October 21, 2018

Swedish University Pioneers ‘Seasonal’ Solar Panel Technology

Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, has devised new solar panel technology which saves and reuses heat from the summer sun to use once those famously harsh Scandinavian winters set in. The university hopes that it can provide a commercial solution for efficient gre...
October 16, 2018

The October 2018 UN Global Warming Report & What It Means for the Solar Industry

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released an urgent report on the current and future state of global warming, and it’s not looking good. According to the report, the goal set out in the Paris Agreement (to keep global warming to 1.5°Cs above pre-industrial levels...
September 17, 2018

Solar & Wind Set to Generate 50% of Global Electricity by 2050

Every year, the industry research firm Bloomberg NEF (New Energy Finance) publishes a report called the New Energy Outlook (NEO), focusing on the electricity sector. This year’s report tells us that solar and wind energy will generate half of the world’s electricity by 2050. Solar...
September 12, 2018

Majority of the UK Public Demands Solar Energy, says YouGov Survey

According to a recent YouGov survey commissioned by environmental law group ClientEarth, more than half of the British public would install solar panels (as well as a selection of home battery products) to combat climate change – but only if there were greater assistance from the UK gove...
June 28, 2018

Europe’s First Solar Panel Recycling Plant Opens in France

Many solar panels in the UK are reaching the end of their 25-year lifespans, and are being decommissioned and removed from rooftops. For a long time, the process after decommission involved the panels being recycled in all-purpose glass recycling facilities, which for all its benefits does...
June 21, 2018

Solar Beats U.S. Import Tariff to Become Biggest Source of Power

In the U.S., solar energy generated more electricity in the first quarter of 2018 than both gas and wind put together. The rate of solar panel installations (in the U.S.) increased by 13% in the first four months of the year, making solar accountable for a huge 55% of all new electricity g...
March 15, 2018

More Than 100 UK Cities Powered by Renewable Energy

While we are staunch champions of solar energy, we like to see the other (renewable) guys do well too. With that in mind, we’d like to share this massive bit of news that should go a long way in pushing the renewable energy movement forward. New data published by the non-profit environm...
January 7, 2018

What Impact Will Global Warming Have on the Planet by 2050?

According to a new study published by the journal Nature Climate Change, if the goals of the Paris climate change accord are not met, more than 25% of the Earth will experience the effects of ‘aridification’ – or drying of the planet – by the year 2050. Understanding the Change in...
December 22, 2017

UK Trains to Be Solar-Powered in 10 Years

Solar panels could soon fuel a significant amount of the energy needs for future electric trains in the UK, according to a new report from Imperial College London’s Energy Futures Lab and green energy charity 10:10. Why Trains? Network Rail is the single largest electricity consumer in...
November 29, 2017

“Birth of a New Era”: Solar Power Leads the Way for Renewable Energy

According to the International Energy Agency, renewable energy accounted for two-thirds of new power added to the world’s grids in 2016. Of all renewable sources, the group found solar technology led the way and even surpassed the net growth of coal, formerly the world’s largest source...