Feb 8th 2019 Arsenal FC became the first UK football club (late 2018) to install a battery storage system, which will store enough electricity to power the club’s 60,000-seater stadium for a 90-minute match. (This could potentially include renewable energy, such as solar and wind power.) The system enables the Arsenal to cut electricity bills… Continue reading
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Fresh hope for pioneering tidal power lagoon in Swansea Bay
An independent review to be published on Thursday, January 12th is said to be “broadly positive towards the £1.3bn plan for a pioneering tidal power lagoon in Swansea Bay. Given the government’s support for the hugely expensive Hinkley C nuclear power station, which will require high public subsidy for the costly (compared to fossil fuels)… Continue reading →
Could perovskite power the next generation of renewable energy?
Perovskite. It took from the early 1960s until just a few years ago for the conventional solar panel to get about as far as is going to go with current technology, where panels, made up of silicon-based solar cells, can turn 20-22% of the energy in sunlight into electricity. So that’s about 50 years. Scientists… Continue reading →
Pavegen’s major walk-on part in renewable energy
In 2015 renewable energy start-up Pavegen broke its crowd-fiunding target and was able to fund expansion and product development. Pavegen’s latest development in its renewable energy-generating technology (announced on May 11, 2016) is a triangular tile, the V3, said to be far more efficient than the company’s previous models, generating 5 watts per step. It… Continue reading →
Swansea catches tide to lead the world in every day clean lagoon energy
I am immensely proud of my hometown, Swansea. If all goes well, by the end of 2018 a six-mile long wall will loop out from the seafront, like an oddly inflated balloon, to define the world’s first energy-generating tidal lagoon. Turbines at the outer edge of the lagoon will capture the energy from the tide… Continue reading →
Leaders as reckless on climate today as with peace in August 1914?
Today, August 4, 2014, must be the most important anniversary any of us have lived through, apart from our own birthdays and key family events. I have looked again at the BBC’s excellent “37 Days”, to try to make sense of that sudden lurch to the biggest catastrophe in human history. (Ironically, the BBC didn’t… Continue reading →