The Rt Hon Greg Barker MP, Minister for energy and climate change, spoke exclusively to Solar Power Portal at last week's Large Scale Solar Event in Cornwall. Here he talks about the potential - and pitfalls - of solar energy.
According to recent NPD Solarbuzz channel checks, supplier surveys, module shipment analysis and updated project pipeline data, the UK is forecast to be the fifth largest PV market globally during quarter one of this year.
Howard Johns began Southern Solar in 2002 as a birthday present to himself; his vision was to create a decentralised energy revolution, powering communities. In so doing, sharing something positive and creative; as opposed to demonstrating against large scale fossil and nuclear power.
Michael Fallon is to replace the outgoing John Hayes as energy minister at DECC. Michael Fallon, a fellow Conservative, will carry out his new duties alongside his existing role as minister for business and enterprise.
There are new innovations and ideas generated each day in the cleantech / green sectors. This article helps to separate the hype from the truly revolutionary breakthroughs. Here is a 2011 article from Research White Paper that reviews ten sectors garnering interest from investors. They asked 100 venture capital investors about what types of sub-sectors they are interested in; here are the 10 sub-sectors they have identified.