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Nano-Batteries: Renewable Energy’s ‘Nick-of-Time’ Solution

Ian McKenna November 18, 2014

A new wave of ‘nano batteries’ could be leading a cavalry charge to help increase viability for green commercial energy sources, as researchers in the US say they have “ultimate miniaturization of energy storage”. The team, based at the University of Maryland, have already created a working model of a ‘simple’ nano-battery concept designed to… Continue Reading »

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UK Seeks More Off-Shore Wind Power

Kiran Jutti November 16, 2014

After revealing plans to build the World’s largest offshore wind farm this summer, the UK government has approved another significantly-sized installation earlier this week. Consent has been given for Danish company Dong Energy A/S to install a new off-shore wind farm 19km west of the Cumbrian coast, close tot he existing ‘Walney I’ and ‘Walney… Continue Reading »

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UK Businesses ‘Could Save £5bn’ With Rooftop Solar

Nathaniel Taylor November 4, 2014

This week a new study has indicated that businesses here in the UK could save a collective £5 billion in commercial energy spend by switching to rooftop solar photovoltaic panels. Kingspan Energy might just happen to be one of the UK’s longest-running providers of ‘high performance insulation, building fabric, and solar integrated building envelopes’, but… Continue Reading »

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Dubbed the ‘Game-changer’ Flow Energy’s Home Generator

Kiran Jutti October 28, 2014

A new style of boiler which contains the capability to produce energy as well as heated water is set to be handed out by it’s British developer for ‘free’ in the hopes of kick-starting a new era of self-supplying homes and businesses – and built upon a surprising business model. Dubbed a ‘Game-changer’ already by… Continue Reading »

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Amazing Flying Wind Turbine to Begin Trial Period

Caroline Robertson October 21, 2014

It might look like something from a sci-fi film, but this huge floating device is actually set to provide green electricity and Wi-Fi to residents of the remote city of Fairbanks, Alaska. Designed and constructed by MIT startup Altaeros Energies, this futuristic floating marvel is a new type of airborne wind turbine dubbed the BAT… Continue Reading »

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Wind Energy Cheapest According to New EU Report

Chris Hurcombe October 14, 2014

A new report conducted on behalf of the European commission has declared wind as the cheapest source of commercial energy – but only when ‘external’ factors are brought in to consideration. Revealed earlier this week, the data – written for the European commission by the Ecofys consultancy – revealed that onshore wind is cheaper than… Continue Reading »

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Could a New Energy Efficiency Target Give the UK a £62bn Boost?

Ian McKenna October 7, 2014

A fresh call for an expanded energy efficiency target from environmentalists claims that the UK could boost the British economy by £62bn. At a time where the 20% by 2020 targets are looming large over the heads of the government – in which the UK and other members of the European Union have committed to… Continue Reading »

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Sunflower Solar: IBM Give Solar Converters a Drastic Redesign

Chris Hurcombe September 30, 2014

One of the biggest names in computing technology, IBM, have teamed up with Swiss company Airlight Energy to give the tradition solar panel a drastic redesign after revealing an all-new ‘sunflower’ prototype. In comparison to giant wind turbines and colossal solar steam arrays, the average solar panel is hardly space-consuming or an eye-sore, but the… Continue Reading »

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The Next Energy Superpower From Down Under

Chris Hurcombe September 23, 2014

The Australian Coalition Government has unveiled their plans to make their country a new “energy superpower” with a fresh strategy that relies heavily on fossil fuels.  Whilst Australia has hit the headlines for it’s use of renewables – including record solar energy production and a new surge in interest in tidal energy – Ian Macfarlane,… Continue Reading »

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