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Full spectrum: the power of 'invisible' light
26 August, 2015 | by Adam Leach
Could solar panels be built to harness the energy contained in the invisible part of the light spectrum? The question intrigued researchers from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh whose...
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Digital technologies: the key to unlocking wave energy? 26 August, 2015 While wave energy represents a huge source of renewable energy, it is yet to make the impact of wind and solar. But could using new digital technologies help ocean power achieve its...

Should the UK be aiming for energy independence? 20 August, 2015 The UK, like many countries, is debating the ramifications of its increasing reliance on overseas energy imports. But with many different options to reduce risk outside of domestic production,...

Future Power Technology: Operations & Maintenance Special Issue 7 19 August, 2015 In this issue: GE says its Digital Wind Farm is ‘the next evolution of wind energy’, job growth in renewable energy, the end of subsidies for UK onshore wind, progress for the ITER fusion...

Out with the old, in with the new: what Mexican TVs have to do with improving efficiency 17 August, 2015 by Adam Leach The Mexican government is in the process of distributing 14 million brand new television sets to some of its poorest citizens in preparation for its ‘digital switchover’. But with every...

China’s energy revolution 11 August, 2015 by Eva Grey Virtually devoid of clean power just over a decade ago, China is now seen as a global trailblazer in many key renewable sectors, thanks to its aggressive green energy program. After a recent...

July’s top stories: Centrica exits wind power, Edison claims $7.5bn from Mitsubishi 07 August, 2015 by Rohit Siripuram Centrica planned to cut 10% of its staff and divest up to £1bn into wind power assets, GE is preparing to sell parts of Alstom's gas turbine assets to Italian Ansaldo Energia, and...

Future Power Technology Magazine: Issue 65 06 August, 2015 In this issue: Fossil fuels projects risk becoming stranded assets, UK energy policy shifts, potential impacts of a UK exit from the EU, molten salt reactor progress, China’s nuclear...

A robotic future for nuclear fusion 06 August, 2015 by Gary Peters In May, it was announced that Amec Foster Wheeler will develop a remote handling system for the ITER fusion reactor in France. The seven-year robotics contract will focus on a system that...

Would leaving the EU change the UK energy landscape? 29 July, 2015 by Chris Lo As a referendum on UK participation in the EU draws nearer, questions are being asked about what a potential exit could mean for the UK's energy market. Could an exit change the UK's role in...

A little goes a long-way: how small-scale sustainable energy is transforming lives 21 July, 2015 by Heidi Vella The 2015 annual Ashden Awards showed that grassroots sustainable energy provided to off-grid communities, often forgotten about by big business, can create jobs, pay for education and...

Has the UK's Climate Change Levy lost all meaning? 20 July, 2015 by Chris Lo The UK's Conservative government has angered environmentalists and green energy companies by removing the exemption to the Climate Change Levy for renewable producers at less than a month's...

A Guiding Light: renewables add new shine to street lights 14 July, 2015 by Adam Leach Researchers in Spain have developed an 'autonomous' street lamp with integrated solar and wind turbine technology. Wholly renewable and 20% cheaper than current public lighting systems,...

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