Solar Power

Inspiring a New Paradigm in Marine Renewables

Phil Pauley | Posted 13.11.2014 | 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 Democratisation of Energy Production Is Around the Corner

Toby Ferenczi | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Tech
Toby Ferenczi

One of the best solutions we have available is solar energy. The potential of solar is vast - it's a well-known fact that in one hour, enough sunlight strikes the earth to provide the world's energy needs for a whole year. Even Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb, said back in 1931, "I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power!

How to Take the Drama Out of Your Energy Bills This Winter

David Hall | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Hall

The ominous thud as the energy bill lands on the doormat remains the single biggest financial worry for Britons, confirmed by research out last week, which showed that concern about energy costs continues to outpace our worries about mortgages, food or fuel bills.

Why Girls Need Sunshine: Three Reasons Why World Leaders Gathering in New York Next Week Must Take Real Action on Climate Change

Samantha J Smith | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK
Samantha J Smith

Sometimes you come across incredible ways to take action on climate change. Ways that not only lower harmful emissions but that also improve lives.

Can British Renewables Survive Another Tory Government?

Nash Riggins | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

For all its merits, the true potential of British renewables seems to be thwarted at every turn by outdated policy and reactionary politics. If we're not careful, a perfect storm of populist, anti-green initiatives may run the risk of transforming one of the country's biggest up-and-coming sectors into a permanent PR sham.

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.

Scientists Have Found Our Sun's 'Long Lost Brother'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Tech

Astronomers have discovered a star born from the same gas cloud as our sun. This 'long lost brother' of our star has the slightly less catchy name ...

It's Not About the Money: The Addictive Ideas That Drive an Entrepreneur

Mansoor Hamayun | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mansoor Hamayun

A lot of people ask me why I took the plunge from having a dream job at one of the most well-recognised and valuable brands (Rolls-Royce) to starting something where sleeping on the floor of friends' houses became a common event

Clean Energy in Africa - An Earth Day Picture Story

Ben Good | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
Ben Good

An increasing number of micro businesses are working to develop the briquette's market - a charcoal substitute which reduces unsustainable consumption of wood. The case for promoting a widespread use of briquettes is a strong one: the current use of charcoal and firewood is contributing to wide-scale deforestation in many developing countries.

This Plane Will Try To Fly Around The World With No Fuel

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

Flying non-stop across America powered only by the sun was impressive enough but this rather wide plane is about to do the entire globe. Pretty i...

Living in a Renewables Distortion Field

David Hone | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK
David Hone

One of the best books I have read in recent years is the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. It's also a great management book, although I don't ...

If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them

Sanjay Bowry | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Sanjay Bowry

So the saying goes "if you can't beat them, join them" and the latest raft of energy price hikes suggests now is the time for UK consumers to consider doing just that. We are a nation tired of being held to ransom by our energy bills - so has the time come to ditch our reliance on energy companies by becoming the bosses of our own energy supplies?

Hinkley Point: Nuking the Idea of a 'Renewables-Online' Future

Ben Acheson | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Whether man-made climate change is occurring or not, there are few who would argue against a move towards low-carbon energy generation. One way or another, carbon emissions must be cut. Forget the tired anti-nuclear rhetoric and the ridiculous claims that a Fukushima-style disaster could hit the UK. Third generation nuclear is the way forward and the new reactors planned at Hinkley Point are the first step in the right direction.

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?

LOOK: This Is The Best Battery Charger. Ever.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Tech

It's not often a battery charger gets us excited but then battery chargers don't normally look like this. The Pure Tension Pavilion is solar power...

Cambridge Students Take On The World In Solar-Powered Car Race

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Tech

A team of British students is preparing to take on the world with a new high speed solar car. The Cambridge University Eco Racing team has designed...

LOOK: Solar Headphones Charge Your Phone As You Listen

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Tech

A new pair of headphones which use solar panels to charge your mobile phone have launched on Kickstarter. The OnBeat Solar Headphones are designed ...

Solar Powered Plane Flies Day And Night Across America

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Tech

A revolutionary solar-powered plane has touched down in New York completing a historic flight across the United States. The Solar Impulse plane too...

LOOK: World's Largest All Solar Powered Boat

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Tech

The world's largest fully solar-powered has docked in New York ahead of an environmental mission to study the effects of climate change on the Gulf St...

Why Lomborg is Wrong

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

Bjørn Lomborg he claimed that green energy technologies are too expensive and energy inefficient, and we should frack more and reduce subsidies for renewable energy. I will try to tackle his points and clarify why I believe he is wrong on almost every single issue.

Where's Our Sense of Urgency?

Green Futures | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK
Green Futures

The reach of solar will spread, the scale will increase, and the impact on people's lives will be massive. But the crucial question is, when? Around the world, dozens of universities and research institutes are hard at work trying to mimic the phenomenon of photosynthesis.

'Zero Fuel' Plane Begins Landmark Journey Across USA

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Tech

The first attempt to cross the United States in a solar powered plane has begun. The Solar Impulse plane has a wingspan of 63 metres - as big as an...

PICS: Solar-Powered Plug Socket Sticks To Window, Powers Anything

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Tech

Solar power might have just got a lot more convenient - and design friendly. A concept has been unveiled for a solar-powered battery that can be st...

Could This Solar Collector Power The Entire Earth?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Tech

Imagine a power system that could harness the energy of 2,000 suns and provide fresh water and air conditioning in remote locations. Not only that ...

In Africa, Solar Offers Much More Than Clean Energy

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

In Africa, a solar revolution with different motivation is underway. Whereas in Europe, solar is part of the renewable energy mix that will help wean the European Union off CO2, in Africa, many people have not heard about climate change and a similar impetus does not exist for tackling fossil fuel dependency. In Africa a more urgent desire exists simply to 'develop'.