directory entry login

Author Archives: REI staff

New solar forecasting tool could boost efficiency and reduce energy costs

A research group at the University of Sheffield has developed a solar forecasting service, helping to increase the efficiency of the electricity system and reduce energy costs. Sheffield Solar, based in the Department of Physics at the University of Sheffield, has developed a service which provides forecasts for energy generation from photovoltaic (PV) systems in […]

Posted in News | Leave a comment

What are the next steps when it comes to renewable energy?

The climate is changing in many ways, with global warming being a particular concern for scientists, NES recruits renewable energy specialists across the world. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), greenhouse gases are largely responsible for the warming of the planet, which explains why renewable energy has become such a topic of […]

Posted in Opinions | Leave a comment

Researchers swap polymers for polystyrene to cut costs of next-generation of solar panels

Researchers from The University of Manchester are using polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of solar cells, which are used to make solar panels, more stable and even cheaper. The move could significantly reduce the cost of production and manufacturing of the solar cells, making electricity cheaper in the future […]

Posted in News | Leave a comment

SOLARWATT signs up UK installation partners to match battery storage demand

SOLARWATT, the leading German manufacturer of photovoltaic systems, has appointed 12 new UK installation partners to serve booming demand for its industry-leading MyReserve battery storage systems for home and business. Fifteen technicians from the 12 firms attended a training day at Fronius UK Solar Energy at their technology centre in Milton Keynes to provide the […]

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Over 90% of households held back from embracing new renewable technologies

A revealing survey from Electricity North West, which looked at consumer attitudes to energy saving and the adoption of renewables, has exposed worrying results on energy consumption amongst British consumers. The findings uncovered a whopping 91 per cent of UK consumers have no renewable technologies in their home, with 64 per cent citing cost as […]

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Government to invest £246m in battery storage technology

Anesco, the UK’s leading provider of utility-scale energy storage solutions, has welcomed government plans for a more flexible energy system and the news that the Government is to invest £246m in the advancement of battery storage technology. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Ofgem have this week announced plans for a […]

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Government invests £35 million in innovative clean energy projects

The Government has announced new funding that will help deliver clean growth and affordable energy as part of the Industrial Strategy. Speaking today at the Rushlight Showcase, Energy Minister Claire Perry announced funding for two innovative clean energy projects which will create local investment opportunities across the country. Rushlight, a leading provider of clean technology […]

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Renewable energy set for fresh surge in investment

Fresh research from Renewable Energy Waste Solutions (REWS), a new renewable energy company, reveals 71% of institutional investors and IFAs expect the amount invested in renewables to increase over the next three years. Some 17% anticipate the value invested during this time will ‘increase dramatically’, and only 8% anticipate a decline here. Over the longer […]

Posted in News | Leave a comment

Evolution of ground source heating as Kensa’s Evo series secures UK release

The widely anticipated ErP A++ rated Evo series of ground source heat pumps from British manufacturer Kensa Heat Pumps has received full MCS accreditation enabling its UK wide distribution via Kensa and its installer network. Having recently been confirmed as the UKs largest supplier of ground source heat pumps for the fifth year running (BSRIA […]

Posted in Products | Leave a comment

Anesco warns election must be catalyst for renewables policy stability

The General Election needs to be a catalyst for the Government to bring some much needed stability to the renewables sector, the executive chairman of Anesco has said. Steve Shine made the comments following the recent election, which ended in a hung parliament and has left the country facing yet more uncertainty. “What everyone in […]

Posted in Opinions | Leave a comment