A Solar powered house in the North of Sweden

A Solar powered house in the North of Sweden

Skellefteå Kraft challenges the energy market with a real-time experiment A detached house, completely disconnected from the grid which can produce its own energy all year around by the use of solar energy – what’s so special about that? Well consider this, is exists in a place where there can be as little as zero hours of sunlight during parts of the year. Skellefteå Kraft is initiating the ’Zero Sun project’, a realtime experiment open…

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Kingspan Kaptures daylight for longer

Kingspan Kaptures daylight for longer

Kingspan Light + Air is helping buildings to achieve excellent daylighting levels for a greater number of hours in the day with the launch of Kingspan Day-Lite Kapture – a precision engineered rooflight with outstanding light diffusion. At the heart of Kingspan Day-Lite Kapture is an advanced, nano-prismatic layer which uses microscopic structures to efficiently scatter light. This innovative design helps to reduce light reflection when compared with conventional pigmented diffusion approaches – ensuring excellent…

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Solar-Powered PC Unveiled at Eco-Friendly Merseyside School

Solar-Powered PC Unveiled at Eco-Friendly Merseyside School

A school in Merseyside has unveiled a new solar-powered PC, courtesy of an award-winning North West technology firm. Extreme Low Energy (ELe), based in Formby, completed the installation at St Elizabeth’s RC Primary in Litherland ahead of an event this week hosted by the school’s Eco Council. The Eco Council is made up of pupils at St Elizabeth’s and they meet to discuss how they can be greener and save energy in the school. In…

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Maximising Solar Returns for Social Housing

Maximising Solar Returns for Social Housing

PassivPro solar monitoring platform minimises downtime to boost yields by 5% Metering helps tenants maximise self-consumption to reduce bills In pursuing their efforts to address fuel poverty, many social housing landlords face some unique challenges in tackling the pressures to keep rental and energy costs as low as possible while complying with increasingly stringent energy efficiency standards. Stirling Council is a case in point. Scotland has introduced higher energy efficiency standards – the Energy Efficiency…

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Photon Energy Celebrates 10 Years in the Business

Photon Energy Celebrates 10 Years in the Business

Last month, we celebrated 10 years of Photon Energy – making us positively ancient in the UK’s solar PV industry. In the last 10 years, we’ve seen the UK’s solar PV industry develop from a small, niche industry that employed at most, 1,000 people to an industry that, at its height in 2015, employed over 35,000 people – more than the nuclear industry. When we started, back in 2006, the UK had a total of…

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