Analysis

  • Floating wind: the significance of Hywind Scotland

    With Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating windfarm now up and running, speculation abounds as to whether similar projects will gain support, replacing conventional bottom-fixed installations. There is potential for...

  • Smart cities: redefining urban energy

    With urban hubs set to decide the future, forward-thinking ‘smart cities’ are looking to re-define their energy mix and distribution systems. What are the smart energy concepts that are emerging...

  • Engineering fusion with Tokamak Energy

    Tokamak Energy has appointed former Rolls Royce executive Jonathan Carling as its new CEO. Could having an engineer at the helm help the company crack the final problems to become...

  • See through solar: are we there yet?

    Researchers have developed a transparent luminescent solar concentrator that can be placed on glass to harvest solar energy. The technology has vast potential, but how far away is this attractive...

  • Opening up electricity data

    Access to data from local electricity networks could help operators manage new electricity demand and help local communities understand their energy consumption habits. Patrick Kingsland profiles a new project, Open...

  • The energy industry outlook, from 2017 to 2018

    With disruptive technology, controversy around clean energy targets, the resurgence of nuclear power, the rise of clean coal - and even cheaper renewables - and cybercriminals targeting electricity grids, 2018...