Cost of Onshore Wind Energy Development Now Competitive with Gas in the UK

Cost of Onshore Wind Energy Development Now Competitive with Gas in the UK

If the UK wants to control energy prices for businesses, then the government should start encouraging onshore wind farm construction, a recent study commissioned by ScottishPower Renewables concluded. Engineering consulting firm Arup discovered that wind technology has dropped so much in cost that developers could … Read more…

UK Grocery Store Chain Gives Refrigerators an Energy Savings Turbo Boost

UK Grocery Store Chain Gives Refrigerators an Energy Savings Turbo Boost

Sainsbury’s, a grocery store chain in the UK, has partnered with Williams Advanced Engineering to bring aerofoil technology to its refrigerator systems. Manufactured by Aerofoil Energy, aerofoils use the same technology that helps to improve the performance of Formula One race cars. Williams worked closely … Read more…

Britain’s Bananas Now Solar Powered

Britain’s Bananas Now Solar Powered

The shipping company responsible for handling 95 percent of the UK’s bananas is now being powered by a 4,500-panel, 1.16 MW rooftop solar system installed at its fruit and vegetable import facility in Portsmouth. MMD (Shipping Services), chose EvoEnergy to install the array on three … Read more…

Solarlec Approved as Biomass Supplier in UK

Solarlec Approved as Biomass Supplier in UK

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme carried out its yearly assessment at Solarlec and confirmed the company’s status as an official provider of biomass boiler systems for another 12 months. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme is an quality assurance organization supported by the UK’s Department of Energy and … Read more…

British Industry to Take Center Stage in Tidal Lagoon Project

British Industry to Take Center Stage in Tidal Lagoon Project

General Electric (GE) and Andritz Hydro have been named preferred bidders on the $1.5 billion Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon infrastructure project. Slated for completion in 2018, the project will be the world’s first man-made, energy-generating lagoon. GE and Andritz Hydro will build 16 bi-direction turbines … Read more…

London Revamps Greenwich Power Station

London Revamps Greenwich Power Station

The mayor of London announced that London’s historic Greenwich Power Station will soon be much more energy efficient. Up to six new gas engines will be installed in the building’s Old Turbine Hall, originally the electricity generator for London’s trams, making London’s Tube network more self-reliant and … Read more…

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