Solar Panels

Elon Musk's Solar Roof Could Help Turn Your House Into A Mini Power Station

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech

The sky really is the limit for Elon Musk. When he’s not trying to crack commercial space travel, the Silicon Valley visionary is working on more e...

From Sunshine to Raspberry Pi

Wendy Kirkman | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
Wendy Kirkman

Children who had never touched a computer mouse now use the Raspberry Pi for Word Processing, spreadsheets etc. Instead of computer theory, they can get hands on experience. Their teachers are gaining confidence and can now properly address the Zambian ICT curriculum.

What Do Saudi Arabia and Ikea Have in Common? They Both Want to Go Solar

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

A few months before, at a gathering in May 2015 convened by the French government ahead of the Paris climate talks, Saudi Arabia's oil minister was asked about his country's strategy after the end of the oil era. His answer: We will keep exporting energy, except it will be solar power which we will sell to the world.

You Can Now Buy Solar Panels From Ikea

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech

Ikea has entered the world of renewable energy by selling solar panels in the UK To begin with customers will be able to order the panels online via a...

Budget 2016: UK Set To Flout EU Law On Solar Panels VAT

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Politics

The Government is set for a “collision” with the European Union after revealing it would not oppose plans to flout a VAT ruling on solar panels. L...

California Is Giving Its Poorest Residents Something Essential Absolutely Free

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech

The sun and all its goodness is essentially a free gift of nature. Harnessing its energy however, can be an expensive affair that has a starting price...

Inspiring a New Paradigm in Marine Renewables

Phil Pauley | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK
Phil Pauley

There is now great scope to pioneer an International Ocean Energy System. There are huge global implications for these emerging developments, and I still firmly believe that the idea can - and will - change the face of renewable energy.

The Sun Is Setting on Large-Scale Solar

Peter Rolton | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Rolton

Aside from the sneaking suspicion that this is actually a spooked Governmental response to the rising numbers of UKIP voters, aiming to stop the progress of large solar before it becomes as unpopular as wind with NIMBY voters and causes anyone else to defect, there is a far more immediate problem.

Giant Solar Panels In Space Could Power Entire Cities (Or Wars)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Tech

Solar panel satellites, built in space by robots that beam power down to Earth - sound like science-fiction? Well, even the team behind the idea ad...

Gigantic Solar Panels Could Turn The Moon Into A Power Station

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Tech

The world is not short of far-fetched ideas for transformative zero-emissions power stations. But while airborne drone-supported windfarms and dubious...

No Assembly Required: Ikea Starts Selling Solar Panels

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK

Ikea, best known for it's cheap furniture and fantastic meatballs, has started selling solar panel systems in the UK. Sales launched yesterday in ...

Has London's First Concentrating Solar Plant Just Gone Live?

Gavin D. J. Harper | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Tech
Gavin D. J. Harper

It's all a bit of a pickle, and a PR disaster for those concerned - but could 20 Fenchurch Street be an interesting sandbox for a novel type of renewable energy generation?

The Future is Smart

Christine Babington Smith | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Tech
Christine Babington Smith

Last week I visited the Global Salone Internazionale del Mobile, a.k.a. Milan Design Week 2012; it's the largest interior design show in the world and where all the leading brands come together to exhibit. Manufacturers and designers choose this event to launch new products and innovative technological design for the home.

Wildlife Welfare: What's in it for Me?

Graeme Keeton | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Tech
Graeme Keeton

Why should you care about wildlife that exists thousands of miles away? All of these different species and seemingly countless variations on a theme.

Solar Panel Plans 'Legally Flawed'

PA | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Politics

Government plans to cut subsidies for solar panels on homes have been ruled legally flawed by the High Court. The decision was a victory for env...

Delivering Light to Refugees in Ethiopia

Miriam Furze | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK
Miriam Furze

Melkadida camp, like the three other camps around Dollo Ado, is full, yet every day more refugees arrive, waiting in a transit camp for a new site to be opened. Like the refugees that have already lived here for several years, each of them faces a difficult future.

Michael Rundle

Homeowners Rush To Beat Solar Panel Tariff Change | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK

Solar panel companies are struggling to cope with demand after it emerged the tariff paid to homeowners who feed electricity into the grid will be sla...