Surrey solar array to electrify students

One fifth of the University of Surrey’s electricity may flow from its own 12.2MWp solar farm as early as 2024. Land at Blackwell Farm, on...

Sunshine on Leith – and up to 6 GW of new PV arrays –...

Scotland could be in for an imminent bonanza in skilled jobs, care of clean, quickly deployed and popular solar power. In his novel ‘Blandings Castle’,...

Graze expectations: Birds, bees, bugs & biodiversity bigged up in new solar guide

Wild creatures munching grass and sipping nectar from flowers flourishing on pesticide-free ground beneath solar arrays are the focus of a guide just released...

Dawidosky completes management revolution at turbine makers Siemens Gamesa

Turbine-maker-in-a-spin Siemens Gamesa has appointed Tim Dawidowsky as its new chief operating officer. The Hispano-German combine last month hired new CEO Jochen Eickholt in a...

Towering in-farm-o: V-FAST gorges on vertical feast

Vertical, temperature-controlled, giant indoor fruit and veg farms powered by Scottish renewables are the vision of a four-company consortium announced today. Power storage and clean...

Plots for Kilowatts: Octopus ups pressure on nimbys

In an initiative this morning certain to provoke rural Conservative MPs, but probably to be welcomed even by shire-dwellers, onshore wind champions Octopus Energy...

Labour commits to 40 GW of solar by 2030, plus Sizewell C &  mini...

The Labour Party has sought to steal the Johnson administration’s clothes by putting out its own 5-point strategy to address energy security and the...

“To the roofs, and beyond!” Lockdowns can’t stop record 2021 for UK solar

Solar bosses are today hailing 2021 as another record-busting twelve months for clean PV-generated power.  Figures just released prove gigawatts of the speedily deployed...

Tesco to debut Britain’s first electric HGVs

Tesco is to pioneer the use of heavy electric trucks to supply food and other products to its distribution centre in Wales early in...

Battery bonanza: Twenty-fold storage expansion to characterise the world in the 2020s, say Bloomberg

Energy practitioners all sense it. Now a leading consultancy is the latest to put numbers around the intuition: “The 2020s are the decade of...

Brighton co-op secures EU cash for SMEs’ solar arrays

Whether "got done" already or only just beginning, the little matter of Brexit has not stopped a far-sighted energy co-operative from offering EU-sourced grants...

Developer Renewco launches with SSE’s blessing

A new clean power developer launched this week in Edinburgh, buoyed with £ 24 million worth of backing from industry giant SSE. Renewco Power, co-led...

Digital Realty advances renewable energy solutions

Digital Realty is expanding its renewable energy and sustainability initiatives with a long-term power purchase agreement to source solar power for a portion of...

CryrusOne’s London data centres move to 100% renewable energy

CyrusOne has announced that its London I and London II data centre facilities are now running on a 100% renewable energy tariff, a move...

Load sharing hybrid power systems: removing the barriers

Deep Sea Electronics (DSE) has developed a control solution that removes the barriers to hybrid load sharing installations. John Ruddock explains how mission critical...

CNet launches data centre sustainability programme

A new distance learning initiative, focused on sustainability, has launched by CNet in response to calls from data centre professionals for a programme to...

Renewables will be key to Ireland’s data centre growth

Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, has released a report...

Equinix receives award for leadership in green power

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has been recognised by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a leader in green power....

Microsoft signs agreement with GE to power data centres with wind power

Microsoft has signed an agreement with GE to purchase energy from its wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland, as part of its target of producing...

Apple to build new ‘green’ data centre in Iowa

Apple has announced plans to build a 400,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art data centre in Waukee, Iowa, to better serve North American users of iMessage, Siri, the...