#Renewables

Salford University project hopes to create extremely efficient solar cells

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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...

MIT researchers create lightest and thinnest solar cells ever

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A team from MIT have developed a solar cell one-fiftieth of the thickness of a human hair, which is so light that it can be placed on a bubble of...

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

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More money was invested in renewables in 2015 than was invested in building new fossil fuel power plants, a report by Clean Energy Canada has revealed. Falling technology costs have...

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

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Scottish Power Renewables have announced that they are going ahead with a £2.5bn investment in building a huge wind farm off the coast of Suffolk. The 102 turbine wind farm...

Yeast and sugar used to create biorenewable nylon

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Nylon has been produced using sugar and genetically engineered yeast by a team of engineers from Iowa State University. Using these materials and a hybrid catalysis, the team led by...

First UK battery energy storage project confirmed

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This week, Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a global renewable energy company, announced its first UK contract to build and support a battery energy storage system to demonstrate the benefits of...