New Development Combines Solar Power Source with Energy Storage

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New advances in solar panel technology are announced constantly. There were many breakthroughs in 2019 with milestones being reached in solar efficiency, solar energy storage, wearable solar tech, and solar design tech. The two main types of solar technology are photovoltaics (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP). Solar PV technology captures sunlight to generate electric power, and …

Construction Begins on World’s ‘Largest Offshore Wind Farm’ That Could Power 4.5 Million Homes

North Sea Offshore Wind Farm

Work has begun on a huge offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The energy firm SSE (Scottish and Southern energy) announced onshore work for the 3.6-gigawatt (GW) Dogger Bank Wind Farms had started near Ulrome, a coastal village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. SSE describes Dogger Bank Wind Farms as “the world’s …

New Deal to Offer All UK Homes Community-Generated Green Electricity

community solar project

Homes across the UK will soon be able to plug into community wind and solar farms from anywhere in the country with the first energy tariff to offer clean electricity solely from community projects. As customers become increasingly eco-conscious more energy suppliers are ‘greenwashing’ the market in a race to demonstrate their sustainability credentials amid …

Why is Australia Suffering a Shocking Bushfire Season?

Australia bushfires 2020

As Australia’s bushfires continue to burn the world looks on in horror. There are many competing arguments being made about the principle causes of the human and environmental tragedy of this unprecedented bushfire season. The most compelling cause being discussed is climate change. Former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull recently wrote “the lies of the …

Nottingham Set to Become the UK’s First Carbon-Neutral City by 2028

Nottingham

As international concerns mount over the environmental issues facing the world today, Nottinghamshire have taken steps to ensure that everything is being done to tackle climate change. The environment is more and more at the forefront of people’s minds as climate activists such as Extinction Rebellion take to the streets to protest that nowhere near …