Saturday, September 25, 2021

New efficiency record for large-area PV solar cell technology

Trina Solar, a global supplier of photovoltaic (PV) modules, solutions and services, announced in late April that its State Key Laboratory of PV Science...

Utility unveils largest solar panel project to date in the heart of Scotch whiskey...

In late September Scottish Water announced the completion of the utility’s largest solar panel scheme to date in Speyside ("Scotch whisky country" as it...

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 .

Solar park in Swindon to power household waste recycling centre

Building work has started at Barnfield Solar Park, Swindon, which will be connected directly by private wire to the Swindon household waste recycling centre...

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...

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

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...

2017 rateable values include unexpected business rates hike for solar rooftop

Business rates for ‘mainly export’ solar agreed with Valuations Office but concern over 6-8 fold tax hike for business solar rooftops The draft rateable values...

Solar expansion at Southern Water

Southern Water will be harnessing sun-power by installing more than 15,000 solar panels at three of its sites to help protect the environment and...

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.

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Lights out for PPA-funded solar

A detailed new analysis shows that the standard method for financing large scale solar PV schemes in the UK is no longer economically viable....

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...

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...

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...

Liam Fox opens facility of solar firm hoping to spark a revolution in lighting

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox visited "a solar technology success story" in his own North Somerset constituency on 30 November, as he officially...

Solar-powered parking meter selected for community forest centre

Thames Chase Forest Centre has selected a solar-powered parking payment terminal to control car park usage and provide revenue to help improve facilities. The Parkeon...