#Renewables

Carbon emissions drop in the UK as renewables rise

3 years ago — Long Read

Provisional figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have revealed a 3.4% drop in greenhouse gas emissions last year. This decrease is thanks in large part...

Swedish researchers develop wood-based glass

3 years ago — Quick Read

Researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed transparent wood that could in future be used in solar cells and biodegradable windows. The team, led by Prof. Lars...

Record $286 billion invested in renewables globally in 2015

3 years ago — Quick Read

Developing nations have led the way in investing in renewable energy in 2015, as revealed by a study by the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management for the UN Environment...

Transparent photovoltaic windows could reach the market in three years

3 years ago — Quick Read

Researchers at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), in collaboration with solar photovoltaic glass manufacturer Polysolar and materials developer Merck, are developing the prototype stage of lightweight and low cost...

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

3 years ago — Quick Read

A £6 million floating solar array is to open in London this month, and is expected to generate 5.8 million kilowatt hours a year. The floating solar array was built...

Salford University project hopes to create extremely efficient solar cells

3 years ago — Quick Read

Researchers at Salford University have begun a €5 million project to develop perovskite photovoltaic cells, a novel material choice which could lead to highly efficient solar power generation accompanied by...