Tag Archive for 'electricity'

Photovoltaics among fastest growing industries in the world

September 9th, 2011 by European Commission Joint Research Centre

The tenth edition of the JRC PV Status Report indicates that in 2010, the photovoltaic (PV) industry production more than doubled and reached a world-wide production volume of 23.5 gigawatt (GW) of photovoltaic modules. Since 1990, photovoltaic module production has increased more than 500-fold from 46 megawatts (MW) to 23.5 GW in 2010, which makes […]

e-si installs solarcentury photovoltaic roof tiles on a Guernsey house

April 28th, 2011 by Paul Fletcher

e-si installed the first photovoltaic roof tiles in the Channel Islands on the roof of a Guernsey home.  The PV roof tiles were supplied by Solarcentury.  

Professor Nicholas Day of the Guernsey Renewable Energy Forum speaks with BBC Guernsey about the publication of the Guernsey Renewable Energy Commission’s (GREC) Regional Environmental Assessment document

August 2nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

On Friday 30 July 2010, the shadow Guernsey Renewable Energy Commission published a draft of the Regional Environmental Assessment on their website The REA is a strategic technical assessment of the potential environmental impacts (positive and negative) that could result from harnessing marine renewable energy in Guernsey and Sark territorial waters. The release of this […]

Roapmap 2050: A report on the need to create a European carbon-free power sector

April 14th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Roapmap 2050, a report published on 13 April 2010, states that Europe must virtually eliminate carbon-emitting power generation to achieve an 80 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  The report funded by the European Climate Exchange, and produced by management consultants McKinsey & Company, Imperial College London, Oxford Economics, and the Energy Research […]

Micro or Macro generation – to subsidise or not?

March 13th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Much like the California Gold Rush in 1848, the introduction of Ontario’s renewable energy Feed-In Tariff (FIT) program in October 2009 prompted an all out race for renewable energy companies of all sizes to secure commercial rooftops across the Canadian province. Through what is being regarded as the strongest Feed-in Tariff program in the world, […]