Solar Energy Scotland has appointed Thomas McMillan, Savills UK head of energy consultancy based in Perth, as its new chairman.
A trio of trade bodies have announced a new partnership to help promote and drive the transition to a net zero economy.
Renewable energy is now edging out fossil fuels on price as technologies achieve lower power costs, according to a new report.
The leading U.S. solar-trade group is warning the fallout from the coronavirus could slash the industry’s workforce in half.
Scientists claim to have developed solar power technology that produces energy even when it is cloudy and wet.
E.on blamed poor offshore wind generation in the UK for a decrease in sales in the first half of 2017.
An energy company has lodged proposals to transform an abandoned Moray airfield into a massive renewable power generator.
Chile’s solar industry has expanded so quickly that it’s giving electricity away for free.
China will cut the preferential rate it offers wind and solar power developers to reflect the decline in construction costs.
A “superflare” unleashed by the Sun could release energy equivalent to a billion one megaton nuclear bombs and threaten all the Earth’s communications and energy systems, scientists have warned.
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.
Renewable electricity supplier Good Energy is hoping to raise money for more renewable energy products in the UK after the success of a star-studded crowdfunding party.
Storage is one of the biggest challenges to a sustainable energy future, especially for wind and solar. In the latter's case, how can solar energy be stored so that it can be available any time, day or night, when the sun shining or not?
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.
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.
The sun provides more than enough energy for all our needs, if only we could harness it cheaply and efficiently.
ALCHEMISTS long dreamed of turning base metal into gold.
In the future, natural gas derived from frozen methane-based hydrates extracted from the ocean floor and beneath the Arctic permafrost may fuel cars, heat homes and power industry, according to the American Chemical Society.
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.