Green standards set for Portsmouth solar farm

A new 48MW solar farm featuring composting toilets and hydrogen-powered CCTV is to be built in Portsmouth. Solarcentury has been picked by Primrose Solar for the project that will generate enough green electricity to power 11,000 homes. The companies aim to set the “highest environmental standards ever” for ground-mounted solar and have pledged to use […]

Michael Fallon appointed Minister for Portsmouth

Michael Fallon, who currently holds ministerial posts in both the business and energy departments, has been appointed Minister for Portsmouth. The newly-created role is designed to help the city in the aftermath of the loss of hundreds of jobs in the shipbuilding industry. Last year defence giant BAE Systems announced it would move Navy shipbuilding […]

Online mapping portal shows heat loss from properties

Businesses and householders in Portsmouth will now be able to identify thermal inefficient properties through a new online mapping portal (pictured). Using specialist thermal sensors mounted on a survey aircraft, aerial mapping company Bluesky recorded the heat loss from buildings across the city on a cold winter night. The data was then matched to address […]

Maths experts asked to cut costs of wind farms

Mathematicians in the UK and France have been given an estimated €1.8 million (£1.4 million) funding to find ways of cutting the cost of moving parts needed for offshore wind farms. This is part of an EU initiative in which logistics experts from the Universities of Portsmouth, Plymouth and Le Havre are looking at reducing the […]