Researchers at Cardiff University are looking into new ways of creating a “super grid” that will allow the EU to share the energy it creates. The project, a Multi-terminal DC Grid for Offshore Wind (MEDOW), will work with five universities and six industrial companies to create the concept. The funding is likely to come from… Read More »“Super grid” could share renewable energy around the EU
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The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has mobilised more than £5 billion of funding for clean energy projects in the two years since starting up. Launched in October 2012, it has invested around £1.6 billion in 37 projects – ranging from offshore wind farms to energy efficiency to energy from waste developments – across Britain,… Read More »UK green bank passes £5bn milestone
Four major offshore wind farms in Scotland have been granted development consent by the Scottish Government. The Neart Na Gaoithe, Inch Cape Offshore Limited, Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo projects in the Forth and Tay region will have a total capacity of 2.28GW. They will generate enough electricity to power more than 1.4 million homes… Read More »Green light for four Scottish offshore wind farms
Floating solar panels have berthed at a fruit farm in Berkshire. The floating energy platform is on a newly formed reservoir which irrigates the farm is said to be the first large one of its kind in Europe. It is strong enough to bear the weight of 200 kilowatts’ (kw) worth of panels and with a… Read More »Floating solar panels berth in Berkshire