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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Hitachi announces new partnership with Freedom Heat Pumps

Hitachi Air Conditioning Europe has announced a new partnership with leading heat pump distributor, Freedom Heat Pumps based near Eastleigh in Hampshire. As part of the pre-launch activities, Freedom presented the new Hitachi heat pump range to key customers at an event hosted by Hitachi at its aircadamy training centre in Maidenhead. Effective from June […]

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Firefly Solar Generators acquired by CCL Energy Group

CCL Energy Group, one of the UK’s largest distributors of renewable energy systems, has acquired Firefly Solar Generators in a move which will increase group turnover to almost £30 million and pave the way for major expansion. Staffing is set to increase across the Glasgow-headquartered group by 50% to 44 with immediate effect. Employment is […]

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Dulas powers up water works with hydro installation

Dulas, a leading renewable energy advisor, has announced the completion of a 70kW hydro retrofit project at Mynydd Llandygai in North Wales. The work, which took place inside the existing water treatment works at the site, adds to the 12MW of operation and maintenance services Dulas currently provides on behalf of Welsh Water, a utility […]

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