A former Angus dump which drew worldwide attention as an unlikely haute couture catwalk could be repurposed as a solar energy farm. The site at Restenneth, near Forfar, was mothballed in 2018 but now Angus Council is bringing forward plans to give it a new lease of life. The proposal, still in the very early stages, could power nearby properties, or even provide electricity for the national grid.
Dundee Courier 13th April 2019 read more »
Solar could meet approximately 68% of global energy demand with other renewables making up the rest, according to a new report. A 100% renewable energy system could also create 22 million solar jobs by 2050, the study claims. Keeping global warming below 1.5 degrees C, though, would require FITs for projects up to 40 MW in capacity, auctions for bigger systems, removing fossil fuel and nuclear subsidies and providing more education and R&D and less red tape.
PV Magazine 12th April 2019 read more »