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Video – ‘World First’ Tidal Energy Generator Lands in Wales

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson August 19, 2014

hydro

It seems we can’t go a week without talking about strides being made or patents being filed for a new style of solar cell or increases in wind power capacity. But, as we’ve reported before, many commercial energy developers are all at sea when it comes to tidal power. But this week a new wave. Read more

Solar panels could become a third more effective with new technique

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe August 13, 2014

UK Green Energy 2

The scientific technique of singlet fission was first observed in glowing crystals nearly half a century ago, but now scientists are looking at it once again as a way to improve the efficiency of modern solar cells. The process allows a single photon of light to release two electrons instead of. Read more

EDF Energy Shut Down Four UK Nuclear Reactors

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson August 12, 2014

Hydrogen Breakthrough

France’s largest supplier of commercial energy - EDF - have shut down four of it’s UK-based reactors after discovering a fault in a boiler unit. A statement from the company says it found a potentially-dangerous defect in a boiler spine at the Heysham-1 plant in Lancashire back in June, and. Read more

Wholesale Gas Prices Should be Investigated, says MP

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe August 5, 2014

140602_Competition in business energy markets hits new high

Tim Yeo, chairman of the Energy Committee, has said that an ongoing investigation into the UK’s ‘Big Six’ energy companies should extend into looking at commercial gas prices, too.  A senior figure in Westminster, Yeo has taken umbrage with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the. Read more

As Fracking Bids Open; What Now for UK Shale Energy?

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe July 30, 2014

140602_Fracking should be national priority say Lords

Hydraulic fracturing - more commonly known as ‘fracking’ - has hit the headlines to no small amount of controversy as the coalition government invited commercial energy companies to first onshore bid on the oil and gas licences in six years this past week. Having raised plenty of issues in the. Read more

Solar Steam Power; A New Generation

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe July 22, 2014

UK Startup Doubles Up with New Solar Panel Design (1)

When many think steam power, the vast majority will think it an anachronism; more suited to Victorian trains than modern commercial energy solutions. Read more

Microsoft Announce 175 Megawatt Wind Farm Deal

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe July 17, 2014

Software giants Microsoft have announced a new deal with an Illinois-based wind farm project to power it's Chicago datacentre.  The makers of Windows will purchase 175 megawatts of commercial wind energy from the Pilot Hill Wind Project as part of a 20-year agreement announced this week.  Read more

City-Scale Solar Set to be Viable by 2018

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe July 15, 2014

140203_Government seeks views on competitive renewables funding

Investment bank UBS has predicted that solar power could be powering entire cities by 2018 in it's latest forecast for commercial renewable energy projects.  The Swiss-based financial powerhouse has predicted that more and more homes and businesses could be putting power back into the grid by the. Read more

Solar Power Looks to Sea-Salt for Cheaper Costs

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe July 1, 2014

solar

With subsidies for solar panels one of the first cuts to be made under the Coalition government's 'Energy Bill' in 2013, one of the best things that could happen to solar energy in the commercial energy sector is for the cost of producing panels to suddenly be made cheaper. Read more

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