Saturday, September 25, 2021

New surveying service helps pinpoint faulty solar cells

Push Energy and Buzzflyer have joined forces to form Above Surveying, an aerial thermographic inspection service company specialising in solar PV. Above Surveying...

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...

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...

STA launches ‘storage commitments’ for domestic providers

Industry urged to strive for quality to build consumer confidence The STA launched new guidelines for the domestic storage industry capturing current best practice at...

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...

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...

UK to adopt 200MW of energy storage assets to stabilise the grid

Due to the increasing share of renewables in Britain’s generation mix, National Grid will contract 200MW of energy storage assets to stabilise the grid...

A lightbulb moment?

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

The life left in landfill: Veolia describes its recent stewardship of sites

Resource management firm Veolia has released information about its recent stewardship of landfill sites, supporting the claim that "there’s still life left in landfill...

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...

Is the UK solar market set for a cool down?

With PV prices falling, efficiencies increasing and global installations doubling in volume every year, the solar market continues to go from strength to strength....

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...

Solar road surfacing solution to begin UK trials in 2017

Described as “the world’s first ever photovoltaic road surfacing material”, Colas’ Wattway will begin trialling in the UK next year, at up to three...

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...

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...