Solar Power Breakthroughs Are Coming So Fast We’ve Stopped Paying Attention. Two new records were announced for perovskite-silicon solar cell efficiency last Thursday. The news didn’t get much attention, perhaps because solar power records are being broken so fast no one sticks out. The sheer speed with which advances are being made in the solar sector hides the rate of change from anyone not paying close attention, leading to a lack of recognition of how fast energy generation could be about to change.
IFL 9th March 2020 read more »
Anglian Water has unveiled plans to install an 11.6MW solar array at one of its key operational sites, as part of its plan to become a net-zero business by 2030. The 42,000-module solar array will be installed at the firm’s Grafham Water site in Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, this year after Huntingdonshire District Council granted development rights last week. It will be built on operational land owned by Anglian Water that is not open to members of the public. Once it comes online, the array will generate enough electricity to meet at least 26% of the site’s annual demand. Anglian Water estimates that this will reduce its annual Scope 2 (power-related) CO2 emissions for the site by 3,500 tonnes. The move forms part of Anglian Water’s broader commitment to become a net-zero business by 2030, made under a sector-wide pledge also signed by the likes of United Utilities and Yorkshire Water.
Edie 10th March 2020 read more »