Solar Power

From Sunshine to Raspberry Pi

Wendy Kirkman | Posted 27.05.2016 | 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.

Are Our Renewable Energy Methods Effective?

Frontier | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Tech
Frontier

So much weight is put on us needing to be greener and more efficient with how we produce our power. Fossil fuels are depleting, the world is changing and the focus now needs to be on living sustainably. In steps solar, wind, hydro and a whole host of other renewable sources, but how effective are they?

Akon Chats To Us About His New Song And Providing Electricity To Millions

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Tech

Akon, has used his latest music video 'Tell Me We're OK' to shine a light on the need for clean energy in Africa. The track, featuring DJ Hardwerk, h...

We're Witnessing an Energy Revolution, Not Transition, Stupid

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Tech
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

We are witnessing an energy revolution. The question is, how far can this revolution go towards changing the face of the energy industry and as a result, the social and economic complexion of the world around us?

Sadiq Khan, Don't Forget About London's Growing Sustainability Issues

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

Tomorrow (Thursday) Londoners will go to the polls and elect the UK's capital next mayor. And earlier this week I wrote about an encouraging new report, by the think tank Institute for Public Policy and Research (IPPR). The report outlined how London could establish itself as a global green city.

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

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 27.04.2016 | 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.

Solar Impulse Again in the Air - Bertrand Piccard 'Happy Icarus'

Marco Morosini | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Tech
Marco Morosini

Solar Impulse is the world's largest civilian aircraft and the lightest: 72-meter wide and 2 tons in weight. With the same wingspan the Airbus 380 weights 500 tons. 100 is the number of millions of euro that the entire project costed, and the it is also the speed of Solar Impulse in km/h.

The Barefoot Grandmother Who Brought Electricity To A Borneo Village For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Tech

Tarihing Masanim is an illiterate grandmother of nine from rural Borneo. The 40-year-old recently brought electricity to her village, Sonsogon Maganda...

Leapfrogging The Grid: How Solar Is Solving Africa's Electricity Crisis

Edward Lowe | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

During the television news in Zambia on the state-owned channel ZNBC, a sponsored advert from government owned electricity provider ZESCO precedes the...

UK Energy: No Plans to Get FIT for the New Year

Sakthy Selvakumaran | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Tech
Sakthy Selvakumaran

We have what we need in the UK to transition into a renewable economy - engineering capability, R&D to advance new technologies, and a government which can facilitate policies to engage business and individuals to play their part. But is the government thinking with this long term vision in mind?

Dave, We Need to Talk: Your Fossil Fuel Problem Is Affecting Us All

Piers Telemacque | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Piers Telemacque

We've heard this all before. You said you'd be the greenest government ever. We believed you. You hung out with huskies. We believed you. Time and time again. You put a wind turbine on your house. We believed you. We wanted to believe you.

Thinking Of Switching To Solar? Well The Government Won't Have Your Back Anymore

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Tech

Despite the monumental success of the COP21 agreement, the government has decided that what it really needs to do is cut half a billion pounds of supp...

Review - Jeremy Leggett's 'The Winning of the Carbon War'

Nicci Talbot | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
Nicci Talbot

Fighting against the fossil fuel industry is something campaigner Jeremy Leggett has been doing for many years with his work in social enterprise, charity, business, lobbying, and activism at Greenpeace...

Renewables Opportunity Missed as Government Phases Out Coal Use

Natalie Bennett | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

Today the government made a correct decision on energy policy. That's such an unusual occurrence that it does deserve to be noted, after a disastrous...

UK Solar Subsidy Cuts: How to Kill an Industry

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

Due to proposed subsidy cuts, the future for the UK's solar industry looks extremely dire. In other countries, the economics of solar energy is rapid...

The Women Taking Charge Of Their Lives

Sarah Kwong | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Sarah Kwong

Walking down the aisle of muddy-brown land, a trail of women flanked by energetic children clutch heaps of vegetables in their arms. It's the dry-season, but they still have enough food to feed their families; a way of life that just a few years ago, they could never have dreamed of...

Green Light for Nuclear While Renewable Energy Sector Forced to Its Knees

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

The UN's chief environment scientist Jacquie McGlade this week criticised the UK for appearing to abandon its leadership ahead of the crucial upcoming climate summit COP21 in Paris. If government policy continues in this vein, we won't need to ask the last person to leave to turn out the lights. They'll have gone out long before then. Just ask the clean energy investors who are starting to turn elsewhere.

Lucy Sherriff

This Student Brought Electricity To An Entire Indian Village For The First Time Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

For the 76 households in the tiny Indian village of Naro ka Kheda, northern Indian state Rajasthan, walking seven kilometres to charge their mobile ph...

Check Out These 7 Incredible Homes Which Are Powered By The Sun - And Designed By Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Every year, the US' Department of Energy holds a solar decathlon; a competition for students to design and build energy-efficient houses which are pow...

Seven Is a Magic Number

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

As we head towards COP21, the critical climate negotiations taking place in Paris in December, anyone invested in the Global Goals should think seriously about having the word SUSTAINABLE emblazoned on our foreheads. It should be front, back and centre of mind at all times because without the S factor we risk losing advances that have been fought for and undoing gains that have been won.

Three Reasons Clean Energy has Permanently Decoupled From the Oil and Gas Markets

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

It's been a rough summer for energy markets: Oil prices crashed, China stuttered, the Federal Reserve dithered and emerging market currencies threatened to fall off a cliff. Energy stocks have tumbled down, reaching a crescendo in late August with an 11% decline in the S&P500 stock index.

Does the UK Have a Paris Climate Plan or is the Government Calling Our Bluff?

Kyla Mandel | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Politics
Kyla Mandel

It’s been four months since Prime Minister David Cameron’s new majority government came into power and there are just three months before the Pari...

Why Cutting Solar Subsidies Will Speed Up the Clean Energy Revolution

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 01.09.2015 | UK Tech
Assaad W Razzouk

Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth are in despair. But for a maturing UK solar power industry, the proposed cuts are a blessing in disguise - and, if implemented, will end up meaning more and cheaper solar panels across the UK.

The Eight Most Stupid Things About the Government's Stupid New Solar Cuts

David Powell | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Politics
David Powell

Yesterday the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced massive, massive cuts to Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) - subsidies for solar, hydro and wind power. This is completely and totally stupid. Here are just eight reasons why.

This Airport Is The World's First To Be Powered Entirely By The Sun

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Tech

Cochin International Airport has become the first airport in the world to be powered entirely by the sun. The move to solar will save 300,000 tonne...