Cheaper solar panels could be on the way after a scientific breakthrough

Perovskite-based solar cells could be made with raw materials that cost less. Samuel Webb discusses latest developments in an article on The Independent website.   Solar panel breakthrough could lead to cheaper renewable energy Cheaper solar panels could be on the way after a scientific breakthrough. Using enhanced halide perovskite – a man-made material with … Continue reading Cheaper solar panels could be on the way after a scientific breakthrough

Blog from Jane Marsh: How to retrofit a building for climate change

Global warming is creating suitable conditions for climate change. In response, worldwide industries have sought ways to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and overall carbon footprint. Retrofitting buildings has proven effective in enhancing energy efficiency and reducing environmental impact. Across the board, green innovations have enabled the optimization of existing structures for the United States … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: How to retrofit a building for climate change

A strategy to unleash the green energy potential of vacant space in towns and cities should begin – and not end – with car parks

Dylan Ryan, Lecturer in Mechanical & Energy Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University writes on The Conversation website about the benefits of a wider programme to see solar panels installed not only on parking lots but also on derelict or vacant lots. What do you think?   France’s plan for solar panels on all car parks … Continue reading A strategy to unleash the green energy potential of vacant space in towns and cities should begin – and not end – with car parks

Solar panels can be made better and cheaper

Renate Egan, Professor, Australian Centre of Advanced Photovoltaics at UNSW Sydney writes on The Conversation website about Australian research underway to cut costs even further and generate the most electricity possible out of incoming sunlight. What are your views?   You might think solar panels have been perfected – but we can still make them … Continue reading Solar panels can be made better and cheaper

How solar power can help your gardening

With the rising price of groceries, gardening is becoming more important than ever. Many households are creating gardens in their backyard to grow their own food and cut down on some of their spending. Jane Marsh writes on the Renewable Energy Magazine of the benefits of solar panels in your garden. What is your experience? … Continue reading How solar power can help your gardening

Blog from Jane Marsh: Why We Need a Greener Power Grid More Than a Resilient One

Major weather events and aging grid infrastructure have led many to call for a resilient grid that can stand up to the elements. However, prioritizing resilience may be the wrong approach — instead, grid officials should consider how sustainability could future-proof the grid and protect it from future crises. Climate change and extreme weather are … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: Why We Need a Greener Power Grid More Than a Resilient One

There is an opportunity to design emerging technologies with the circular economy in mind from the start

Matthew Davies, Associate Professor at Swansea University writes on The Conversation website about the need to recycle parts from solar panels and other emerging technologies in order to avoid unnecessary waste.   Solar panels: we need to recycle parts of them to use again and avoid a mountain of waste Billions of solar panels globally will … Continue reading There is an opportunity to design emerging technologies with the circular economy in mind from the start

Blog from Jane Marsh: New Materials Could Make Solar Production Less of a Liability

The solar industry experienced its highest sale and production rates in 2020. As manufacturers produce more panels, environmentalists evaluate the sustainability of their material use and development practices. They also work on expanding society’s access to emission-less energy by increasing its efficiency. Solar manufacturers can expand their products’ uses by creating reliable and long-lasting panels. … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: New Materials Could Make Solar Production Less of a Liability

There is an urgent need to increase the energy efficiency of data centres and reduce their environmental impact

Alessandro Bruschini, Infrastructure Manager from Aruba wrote on the Techerati website on the urgent need to improve the energy performance of data centres and offers three solutions.   Why going ‘green‘ is crucial to all data centre operations Three solutions that offer a ‘green’ route towards energy efficiency improvements It’s been said many times over, … Continue reading There is an urgent need to increase the energy efficiency of data centres and reduce their environmental impact

The exponential drop in the cost of solar, storage and power electronics is accelerating the energy transition already underway

Doug Arent and Adam Warren from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory discuss in the January 2021 Issue on the Financier Worldwide website the opportunities available to invest in clean energy technologies because of their dramatic cost reductions in the past decade.   Financing clean energy: unprecedented momentum and opportunity Clean energy technologies, particularly solar photovoltaics … Continue reading The exponential drop in the cost of solar, storage and power electronics is accelerating the energy transition already underway