29 Sep '14, 11am

UK hails first floating solar farm

A farm in Berkshire has become the first in the UK to install a floating solar array, with the owners now targeting water utilities and reservoirs for further development. Sheeplands Farm near Wargrave switched on the 200kw solar array last month, which is located on a reservoir and is expected to slash the businesses' carbon emissions and energy bills. The scheme is expected to secure a return on the £250,000 investment within six years. FURTHER READING Solar boom helps UK renewables deliver record energy share Burbo Bank offshore wind annex gets planning green light Advocates of floating solar farms argue they can address concerns that solar farms could use up valuable agricultural land while also delivering higher levels of conversion efficiency than standard solar farms, thanks to the cooling effect of the water. Owner Mark Bennett told the Telegraph that he was now ho...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2372702/uk-hails-fir...

Tweets

The UK’s First Floating Solar Farm Unveiled in Berkshire: The UK’s first floatin...

The UK’s First Floating Solar Farm Unveiled in ...

inhabitat.com 01 Oct '14, 5am

Floating solar has garnered so much interest because it offers a way to generate solar power without tying up large tracts...

Floating farms may boost Singapore's food security

Floating farms may boost Singapore's food security

abc.net.au 30 Sep '14, 7am

Floating farms in the sky: Singapore concept design shows possible future of sustainable farming By Natalie Tencic Posted ...

UK #Voyagers to get further refuelling clearances @AirTanker @RoyalAirForceUK @RAFBrizeNorton

UK #Voyagers to get further refuelling clearanc...

janes.com 29 Sep '14, 2pm

The UK Royal Air Force (RAF) is to increase the aerial refuelling clearances of its Airbus Defence and Space (DS) Voyager ...

[News] First Solar targets Germany’s 600MW larg...

pv-tech.org 29 Sep '14, 12pm

First Solar is participating in a consultation process for an expected 600MW tender for large scale solar in Germany. Imag...

What does the start of a #solar panel sales exp...

pv-magazine.com 28 Sep '14, 7am

IKEA to broaden solar panel sales beyond UK 23. September 2014 | Applications & Installations , Global PV markets , Indust...

Young people of Britain, cold and expensive to ...

businessgreen.com 29 Sep '14, 9am

David Cameron's plans for 100,000 new homes for first time buyers have been criticised by green builders after it emerged ...

Floating farms may boost Singapore's food security

twitter.com 30 Sep '14, 7am

To bring you Twitter, we and our partners use cookies on our and other websites. Cookies help personalize Twitter content,...

Is this heart-shaped solar farm the world's most beautiful power plant?

Is this heart-shaped solar farm the world's mos...

businessgreen.com 25 Sep '14, 9am

An extraordinary heart-shaped solar farm is set to be built on the Pacific island of New Caledonia. The 2MW "Heart of New ...

Short stay: Sofitel London Heathrow, London, UK

Short stay: Sofitel London Heathrow, London, UK

aluxurytravelblog.com 27 Sep '14, 3pm

Short stay: Sofitel London Heathrow, London, UK By Paul Johnson on Sep 26, 2014 in Accommodation , Europe , Hotels , Regio...

DeSmog UK Conservative Party Conference Special!

desmogblog.com 28 Sep '14, 5am

Grassroots members attending the Conservative party conference have plenty to discover on DeSmog UK over the coming week. ...

@thomasnewby @Brettsta There's a good little overview of UK zero carbon home history from the @ukgbc

@thomasnewby @Brettsta There's a good little ov...

ukgbc.org 27 Sep '14, 3pm

Globally, the built environment accounts for 40-50% of natural resource use, 20% of water use, 30-40% of energy use and ar...

Netagio Becomes First UK Bitcoin Company to Meet International Auditing Standard

Netagio Becomes First UK Bitcoin Company to Mee...

coindesk.com 22 Sep '14, 11am

British precious metal and bitcoin exchange Netagio has received ISAE 3000 standard certification for its bitcoin storage ...

Crown Estate welcomes consent for UK offshore wind extension

Crown Estate welcomes consent for UK offshore w...

renewableenergymagazine.com 26 Sep '14, 11am

Consent was granted to DONG Energy Burbo Extension Limited for an extension to the existing Burbo Bank offshore wind farm....

Renewable Energy Investment Sees China Soar, US & UK Lose Ground

Renewable Energy Investment Sees China Soar, US...

cleantechnica.com 22 Sep '14, 3pm

September 22nd, 2014 by Joshua S Hill There has been a lot of figurative-column space given over to China’s recent efforts...

Entry-Level Green Doesn’t Cost Extra, U.K. Repo...

buildinggreen.com 29 Sep '14, 8pm

These low capital costs can partly be attributed to the fact that contractor performance credits amount to approximately 1...