Solar carports are growing for a variety of reasons – public buy-in for solar is huge these days and I believe that confidence and the current political climate has many communities and businesses stepping up and becoming renewable energy leaders and climate activists themselves, to show off their long term, forward looking commitment to sustainability and a healthy population. Carports are an easy option for many in urban and suburban areas as it puts their otherwise cost-sink parking lot or garage to work! Carports make economical sense and they are also huge statement pieces for the community – a rare branding or marketing opportunity with an attractive return on investment. A school, for example, can point to the carport and explain how it is investing in the long term for the school, students and community at large. That school becomes a point of pride in the community and a place parents want to send their kids.
PV Magazine 15th March 2019 read more »
Solar technology specialist Oxford PV has today announced the completion of its latest funding round, after it secured £31m in funding including new backing from Chinese renewable energy giant Goldwind. The Series D funding round will allow the UK-based company to move forward with the commercial development of its perovskite based solar cell technology, which has been hailed as a major breakthrough for solar panel efficiency.
Business Green 15th March 2019 read more »