Tuesday, 31 January 2012
The whole of the UK is now set to undergo a dramatic building revamp to bring it closer to its 2050 governmental obligation of reducing our countries carbon emissions by 80%. The Energy Act and its endorsement of packages such as the Green Deal are all in place to help get this process off the ground. It seems to me rather sad, that even in the face of climate change and the desperate necessitiy to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet, some people, still refuse to accept the facts and try to spurn the inevitable tide of progress. Perhaps its time to take the blinkers off their eyes and the cotton wool out of their ears because whether they like it or not, the world is changing and its not going to wait for them to make up their minds.
Friday, 20 January 2012
Thursday, 19 January 2012
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
As we know the government withdrew a large proportion of its funding for the domestic and commercial solar industry not long after it was granted, Mr. Cameron stating that it was meant only as a boost to the industry and not a permanent fixture, something which it had been sold as initially if my memory serves me correctly. Either way, lets hope this new initiative takes off and the vision of Mr. Baker is realised sooner, rather than later.
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Thursday, 12 January 2012
Activ Solar, based in Austria has announced the completion of one of the world's largest solar photovoltaic plants.Named Perovo, the 100-megawatt Solar Power Station has been built in the Ukraine's Crimea.The size of approximately 259 football pitches, Perovo has more than 440,000 crystalline solar PV Modules that can produce as much as 132,500 megawatt-hours (MWh) of clean, renewable electrical energy in one year, which is enough to satisfy the needs of the Ukraine Crimea capital, Simferopol, avoiding more than 105,000 tons of carbon emissions!
On an economic level, the plant has created more than 800 much needed green jobs in the area and is the third successful ground breaking project to be completed by the company in 2011.Their previous project, launched in October was the 80-MW Ohotnikovo Solar Power Station, the largest in Central and Eastern Europe. An an integrated solar PV industry company, Activ, in addition to the production of large scale solar PV projects, has produced silicon products since 1964., producing solar-grade poly silicon ingots, wafers and solar PV cells at its subsidiary PJSC Semiconductor Plant in Zaporozhye, Ukraine.
This is just one example of many similar projects taking off world wide and is very encouraging to read about in view of the current global ecological crisis that we find ourselves in. Hopefully, in time we will see an end to the petro chemical and carbon emitting dinosaurs that are destroying our planet and holding us to ransom with soaring energy prices, especially in view of the recent notification by British Gas that their prices will be going up by 15% very soon. How can we afford this? Why should we let them dictate to us and control our lives? By embracing Solar Power and other forms of alternative energy we can reclaim control and create our own energy, something which the corporate bully boys in the petro chem industry have been trying to stop for the best part of the 20th Century.