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Help us save the solar industry!

If you follow the UK news, it won’t have escaped your notice that the government has decided to cut the subsidy for solar power in half for all new installations in less than 6 weeks. Solar is in trouble! The new tariff of 21 pence, down from the current 43p, will take effect from 1 […]

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Solar-powered internet school set to benefit children in rural Africa

David Smith reports in The Guardian that electronics firm Samsung have built a solar-powered mobile classroom inside a 12-foot shipping container.                     It features “an array of gadgets including laptops, a video camera and a 50-inch e-board in place of a blackboard”. The idea is that […]

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Have Solar Panels, Will Travel

It’s almost time for the weekend. And here’s a nice find for Friday: Green Power Co-founder, James Windsor, came across this story while perusing the New York Times Green Blog, about the Tûranor PlanetSolar, a vessel that is circumnavigating the globe to prove that solar energy can power water transportation. That sounds like our kind […]

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Solar Power Helps Women Bring Light to Sierra Leone

Today, in The Guardian’s Poverty Matters Blog, we’ve found this great story about how an Indian College has trained 12 Sierra Leonean women to become solar engineers. It’s all part of a drive to bring electricity to rural communities.                   “A group of 12 women from villages […]

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Solar Trends From Around The World

“Experts weigh in on what comes next in Europe, Asia and North America.” When it comes to the future of solar and renewable energy, our friends at 2degrees are constant source of news and knowledge. We really liked this interesting article about regional markets, which provides an insight to some of the observations gleaned from […]

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Financial Times says “Invest in panels for solar savings”

Last week, the FT reported that homeowners will save more money in the long-term if they invest in their own solar panel installation, rather than taking up a ‘free’ installation deal from energy companies. “A number of providers now offer customers free solar panel installation. But while the schemes can save customers between £10,000 and […]

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Richborough solar farm begins producing power

On Wednesday 3rd August, BBC News reported that the first large-scale solar park in the Southeast began supplying electricity to homes and businesses in the local area. The £13m project, near the site of the former Richborough Power Station in Kent, is capable of supplying 1,300 homes. Following the recent reduction in government subsidies for […]

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Npower and UK’s “big six” utilities await reform white paper

David Blair, Energy Correspondent for the Financial Times, reports today that the moment that Npower and all of the UK’s “big six” utilities have been waiting for will finally arrive next Tuesday, when the government announces the most radical reform of Britain’s electricity market for two decades. Chris Huhne, the energy secretary, will publish a […]

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New Green Power Project approved for Croydon Oasis Academy!

That’s right – we’re delighted to announce that we’re bringing green, clean energy to the Oasis Academy in Croydon! The Green Power team will soon be installing a wind turbine and solar panels at this fantastic South London academy – bringing the school community significant energy and cost savings. With works scheduled for this summer, […]

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