No pressure – are steam condensers unsung winners of clean energy?

Are steam condensers the unspoken winners of the clean energy drive? According to a new report on the impact of rising renewable energy, makers of the machines which play a key role in thermal power can expect a lot of change in future. The global market for steam condensers could jump more than a billion […]

Solar singled out for ‘rough treatment’ in Budget

Solar power was singled out for “rough treatment” in the Budget, according to the industry’s largest trade body. The Solar Trade Association, which represents around 450 companies working in solar thermal and solar power, found fault with the Chancellor’s 2012 Budget announcement yesterday. In the Budget, solar power wasn’t included under the Enhanced Capital Allowances […]

No more "funding hiatus" for solar thermal

The Solar Trade Association has hailed the end to a “funding hiatus” for solar thermal that began when the Coalition Government abruptly closed the Low Carbon Building Programme (LCBP) in May last year.Under the newly announced £15million Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme, households will be able to apply for afor a £300 grant to buildsolar […]

Eco Environments gets across-the-board accreditations

Renewable energy company Eco Environments has become one of only a handful of firms in the UK to secure a full set of energy industry accreditations. The company has won Microgeneration Certification Scheme accreditations for all four of its specialist areas: solar PV, wind turbines, solar thermal and heat pumps. The accreditations come in the […]

Eco-Environments’ turnover rises more than ten-fold

As it celebrates its third birthday, Eco-Environments has announced plans to open offices across UK. The company designs and installs a range of renewable and energy conservation solutions, such as solar photovoltaic, wind turbines and solar thermal water heating systems. After turning over £100,000 in its first year, it is expected to make £1.8m this […]

SSE helps set up low carbon solutions firm

Scottish & Southern Energy is to take a 40% stake in a new company set up to offer low carbon solutions to business, local authorities and householders. The venture will be called Anesco and a further 40% of it will be owned by clean-tech investment firm zouk ventures, with the final 20% held by the […]