Solar panels floating on the lakes formed by Africa’s hydropower dams could be a major new source of power, according to a new study. If these panels covered just 1% of reservoirs, this alone could double African hydropower capacity and increase electricity generation from dams by 50%.
Carbon Brief 29th Jan 2021 read more »
A CARLISLE school has submitted plans to go-green and install solar panels to produce its own energy. Robert Ferguson Primary School, East Dale Street, is looking to install 78 panels on four roofs. The city council recently said it would not object to the scheme, it’s also due to be considered by the county council. According to planning documentation “the School uses 55,000.00kwhs a year – the installation will generate 26,000.00kwhs and it will pay for itself by year seven, this means that for the remaining lifespan of the system, 25 to 30 years, the school will benefit from free energy.” Graham Frost, headteacher, said: “Installing solar panels makes sense, and something we’ve wanted to do for years.
Carlisle News & Star 30th Jan 2021 read more »