Tokyo to build eco-friendly ‘solar roads’ ahead of 2020 Olympics. The roads are made up of a system of solar panels painted with a special resin to enhance durability. The Tokyo metropolitan government plans to introduce “solar roads” that collect energy from the sun via solar panels installed beneath the surface of the roads. The effort is aimed at promoting Tokyo as an eco-friendly city, both domestically and abroad, ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
Independent 10th June 2018 read more »
Infrastructure group Hargreaves Services is in exclusive talks to sell off a subsidiary company set up to pursue the multi-million pound redevelopment of the former Westfield open cast coal mine in Fife. Fife Council last year approved a plan to transform the 423-hectare site near Kinglassie into an energy and light industry hub. The masterplan – which includes a major solar farm, gas fuelled power station, waste recovery facility and food-cropping unit – was expected to take 10 years to complete, creating 1,000 construction jobs in the process and a further 1,500 long-term roles.
Energy Voice 11th June 2018 read more »