Renewable Energy

How leasehold reform can unlock the potential of rooftop solar

Proposals for solar farms on green fields are now common. Such proposals split local environmentalists between those who want to preserve nature and farming, and those who think the country needs solar energy at all costs. Rooftop solar can help us reach net zero while protecting our countryside, but we need to look at

Powering Net Zero with Battery Energy Storage Systems

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are one of the pivotal components in powering Net Zero, one application of BESS is allowing the power generated from renewables such as wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) to be stored until it’s needed. This helps to minimise the amount of renewable energy generated in favourable conditions going to

Shedding light on the finances of solar panels

After energy bills surged, more homeowners are weighing solar panel power. But does it pay off? In 2010, Dr Adrian Penney, a GP in Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire, decided to find a new, creative and green use for his children’s premium bond money. Having been “dead keen on insulation for years”, the 68-year-old installed 2.4

NHS Scotland welcomes first solar EV charging hub

Raigmore Hospital in Inverness has installed NHS Scotland’s first electric vehicle solar EV charging hub. The solar car park (SCP) said to be the “first of its kind to be operational in Scotland,” is dubbed Papilio3 and was installed by the EV chargepoint operator 3ti. It is made out of a recycled shipping container

January energy bills almost double pre-crisis levels

On the 1 January 2024, the Default Tariff Price Cap was set at £1,928. This represents an increase of almost £900 compared to the Q1 price cap of 2021 (£1,042), leaving households paying almost double pre-energy crisis levels for their energy bills. Lasting until 31 March 2024, the current price cap is over £2,000 less than it was during

Local councils oppose over 4GW of renewable energy projects, study finds

A new study conducted by Britain Remade has found that 70 local councils have collectively opposed planning applications for 4.4GW worth of renewable energy projects. According to the pro-growth campaign group, the number of refused projects includes battery storage that could store up to 680MW of renewable energy. The group highlighted a number of

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