Engineering Energy & Environment

We could soon be getting energy from solar power harvested in space

Deep Dive

The idea of space-based solar power (SBSP) – using satellites to collect energy from the sun and “beam” it to collection points on Earth – has been around since at least the late 1960s. Despite its huge potential, the concept has not gained sufficient traction due to cost...

Revolutionising Power Transmission: T-Pylons installation completed for Hinkley Point

Long Read

In the heart of the UK's South West, a revolution in power transmission is taking place. The National Grid's Hinkley Connection Project, a significant stride towards a greener future, has reached a pivotal milestone. All 116 T-pylons, a novel design in electricity pylons, are now installed. T-Pylons are...

The Rise of Micro Modular Reactors (MMRs) in a Sustainable Future

Quick Read

In the ever-evolving landscape of energy production, a new contender has emerged, promising to revolutionize how we think about nuclear power: the Micro Modular Reactor (MMR). An MMR is a compact, nuclear-based power source designed to provide energy with efficiency and minimal waste. MMRs are not just smaller...