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Study shows blade tweak boosts vertical-axis wind turbine efficiency by 200%

  Two VAWT blade profiles enhance efficiency by 200% and reduce damaging vibrations by 77%, optimizing turbine performance.    Although horizontal-axis wind turbines (HAWTs) have become the primary choice in today’s wind energy landscape, vertical-axis wind turbines (VAWTs) boast a rich historical legacy, dating back to the eighth century in the Middle East for grain […]

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UK records 189,000 new solar installations for 2023

Independent Advisor Solar says there were 189,826 MCS-certified solar installations in the United Kingdom last year, up 37.5% year on year. The researchers have also identified the 10 regions with the most solar panels installations to date. APRIL 8, 2024 PATRICK JOWETT There were 189,826 solar installations deployed under the UK Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) last year, according

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Britons urged to install an electric car charger at home to boost value by £5,000 after major announcement

Drivers could boost the value of their property by as much as £5,000 Experts are calling on drivers to install electric vehicle chargers on their properties to help them save money in the long term. An extension to the Government’s electric vehicle home charger grant was recently announced that allows homeowners to save hundreds of

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Agrivoltaics - Growing Crops Under Solar Panels for Sustainable Energy

Agrivoltaics – Growing Crops Under Solar Panels for Sustainable Energy

Agrivoltaic farming, a ground breaking approach blending crop cultivation with solar energy generation   emerges as a beacon of sustainable innovation amidst the pressing global challenges of food security and renewable energy adoption. As leaders convene at COP27 to address the urgent need for climate resilience and energy transition, the spotlight intensifies on solutions that

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New solar panel concept reduces payback time to five years

New solar panel concept reduces payback time to five years New solar panel concept reduces payback time to five years Researchers say Agri-PV could help supercharge transition to renewable energy sources Researchers have calculated that a new renewable energy concept could reduce the payback period for solar panels to less than five years. A team from the

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Customers to again be paid for not using electricity as Ofgem approves Demand Flexibility Service for this winter

Households and businesses can again be paid for cutting electricity use during times of high consumption. Last winter, £11m was paid out to the 1.6 million participants of the demand flexibility service (DFS). The Demand Flexibility Service (DFS) will once more be in operation this winter, from 30 October, the energy regulator Ofgem and National

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UK’s ‘cheapest’ electric vehicle home-charging tariff launched

EDF has joined forces with charge point operator Pod Point to offer what it claims to be the UK’s cheapest electric vehicle (EV) home-charging tariff. The Pod Point EV Exclusive Tariff will be made available to existing users and new customers buying a Solo 3 home charger when they sign up to use EDF for their energy.

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SAY WATT The two energy firms paying you up to £45 to do washing on Sundays and avoiding peak times this winter

TENS of thousands of households can get paid up to £45 to use their energy at off-peak times this winter.     Energy bills for the average family on a dual-fuel gas and electricity tariff currently stand at £1,834 a year. 1Tens of thousands of households can get paid to use their energy at off-peak timesCredit: PA So you will

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Solar panels: Call for new homes to have renewable energy

Solar panels: Call for new homes to have renewable energy Solar panels should be fitted on all new homes, major renovations and extensions in Wales, government advisers have urged. They want an immediate review of building regulations to order the use of renewable energy in the industry. The National Infrastructure Commission for Wales (NCIW) said

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