes

Sunlight is the most abundant source of renewable energy, but its inability to produce consistent energy levels over time means it struggles to satisfy...

Solar superior to nuclear for powering Mars mission

Photovoltaics could be efficiently deployed across half the planet, says peer-reviewed study A paper published in the journal Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences argues...

Mega solar farm in Morocco to power 7 million heat pumps in UK

Energy technology firm Octopus Energy Group has entered a financial and strategic partnership with Xlinks, a company building a subsea power cable to deliver...

Planning order removes consent requirement for adding solar to homes in Chelsea and Kensington

Residents in Kensington and Chelsea will no longer need to apply for individual consent to have solar panels fitted on their listed homes in...

Sustainable solar oven allows rural communities to cook without coal or firewood

A new design for a solar cooking system may help rural communities prepare food more sustainably, reports a new study. The materials used in...

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...

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...

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.

World-first trial paves the way for new renewable energy market

Innovative trials on the South East’s electricity network have seemingly set the foundations for a world-first short-term market for renewable energy sources. Power...

UK solar industry set to double in size by 2030, but needs to treble...

UK industry body sets out plan for government ambition to align with Climate Change Committee recommendations 40GW of solar capacity could deliver 13,000...

Waste compacting firm boosts connectivity with small cell rollout

A supplier of solar-powered waste compacting technology, Bigbelly, will contribute to enhancing wireless connectivity across UK cities via an integrated pole and antenna solution,...

Solar-powered computers to accelerate digital literacy in Madagascar

A new partnership aims to deliver solar-powered computers to 10,000 children a year across schools in Madagascar and East Africa. The computers will go...

Research promises to reduce toxicity of broken perovskite solar cells

Scientists at The University of Manchester say they have found a way to increase the environmental safety of perovskite solar cells, thereby boosting their...