Green light for 50MW subsidy-free solar and battery storage project

It is expected to generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of 15,500 homes every year

Planning permission granted for huge solar farm – the size of 132 football pitches – in Swindon

The project is expected to provide enough clean energy for approximately 18% of all homes in the borough

Supply chain hit by Honda Swindon closure to receive £16m

The support from government comes after the carmaker announced plans to close its manufacturing facility in 2021

Honda to close Swindon plant amid drive for electrification

The move to end production in 2021 will lead to around 3,500 job losses

Plastic waste in landfill
Could Swindon prove plastic for fantastic?

Recycling Technologies says an advanced plastics recycling facility could make the town a leader in cutting waste

Kingfisher to install battery storage at B&Q distribution centre

The project is expected to help the DIY store reduce its power usage by 31%

UK Government plugs £20m into hydrogen research

The programme will investigate the development of low cost, low carbon hydrogen for industry, buildings and transport

A clean, green power station…built on an acre of land?

With modular technology, capable of converting combustible solid wastes into clean heat and power, Refgas Ltd is one of a new breed of energy technology companies capable of 24/7 generation, without reliance upon government subsidies or clean, green energy tariffs to make it pay. “Getting paid to receive our fuel certainly helps to make this […]

Just over an acre of land…how much energy can we produce?

With just about enough space for a football pitch, or a few tennis courts, surely your expectations would be limited if you were embarking upon a project to build a sizeable power station? Even more so for a renewable energy plant, fed by waste wood or processed waste, where bulk storage of the feedstock is […]

Swindon Council plans giant battery storage facility

Swindon Borough Council has unveiled plans for one of the UK’s largest battery storage facilities. Its wholly-owned company Public Power Solutions (PPS) has submitted a planning application for the 50MW project, to be built at the former Mannington Depot. The batteries will be housed in containers with a 30-year lifespan and will be connected to […]