Thursday, August 5, 2021

A bright future?

Is it time to get excited about solar? A panel debate in May provided a picture of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector...

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...

Sun will continue to shine on solar energy despite UK subsidy cuts, suggests equipment...

The cost and energy saving potential of solar panels in a post-subsidy era still shines bright for UK businesses

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) .

Navigating the post-subsidy landscape

An event organised by the Solar Trade Association (STA) in March brought together stakeholders in the sector to appraise the opportunities and threats for...

“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...

Solar power expansion and energy efficiency drive announced by Transport for London

Transport for London (TfL) has announced a £4.5 million programme of refurbishment in buildings and bus stations

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 .

Scottish solar experts to gather at Edinburgh conference in September

Scottish Renewables’ first Solar Conference will be held in association with the Scottish Institute for Solar Energy Research (SISER) in Edinburgh on September 6...

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...

A lightbulb moment?

Diesel-based non-road mobile machinery is a significant contributor to air pollution, Prolectric makes the case for its replacement

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 .

“Remove barriers for energy storage” solar trade body asks

Responding to Ofgem’s call for evidence on A Smart, Flexible Energy System, which closed on 12 January, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has called...

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...

Solar trade body report suggests local authorities are leading the way on solar

A new report published by the Solar Trade Association (STA) today on 20 April seems to show that local councils are leading the way...

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 .

Project aims to establish feasibility of solar-powered rail

Imperial College London and climate change charity 10:10 have teamed up to investigate the viability of using track-side solar panels to power trains, it...

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...

Anglian Water appoint HBS New Energies to deliver 30MWp solar PPA programme

HBS New Energies has installed its first solar energy site for Anglian Water, following an earlier award to deliver a 30MWp solar programme for...

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...