Eggs-cellent! Sunrise Eggs supplier gets solar panels

A free range egg supplier in the UK is hoping for cracking savings of £32,000 on its yearly energy bill by using solar panels. Sunrise Eggs’ main packing and distribution depot near Loughborough in Leicestershire is getting a 200kilowatt (kW) solar energy system, supplied by international solar firm SunConnex. The system’s 800 south-east facing solar […]

Sharp’s Welsh solar factory running ‘nearly at full throttle’

Tech manufacturer Sharp says its Welsh solar panel factory is nearly running at full throttle. The plant in Wrexham, North Wales which makes photovoltaic (PV) panels is at “near full production” of 400MW. Announcing the news yesterday, the European firm touted this as evidence of its strong commitment to solar in Europe. Last September there […]

Businesses should avoid “blasé” attitude to energy – Gazprom Energy

Businesses should avoid “blasé” attitudes to energy and think outside the box, according to Gazprom Energy’s Head of Power. With energy bills increasing “year on year” leaving customers more concerned about reducing their costs, he suggests firms can be more proactive. Steve Armitage told ELN in an interview: “Customers can do things. We’re all a […]

Toxic gas leads to mass evacuation in Germany

Around 1,400 people were evacuated from their homes in Germany today after a chemical leak in a factory caused a cloud of poisonous gas. The accident occurred in a factory run by US food giant Kraft in Bad Fallingbostel, a small town in Northern Germany. Reports claim the incident happened when employees accidentally poured acid […]