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Lowest ever peak demand thanks to solar

Nathaniel Taylor

by Nathaniel Taylor May 27, 2015

solar farm

The increase in the UK's solar PV generation has contributed to the National Grid forecasting its “lowest ever” peak level demand this summer. At 37.5GW, the National Grid's estimate of peak demand, published in their summer outlook, is 900MW lower than the same figure for last year. The rise. Read more

UK homes to be powered by Norwegian hydro

Ian McKenna

by Ian McKenna May 18, 2015

wave power electricity

Last month the UK and Norway signed an agreement to build what will become the world's longest interconnector from the town of Kvilldal, in southwest Norway, to Blyth, in northeast England. The document, which was signed at the British Embassy in Oslo by representatives from National Grid, the. Read more

Tesla Solar Power Night Storage Batteries

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe April 21, 2015

EON Price Cut

Using the same technology inside their electric cars, Tesla is working towards developing lithium-ion batteries for the home, according to a statement from CEO Elon Musk. The batteries would be used to store excess commercial energy collected from solar panels of homes and businesses, and then. Read more

Eiffel tower renovation includes wind turbines

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe March 19, 2015

Eiffel tower renovation includes wind turbines

As part of  a high profile renovation project, one of the most iconic sites in the world has become the latest venue to embrace renewable energy as two vertical axis wind turbines are installed on the Eiffel tower. US-based renewables specialist Urban Green Energy (UGE) announced that it has. Read more

Microsoft buys more green energy than Google and Apple combined

Kiran Jutti

by Kiran Jutti February 26, 2015

Green Energy

Over the past few years the negative effects of CO2 in the atmosphere and global warming have become common topics of discussion, and so has the technology that plays a role in reducing emissions, such as electric vehicles and smart devices in homes and offices that reduce energy consumption.. Read more

ESOS SOS For Business Energy Savings

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe February 17, 2015

ESOS SOS For Business Energy Savings

With less than 10-months left until the deadline for complying with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) legislation.  Market leading energy consultants Catalyst have warned that many large UK businesses may be missing out on over £250 million in energy savings. Recent figures released. Read more

Solar power to thrive without subsidies in UK by 2020

Debbie Francis

by Debbie Francis February 4, 2015

solar farm

THEMA1, a think tank in Berlin, has announced that Britain will have a thriving solar power sector without the need for subsidies by 2020, based on the falling cost of parts and vast improvements in the supply chain in the industry. Using evidence from the German market, such as price signals and. Read more

ESTA issues warning over potential ESOS scheme failure

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe January 27, 2015

Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme

The Energy Services and Technology Association (ESTA) has published recommendations to avoid failure of the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) and to make it more effective. A study carried out on energy efficiency suppliers indicated that a lack of publicity could lead to the top 10,000. Read more

New graphite discovery could spark green revolution

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson January 20, 2015

New graphite discovery could spark green revolution

Scientists have discovered a new form of carbon graphite – the material in pencil lead – that had unexpected properties that could cause a revolution in the production of green energy and electric vehicles. The scientists discovered that graphene allows positively charged hydrogen atoms to. Read more

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