Solar Power

Schools Are Going Green And Here Is How

Phillip Othen | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech

If you want to encourage ecological awareness in children, it makes a profound difference if the school they attend practices what it preaches. For th...

Batteries For Your Home - Do They Stack Up?

Juliet Davenport | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK Tech
Juliet Davenport

Government policy needs to change to better recognise and reward the benefits that domestic batteries offer beyond the houses they're installed in - to the grid, the environment, and other energy users

800,000 Low-Income Homes Will Get Free Solar Panels

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Tech

800,000 low-income homes across England and Wales are to get free solar panels as part of a major new government scheme. The £1bn project will see re...

The Power Of Electric Cars: Welcome To Vehicle-To-Grid Tech

Phillip Othen | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Tech

The chances are you won’t have heard of vehicle-to-grid technology, commonly known by its acronym V2G. Yet in the next ten to 20 years, it’s likel...

Australia Just Became Home To One Of The Largest Solar Projects In The World

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Tech

The South Australian state government has approved the construction of what will be the world’s largest solar thermal plant. Capable of generating a...

Australia Just Became Home To The World's Largest Solar Thermal Power Planet

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Tech

The South Australian state government has approved the construction of what will be the world’s largest solar thermal plant. Capable of generating a...

What Will Happen To Petrol Stations? All Your Questions About The Diesel Ban Answered

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK

The government’s announcement that no new petrol or diesel cars and vans will be sold in the UK after 2040 has prompted cautious celebration among m...

The Government Just Made It A Lot Easier (And Cheaper) To Create Your Own Electricity

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Tech

The government has announced a major shake-up that it hopes will make it easier, and cheaper, for homeowners to produce their own electricity. Known a...

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 ...