Cosmic evidence for climate change?

A Danish physicist thinks changes in the earth’s climate are being caused by fluctuations in solar activity

Moroccan plastic firm bags solar savings

A plastic bag producer in Morocco says it expects to slash its annual electricity bill by 12% as a result of installing solar panels on the roof of its factory. Multisac, which primarily produces woven polypropylene bags for the agriculture industry, hopes the renewable technology will produce around 689MWh of clean power each year, reducing […]

California to add 102MW of solar power

Construction has started on a 102MW solar project in Kings County, California. SunPower’s ‘Henrietta’ project will generate power for Pacific Gas and Electric’s customers under a long-term power purchase agreement. It will generate enough electricity to power 22,000 homes and is expected to be operational by the end of 2016. Around 350 jobs will be created during […]

Scientists copy plants to make fuel efficiently

British scientists are copying the way plants generate energy from the sun, with a manmade version of chlorophyll they say will make renewable energy more efficient. The £800,000 research project will use tiny solar panels to mimic the process of photosynthesis, which is how plants change sunlight into energy to help them grow. The energy […]

Sun lights up Gatwick runway

Gatwick has become the first UK airport to install solar PV on site. Even more impressive, the 50kW trial installation lies just 150 metres away from the runway. Due to the sensitive and intricate nature of power systems at airports installing solar PV can be more difficult than usual. Nick Pascoe, CEO of the company […]

Sun reflection technology needs serious research, says report

A global-warming reduction technique that reflects some of the sun’s rays back into space has caused much debate since its emergence in the last few years. A newly formed body is calling on serious, multilateral discussions to open as a result. Solar Radiation Management (SRM), a type of geo-engineering that would cause a small percentage […]