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 […]

Wind power 101: The science behind our largest source of renewable power

One day in early June this year saw wind energy contributing 10% to the UK’s energy mix, and we’ve welcomed some innovative wind energy projects – but how much do you know about the actual workings behind wind power?

Concentrated Solar Power could soon come to Tunisia

The Tunisian Sahara Desert could soon be the home of a 4.5 GW Concentrated Solar Power facility – and the energy produced there may be exported to Europe.

How do we put wind farms in the sea?

Wind power has gone from strength to strength, becoming a popular source of renewable power. As an energy source, it is limitless, and the continued growth of the industry has helped to push down the costs of developing wind installations. But how does a wind farm take shape? It’s a lengthy process, with several steps […]

Superb Sweden: How they’ve achieved 52% renewable power

Sweden is following in the footsteps of many countries in mainland Europe with its progressive approach to renewable energy. In Sweden, 52% of energy comes from renewable sources. This is a result of both a progressive political structure and the country’s access to natural resources: hydropower makes up an estimated 95% of this figure, with […]