Tag Archive for 'photovoltaic panels'

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 […]

PwC analyses UK government’s announcement on Feed in Tariffs

February 9th, 2012 by PwC

Daniel Guttmann, Director, Renewables and Cleantech, PwC, in analysing the implications of the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change‘s (DECC) announcement on ‘improvements to the feed-in tariffs scheme‘ published on 9 February 2012, said “overall, the  announcement is somewhat of a mixed bag for the industry.” “It’s positive news that the proposals are beginning […]

Semprius achieves world record for photovoltaic module efficiency

February 7th, 2012 by Semprius

The solar company Semprius, Inc., in which Siemens has invested as a strategic partner in June 2011, is an innovator in high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar modules.

Niederrhein Airport meets 2050 C02 emission target with installation of 60,000 photovoltaic panels

January 8th, 2012 by Richard Lord

If you want to see today a vision of the future of energy supply go to Germany and be awed by the massive deployment of photovoltaic panels and wind turbines. Guernsey has its Airport 2040 vision. Weeze or Niederrhein Airport near the town of Weeze in North Rhine-Westphalia, next to the German-Dutch border, has already done […]

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 […]

Using inexpensive manufacturing methods to produce efficient solar cells

July 25th, 2011 by Science and Technology Facilities Council

A study, published in the Journal Advanced Energy Materials, paves the way for new solar cell manufacturing techniques and the promise of developments in renewable solar energy.  Efficient solar cell structures can be made using simple and inexpensive manufacturing methods – where flexible layers of material are deposited over large areas like cling-film.

Guernsey renewable energy heaven

February 17th, 2011 by Richard Lord

In 2010 Sarnian Roofing Ltd. linked up with Solar UK to be able to install solar thermal and photovoltaic panels in Guernsey. Deputy Mike Hadley wanted to make his new home as energy efficient as possible.  He specified high levels of thermal insulation and asked Sarnian Roofing Ltd. and Solar UK to install micro-renewable energy […]

The Channel Islands’ Co-operative Society shows the way

January 10th, 2011 by Richard Lord

On a sunny mid-winter’s day the eight photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Coop En Route building at La Route des Camps, St. Martin were producing 720 watts of electricity for the business. Photovoltaic panels produce electricity from sunlight.  This electricity is best used to off-set the electricity used in a building, which currently […]

Where renewable energy is the norm and not the exception

November 29th, 2010 by Richard Lord

I visited the Netherlands recently to attend a family wedding.   During the wedding party a member of the family told me that there were “about 40 wind turbines” only ten kilometres away. They were across the border in Germany between the cities of Goch and Kalkar.  So on Sunday 21 November my wife and I […]

Sustainability at the heart of The National Trust

October 28th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Malcolm Anderson was interviewed by Jenny Kendall-Tobias on BBC Radio Guernsey on the morning of 20 October.  His interview is in two parts.  Part 1. Part 2. Malcolm Anderson gave a wonderful presentation to the Channel Island Group of Professional Engineers at the Duke of Richmond Hotel on the evening of 20 October 2010. He […]