Solar Power

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 ...

Climate And Energy: The Missing Issue In The US Presidential Election

Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Politics
Vicente Lopez-Ibor Mayor

What is the most important issue in the upcoming U.S Presidential elections? Is it Clinton's email investigation? Perhaps it's cross border migration from Mexico? Or the economy? Or terrorism and national security concerns? In my opinion one of the most important issues is one that's received disproportionately little attention in this election cycle: climate change and energy policy.

Poland Has An Amazing Solar Powered Cycle Path That Glows In The Dark

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Tech

This is cycling of the future - and you saw it first in Poland. The nifty bike lane lights up at night and it’s being tested in Lidzbark Warminski, ...

Respect Local Democracy And Keep Britain Frack-Free

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

What is it with this government and fracking? They seem to be obsessed with drilling; the proven safe and truly renewable wind and solar energies are not for them. They want the earth penetrated by drilling and the injection of high pressure water, laced with a cocktail of nasty chemicals and sand, to frack the hell out of the rocks beneath our beautiful countryside.

These Jazzy Tiles Can Turn A Road Into An Energy Source

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Tech

These road panels might look like an 80s disco floor, but they could pave the way for a more energy efficient future. It is done! World's first #sola...

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...

This Solar 'Leaf' Absorbs Harmful CO2 From The Atmosphere And Turns It Into Fuel

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Tech

Scientists have engineered a solar cell that uses sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into burnable hydrocarbon fuel. Researchers at the University of ...

A Sun-Powered Plane Meets An Ancient Sun-Worshiping Civilisation

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Tech

After a nerve-wracking final descent, the Sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has touched down in Cairo, marking the beginning of the end of its 35,000...

East Africa and Energy Access: A Hotbed of Creative Solutions

Sarah Butler-Sloss | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK
Sarah Butler-Sloss

In recent years East Africa has emerged as a hotbed of creative solutions to meeting people's energy needs as I saw for myself during my visit to Kenya and Tanzania earlier this year. The nexus between clean energy and mobile-based technology is one that is helping bring power to some of the remotest corners of the continent.

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.