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5 Solar Technologies to Watch in 2015

Debbie Francis

by Debbie Francis December 17, 2014

5 Solar Technologies to Watch in 2015

A new year full of exciting new discoveries in the field of commercial energy lies ahead, and after making plenty of headlines in Germany, Australia and the United States in 2014, it looks like there will be little to slow solar down in 2015. Whilst subsidies might be being tailed off for solar. Read more

Tiny Batteries Spark Green Revolution

Nathaniel Taylor

by Nathaniel Taylor December 14, 2014

Tiny Batteries Spark Green Revolution

When it comes to batteries, reducing the size is almost as important as increasing the storage capacity. Now, scientists have come up with a new nanosize battery that is 80,000 thinner than a human hair. The impact on industries such as green energy, which currently requires huge batteries to. Read more

Air conditioning could be replaced with mirrors

Ian McKenna

by Ian McKenna December 10, 2014

Air conditioning mirrors

Scientists have developed a mirror that could see air conditioning units becoming obsolete. Placed on the roof of buildings, the mirrors are designed to reflect light and heat back into the subzero temperatures of space. The researchers believe that the mirrors could dramatically reduce the amount. Read more

Yesterdays Laptop Battery or Tomorrow’s Power Source

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson December 9, 2014

laptop battery power

Anyone with a laptop more than a year old, knows that the battery in most units can barely run Microsoft Excel and a web browser for than 40 mins without demanding a charge - so it might come as a surprise to find out that most old laptop batteries could soon be powering communities in the. Read more

Climate change won’t be solved by renewable energy

Kiran Jutti

by Kiran Jutti December 8, 2014

renewable energy

A new report by two Google engineers, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, claims that climate change cannot be solved by renewable energy technologies like wind and solar energy. The two engineers had previously worked on an ambitious renewable energy project for. Read more

Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme Looming Deadline

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe December 7, 2014

Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme Looming Deadline

Certification body BM TRADA has warned that a “significant proportion” of the largest companies in Britain do not know about the government's Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS). Whilst registration is not required, Companies must determine if they meet the criteria on the 31st December. Read more

Renewable Salt Water Energy Generation

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe December 6, 2014

Salt Water Energy Generation

Dutch researchers are hoping to add a new kind of renewable energy to the market by opening a new “Blue Energy” test facility. Blue energy produces commercial electricity by taking advantage of the difference in salt concentration between fresh water and sea water. Rik Siebers, of REDstack. Read more

Facebook powers new data centre with renewable energy

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe December 5, 2014

Facebook data centre

Facebook has opened a new data centre in Altoona, Iowa to deal with the traffic from its more than 1 billion users. However, like their other centres in the United States, the whole thing is run entirely on renewable energy. Not only are the servers cooled by outside air instead of the traditional. Read more

Future energy storage: giant grid batteries

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson December 4, 2014

giant grid batteries

Around the globe, mass energy storage and distribution is becoming of greater and greater interest as the world moves more towards renewable but more intermittent forms of energy production, such as wind and solar. By finding a way to store large amounts of energy, the UK could move from the. Read more

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