Posts tagged: United Kingdom

Revolutionary Tidal Fence is Set to Trap the Sea’s Power

UK-designed turbines aim to harness tidal energy to produce cheaper electricity ? without endangering marine life, reports Climate News Network By: Alex Kirby A British company has announced plans for an array of unique marine turbines that can operate in shallower and slower-moving water than current designs. Kepler Energy, whose technology is being developed by […]

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 […]

UK Backs £315m Renewable Energy Projects

More than a dozen windfarms and five solar farms are among first projects to receive financial support By: Fiona Harvey More than a dozen new onshore wind farms are to receive financial backing through the coalition government’s reformed renewable incentive scheme, along with two offshore wind projects and five solar farms. The contracts for the […]

Solar power in the UK almost doubled in 2014

Installed solar photovoltaic capacity grows from 2.8GW to nearly 5GW as industry hails ‘milestone achievement’ 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 […]

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Tidal Power Plant Will Generate Renewable Energy for 175,000 Homes

by Gregory Baskin   In an effort to create enough electricity to power 175,000 homes, the Energy Technologies Institute of the United Kingdom (UK) has awarded a £7.5 million ($12.4 million) contract to a private firm to create a renewable energy “multi-turbine foundation structure” in a tidal stream in northern Scotland. Known as MeyGen, the […]