Solar-power plane stays up in the air for record 26 days

Airbus’ unmanned aircraft weighs only 75 kilograms and flies at an altitude of 70,000 feet

US National Ignition Facility edges closer to fusion with new record

Scientists at the energy centre managed to fire 2.15 megajoules of energy into a target chamber

Britain has been powered for record 55 hours without coal

There was no coal production between 10.25pm on Monday,16th April and 5.20am today

UK wind breaks record with 14.3GW of clean power

This breaks a record set earlier in March when wind supplied 29.1% of the nation’s power with 13.8GW

Oceans reach highest temperatures on record in 2017

  The world’s oceans rose to the highest temperatures on record in 2017. Chinese experts found the upper 2,000m of ocean water were far more warmer last year than the previous hottest year in 2015. The Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IAP CAS) said in comparison, total electricity generation in […]

Record 5.5m energy switches in 2017

A record 5.5 million customers switched electricity supplier in 2017. That’s according to the latest figures from Energy UK, which show this is a 15% increase on the 4,822,885 switches that took place the year before. More than 400,000 customers changed supplier in December alone and through the year, competition has intensified, with 28% of […]

UK smashes clean energy records with green 2017

The past year has been the UK’s greenest on record, in terms of how much of the country’s power comes from clean sources. That’s according to the latest statistics from National Grid, which shows renewable technologies and low carbon innovations have helped break a number of energy records. For the first time, June saw wind, […]

Thin-film solar hits new efficiency record

A solar energy provider says it has set a new world record for thin-film cell efficiency. In joint research with Japan’s National Research and Development Agency’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Solar Frontier K.K. achieved a 22.9% conversion efficiency rate using its CIS (copper, indium and selenium) technology. It claims this result […]

UK tidal plant breaks monthly generation records

A tidal stream power plant off the coast of Scotland has set a world record for monthly energy production. Phase 1A of marine developer Atlantis’ MeyGen project in the Pentland Firth produced more than 700MWh of clean electricity in August. The facility’s total production since launch is now approaching 2GWh. It will soon enter into […]

US solar smashes records with 95% growth in 2016

The US solar market saw record smashing growth of 95% in 2016. That’s according to a new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, which shows installed capacity nearly doubled from 7,493MW to 14,626MW. The nation is now home to more than 1.3 million solar installations with a cumulative capacity of around 40GW. For […]