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New UK focused solar developer Climate ER has secured funding for £250 million worth of utility scale projects. It is targeting a pipeline within the next two years of 500MW, thanks to the backing from a solar investor "of global repute" the company said. Following this point, the company has access to further funding tranches to help grow further. Early funds are already being deployed to commence the immediate development of 80MW of grid secured projects, and more are expected to follow in Q4 of 2020. "Our team has worked diligently over the past 18 months to forge strong relationships with...

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Researchers have achieved an efficiency record for transparent solar cells, paving the way for skyscraper windows to serve as power sources. A team from the University of Michigan used an organic, carbon-based design to transform sunlight into electricity with an efficiency rate of 8.1 per cent. Commercial solar cells, which are typically made using silicon rather than carbon, tend to have an efficiency rate of between 14 and 19 per cent. "Windows, which are on the face of every building, are an ideal location for organic solar cells because they offer something silicon can't, which is a combination of very high...

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Washlands Solar Aerator. Image: Environment AgencyAn innovative green solution is being used to help prevent fish deaths during the dry weather in Essex.The Environment Agency is using solar-powered aeration systems to improve water quality and tackle the impact of hot and dry weather on stillwater fisheries at the Haverhill Newt Pond and Washlands Haverhill.As it gets hotter during the summer months, temperatures increase, which lowers dissolved oxygen levels and causes fish to become distressed. Water levels may decrease and algal blooms can also become more of a risk, both of which can impact oxygen levels.The aeration systems help to increase...

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Onshore renewables could pump £28.9 billion into the UK economy by 2035 and save consumers up to £1.5 billion every year.That’s just one of the findings of a new analysis by the renewable energy investment company Thrive Renewables, which suggests there is a £66.5 billion potential investment opportunity if the government takes the necessary measures.Trade bodies suggest 77MW of the required growth to hit net zero can be delivered by onshore renewables by 2035. This will require building 5.5GW of onshore renewable capacity annually between now and 2035.This creates an annual investment opportunity of £4.75 billion with an estimated £2.75...

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