Category Archives: Technologies

UK’s largest solar park given green light

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has taken the decision to approve planning permission for Cleve Hill Solar Park, which is set to be the largest solar park ever constructed in the UK. The development is located approximately 2KM northeast of Faversham and will consist of 350MW solar photovoltaic array and electrical […]

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Grant UK unveils new website features

Grant UK has incorporated a number of new features into its website to enhance user experience and increase the range of resources available to visitors. The new features include a more sophisticated ‘Find an Engineer’ search function and the launch of a new blog, which will feature a range of technically led content including ‘how […]

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Renewables eclipse other power sources

New data has revealed that renewables accounted for more electricity than any other power source in Great Britain for the first quarter of 2020, as blustery winds spurred renewables generation to 45% of the entire electricity mix. New quarterly data from analysts EnAppSys has found that between January and March 2020, 45% of electricity generation […]

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Taking training online with the 2020 SolarEdge Roadshow 

In a demonstration of its commitment to the UK and Irish PV markets, SolarEdge is doing everything possible to keep the lines of communication open and to provide PV installers with the tools to boost their businesses during and following the current challenges. To achieve this the company has announced the launch of an extensive series of LIVE webinars and online training sessions that started on Monday, March […]

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Heat pumps – more than just a renewable heating solution?

The Climate Change debate and the obvious need to reduce energy use mean that Heat Pumps on a commercial and industrial basis are becoming increasingly relevant. However, the application of Heat Pumps on a wider retrofit basis, to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions for existing buildings and processes, can be restricted due to the […]

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ECA’s Luke Osborne optimistic about technology’s role in low-to-no-carbon future

Luke Osborne, the Energy and Emerging Technologies Solutions advisor at ECA, sees many opportunities and solutions ahead on the road to a low-to-no-carbon future, but the correct measures must be firmly in place first. In the past decade, renewable energy has undergone a considerable shift within the UK. Having once been a virtual non-entity, it […]

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Solar Keymark MID recategorisation

From Monday 24 February, a change to categories on the MCS Installation Database (MID) will go live affecting the way that Solar Keymark products are displayed and selected, and the way that Installer certification is shown. Solar Keymark will no longer appear as a technology type. Instead, these products will be categorised as ‘Solar Thermal’, […]

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Are you set for SEG?

As of 1 January this year, the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) came into force, ensuring that any eligible small-scale low carbon generators will have access to tariff for their exported electricity. In a bid to help safeguard high standards in the industry, the Government confirmed MCS (or equivalent) as the route through which households can […]

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AI solves erosion in wind turbine blades

The erosion of wind turbine blade material is a surprisingly costly problem, which no one had been able to solve before. The erosion of materials used in wind turbine blades due to the effect of weather conditions is a problem that applies to the whole wind energy sector. VTT’s antiAGE project found a functional solution […]

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