Renewable Energy

Over 1GW of new solar farms added to UK pipeline during September

By |2020-10-10T11:09:39+00:00October 15th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Developers and planners of new solar sites are continuing to operate at a frantic pace, with no signs of slowing down. Indeed, there are now several different types of developer vehicles in the mix within the UK, with JV’s being announced almost on a weekly basis. During September 2020, over 1GW of new large scale

Jobs in renewable energy continue to grow, hitting 11.5m globally in 2019

By |2020-10-10T11:07:04+00:00October 14th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Jobs in the renewable energy space surged to 11.5 million globally in 2019, according to new figures from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). It notes that according to the UK National Grid Net Zero Energy Workforce Report, the UK's energy sector workforce employs 144,000 people directly. Of these, some 44,100 people are employed in

Green Homes Grant scheme set to be over subscribed with 65% of homeowners interested

By |2020-10-10T11:04:48+00:00October 13th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

The government’s £2 billion Green Homes Grant is set to be oversubscribed, with more than half of homeowners in England interested in the scheme. According to a poll conducted by YouGov and commissioned by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), 62% of homeowners are interested in the scheme which will provide vouchers worth up

Solar PV high on the list of attractive features for new homeowners

By |2020-10-10T11:04:59+00:00October 12th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Homes with sustainable solutions such as solar panels are more attractive to buyers than those with gardens according to new research. The survey – conducted by Censuswide on behalf of E.On – found that 89% of prospective homeowners have become more interested in homes with low carbon technology than those with a garden (80%), en-suite

Renewables near 50% of generation share in Q2 as records continue to be broken

By |2020-10-04T10:31:17+00:00October 11th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Renewables have continued their record-breaking spell as generation remained high in Q2 2020. The technologies scooped up a 44.6% share of electricity generation in the quarter, a record for Q2 and up 9 percentage points on the share in Q2 2019, according to new statistics from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The Government’s Climate Assembly: Lessons on the public support for decarbonisation

By |2020-10-04T10:26:51+00:00October 9th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy|

At the beginning of September, the Climate Assembly appointed by the Government reported its findings. The question it was asked was how the UK could get to net zero carbon emissions in pursuance of its local obligations contained in the Climate Change Act 2008. It has now published a detailed report of its findings, which

Over 70% of installers to offer Green Homes Grant but six month length ‘not enough time’

By |2020-09-27T11:24:44+00:00October 3rd, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Installers are calling for an extension to the Green Homes Grants by at least eighteen months. A survey conducted by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) of over 800 of its members found that 44% of contractors believe it should be extended past its initial six months (September 2020 to March 2021), with 73% planning to

Ex-oil engineer makes switch to Hyundai Ioniq and rooftop solar

By |2020-09-27T11:19:11+00:00October 1st, 2020|Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar|

A switch to an electric car and rooftop solar by ex-oil engineer Larry Narraway has zero emissions and zero downside, he says. In an interview with Tasmanian reporter Rose Grant, on behalf of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association (AEVA) and sustainability magazine Renew’s Sustainable House Day, Larry describes how he is re-evaluating his carbon impact,

The best solar storage batteries: Tesla Powerwall and 17 others put to the test

By |2020-09-20T09:17:44+00:00September 27th, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Home Energy Storage, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

An independent trial compared 18 batteries in lab conditions, and not all survived. If you've got solar panels on your home, or you're considering getting them, then you're probably wondering if you should get a storage battery as well – and if so, which one is best? An independent trial of 18 solar power batteries

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