Companies accounting for more than 40% of the UK’s solar installation industry could leave the national market if the Government does not extend the export tariff and provide a replacement for the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme.
Edie 4th Sept 2018 read more »
The government is endangering thousands of jobs with its plans to close the feed-in tariff next year, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) has said. Yesterday the REA released the results of a survey of Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC) member companies. Those findings were conclusive in that the industry would see significant job losses and business closures if both the export tariff and generation tariff were closed from 1 April 2019. More than 40% of installers were considering leaving the industry entirely, while 78% said they were considering reducing staffing levels as a result of the proposals.
Solar Power Portal 4th Sept 2018 read more »
Utility Week 4th Sept 2018 read more »
A new way to capture the power of the sun and successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen by altering how plants conduct photosynthesis has been invented by scientists. Plants convert sunlight into energy through photosynthesis, which releases oxygen into the air when plants split water molecules to gain energy. Almost all of the Earth’s oxygen, which animals need to breathe, is produced via photosynthesis – and hydrogen is a potentially unlimited source of renewable energy. In a study led by researchers at St John’s College, University of Cambridge, scientists have used semi-artificial photosynthesis to develop new ways to capture the sun’s energy.
Sky News 4th Sept 2018 read more »