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Hybrid schemes feature in solar investments

Among many new investments in solar technology are a number of hybrid schemes - including combined cycle gas plants and wind farms

Keeping solar park on track

Park contains 500m2 solar cells that will provide approximately 90,000kWh every year

Best practice guide on biomass handling and biomass/coal co-handling

The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology has produced a report entitled Best Practice Guide on Biomass Handling and Biomass/Coal Co-handling

Large space structure manufacturing a step closer

Solar sails or antenna reflectors could be manufactured in space, says Magna Parva

Generation begins at major wind farm projects

Eugene McCarthy reports on a number of major wind farms that are now producing electricity commercially, as other new projects are announced

Dealing with the energy bottleneck with minimal disruption

Mark Gledhill and Allan Russell outline the benefits of aluminium conductor technology which is less prone to corrosion and is an effective power conductor

Europe is leading the way in marine energy

Wave energy sources are not only available in plenty, but are also consistent, predictable and have the highest energy density among all renewable energy sources

Big potential for the UK in the marine energy

United Kingdom is a clear leader both in terms of activity and in terms of support to the sector, survey says

Permanent magnet generators offer efficiency and flexibility

Simulation helps design one of the world’s highest-efficiency permanent magnet wind turbine generators. Jon Vaquerizo reports

What do we do until renewables are in place?

International Electrotechnical Commission outlines energy saving options

Photovoltaics among fastest growing industries in the world

Since 1990, photovoltaic module production has increased more than 500-fold from 46MW to 23.5GW in 2010

Biofuels make a comeback despite tough economy

High oil prices are all factors behind the surge in production, Worldwatch Institute

How long will Germany remain world’s largest PV market?

Italy may become number one market in 2011, says Solarplaza

Large scale energy storage technologies to capitalise on renewables

Massive opportunities for market growth with revenues that will almost double by 2017 hitting $2 billion

Top 10 solar PV power plants

The world's biggest single solar PV project is located in Canada and is 92 megawatts in size

The future of onshore and offshore wind power

Growth in the wind energy sector is attributable to a huge range of factors, including financial confidence, technological advancements, legislative support from local governments and increased public support and awareness, says David Blake

Optimising plating and paint adhesion on marine wind turbines

Vibratory finishing to ‘edge-breaks’ the sharp corners to improve plating and coating adhesion

Scientists lay out plans for efficient solar energy harvesting

Solar power could be harvested and transported over long distances using tiny molecular circuits, according to research

Catch the next wave

Hydrodynamic simulation helps to deliver two- to three-times wave power efficiency improvement. Bradford S Lamb and Ken Rhinefrank report

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