Tag Archive for 'photovoltaics'

University of Exeter publish report on Guernsey’s renewable energy & strategy recommendations to 2050

June 27th, 2013 by Richard Lord

Third year University of Exeter Renewable Energy students visited Guernsey for ten days in the later part of May 2013 to study Guernsey’s current energy sources and uses, and Guernsey’s renewable energy potential. Forty-six students divided into teams to study offshore wind energy, onshore wind energy, wave energy, biofuel potential, energy from waste, solar energy, […]

Thin film solar cells achieve new record energy conversion efficiency

January 21st, 2013 by Empa

Scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record efficiency of 20.4% for converting sunlight into electricity. The cells are based on CIGS semiconducting material (copper indium gallium (di)selenide) known for its potential to provide cost-effective solar electricity. […]

Guernsey Electricity offers ways to reduce your energy bill

November 22nd, 2012 by Guernsey Electricity Ltd.

Guernsey Electricity Ltd sells air source heat pumps, solar hot water and photovoltaic systems. Please call The Energy Team on 200700 if you want to explore how renewable systems like solar hot water and photovoltaic and air source heat pumps can help achieve lower energy bills.  

How is Germany bringing about a ‘Clean Break’ from fossil fuels?

November 14th, 2012 by InsideClimate News

A modern industrial economy, the biggest and most powerful in the European Union, is making a clean break from coal, oil and nuclear energy. Germany already gets 25% of its electricity from renewables and is on track to be running on 80% renewable energy by 2050. Some predict it could even reach 100% by then. […]

E-Si Ltd’s vision is for all Guernsey properties to have a heat pump and photovoltaics by 2032

November 14th, 2012 by Paul Fletcher

E-Si Limited installs heat pumps, photovoltaic, and solar thermal systems in Guernsey. As the leading micro-renewable energy installer, E-Si Ltd educates the community about micro-renewable energy systems, and informs opinion about the direction Guernsey should take with its energy policy. E-Si believes that to safeguard Guernsey’s economic future, it’s infrastructure and long term prosperity, the […]

European and worldwide analysis of 15 low-carbon energy technologies

March 8th, 2012 by European Commission Joint Research Centre

The “2011 Technology Map“, a new edition of the Strategic Energy Technologies review, has been published by the European Commission’s in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The review provides a European and worldwide analysis of 15 low-carbon energy technologies, energy efficiency in industry, energy performance of buildings and electricity storage in the power […]

A directory of companies offering solar energy systems in Guernsey

September 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

In alphabetical order: Andy Linehan & Son Andy Linehan & Son have been trained by and install Grant solar hot water systems.  Contact Andy Linehan on 07781 152432 or email andy(at)linehan.co.uk  For electrical inquiries contact Dan on 07781 154325.  For more information visit Andy Linehan & Son on Facebook. DHS Solar Heating Systems Contact Colin […]

Sarnian Roofing to offer Solar UK hot water collectors and PV panels in Guernsey

July 13th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Solar UK has teamed up with Sarnian Roofing Ltd. to offer solar thermal (solar water heating) systems and photovoltaic panels to the Guernsey market. Geoff Fox of Solar UK gave a presentation about his company’s products on 9 June 2010 at The Venue of the Fermain Valley Hotel. Solar UK manufactures solar thermal systems in […]

Environment Department planning exemption for installation of solar panels

May 28th, 2010 by Gavin Lanoe

Guernsey’s Planning Section of the Environment Department has an exemption specifically for the installation of Solar Panels, which is stated in the document ‘Land Planning and Development (Exemptions) Ordinance 2007’. The section on the exemption for solar panels states the following:

Presentation on Structural Insulated Panels

November 6th, 2008 by Events

The presentation will discuss the UK’s first ever code for sustainable homes level 6 House (The Kingspan Lighthouse) as well as exploring the advantages of creating a well designed, thermally efficient building. Other topics included will be: Solar thermal, Photovoltaics (PV), Smart metering, Wind Catcher – passive ventilation, MVHR – mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, […]