solar energy

Renewables/Energy Transition

Trade body warns UK Government plans could see less spending on solar

Findings from a trade body claim the UK Government plans to spend less on solar energy over the next three years than previously estimated. Fresh analysis from the Solar Trade Association said recent proposals by the government, published in response to the Fee-in Tariff review, would see a maximum of £7million of support spent on new solar deployment. Spending will fall from a current rate of less than £70million per year to £2million per year - a 98% cut in the total budget.

Renewables/Energy Transition

Sun shines on Denmark

Denmark has already reached its 2020 goal of 200 MW solar power generation capacity. This was largely attributed to net metering, which is a more economical and simple way to utilise solar energy than an off-grid setup that relies on expensive batteries that need replacement.


Energy in the South Pacific

I have spent most of the last four months working in the South Pacific - in Fiji, Papua New Guinea (PNG) and a few other countries. Someone asked me if I would like to undertake a study on improving energy security in the region and after a few seconds hesitation I agreed. It has been a very enjoyable change from working in Scotland.

Oil & Gas

S is for solar

THE sun has produced energy for billions of years. Solar energy is the sun's rays (solar radiation) that reach the Earth. Solar energy is free and its supplies are unlimited. Using solar energy produces no air or water pollution but does have some indirect impacts on the environment in the manufacture of technologies such as solar cells that convert that energy to electricity.