Solar

Crops under solar panels can be a win-win

By |2019-09-16T12:50:06+00:00September 19th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Solar panels might seem like they’re in direct competition with plants. One is catching sunlight to do photosynthesis, the other wants to take it to push electrons. Surely Highlander rules apply, and there can be only one on a plot of land, right? In reality, it’s not a zero-sum game. Some plants will burn in

Financial crumbs: Chancellor slammed for meagre net zero funding

By |2019-09-10T15:19:08+00:00September 14th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Chancellor of the exchequer Sajid Javid has been slammed by the green economy for adding just £30 million to the government’s net zero budget, a mere 0.1% of what is expected to be needed. Yesterday Javid, in his first official spending statement as chancellor of the exchequer, unveiled a raft of proposals in the government’s

‘Collective failure’ of councils’ climate plans could spark legal challenges, warn lawyers

By |2019-09-10T15:05:32+00:00September 12th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Implement “proper” climate change plans or risk facing legal challenge, environmental lawyers have warned 100 councils across England. The councils – all of which are currently developing a new local plan – have been put on notice by environmental law firm ClientEarth, giving them eight weeks to explain how evidence-based carbon reduction targets will be

E.ON is moving its customers to a 52% renewable, 48% greenwash tariff

By |2019-09-10T14:47:48+00:00September 11th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

E.ON made a bold announcement last week: all 3.3 million of their customers will be placed on a 100% renewable tariff as standard. No need to change their tariff or account. No extra charge. A good news story on the face of it. But is it too good to be true? The overnight switch to

Government clean energy policy inaction branded ‘unacceptable’ by select committee

By |2019-09-03T11:40:00+00:00September 8th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, National Grid, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

The government must plug its policy shortfall or risk failing to hit binding net zero targets, the Science and Technology select committee has warned. Identifying ten areas where government policy is lacking, the committee issued a series of recommendations in a new report looking at how to achieve net zero by 2050. Among the committee’s

Maximizing the sun’s energy – for today or tomorrow!

By |2019-08-23T19:38:19+00:00September 1st, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Capturing clean, renewable power from the sun with a solar photovoltaic (PV) system brings many benefits, including lower energy bills and reduced environmental impact. But there’s been one thing missing, until now. Storing Solar Energy Solar panels produce energy all day whether you need it or not – and it’s often more than you need.

Power struggle hindering U.S. growth of renewable energy, experts say

By |2019-08-13T14:36:22+00:00August 19th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Aug. 5 (UPI) -- As more consumer options for greener technologies emerge in the United States, there's a power struggle for control of the electricity market -- between customers and vendors of solar power and utilities that deliver and sell volts to the masses. Net metering -- excess power from a renewable source, like solar,

Low-carbon energy makes majority of UK electricity for first time

By |2019-08-05T10:32:26+00:00August 6th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery, Wind|

Rapid rise in renewables combined with nuclear generated 53% in 2018 A rapid rise in renewable energy, combined with low-carbon electricity from nuclear reactors, made up almost 53% of generation in 2018, the government’s annual review of energy statistics revealed. Renewable energy sources set a new record by meeting a third of the UK’s power

Solar helps push carbon emissions to record low

By |2019-07-29T16:59:27+00:00July 29th, 2019|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Solar generated 9% of Britain’s electricity on 30 June as carbon emissions dropped to a record-low of 97g/kWh, according to data from Drax. High levels of both solar and wind were credited with enabling the record, with renewables providing more than half (55.3%) of Britain’s electricity that day. Solar made up 9% of Britain’s electricity

Battery safety: UK net zero success could depend on 20 million ‘mini power stations’

By |2019-07-22T13:44:35+00:00July 28th, 2019|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Solar, Solar and Battery|

The UK will need 20 million ‘mini power stations’ to reach its net zero energy goals, with the need to create a policy framework for technologies like solar PV and energy storage an immediate priority, a group convened in Britain’s parliament this week heard. While other rooms at Portcullis House, Westminster, were given over to

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