A Powys firm is helping to provide solar powered refrigerators to battle the pandemic in the developing world. Machynlleth based Dulas recently organised a live interactive event in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, to showcase the importance of Solar Direct Drive refrigerators to store essential vaccines in areas of the country that do not have access to a reliable source of power. The successful event brought together various partners from UN agencies, donor agencies and healthcare providers from within the country and was carried out in conjunction with their in-country partners, Sinco Medical Supplies Ltd.
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In a further bid to decarbonise the UK’s prisons, the government has unveiled plans for the installation of 16,000 new panels across 19 prisons. Ground-mount solar panels have recently been installed at HMP’s Bullingdon, Erlestoke and Wayland, with work ongoing to power the remaining 16 from spring 2022. The project is to cost £12 million, which the government expects to recoup through annual savings. Combined, the prisons will generate over 7,000kW per year.
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British renewable electricity company Good Energy has announced Caplor Energy as its preferred partner for domestic solar and storage installations. Caplor Energy will offer Good Energy’s customers the opportunity to generate and store their own electricity, saving money through the use of integrated green technology. “More and more people are looking to decarbonise their homes and save money while they do so,” said Randall Bowen, chief commercial officer at Good Energy. “With the big drop in prices for solar panels in the last six years and the benefits of new flexible tariffs to take advantage of storage, now is an excellent time to choose solar and battery.”
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