Author: Nicola Gammond

About The Sunlight Solar PV Portfolio

    When Sunlight Technology was created in 2011 it was our intention of creating a strong business which invested using a socially-responsible business strategy. We wanted to make expensive renewable energy technology more attainable to families across the UK. The company researched domestic solar PV technology and determined that the technology was both reliable…
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September 14, 2018 0

2017 Was Britain’s Greenest Year

In 2017, the UK achieved its greenest ever year in terms of how electricity is generated according to the National Grid. Britain has halved carbon emissions in the electricity sector since 2012 to provide the fourth cleanest power system in Europe and seventh worldwide. In June, for the first time, wind, nuclear and solar power…
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January 3, 2018 0

Barclays Launches Pioneering Green Banking Products

Barclays wants to stimulate corporate adoption of on-site renewables and energy efficiency through the launch of new green corporate banking products. The bank will offer loans, deposits, asset finance and innovation finance designed specifically to help fund sustainability projects both in the UK and beyond. The product range has been tailored to support projects of…
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December 14, 2017 0

Solar Could Power 10% of UK’s Electric Train Network

Up to 10% of the electricity needed to power the UK’s network of electric train routes could be provided by solar according to a new study. The renewable traction power feasibility study, compiled by climate charity 10:10 and Imperial College London’s Energy Future Lab, found that connecting solar panels directly to rail, tube and tram…
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December 6, 2017 0

Sadiq Khan Puts Solar Front and Centre in New London Plan

In a new initiative from London mayor Sadiq Khan, all boroughs in the capital are to ensure that every development maximises the opportunities for on-site electricity from solar. Khan pledged to increase the use of solar across London around the time of his election. In the absence of mentions of other specific technologies in the…
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December 1, 2017 0

Solar Panels are Coming to Chernobyl

The Ukrainian government has launched an ambitious project to breathe new life into the Chernobyl exclusion zone. A project being led by Ukrainian engineering firm Rodina Energy Group will see the installation of a network of solar panels that will take advantage of transmission lines already set up in the exclusion zone surrounding the reactor.…
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November 29, 2017 0

Indian Renewables Sector to Receive $100m of Funding

The World Bank is to provide $100 million of funding for renewable projects in India’s burgeoning market. $98 million of debt will be sent to the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) which will then on-lend the funds to Indian states for solar projects. An additional $2 million will come by way of grants. IREDA…
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November 28, 2017 0

Scientists Analysing Butterflies to Improve Photovoltaic Technology

Scientists have discovered that butterfly wings may hold the secret to improving the efficiency of thin-film photovoltaic modules. A team from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have studied how the common rose butterfly’s wing absorbs sunlight, due to this particular species having completely black wings. “The butterfly studied by us is very dark black.…
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November 27, 2017 0

Cathedral’s Solar Panels Power Quarter of a Million Brews

Thanks to solar panels, Gloucester Cathedral has generated enough electricity to produce 250,000 cups of tea and reduce its energy bills by a quarter. The 150 panels, which were blessed during a rain-soaked ceremony by the dean last year, have performed better than expected according to bosses. “It’s been nothing but positive; it’s brought a…
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November 27, 2017 0