Tag Archive for 'photovoltaic panels'

Guernsey Electricity plans to install solar array on Central Stores roof

September 26th, 2017 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Solar panels generating enough electricity to run about 50 electric cars could be installed at Guernsey Electricity’s power station in St Sampson. Guernsey Electricity is preparing plans for a solar array of 330 photovoltaic panels to be installed on one of its main buildings. The renewable energy scheme would benefit all electricity consumers by harnessing […]

Clean power stations on Jerbourg

September 19th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Three clean power stations operate near Route de Jerbourg in the parish of St Martin, Guernsey. These photovoltaic power stations feed into the Guernsey electricity grid. The largest of the three renewable energy installations off the Route de Jerbourg includes photovoltaic panels to produce electricity and solar thermal evacuated tubes to produce hot water. These […]

Solar PV provides enough electrical power to brew entire range of beers

April 25th, 2013 by Wieckse

Wieckse, market leader in the Dutch weiss beer segment, will brew beers using solar power as the sole source of energy. This will be highlighted on new packaging that will appear in supermarkets, bars and restaurants from April 2013. A total of 3,632 solar panels have been installed on the roof of their brewery in […]

Guernsey Electricity sells air source heat pumps & solar energy systems

November 22nd, 2012 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity Ltd. sells air source heat pumps, which can produce four times as much energy in heat as they consume in electricity. They are suitable for providing heat for central heating and for hot water, and they can be installed indoors or outdoors. Guernsey Electricity Ltd also sells solar thermal panels to provide hot […]

Solar Power UK trade show at NEC from 2 to 4 October 2012

September 25th, 2012 by Events

Solar Power UK takes place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, from 2 to 4 October 2012. Over 5,000 people are expected to visit the UK’s largest solar trade show. The event will see 175 exhibitors showcase the most innovative products and services the solar market provides. Exhibitors, including Trina Solar, SMA Solar UK, […]

Germany leads world in producing electricity from photovoltaics

September 24th, 2012 by Germany Trade and Invest

Germany installed roughly 320 peak megawatts (MWp) of solar power in August 2012, according to initial reports. This addition has bumped Germany past 30 GWp, the first country in the world to reach this level of photovoltaic capacity. German solar installations make up more than the rest of Europe combined. Germany Trade & Invest industry […]

Zero net energy residential home unveiled as test laboratory

September 18th, 2012 by US National Institute of Standards and Technology

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has unveiled a laboratory designed to demonstrate that a typical-looking US suburban home for a family of four can generate as much energy as it uses in a year. Following an initial year-long experiment, the facility will be used to improve test methods for […]

Using lithium ion batteries to even out renewable energy production

August 21st, 2012 by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Energy storage systems will make renewable energy more practical as fluctuating supplies of electricity from photovoltaics and wind power can be stored until use. At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, several pilot plants that include photovoltaic panels, small wind power plants, lithium-ion batteries, and power electronics are under construction to demonstrate how load […]

IEA report urges energy efficiency and faster adoption of clean energy

May 1st, 2012 by International Energy Agency

While progress is being made on renewable energy, most clean energy technologies are not being deployed quickly enough, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in an annual progress report presented to ministers and representatives of nations that together account for four-fifths of global energy demand. The report, Tracking Clean Energy Progress, highlights the rapid progress […]

Lihou Island photovoltaic panels reduce diesel fuel costs

February 9th, 2012 by Lihou Charitable Trust

Lihou Island off the west coast of Guernsey has no connection to the electricity mains supply.  The house on Lihou Island has relied on a diesel generator to provide electricity until Jon Heaume donated 14 photovoltaic panels, and inverters and batteries, to the Lihou Charitable Trust. These were installed in the courtyard of Lihou house […]