Flower power: biomimetics gives new meaning to solar plants

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An Austrian company has taken the idea of flower power to the next level, designing an innovative new range of sun-tracking photovoltaic solar devices. Continue Reading

Icelandic engineers drill into a volcano to test hydrothermal potential

Engineers in Iceland have finished drilling into a volcano ahead of experiments which will determine the hydrothermal potential of undersea volcanic shafts, according to a report by the BBC. The Continue Reading

The ultimate guide to renewable energy types

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Electricity generated from algae? Heat harnessed from the depths of the Earth's core? There's more to renewable energy than wind turbines and solar panels - scroll down and discover the biggest and Continue Reading

The Energy Bulletin: In the news March 2017

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This month, news of where spending will be dedicated was announced in the Spring Budget, and a new milestone was met for UK renewables. There was also news of a large-scale smart meter deadline Continue Reading

Hawaiian island of Kauai to run entirely on Tesla battery grid storage system

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The Hawaiin island of Kauai has taken a step towards decarbonisation by getting rid of its diesel fuel generators in favour of a battery grid storage system. The installation, supplied by the US Continue Reading

The Energy Bulletin: Regulations round-up March 2017

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Spring Budget 2017: Energy updates On the 8 March 2017 Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Government’s Spring Budget – the announcement included some key points for energy detailed Continue Reading

Researchers at Harvard create flow battery with ten-year life span

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Scientists at Harvard University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a new battery which may be capable of holding its charge for “exceptionally long” periods of time. It's Continue Reading

Nikki Flanders announced as Chief Operating Officer of Opus Energy

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As of 6th March 2017, Opus Energy is delighted to announce the appointment of Nikki Flanders as new Chief Operating Officer. Nikki Flander's role will involve overseeing the day-to-day running Continue Reading

Branching out: scientists mimic nature with electricity-generating tree

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Scientists at Iowa State University have created a small-scale device which could offer an alternative to traditional wind turbines: an tree that makes electricity when its leaves blow in the wind. Continue Reading

Solar powered phone chargers come to the streets of Belfast

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Solar powered phone charging facilities have been installed in the grounds of Belfast’s City Hall. The news means residents are now able to charge their phones in the city centre using sustainably Continue Reading