Posts tagged: Europe

UK installed more solar power than any other European country in 2014

But solar trade body warns that installation rates across the continent have fallen sharply as governments cut subsidies, reports BusinessGreen The UK installed more new solar power capacity than any other European country last year and is on track to retain its top-ranking position this year, due to a rush to complete projects ahead of […]

Apple’s £1.25bn Europe data centres will run entirely on renewable energy

Tim Cook says Apple’s two data centres, in Ireland and Denmark, will be among the largest in the world and have most advanced green building designs Apple has announced £1.25bn plans to build two data centres in Europe powered entirely on renewable energy. Chief executive Tim Cook said the developments in Galway, Ireland and Jutland […]

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Germany opens first renewable energy storage facility

Germany has launched what it claims is Europe’s first and largest commercial battery plant, which will help to store renewable power sources. Such sources can prove erratic, as they are dependent on the elements, such as wind and the sun. The new plant, opened by Wemag AG, will be able to store five megawatts –enough […]

Rooftop Solar Panels Double As Extra Housing For Crowded Cities

In Frankfurt, Germany, a team of students has found a new way to make buildings “climate neutral” without raising rents: Build a new rooftop apartment with each installation. The usual way to add solar power to a building is just to attach some panels to the roof. But a new design goes a step farther […]