week ending 21 November 2014

Farming Energy Farms across the UK could become major players in the drive towards a low-carbon economy, according to a report launched by the Farm Power coalition. The coalition, which numbers well-known farming bodies, renewable businesses, NGOs and is led by Forum for the Future, calculates that UK farms could ‘easily’ hold 10GW+ of untapped […]

week ending 14 November 2014

Solar Car Parks A Cambridge start-up that has developed an innovative “solar cloth” designed to generate solar power at sites that are unsuitable for conventional solar panels is to start trialling its technology with one of the UK’s biggest retailers. The Solar Cloth Company has developed a lightweight, flexible material that it claims is ideal […]

week ending 7 November 2014

Solar Industry Loses Legal Battle Four solar companies attempting to sue the government over its decision to halt subsidies for large solar farms from early next year have had their case dismissed by the High Court today, despite the judge agreeing the move would have a retrospective impact on the industry. Solarcentury, Lark Energy, TGC […]

week ending 30 October 2014

Solar Seminar THREE national firms are working together to host a free seminar in Basingstoke for farmers and landowners about the risks and rewards of solar installations. Clarke Willmott Solicitors, Savills, and Saffery Champness Accountants will host the evening seminar at Hampshire Court Hotel, in Chineham, on November 18.

week ending 24 October 2014

Islay Community Wind The community-owned wind turbine development on Islay has taken another step forward with the arrival on the island of the 330kW Enercon wind turbine. The tower is now complete, with the nacelle in place, with the construction team now waiting for a break in the weather to attach the blades.