Increasing the efficiency of solar power
Solar power is currently the UK’s third largest renewable energy generator, but inefficiency challenges its growth. Here, Simone Bruckner, Managing Director of power resistor manufacturer Cressall, has explored how solar panel efficiency can be improved to increase its supply to the grid.
Research shows new net zero model brings benefits for hotel sector
A new paper co-authored by international property consultancy Gleeds, global engineering and design consultancy Arup, global hospitality company IHG, and energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric has revealed how the hotel industry can tackle the net zero carbon challenge and save millions in the process.
The business transformation path towards sustainability
Today’s economy has the potential to become sustainable if companies thought of the world as an island in the middle of an ocean of inhospitable space. This island, our earth, provides us fresh air to breathe, freshwater to produce enough food, and provides an abundant amount of energy to distribute food and to build all the necessary materials around us. All resources on a large island can seem abundant, but they will eventually, become co...
STMicroelectronics steps up sustainability commitments
STMicroelectronics has released its 24th sustainability report detailing the 2020 performance.
Powering an ever-changing world
From powering our homes and hospitals to research facilities and more, the power generation industry did not stop for the pandemic. Instead, it was challenged, and it responded with change. Throughout 2021, we will see many new projects centred around electrification, digitisation and energy storage.
ADI advances climate strategy and commits to net zero emissions by 2050
Analog Devices has announced new commitments that advance the Company’s climate strategy, including pledging to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050. As part of the Company’s roadmap towards net zero, ADI signed the United Nations’ Business Ambition for 1.5°C pledge and has committed to setting targets to be verified by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
Get ready for green hydrogen
Backed by the energy regulator Ofgem, 300 homes in Scotland will soon become the first in the world to use 100% green hydrogen, in a four-year trial that will further cement the UK’s green recovery. Here Luke Worrall, Business Development Manager at NerG, explores the implications and explains how businesses can use existing CHP technology to save money now, while futureproofing their investment as the UK transitions to hydrogen power.
Partnership to launch vertical farm in the midlands
High-growth technology company specialising in controlled-environment-agriculture (CEA), Vertical Future, has partnered with newly established Northamptonshire based vertical farming company, Syan Farms. Launching with Vertical Future’s proprietary production systems, Syan Farms will also be brought on board as a research partner as part of Vertical Future’s wider research activities, focused on seed breeding, genetics, and ...
Researchers make greenhouse energy breakthrough
A team of researchers at North Carolina State University, working with Organic Photovoltaic Cell (OPV) company NextGen Nano, has demonstrated how adding semi-transparent Organic Solar Cells (OSCs) to greenhouses allows growers to generate electricity and simultaneously cultivate lettuce, reducing greenhouse energy demands. The results will lay the groundwork for power generation in sustainable greenhouse cultivation.
Tech for a smarter, sustainable planet accelerated
Semtech has announced that it is amplifying its mission to make the planet a smarter, more connected and sustainable planet by providing an innovative Internet of Things (IoT) platform. With solutions deployed globally, Semtech’s LoRa devices and the LoRaWAN protocol help reduce environmental impacts and remedy challenges facing the global community spanning wildlife protection, sustainable farming, combating COVID-19, water conservati...