#Renewables

How Does Masdar City – the ultimate experiment in sustainable urban living – stack up against Birmingham?

6 months ago — 7 min read

Masdar City has been pitched as a ‘zero carbon’ and ‘zero waste’ city. This brand new city in the United...

Graphene solar panels developed that generates energy when it rains

12 months ago — 1.5 min read

Whilst Solar Power has made significant steps forwards over the last decade there has always been the problem of what...

Carbon emissions drop in the UK as renewables rise

12 months ago — 2.5 min read

Provisional figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have revealed a 3.4% drop in greenhouse gas...

Swedish researchers develop wood-based glass

12 months ago — 0.5 min read

Researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed transparent wood that could in future be used in solar...

Record $286 billion invested in renewables globally in 2015

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

Developing nations have led the way in investing in renewable energy in 2015, as revealed by a study by the...

Transparent photovoltaic windows could reach the market in three years

1 year ago — 0 min read

Researchers at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), in collaboration with solar photovoltaic glass manufacturer Polysolar and materials developer Merck,...

London’s Queen Elizabeth II reservoir to hold world’s largest floating solar power plant

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

A £6 million floating solar array is to open in London this month, and is expected to generate 5.8 million...

Salford University project hopes to create extremely efficient solar cells

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

Researchers at Salford University have begun a €5 million project to develop perovskite photovoltaic cells, a novel material choice which...

MIT researchers create lightest and thinnest solar cells ever

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

A team from MIT have developed a solar cell one-fiftieth of the thickness of a human hair, which is so...

Record-breaking £265bn invested in renewable energy last year

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

More money was invested in renewables in 2015 than was invested in building new fossil fuel power plants, a report...

Up to 3,000 jobs to be created by £2.5bn East Anglia One wind farm

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

Scottish Power Renewables have announced that they are going ahead with a £2.5bn investment in building a huge wind farm...

Yeast and sugar used to create biorenewable nylon

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

Nylon has been produced using sugar and genetically engineered yeast by a team of engineers from Iowa State University. Using...

First UK battery energy storage project confirmed

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

This week, Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a global renewable energy company, announced its first UK contract to build and support...

Shoppers power the Christmas lights

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

As part of Small Business Saturday, Pavegen Systems, a British technology firm, installed a power generating pavement in Brighton on...

Autumn statement receives support from manufacturers

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

Manufacturers have welcomed measures announced in the Government’s Autumn Statement, with investment in infrastructure, energy research and plans to amend...

Young engineers’ new technologies gain support of Royal Commission

1 year ago — 0 min read

Ten projects, with a significant possibility of improving health or the environment, have gained funding from the Royal Commission for...

Devices in future could be powered by new “nanohoops”

1 year ago — 0 min read

Tiny circular structures called nanohoops could be used in the future to power a range of devices, according to researchers...

UK government faces legal challenges over climate change failings

1 year ago — 0.5 min read

After being warned earlier in the year about failing to meet its environmental targets, the Government could be facing a...