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PM installs first solar panel at first utility scale energy park.

PM installs first solar panel at first utility scale energy park. Merely a few hours prior to the official start of the G7 taking place in Cornwall, Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson visited the UK’s first utility-scale energy park to assist the instillation of the very first solar panel. ScottishPower Renewables are currently developing the…
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UK Green Homes £562m scheme for 50k households

UK Green Homes £562m scheme for 50k households: Over 50,000 homes will profit from new government funding to decarbonise the housing sector as the nation shifts to net zero reported today. The £562 million package will help over 300 local authorities throughout England & Scotland fund energy efficiency enhancements, which include solar panels, deep insulation…
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100M to go into energy efficient council houses in Leeds

100M to go into energy efficient council houses in Leeds: It has been revealed by Leeds City Council that they will invest £100 million in energy efficiency measures for council houses by 2025. This plan aims to help tenants cut carbon and save money on energy bills. Included in this plan will be new technologies…
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Peterborough solar park to be built at closed landfill site

Peterborough solar park to be built at closed landfill site: What used to be a landfill site will soon be the home of the new solar park after been given permission from the Peterborough local authority. The new solar park that will consist of 5,800 panels and a battery storage system, was once the Stanground…
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Ireland discuss new support for microgeneration tech

Ireland discuss new support for microgeneration tech: The Irish Government has opened a consultation concerning microgeneration technologies with a new support scheme. Although there are a variety of grant schemes for the initiative of renewable energy technologies in Ireland, there is no support system for microgeneration technologies, for instance micro-solar, micro-wind, micro-hydro & micro-renewable combined…
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Swedish battery tech start-up accepts €47m

Swedish battery tech start-up accepts €47m: A loan is being provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in the amount of €47m to the Swedish company Nilar International for the research and development of its innovative battery technology. Over the coming years, the loan will reinforce the upgrading and expansion of its manufacturing lines at…
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Cook Island to get battery storage for microgrid

A contract to supply three 40-foot battery storage technologies for a microgrid on Cook Island has been won by Rolls-Royce. Energy solutions provider Vector Powersmart will integrate the MTU EnergyPacks into an existing power plant run by local utility Te Aponga Uira on the Pacific island of Rarotonga. With a storage capacity of 4,268kWh and…
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Tinted solar panels could boost crop yields and incomes

Tinted solar panels could boost crop yields and incomes: Could tinted and semi-transparent solar panels  when used result in leafier and more nutritious plants and boost the income of farms through electricity generation? University of Cambridge researchers say the use of such solar panels to generate electricity and produce “nutritionally-superior” crops simultaneously, which they believe…
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Brighton homes to get solar panels

Brighton homes to get solar panels: Hundreds of Brighton owned council homes could switch to solar power in a bid to improve area’s air quality and have their fuel bills cut. The upgrade to 500 households could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 300 tonnes every year and help residents cut energy bills by up to…
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Lambeth roof area could save 100 tonnes of CO2

The 187 football pitches sized roof area in Lambeth remains unutilised for solar energy installations, which if developed could save 100 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. That’s according to a new analysis by Energeo a specialist provider of data , which identified 40,000 sites and assessed almost 100,000 buildings suitable for solar photovoltaic (PV)…
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