The UK’s (new) biggest solar farm is just around the corner

The UK could get its largest solar farm in 2020, and it could be built without any government support. Spread across almost 900 acres of the Kent countryside and with a generation capacity of 350 MW, the Cleve Hill installation would generate enough electricity to power as many as 110,000 homes. The scale of the […]

A renewable review: Five cool things that happened in 2017

New milestones, falling costs and growth for the UK – 2017 has been another great year for renewable energy, building on some of the successes of 2016 and seeing further innovations, improvements and exciting developments. Read on for some of the best news to come out of the renewable energy sector over the past 12 […]

How man-made coral is unlocking the potential of tidal power

Wave power is a relatively untapped source of energy that could play a huge role in satisfying energy demand in years to come. Estimates vary on just how much energy could be generated by wave power, but research published earlier in the year estimated that, in the future, wave power technologies could contribute up to […]

Sri Lanka reveals plans for 100% renewable energy by 2050

A recent reported jointly published by the Asia Development Bank and the United Nations Development Programme has laid out the long-term plan for Sri Lanka’s eventual transition to 100% renewable energy in electricity generation. The publication, 100% Electricity Generation Through Renewable Energy by 2050 – an Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Power Sector, offers an in-depth […]

Reaching boiling point: When solar panels overheat

Solar power plays a huge role in the global energy mix. In 2016, it was estimated to make up almost 230 GW of capacity across the world. The proliferation of the technology is thanks to the rapid uptake of the technology in countries such as China and Germany. Solar is so popular because the source […]

The Current: Top renewable news Autumn 2017

It’s been a remarkable few months for renewable energy. The release of the National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios report offers interesting insights into the future of the UK’s energy mix, while the development of the Gemini wind farm in the North Sea is helping to reduce emissions in the Netherlands. development of the world’s first floating […]

Denmark’s journey to 50% renewable energy by 2050

Denmark is relatively small, with a population of just over five million, and the country has set itself big targets for sustainability and renewable energy. With capital city Copenhagen aiming for carbon neutrality by 2025 and Aarhus, the second-biggest city, targeting carbon neutrality by 2030, Denmark is making big steps towards achieving those goals. In […]

Dam impressive: Norway leads Europe for hydropower

When it comes to renewable energy, there are a couple of big players in the global game – and Norway is one of them. The Nordic country is aiming for 67.5% renewable energy by 2020, which sounds daunting, but the Norwegian government isn’t too worried. That’s because an astonishing 98% of all energy production in […]

The challenges of decarbonisation: How does a country go carbon neutral?

Thanks to the huge role that electricity plays in our day-to-day lives, we – our businesses and homes – have become dependent on it. However, our dependence on electricity is problematic. To supply demand, power stations have traditionally relied on the combustion of carbon-heavy fuels like coal and oil. These fuels are carbon-intense, and burning […]

California dreaming of 100% renewable energy by 2045

An ambitious bill has been voted on in the California Assembly that aims to see the state receive 100% of its energy from renewable sources by 2045. The bill was put forward by Kevin de Leon, the highest-ranking member of the California State Senate, and it sets impressive targets for renewable energy generation. As well as […]