Our direct experience of PV (solar) subsidy cuts

I have been working with others on the planning to development of a PV solar farm in Hampshire, so I speak in regards to the government’s direct attack on the solar industry as a whole over the last 5 years in office, and also the recent attack on small scale ground mounted solar subsidies last week. Although my coming suggestions may still be relevant to other areas of the green energy sector. The government had previously removed the ROC’s (renewable energy certificates) for any development over 5mw so giving the industry a strong signal to build ground mounted solar farms smaller...

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The Graphene Handbook – Review

Set to be for the 21st century a revolution in material technology comparable to the innovation of plastics in the 20th century, you may have not yet heard about Graphene. If you have not already then it’s inevitably you will. Graphene is the super material that holds the promises of doing everything under the sun. Graphene is totally water resistant, the best known electrical conduct on the planet, highly flexible, antibacterial, extremely lightweight and incredibly tough to the point of being not far off indestructible. The most fascinating feature of this miracle material is that it is...

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Starlight – Retrofit Solar Panels for Streetlights. Part 1

Planning and developing a project such as the Trimmers Solar Farm in is an epic undertaking. Yet it does have an advantage. A Solar Farm is a tested concept. It has been done many times before and so the idea is proven. A project like our Retrofit solar Panels for Streetlights (named ‘Starlight’) is a different matter.  Finding investors to back the project, even after the demonstration of ground breaking innovation, back up by swish video presentations is not enough. It’s a matter of confidence. Someone may get excited and intrigued about such an idea.  But to give their hard earned cash...

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