Solar-powered electric car charging ports are set to be installed in Sudbury and Stowmarket after council bosses secured government matched funding of up to £800,000 for the project. Babergh and Mid Suffolk district councils are to receive the money from the government’s ‘Getting Building Fund’ as the authorities aim to become carbon neutral by 2030.
East Anglian Daily Times 5th Aug 2020 read more »
Researchers in South Korea have manufactured a ground-breaking form of solar cell using thin films of coloured copper. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) successfully tested the cells by coating thin layers onto films of glass substrate. The researchers discovered that the innovative cells have a higher sunlight absorption rate than other non-silicon based solar cells, resulting in a higher conversion efficiency and longer stability. They also require less raw materials compared to traditional silicon-based cells, meaning they are more environmentally friendly and cheaper to produce.
Independent 5th Aug 2020 read more »