Solar Power

Elon Musk: You Would Only Need One Vast Solar Array To Power The Entire US

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Tech

Elon Musk has revealed what he believes is the best way to proceed with powering the US through sustainable energy. Speaking to the National Governor...

Why Drones Are The Ultimate Environment-Saving Tech

Phillip Othen | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech

A quick word association game: when you hear drone, what comes most quickly to mind? Chances are it’ll be strike, right? It certainly won’t be eco...

The Internet Of Things Can Help Bring Electricity To Millions Living In Off-Grid Communities

Mohsen Mohseninia | Posted 17.07.2017 | UK Tech
Mohsen Mohseninia

Having access to sustainable energy can help improve people's health and wellbeing, give them better access to education, and empowers people to set up their own businesses. It also gives people access to home comforts that many take for granted - a television, a refrigerator, the ability to charge up a mobile phone or laptop.

China Has Built A Massive Solar Farm In The Shape Of A Cute Panda

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Tech

If governments are worried that there isn’t enough public enthusiasm for investment in renewable energy, then may we suggest turning solar plants in...

Home Is Where The Smart Is...

James Dearsley | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
James Dearsley

With so much out there, and so many devices, what can you actually do to start making your home smarter? Which devices are actually useful and which are overcomplicated or faddy? To try and help, here are five easy ways to start building your smart home:

China Has Just Finished The World's Largest Floating Solar Project

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

China has recently finished work on something pretty extraordinary: A huge solar array that floats on the surface of a lake. It is the largest floatin...

Renewable Energy Provides More Than Half The UK's Electricity For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Tech

For the first time ever, renewable energy sources have provided more than half the UK’s electricity needs. The National Grid officially confirmed th...

Why Electric Cars Will Soon Be The Most Popular Vehicle

Phillip Othen | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Tech

For what seems like a long time now, electric vehicles (EVs) have been on the cusp of going mainstream – in fact it was three decades ago that major...

Why We Can No Longer Ignore The New Electricity Ecosystem

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

Electricity is an inherent property of our Physical Universe. It seldom shows up naturally in our surrounding physical phenomena, which follow the law of neutral equilibrium, and it was totally hidden until two centuries ago, when Volta, Coulomb and other geniuses started one of the most creative adventures of human intellect.

Tesla's Incredible Solar Roof Is A Lot Cheaper Than You Might Expect

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech

When Elon Musk isn’t tunnelling holes under Los Angeles, or preparing to colonise Mars he’s also revolutionising how we use solar power. Tesla’s...

The Sustainable Energy Sector Is About To Boom

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

Photo: Ellen Dobbs/Ashden I set up the Ashden Awards back in 2001 to highlight best practice in sustainable energy and energy access for the poor, be...

Green Innovation In Sport: How Future Stadiums Will Look

Phillip Othen | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Tech

Nothing can compete with the atmosphere of a packed sports stadium. We go in our millions every week to arenas around the world where we cheer on our ...

California Harnessed So Much Solar Energy That Electricity Prices Turned Negative

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Tech

So, here’s something pretty unusual: California harnessed so much solar energy earlier this year that electricity prices turned negative, at least f...

Why Having Solar Power In The Home Is Easier Than You Think

Phillip Othen | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

A million British homes now use solar energy. Whether it is solar power or thermal, the sun’s rays are powering energy production like never before....

The March Of Renewable Energy Is Unstoppable Even By President Trump

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Adnan Al-Daini

President Trump's energy policy is doomed to failure as it comes into collision with economic reality. The advance of renewable energy sources is now unstoppable. So here is my prediction: the keystone pipeline will not get built and new coal mines will not be opened in the US or anywhere else in the world.

Google's New Sun Map Reveals The Staggering Potential Of Solar Power

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech

Google’s already on a mission to become 100 per cent powered by renewable energy by the end of 2017 and now it’s bringing that same vision to the ...

Scientists Are Using Sunlight To Turn Water Into Fuel

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Tech

It might sound like a biblical proposition, but turning water into fuel could soon become a reality as a team of scientists have discovered materials ...

In Just Five Years New York Has Grown Its Solar Power By Almost 800%

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech

We may have found seven new planets capable of hosting life, but it is still pretty important that we focus on saving the one we already have here. So...

This Is The Greenest Place On Earth...

Jen Barton | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Costa Rica is the Central American country known for its extraordinary biodiversity (over half a million different species of plants and animals call ...

Renewable Energy's iPhone Moment

Dr Eddie O'Connor | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech
Dr Eddie O'Connor

Renewable energy is reaching a similar moment - its 'iPhone moment'. Technology advances and accumulated expertise in construction and deployment of wind and solar energy have come together in a way that has created a true tipping point in the energy industry.

The Power Of Building Change From Below

Harriet Lamb | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK
Harriet Lamb

Building such community peace at the grassroots is not easy, and too often overlooked. But in 2017, with so much uncertainty about where governments are going, it is vital. And we need to make sure that the voices of all those who believe in justice and peace, and in caring for our planet, are heard loud and clear.

The World's Tallest Solar Tower Is A Breathtaking Sight To Behold

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Tech

Israel has traditionally ignored renewable energy as a source of power, despite being in a geographical location that makes it ideal for solar energy....

Half Of The UK's Electricity Now Comes From Wind, Solar And Nuclear

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech

Considering the turbulent year we’ve had it’s sometimes hard getting the good news to shout above the bad, but in this instance we think it’s de...

France Unveils The World's First Solar Panel Road

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech

France has unveiled what it’s calling the world’s first solar panel road. The 1km stretch of road can be found in the Normandy village of Tourouvr...

There's A Cafe In Paris Where You Can Only Pay With Energy

Jo Carrigan | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Tech

2016 has brought many new things to the world, but the ‘pay with energy’ café in Paris is a first. Launched yesterday, customers were encouraged ...