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What Scotland’s biggest solar farm represents

Scotland’s largest solar farm has been given the green light, a significant move for renewable energy. Moray Council gave Elgin Energy the go ahead to develop the 20MW project near Urquhart. What could this immense project mean for the rest of the UK? The new solar...

The advantages of adding a battery to your solar photovoltaic system

It is a question which many have asked; what actually are the benefits of adding a battery to your solar photovoltaic system? To make it a little bit easier to answer, Alan Cartwright published an in-depth study on the advantages of batteries for his own solar system....

Brightening up the future of Uganda with solar lamps

It might surprise you but in Uganda, 90% of the population is not connected to an electric grid, which means most people rely on flame based lamps powered by kerosene. Not only are these lamps dim and expensive, they also come with health costs. Many people living in...

How to improve your home’s energy efficiency

With energy prices on the rise, it has never seemed like a better time to make your home more energy efficient. By improving your energy efficiency rating you save yourself money and improve the overall performance of your house. Taking a few simple measures, such as...

What can we learn from the most eco-friendly island in Britain?

The tiny little Isle of Eigg might not seem like the kind of place that could teach the world any type of lesson, let alone a lesson concerning the future. A rocky island sitting off the coast of Scotland, its occupants are made up of just over 90 humans and a vast...

Could space solve our energy problems?

I won’t add to the trepid fear that may be dooming upon you all, but I will briefly mention that thing that you may have forgot – global warming. Deny it or not, all research and evidence points towards the fact that climate change is the single greatest threat to us....

Resilience towards fossil fuels in pictures

People are becoming evermore aware of the limiting and damaging consequences of fossil fuels. However, for decades people have been protesting about how humans have been treating our precious planet earth. Here are some of the best protests against fossil fuels in...

How you can help save the world whilst saving money today

The majority of us have probably spent the last few months watching or reading the news with a slight feel of trepidation for what the future has to hold. The positive side to the current political turmoil, if there is any at all, is that these worries have led to...

The future for solar power lies with the batteries

The German battery company, Sonnen, want you to declare your independence whilst they prepare for a world without net metering. Their smart energy storage will allow you to enjoy the benefits of solar 24 hours a day. For decades unsightly power plants have been the...

Maybe it’s time to go solar after the British Gas price increase

British Gas has announced that it will increase electricity prices by 12.5% in an unpopular move that will impact over 3 million customers. Maybe now is the time to consider renewable, cheaper alternatives.  Centrica, the UK energy group that owns British Gas, claimed...

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