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Sunflower Solar: IBM Give Solar Converters a Drastic Redesign

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe September 30, 2014

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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. Read more

The Next Energy Superpower From Down Under

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe September 23, 2014

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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. Read more

Green Deal Dubbed a ‘Disappointing Failure’ by Committee

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson September 16, 2014

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We already knew the uptake by the public was less than expected, and last week we heard how small businesses were also shirking away from it, and now a parliamentary committee has dubbed the government’s Green Deal a ‘disappointing failure’. A group of MPs was called upon to evaluate the. Read more

Energy Budget Tight for Many Small Businesses

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe September 9, 2014

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A new survey carried out by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has found that almost a third of it’s members said the cost of energy was a barrier to growth for their company. Carried out across the 8,000 FSB members, the survey revealed that the cost of electricity, water and gas for their. Read more

Scotland Sets Sights on “World’s Biggest’ Tidal Energy Installation

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson September 4, 2014

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Following on from last month's news that Wales would be testing a UK-first tidal wave generator as part of a new commercial energy development, Scotland are building what they are already calling the ‘World’s Biggest’ tidal array. Currently in the midst of an ongoing independence debate,. Read more

Solar Power-Generating Windows: The ‘Clear’ New Choice?

Ian McKenna

by Ian McKenna August 26, 2014

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The great solar conundrum is one that can divide even the greenest of eco-advocates; businesses and homeowners want the clean, affordable commercial energy that comes with solar power, but many don’t want (or can’t have, due to planning regulations) the large photo voltaic cells required to. Read more

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

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson August 19, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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