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Swiss solar roofs could produce 83% of all power demand

The Swiss Federal Office of Energy says panels spread across every rooftop in the country could generate around 50tWh of electricity a year

New Tesla solar roof ‘cheaper’ than concrete ones

Tesla’s new solar roof could cost less than a traditional concrete roof – without factoring in the cost savings of generated electricity. This Tesla says, means it makes ‘complete financial sense’ for all new house-builders to use one. Tesla CEO Elon Musk made the bold claim during a special shareholders meeting to approve the $2 billion (£1.62bn) merger between Tesla and SolarCity. […]

UK’s biggest solar canopies to save city £33k

Nottingham is planning two large solar panel “canopies” on top of two car parks which will earn the City Council thousands of pounds. On Wednesday councillors approved plans for the first solar array at Queen’s Drive park and ride scheme which will generate £121,000 a year for the Council. The 4,000 solar panels will export […]

New tiled solar panel launched

A new solar panel has been created to fit tiled roofs. Solarcentury, who designed the C21e solar electric plain tile says the product came about in response to a high demand for them. The company says the new product can be fitted to tile roofs from many different manufacturers. Each tile is 47w, with 54 […]