Tag: solar

Grid delays descending into farce, says Solar Energy UK

In the latest of his solar series for elemental, Dr Seb Berry examines the issue of grid delays.

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Whitepaper to support fire safety of multifunctional roofs

ROCKWOOL has published a whitepaper exploring how to identify and mitigate fire risks for flat roofs functioning as additional social or practical spaces of a building, including for solar installations.

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EDF Renewables acquires SAS Energy

EDF Renewables UK and Ireland has acquired SAS Energy, specialists in providing solar technology for use in the commercial and industrial (C&I) sectors. SAS Energy has become a wholly owned subsidiary of EDF Renewables UK, bringing with it a team of 30 solar experts and a portfolio including more than 45 projects in development and […]

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E.ON and Coventry agree 15-year energy partnership

E.ON will become the Coventry City Council’s Strategic Energy Partner, forming an alliance that will build a cleaner and more sustainable city.

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Rooftops can provide over half our solar energy targets, report shows

A CPRE report has found that over half the solar panels needed to hit national net zero targets could be fitted on rooftops and in car parks. The research, carried out by the UCL Energy Institute, shows that decarbonising the national energy grid requires far less land than previously thought. Installing solar panels on existing […]

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SolarisKit launches solar collector in UK

SolarisKit has introduced its prism-shaped solar collector into the UK & Eire market. The SolarisKit S400 is a flat pack solar collector that can be assembled in 30 minutes and converts sunlight efficiently into hot water to meet the needs of most homes and businesses. In most standard weather conditions, the device is capable of […]

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Battery power could be the bridging solution in the journey to net zero

When considering energy security says David Kyle, a rapid growth in battery storage in all our homes is likely.  With rising energy bills affecting everyone, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine throwing the spotlight on energy supply security, its perhaps no surprise that investment in climate tech and renewables is at an all-time high – and […]

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Viessmann introduces Vitovolt solar PV system

Viessmann has introduced the Vitovolt 300 solar PV system to the UK. The photovoltaic solution incorporates a modular package of accessories with a Viessmann ecosystem that can include sustainable heating and electric vehicle charging. The Vitovolt 300 package is quick to install thanks to its plug-in solutions for electrical connections and fully wired matching components. […]

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Octopus partners with Iceland Foods

Octopus Energy’s generation arm has announced a new partnership with Iceland Foods. The 10-year deal will see power supplied to Iceland from the Breach solar farm in Cambridgeshire, which Octopus manages on behalf of Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust (ORIT). The solar farm will provide c.64 Gigawatt hours (GWh) of renewable energy every year to power […]

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Solar project cuts carbon in Worcestershire

Solar panels installed on buildings by Worcestershire County Council will result in estimated savings of £70,000 a year. The first installation, at the council’s second largest office facility of Wildwood, has an array of 679 panels. The second, smaller installation, has been completed at Kidderminster Library. The solar panel project was funded by the Government’s […]

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British Gas launches decarbonisation services

British Gas has introduced new services in solar, home energy efficiency, insulation and electric vehicles to accelerate its customers’ journey to decarbonisation. The announcement follows research by British Gas which reveals that almost four in five people (78%) say that they are willing to make changes in their own homes to tackle climate change. Almost […]

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Introducing HONE’s thermal and electric system

Ahead of an elemental webinar taking place on 25th January introducing some of the solutions that are part of the Wates Innovation Network, we spoke to speaker John Quinn from Photonomi about its HONE solar panels. What types of buildings are the HONE panels suitable for? HONE can and has been deployed on many building […]

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