Thursday, June 24, 2021

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...

Robots use solar-powered “skin” that mimics the sense of touch

An early-view paper published in the journal IEEE Transactions on Robotics describes how a robotic hand wrapped in a solar-cell "skin" is capable of...

World’s largest battery storage facility will power The Red Sea Project with clean energy...

A development on the west coast of Saudi Arabia is to become the world’s largest battery storage facility and is part of an initiative...

New research reveals smart homes can flatten peak demand

Mass adoption of solar, battery storage and intelligent controls would improve grid resilience, cut carbon and reduce energy bills New research undertaken by Loughborough University...

“Solar Water ATMs” bring business model that could improve access to clean water in...

Access to clean water remains a significant problem in Africa, yet smartphones are widespread throughout the continent. Introducing mobile payment to solar-powered water purification...

New year, new savings for solar, as tariffs for grid export return

The Smart Export Guarantee came into force on 1 January, obligating large energy suppliers to offer a tariff to small-scale solar generators who export...
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Solar Trade Association calls on government to cease publishing inaccurate deployment stats

The Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its latest figures on solar PV deployment in the UK on 26 September

Solar PV firm partners with Welsh utility on phase 2 of their Renewable Energy...

Welsh Water has appointed solar PV expert HBS New Energies as one of the principal PV contractors to deliver phase 2 of its Glas...

University of Birmingham and International Solar Alliance help ‘sun-rich’ farmers

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the University of Birmingham are working together to help farmers in ‘sun-rich’ countries make the most of chilled...

Rail operator and infrastructure services provider achieve 97% diesel-free ‘Site of the Future’

A project led by Network Rail and Colas Rail has used solar lighting and power generation to prove the viability of a sustainable ‘Site...

Industry associations call on HMRC to scrap proposed VAT changes for energy saving materials

HMRC proposals add further headache for industry, says STA, which is calling on government to protect ‘smart’ homes market HMRC is proposing fundamentally changing the...

Acquisition makes firm the UK’s first specialist single-source supplier for off-grid renewable light and...

Prolectric, a UK supplier of temporary solar lighting and off-grid power for highways, rail & infrastructure projects, has acquired the Solatainer® solar generator. The...

Battery technology showcase in Telford

The latest advances in energy storage and battery technology will be on show at Battery Tech Expo UK 2019, taking place 28 March at the International Centre, Telford .

An affordable storage system for solar?

Affordable battery storage has been something of a grail for the solar power generator, with the promise it brings to approach truly ‘off grid’ status for residential and similar properties equipped with PV panels .

Energy trading for social housing residents

Residents of a block of flats in Brixton are pioneering a community energy trading project led by EDF Energy that will enable them to trade solar energy with each other .

Puzzle as UK housing report omits solar

A new report on UK housing stock and its readiness for climate change has presented a bracing assessment. Commentators were quick to offer opinions, including the Solar Trade Association (STA) .