Solar Power

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 25.04.2017 | 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 ...

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.