Skip to main content


Showing posts from October, 2015

UK's largest PV-T system installed in Kent

The UK’s largest domestic photovoltaic-thermal (PV-T) array has been installed at a newly built family home near Canterbury using technology from Leicester based firm, Caplin Homes.

Alstom wins contract to upgrade German pumped storage generators

Alstom has received a second order from Vattenfall Europe Generation AG for the main overhaul of a synchronous generator in the Markersbach pumped-storage power plant in Saxony.

Sunlabob secures new microgrid projects in Myanmar

Sunlabob Renewable Energy recently finalized a contract to provide turnkey implementation of eleven solar-powered micro-grids in remote communities of Myanmar (formerly Burma).

New government appointments offer hope for Australian wind sector

Australia’s wind energy industry has welcomed the appointment of the new Wind Farm Commissioner and Independent Scientific Committee on Wind Turbines, which should return a sensible tone to the debate.

Renewables will drive Denmark's cumulative installed capacity beyond 16 GW by 2025

Denmark’s cumulative installed capacity is expected to expand from 13.5 Gigawatts (GW) in 2014 to reach 16.1 GW by 2025 says consulting firm GlobalData.

Harvard study questions widespread support for bulk energy storage

The high cost and technical immaturity of bulk electricity storage systems (BES), such as pumped hydro storage (PHS), batteries, liquid air, flywheels and hydrogen, have often been mentioned as major challenges to the increased penetration of renewable energy technologies, such as wind power and solar energy.

Canada’s Super Energy Efficient Net Zero Homes

Reid’s Heritage Homes is a Canadian company that is helping to build zero carbon homes (officially called Net Zero Homes) in the country, along with four other housebuilders (Minto, Mattamy Homes, Provident and Construction Voyer) selected by Ministry of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). The aim is to build homes that produce as much energy as the average user consumes, largely through the incorporation of renewable energy generation technologies such as solar panels and by constructing the home in such a way that it improves the air sealing qualities of the building and increases its overall energy efficiency.

Greenpeace report shows UK can be almost entirely powered by renewable energy

Equipment and services for EV charging stations expected to generate $709 million in 2024

A new report from Navigant Research finds that over the next decade, government efforts to support electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to support millions of connected charging stations.

Resilient energy needs smarter solutions says new report

The latest report from the World Energy Council says new thinking is required for the management and financing of energy infrastructures in order to meet increased extreme weather risks.

Sabella deploys tidal turbine off French coast

The engineering and project management company, Sabella, has deployed France’s first grid-connected tidal turbine in the Fromveur Strait.