Thursday, August 5, 2021

Oil-price temporarily slows diffusion of solar-diesel hybrid systems in the mining industry

Hybrid plant in Western Tanzania during construction - Expert interviews have confirmed that influence of oil-prices is only short-term and that for the vast majority...

Community energy retains overwhelming backing of uk public, and increased support among Conservative voters,...

An overwhelming majority of the public would support local renewable energy projects, including wind turbines, if they were owned and controlled by the community,...

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...

Low carbon electricity system achievable without controversial technologies, says report

New analysis (14 June) builds a case that the UK can further slash the carbon emissions from its electricity system by relying almost entirely...

Polystyrene promising in research that could reduce the costs of next-generation solar panels

Researchers from The University of Manchester are investigating the use of polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of solar...

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...

A solar Q&A for beginners

What are the types of photovoltaic panels and how do they differ? There are three basic types of photovoltaic panels: amorphous, polycrystalline and monocrystalline. The...

Firm installs bee hives around solar farms

RENEWABLE energy investment firm Low Carbon has launched an initiative to promote greater biodiversity in Cornwall, Dorset and Suffolk. It has partnered with sustainability...

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...

Trade group secures tax win for solar and batteries for householders

HMRC confirm 5% VAT for batteries when sold with a new solar system On 3 August the Solar Trade Association (STA) was celebrating securing a...

Trade group secures better grid access for solar on commercial businesses and housing developments...

Small and medium sized solar installations up to 200kW in size will find it easier to connect to Scottish Power Energy Networks grid in...

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...

Cost of UK large-scale solar could drop below £40MWh by 2030, says solar trade...

The STA has conducted a fresh assessment of large-scale solar costs which was explored with leading energy analysts and BEIS at an expert workshop...
36a_0914

SITA sites to become solar farms

NATIONAL recycling and waste management firm, SITA UK, and Somerset-based British Solar Renewables (BSR) have agreed a deal that could see a number of...

Report examines solar’s potential contribution to limiting global temperature rise

European solar photovoltaic (PV) panels supplier REC Group reflects on the latest IPCC report and on a report of its own, which seemingly shows...

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...

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...

Scottish Green Energy Awards return to Edinburgh in December

"UK’s largest renewable energy awards" opened on 27 July, with nominations invited for 11 categories across all renewable technologies This year’s event will return as...

Renewables cut Europe’s carbon emissions by 10% in 2015, says EEA report

Increasing use of renewables is translating directly into cuts in fossil fuel consumption in Europe, according to a report released on 4 April by...

“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...