week ending 30 January 2015

Solar Doubled Solar power almost doubled in the last year, with 650,000 installations ranging from solar farms to panels on homes, figures showed. By the end of 2014 there was almost five gigawatts (5GW) of solar photovoltaic panels installed, up from 2.8GW at the end of 2013, the Department of Energy and Climate Change figures […]

week ending 23 January 2015

Local Energy Stornoway-based Western Isles Council is looking for tenders from the private sector for a partner to develop and deliver an operating electricity supply company – the Outer Hebrides Energy Co. The council seeks is looking to appoint a partner with which to set up and constitute a separate electricity supply company by June […]

week ending 16 January 2015

Small Turbine Crowdfunding EARTHMILL, the Wetherby-based wind turbine business, has launched a UK record £2.5m crowd-funded investment that enables individuals to invest in farm-scale turbines. The deal follows the success of the company’s initial fund, which was the UK’s first crowd-funded investment aimed at small-scale turbines. It raised £1.25m in just eight weeks, closing earlier […]

week ending 9 January 2015

London CHP London’s efforts to boost its energy security and tackle climate change have received a boost, with the news that a disused power station in Greenwich will be reopened with new, cleaner turbines. Mayor Boris Johnson confirmed yesterday that the 108-year-old power plant in South London will be fitted with a combined heat and […]

week ending 19 December 2014

Manchester Social Housing Go Solar Social housing contractor Forrest has won a contract worth £3 million to install solar PV on Southway Housing Trust homes across South Manchester. The solar installs will be carried out on tenants’ homes for free, with each solar array expected to help residents slash as much as 58% off their […]