Renewable electricity supplier Good Energy has stepped up its commitment to solar energy, aiming to source one third of its electricity from solar power. Solar previously represented less than 1% of the company’s output.
The US’s solar power sector is going from strength to strength, with further announcements this week of progress in some major solar projects.
Scotland’s first grid-connected, commercial-scale tidal turbine was switched on last week at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), off the Orkney coast.
The US has seen a number of developments in the wind energy sector in the past week, starting with Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s announcement of a $102 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy (DoE).
Amidst a spate of recent developments in the electric car sector, the Premier of Ontario has announced a CAD$80 million fund to kick-start development and investment in charging stations for electric cars.
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has awarded nearly $7 million to fund four independent studies into the production costs of fuel cells and hydrogen storage systems.
With the announcement earlier this year that Germany plans to phase out nuclear power by 2022, the country’s wind sector has seen a surge in investments.