Proposed Solar Roof Concept For Notre Dame

2020-02-21T15:09:38+00:00December 2019|

  Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral could be fitted with a new Solar roof. The new roof for Notre Dame could harnesses solar energy to provide enough energy to power nearby buildings if the design is accepted. Made up of diamond-shaped glass panels propped up with laminated wooden beams, Vincent Callebaut Architectures claim it would turn [...]

China’s Solar Power Is Now Cheaper Than Grid Electricity

2020-02-21T15:06:01+00:00October 2019|

  Solar Power is now cheaper than the electricity from the grid in cities across China which may drive a surge in uptake, according to new research led by Jinyue Yan from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The research scientists found that all of the 344 cities they looked at could have cheaper [...]

Goldsmith’s University Pledges To Become Carbon Neutral By 2025

2020-02-21T15:04:14+00:00September 2019|

The new Warden at Goldsmiths University, Frances Corner, has announced a series of measures that form an overall initiative for the establishment to become carbon neutral by 2025. They promise the addition of more solar PV as part of a new series of pledges in response to the climate emergency. Goldsmiths joins other UK universities [...]

Zestec Summer Night Out! Check out what we got up to

2020-02-21T11:16:38+00:00August 2019|

Last month during the lovely British heatwave, the Zestec team got together to enjoy our 2019 Summer Night Out. It was a gorgeous sunny evening overlooking beautiful Bournemouth Beach. We kicked off proceedings with a welcome drink at the stunning Level 8 Skybar on top of the Hilton Hotel. It was a lovely opportunity to [...]

Zestec Attends the 2019 UBT Expo

2020-02-19T09:45:44+00:00July 2019|

  Zestec (alongside our wonderful partners Perfect Sense Energy) recently attended the brilliant UBT Expo 2019, where with hundreds of other businesses we were able to demonstrate our real, tangible value add. Whilst visiting the EU UBT HQ we were able to check out our own handy work in the form of our [...]

Chernobyl Disaster Site Finds New Purpose

2020-01-29T14:36:48+00:00June 2019|

It was the disaster that shocked the World. On April 26th 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plants' reactor core suffered a meltdown, which ultimately killed thousands of people while simultaneously spreading radiation across Europe. But now the Chernobyl disaster site has found a new purpose. The area surrounding the plant won't be safe for human [...]

Late influx of solar installations as FiT is scrapped

2019-04-30T08:31:44+00:00April 2019|

Ahead of the closure of the UK’s Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme on 1 April 2019, installers up and down the country rushed to fit and accredit new solar systems, Solar Power Portal reports. Figures for Q1 2019 reveal that almost 242.5MW of solar was installed in the three-month period, more than double the next highest [...]

Power grid set for zero-carbon operation by 2025

2019-04-12T15:32:25+00:00April 2019|

Britain’s national grid will be ready to operate with zero carbon by 2025, its operating firm has announced in a new report. The National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO), which is a legally separate business within the National Grid Group, says the switch to zero carbon will help address the threat of climate change, and [...]

Are you ready for SECR?

2019-03-26T10:42:00+00:00March 2019|

On 1 April 2019, Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting, or SECR, is due to come into force. But what do businesses need to know about the government’s new framework? SECR is one of a number of policies falling under the government’s Clean Growth Strategy and aims to help businesses and industry boost energy productivity by [...]

Insurance industry ripe for ‘billions of pounds’ of green investment

2019-03-13T14:47:52+00:00March 2019|

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) is campaigning for changes to existing regulation which it says will “unlock billions of pounds of investment for innovative, greener projects”. The legislation in question is Solvency II, which states that insurers must hold a certain level of capital to prevent insolvency. The association, which represents more than 250 [...]