65% of the University of Manchester’s electricity needs are met by solar power

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester has teamed up with UK clean energy company Enviromena in a partnership that will supply up to 65% of the university’s electricity needs through a new solar project. The university will purchase electricity generated by Enviromena’s new solar farm in Medebridge, Essex. Once completed, the Medebridge solar farm will feature 104,000 […]

Solar farms pose ‘no threat to food security’

food security

UK parliamentary statements on solar energy, confirming that current land use policies will continue to provide stability as the sector expands. The only notable change announced by Claire Coutinho, Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, involved concerns over the accuracy of soil quality grading.[1] The Government plans to support independent certification of […]

Exagen 20MW Energy Storage Facility Gets Green Light


The site plan CGI depicts the layout. Covering 5.7 acres, the site is effectively shielded by mature trees and hedgerows. The battery storage facility will be accommodated in green-painted modular units, designed to blend seamlessly and reduce visual disruption. Image: Exagen. Tewkesbury Borough Council has approved Exagen’s plans to construct a 20MW/40MWh battery storage facility […]

The UK Solar Sector Reaffirms Its Dedication To Fostering A Sustainable Supply Chain.

Supply Chain

Members of the UK solar industry are dedicated to advancing an ethos of transparency, social responsibility, and effective governance within global solar supply chains, striving for the highest standards possible. This commitment includes efforts to mitigate the impact of raw material extraction, conserve water, reduce carbon emissions throughout the value chain, and ensure the eradication […]

King Charles Proposes a Solar Farm at Sandringham

sandringham estate

Sandringham House, under King Charles’s ownership, has proposed the development of a solar and battery storage facility on the Estate. The application, submitted to the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, outlines plans for approximately 2,000 solar panels to be installed on land currently designated as horse grazing paddocks, with a total generation […]

Report: UK Solar Hotspots Revealed

solar hotspots

Fresh research from Independent Advisor reveals a remarkable surge of over 37% in solar installations across the UK in the past year alone. With over 1.7 million households embracing this technology, the total number of solar panels nationwide has spiked by a third from 2022 to 2023. Katharine Allison, an energy-saving specialist at Independent Advisor […]

Wildlife Found Thriving on Solar Farms

Solar Farms

Hares and skylarks emerge as the prominent wildlife inhabitants of UK solar farms, as revealed by the largest survey conducted in the sector to date. Both species are deemed vulnerable, with skylarks, renowned for their melodic springtime songs, now red-listed due to significant population declines in recent years. The survey, encompassing 87 sites, documented a […]

Securing Your Space: Navigating 2024’s Government Grants for Windows and Doors in the UK

Windows and Doors in the UK

Windows and doors are not just functional elements of our homes—they are crucial for security, energy efficiency, and overall comfort. As we navigate through 2024, homeowners in the UK are presented with a unique opportunity to enhance their living spaces through government grants aimed at promoting the installation of high-quality windows and doors. In this […]

Affordable Sustainability: Navigating Ground Source Heat Pump Prices in the UK

Heat Pump Prices

Introduction: In the pursuit of a sustainable future, renewable energy technologies like ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) have gained prominence for their ability to provide efficient heating and cooling while minimising environmental impact. Ground source heat pumps utilise the stable temperature of the ground to extract heat during the winter months and provide cooling during […]