Aussie firm secures $14m to automate solar array manufacturing

The 5B Maverick is a modular, pre-fabricated solar array that can be built and pre-wired in a factory and deployed rapidly in the field

Cost reduction programme ‘could slash nuclear risks, costs and duration’

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) says it is essential for all organisations involved to work together towards this goal

Carbon savings: Plane sailing or failure to take off?

Making airport ground movements more efficient and introducing more biofuels to the aviation sector could help slash fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. That’s the verdict from a study by Ricardo Energy & Environment for the UK Government, which assesses the cost and impact of a number of potential clean measures for the air travel […]

Project seeks partners to cut the cost of nuclear energy

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is looking for partners on a project to better understand the cost of nuclear energy. The Nuclear Cost Drivers Project aims to analyse historic, contemporary and future nuclear projects to identify how different areas of nuclear power plant design, construction and operation could deliver potential cost reductions. The ETI says […]

New tech ‘could cut offshore wind costs by 9%’

A new approach to installing and maintaining deep-water offshore wind turbines could cut costs by 9%. The results of a £200,000 Innovate UK Energy Catalyst study on the Self Erecting Nacelle System (SENSE) show the technology could also trim 4% from the cost of energy at wind farms in shallower water. Its developer, SENSE Offshore […]

A view of the energy industry – Derek Duffill

Derek Duffill from ENER-G gives his views

Electric drives that save you dough

The Village Bakery in Wrexham saves money using ABB drives Other ABB stories: Pumping cash – Dublin’s water plant saving thousands ABB wins $1bn order to connect European grids ABB wins $144 million of orders in Saudi Arabia New power system aids ship efficiency