Octopus Renewables has boosted its UK solar portolio after snapping up 9.1MW of residential rooftop solar assets spread across the UK. The new solar assets span more than 2,700 rooftops across the UK, with a signficant proportion in Manchester and Birmingham, according to the UK clean energy investor, which estimates carbon savings from the portfolio equivalent to removing close to 8,000 petrol or diesel cars from the road.
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Two major breakthroughs in solar cell technology could vastly improve the way energy is harvested from the sun. The two studies, published in Nature Energy and Nature Photonics, will transform the efficiency and significantly reduce the cost of producing solar cells, scientists say. The first breakthrough involves “upconverting” low energy, non-visible light into high energy light in order to generate more electricity from the same amount of sunlight.
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