Can Innovative Group Buying Schemes Kick Start the Solar Boom?

Solar Panels

Residents in Bolton have the opportunity to join together to establish an innovative group buying scheme to install solar panels on their homes. The scheme has been created to help Bolton homeowners feel confident that they are not only paying the right price but getting a high-quality installation from a vetted installer. ‘Solar Together Greater …

Google Sign up to the Largest Renewable Energy Deal in History

Google-renewable-energy

On 19th September Google, the search giant announced that it was making a major investment in renewable energy. Google’s Chief Executive, Sundar Pichai said the clean energy deal will include 18 separate agreements across the US, Europe and Latin America to supply Google with electricity from wind and solar projects constituting what he said was the “biggest …

UK Taxpayer to Incur No Extra Cost from The New Generation of Offshore Wind Farms

Offshore Wind

The cost to energy bill payers of supporting new offshore wind farms looks set to   shrink to zero. Since record low state-backed subsidies fell below the market price for the first time new renewable energy projects are due to be built at no extra cost for millions of British energy bill payers. The UK is …

Can Big Business Lead the Renewables Revolution into the next phase?

ipcc report

In October last year the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered its most clear-cut warning so far on the effect of failing to limit global warming to 1.5°C. As big business is responsible for 60% of global energy consumption it is businesses not governments that will need to push the transition to renewables. Though …

How important are batteries to Renewable Energy Sustainability and profitability?

battery electricity storage

Many see energy storage as the most important part that is missing in the electricity infrastructure of many countries, not least the UK. The very nature of renewable power is the main reason for this. Wind, solar and marine energy (wave and tidal) can generate large amounts of electricity but the dependency on natural processes …