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Energy prices to remain well above average up to 2030 +

Energy prices to remain well above average up to 2030 +: Research from Cornwall Insight looking at Great Britain’s (GB) Power Market out to 2030 has shown energy prices will remain in excess of £100/MWh annually. This is significantly above the five year pre-2021 historic average of £50/MWh in Winter and the even lower prices…
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Solar pipeline has grown 298% since 2020

Solar pipeline has grown 298% since 2020: Between April 2020 and March 2022 Cornwall Insight‘s Renewables Pipeline Tracker report has shown the total capacity of solar PV projects classed as either “application submitted” or “awaiting construction” has increased by 298%, while the equivalent for onshore wind has risen by 17%. This overall growth translates into…
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Scientists reach record efficiency for ultra-thin solar panels

Scientists reach record efficiency for ultra-thin solar panels

Scientists reach record efficiency for ultra-thin solar panels: A team co-led by the University of Surrey has successfully increased the levels of energy absorbed by wafer-thin photovoltaic panels by 25%. Their solar panels, just one micrometre thick (1μm), convert light into electricity more efficiently than others as thin and pave the way to make it…
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Bluesky Aerial Photography Helps Boost Solar Energy

Bluesky Aerial Photography Helps Boost Solar Energy

Bluesky Aerial Photography Helps Boost Solar Energy: Aerial mapping company Bluesky is helping Derby Homes roll out integrated solar photovoltaic (PV) systems across its housing stock. A project to identify suitable roof coverings assessed more than 8,000 addresses considering size, pitch, aspect, existing furniture and infringing vegetation. Using it’s ultra-high resolution imagery, Bluesky was able…
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Infrared heating instead of heating systems?

Infrared heating instead of heating systems?: Infrared heating is among the most energy-efficient and cost-effective heating technologies on the market. According to a paper by EnTRESS at the University of Wolverhampton, infrared will be cheaper than air-source heat pumps over time and can heat a space in under 10 minutes. This is also more efficient…
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MPs expect new buildings to have renewables from 2022

MPs expect new buildings to have renewables from 2022: Almost 77% of MPs think that small-scale renewables, like solar PV, solar thermal & heat pumps, should be integrated into all new build properties from next year. This is according to a current YouGov survey commissioned by the MCS Charitable Foundation that implies that over half…
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New findings show 1.1GW increase in Renewable PPAs

New findings show 1.1GW increase in Renewable PPAs: Latest research from Cornwall Insight‘s ‘Renewable PPA market share report’ highlights that the market for renewable PPAs is showing increased capacity despite challenges in the sector. In fact, Cornwall Insight assessed a total of 30,710MW* of renewable PPA capacity, a 1,190MW increase from our previous report, which…
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Ofgem starts inquiry into Community Energy Scheme UK

Ofgem starts inquiry into Community Energy Scheme UK: Ofgem has opened an investigation to see if Community Energy Scheme UK Limited (CES) & its sales and customers methods do not conform to consumer protection legislation. Britain’s energy regulator remarked that the inquiry will think about whether CES violated consumer protection legislation, counting the Consumer Protection…
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48.9GW of new renewables projects in the scoping stages

48.9GW of new renewables projects in the scoping stages

48.9GW of new renewables projects in the scoping stages: Renewables projects labelled as “scoping” currently represents 50% or 48.9GW of the total viable pipeline capacity*, according to the latest analysis from Cornwall Insight. Of this 48.9GW “scoping” total, 38.6GW is from offshore wind, 5.0GW from battery projects, 3.0GW from onshore wind and 1.5GW from solar…
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Pipeline for renewable energy & storage projects up 86GW

Pipeline for renewable energy & storage projects up 86GW

Pipeline for renewable energy & storage projects up 86GW: The latest figures from Cornwall Insight’s Renewables Pipeline Tracker reveal the pipeline of renewable energy and storage projects across England, Scotland and Wales currently stands at 86GW. The research also shows 40.6GW of sites are classified with a development status of “scoping”. This is where sites…
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