Battery storage, flexible tech and renewables can replace coal

2018-08-24T16:02:49+00:00May 2018|

The government has pledged to switch off coal plants by 2025 and the World Wide Fund for Nature has argued that they should seek alternative replacements instead of building new large gas-fired power stations, the Guardian reports. The environmental group believes that renewables, battery storage and flexible technologies should be used to fill the gap [...]

Using a solar panel to generate electricity – from raindrops

2018-03-29T13:34:31+00:00March 2018|

Scientists from Soochow University in China have developed a new device that enables solar panels to generate electricity from raindrops as well as sun rays, according to the Guardian. One of the key barriers to the adoption of solar power is that PV panels produce intermittently. However. innovators have been making significant strides in improving [...]