Energy Savings from the Sun

Plans for building what is deemed to be the UK’s largest solar carport at St Ives Park & Ride have been submitted to the Cambridgeshire County Council, a recent news report has revealed.

The installation is anticipated to be 948kW in size and combined with a battery storage system as part of a wider demonstrator project with collaboration from distribution network...

An UK-based firm has revealed plans to launch a new solar power scheme aimed at social housing tenants, which could help save £240 a year on average on their energy bills. 
 
Solarplicity has claimed its new solar initiative could save social housing tenants £200 million a year if they sign up to free LEDs, a smart meter and having solar PV installed where viable.
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One of the world’s best-known drinks manufacturers has revealed it’s now sourcing all the necessary power for its UK operations from renewable sources, a recent news report has been able to suggest. 
 
Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) will use solar power generated by the Haigh Hall solar farm, a 5MW site that was developed by Athos Solar and...

A new solar power scheme worth £3m will likely help West Sussex County Council and local schools achieve significant energy and money savings, a news report has been able to suggest.

Following a successful pilot in 2015, the local authority’s Environmental & Community Services Select Committee approved an expanded programme to install solar PV systems in up to 52 additional schools in 2017/18.

The scheme, with a...

A new and innovative silicon solar cell to exceed 26% efficiency for converting sunlight into electricity has been developed by researchers from Kaneka Corporation in Osaka, Japan, a paper recently published online in Nature Energy has been able to reveal.

The cell achieves a certified conversion efficiency of 26.3%, showing that silicon solar cells are more efficient than ever and suggesting that more efficient silicon solar panels are on the way.

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