A third of UK businesses turn to renewable energy to cut costs

2018-11-15T08:21:36+00:00November 2018|

More than a third of UK businesses are now generating their own power as they attempt to cut spiralling energy costs, a new report reveals. Solar power is the most popular way of generating electricity, with six in ten of the businesses who are moving towards becoming self-reliant having installed a photovoltaic system. Wind power [...]

UK’s renewable energy capacity overtakes fossil fuels

2018-11-13T09:44:39+00:00November 2018|

The UK took another step closer to realising its objective to close its coal-fired power plants by 2025, as the nation’s renewable electricity capacity overtook that of fossil fuel generators for the first time. Research by academics at Imperial College, on behalf of electrical power company Drax, showed that British renewable energy capacity has increased [...]

Keep on Running

2018-11-12T14:41:42+00:00November 2018|

Ironman Richard conquers injury for Triathlon success When a doctor advised him to stop running, Richard Fisher had other ideas – and took part in an Ironman triathlon. The Ironman – a 2.4-mile swim and 112-mile bike ride followed by a 26.2-mile marathon run – is one of the toughest one-day events in the world [...]

Why now is the right time to get a solar PV system

2018-10-03T15:33:17+00:00September 2018|

Now is a good time to install a solar PV system and start generating your own clean green solar energy to gain immediate savings on electricity bills before the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme ends in March. To encourage homes and businesses to invest in renewables the Government introduced the FiT Scheme in 2010. The Scheme [...]

UK virtual power plant company appoints ex-Tesla chief as advisor

2018-09-21T09:17:14+00:00September 2018|

A UK project to build a virtual power plant (VPP) has appointed the former EMEA vice-president for Tesla in an advisory role, according to Energy Storage News. Ben Hill will act as commercial and technical advisor for Solo Energy, which plans to launch a system to link up residential and commercial battery systems through a [...]

Industry leaders call for government to continue payments for excess solar energy

2018-09-21T08:34:51+00:00September 2018|

This summer’s heatwave has helped solar energy to reach record weekly highs. While this may have generated more interest in solar power, the government’s plans to remove the feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme is having the opposite effect. As a result, industry leaders are urging the government to reconsider and continue making payments to small producers [...]

Businesses increasingly back clean energy

2018-09-12T11:02:26+00:00August 2018|

UK businesses of all sizes are starting to realise the power of clean energy. Not only does investment in this area boost green credentials and reduce operational costs, it also helps to future-proof companies in ultra-competitive markets, the Daily Telegraph recently discussed. While senior vice-president of energy solutions at the Green Investment Group, Richard Braakenburg, [...]

Energy as a Service and its impact on the energy market

2018-08-28T10:10:25+00:00August 2018|

Smart meters, renewables, energy storage, interconnectors, and a greater choice of energy suppliers… there’s no denying that the energy market has transformed in recent years. Despite this, customers continue to face confusing tariff pricing structures, unclear tariff names, and high costs, Current News recently discussed. But could the energy sector be on track to put [...]

UK risks missing overall renewable energy targets

2018-08-24T13:44:16+00:00August 2018|

Last year was a stellar year for renewable generation capacity in the UK, putting the country on track to meet its target for renewable-produced electricity. However, slow progress on heat and transportation means the UK now risks missing overall renewable energy targets, Greentech Media reports. 2017 saw highest annual increase share of electricity generations Energy [...]

ENA launches smart grid consultation

2018-08-24T14:01:32+00:00August 2018|

The Energy Networks Association has launched the “Future Worlds” consultation as part of its Open Networks Project to discuss the future of the UK’s energy networks, Utility Week reported. Decentralised Energy System could offer consumers big savings The aim of the consultation is to deliver a “smarter, more flexible, and more decentralised energy system”. Research [...]