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  • Geographic consultancy launches automated solar mapping tool

    19 March 2015, 10:51 Updated: 19 March 2015, 11:19

    Geographic information consultancy Ian Dee Consulting (IDC) is to launch an automated solar mapping tool at next month’s Sustainability Live event which claims to speed up the identification of ideal sites for solar projects.

  • Solar eclipse unlikely to impact UK power grid

    18 March 2015, 16:57 Updated: 19 March 2015, 9:45

    The impact of Friday’s solar eclipse on the UK grid is likely to be negligible despite concerns on the continent.

  • Upcoming storage boom could ‘revolutionise’ the UK market

    11 March 2015, 15:14 Updated: 11 March 2015, 15:45 | Comments (1)

    Maturing and more affordable storage technology promises to “revolutionise” the UK solar PV market, according to a panel at today’s Solar Finance and Investment Conference.

  • VideoCambridge University Eco Racing’s solar-powered supercar

    11 March 2015, 13:26 Updated: 11 March 2015, 13:36

    Solar Power Portal caught up with Aleski Tukiainen to find out more about the incredible technology used in the racer.

  • VideoEnphase outlines its modular vision for energy storage

    10 March 2015, 08:37 Updated: 11 March 2015, 10:09

    American microinverter manufacturer, Enphase is “hoping to do for storage what it did for inverters” by moving to a modular architecture. Peter Bennett caught up with Thomas Lee, senior product manager for Enphase at Ecobuild to learn more about the company’s new energy storage system.

  • Oxford PV secures £8 million in funding

    06 March 2015, 08:55 Updated: 06 March 2015, 11:58

    UK-based thin film start up, Oxford Photovoltaics has secured at least a further £8 million in VC funding to further plans to commercialise its blend of perovskite materials under a licensing model.

  • Under the spotlight: Marek Kubik on what storage can do for UK solar

    05 March 2015, 14:59 Updated: 06 March 2015, 13:06

    Dr Marek Kubik, strategic advisor, AES Corporation discusses the role for energy storage technology and solar to work together and how the success of existing pilot schemes could surprise people.

  • Vivint Solar absorbs Solmetric; discontinues SunEye range

    27 February 2015, 09:59 Updated: 27 February 2015, 10:21 | Comments (2)

    The team behind the popular Solmetric PV instruments will be fully integrated into a new research and development team for Vivint Solar, Solmetric’s parent company. 

  • VideoShrimp shells could lower the cost of solar

    19 February 2015, 16:38 Updated: 19 February 2015, 17:04 | Comments (3)

    Researchers have found an unlikely source for materials which could lower the manufacturing cost of solar cells.

  • CMA inquiry questions bill impact of non-competitive CfD allocations

    18 February 2015, 12:04 Updated: 18 February 2015, 12:28

    The competition and markets authority (CMA) has called into question the value for money of the eight CfD projects which were awarded funding without competition.


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