Creating a sustainable energy future

Solar

Driving down deployment costs is key to continued solar power adoption, as rock-bottom running costs and reliability rivals fossil fuels now.

Pros and cons

  • Low pollution
  • Very quiet energy production
  • Cost effective over time
  • Provide energy independence
  • High initial investment cost
  • Energy only created during daylight hours
  • Efficiency affected by weather conditions and pollution levels
Rooftop solar panels

Will the pandemic trigger a boom for rooftop solar?

6 months ago
The UK solar sector emerged relatively unscathed from the pandemic in 2020 and now believes that it can benefit from the new work from home culture, which has seen domestic energy costs soar. We talk to Solar Energy UK to find out more.
Solar
Solar panels

Over 1GW of new solar farms added to UK pipeline during September

6 months ago
Developers and planners of new solar sites are continuing to operate at a frantic pace, with no signs of slowing down. Indeed, there are now several different types of developer vehicles in the mix within the UK, with JV’s being announced almost on a weekly basis.
Solar
Oxford PV

Oxford PV retakes tandem cell efficiency record

6 months ago
Perovskite developer Oxford PV has set a new world record for perovskite-silicon tandem cell efficiency at 29.52%, edging out the previous record set less than a year ago by Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. The new record has been certified by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Solar
Roof with integrated solar panel

Making Solar Standard

6 months ago
The UK needs to push on at speed if we’re to meet our ambitious zero carbon targets – with both the houses we live in now and the ones we will build for the future proving key to achieving those goals.
Solar
Domestic Solar Panels

Solar Panels Grants & Funding in the UK 2021

6 months ago
Promoting the use of renewable energy sources has been on the UK government’s agenda for many years now. The EU’s Renewable Energy Directive set out for all member countries to reach a 20% renewables target before 2020. The UK has been working towards that goal, but recently approved policies have scrapped or reduced the related incentives.
Solar
Energy Observer

Energy Observer yacht reaches the Pacific Ocean

6 months ago
Through expeditions and innovations, Energy Observer is exploring practical solutions whilst developing new technologies to accelerate ecological transition.
Solar, Wind, Hydro, Innovation