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Solar Industry News

SolarUK Ltd maintains a watch on current news about our industry. We have presented our up to date list of news items below.

First coal-free day in Britain since industrial revolution
Last Friday saw a landmark moment, the first 24-hour period without any coal-powered generation, a sign of how the once mighty fuel is being consigned to history by ever increasing renewable output including solar.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 24 April 2017 14:16

Solar PV production reduces March wholesale electricity Price
UK electricity prices tumbled last month as the peak-flattening effect of the country’s solar capacity occurred earlier than usual, according to monitoring and data firm S&P Global Platts.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 06 April 2017 11:59

Day time grid transmission levels drop below Night time levels!
Foe the first time in history day time grid transmission levels drop below night time levels due to the input of Solar PV! This landmark clearly points the way towards the future strategic evolution needed on our networks.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 29 March 2017 06:12

Jaguar Land Rover go 100% renewable
The auto giant announced the new deal will see it purchase all its power from renewable sources through to at least March 2020
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 14 March 2017 06:34

Centrica go big on Batteries
Centrica’s £19m pioneer programme in Cornwall gives a glimpse of what that future might look like; smarter, greener and cheaper.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 27 February 2017 06:19

Cheap solar and electric cars could halt Fossil fuel growth by 2020
Solar power and clean cars are ‘gamechangers’ consistently underestimated by big energy, says Imperial College and Carbon Tracker report. The cost of solar has fallen 85% in seven years,
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 24 February 2017 06:13

Solar thermal retained under RHI reforms
BEIS has decided to retain the technology under the scheme on its current tariff rate of 19.74p/kWh
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 14 February 2017 05:59

New research offers hope for future energy storage solutions
As energy storage becomes more and more important, not only for personal energy use but also in balancing the diurnal energy fluctuations being sent to the grid, the question being asked is when batteries will become more affordable? There are a number of reasons why conventional battery systems, although great, come with a price tag. However, researchers from Stanford may have found an alternative using readily available and crucially inexpensive materials in order to create a new battery system for renewable energy storage.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 13 February 2017 16:53

Google to be powered 100% by renewable energy
The internet giant is already the world’s biggest corporate buyer of renewable electricity, last year buying 44% of its power from wind and solar farms. Now it will be 100%, and an executive said it would not rule out investing in nuclear power in the future, too. Google uses AI to cut data centre energy use by 15% “We are convinced this is good for business, this is not about greenwashing. This is about locking in prices for us in the long term."
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 06 December 2016 18:54

Report claims renewables reach 50% of Britains energy mix
Low carbon energy sources were responsible for producing more than half of Britains electricity for the first time in Q3 2016.
Source: solaruk, Date and Time of entry: 15 November 2016 12:22

 

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