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Glasgow scientists hail new tool to boost solar productivity

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Cheap optical concentrators in windows could quadruple power generation, says Glasgow Caledonian University

26 Aug 2014

Ioxus, Maxwell, Win Inertia bet on ultracapacitors to store energy

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While they can't capture as much energy as batteries, the technology is finding advocates in the transportation sector

21 Aug 2014

How old car batteries could power solar panels that are more efficient

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MIT scientists recycle lead from batteries to form new perovskite solar cells

21 Aug 2014

Britain installs first commercial 6MW offshore wind turbine

DONG Energy erects first Siemens 6MW machine at Westermost Rough wind farm off the Yorkshire coast

15 Aug 2014

Sheffield scientists hail 'spray-on solar' breakthrough

Team hope to slash costs with development of spray-painted solar cells using perovskites

05 Aug 2014

Solazyme and AkzoNobel team up in pursuit of algae breakthrough

Paint giant inks agreement that could see it purchase 10,000 tonnes of algal oil as part of its efforts to phase out use of fossil fuels and palm oil

01 Aug 2014

Warwick to host UK's £1bn low carbon vehicle research centre

Advanced Propulsion Centre hub will be located at University reknowned for engineering excellence with regional 'spokes' to follow

28 Jul 2014

Top university backtracks over wind turbine fire claims

Imperial College London admits it may have misled media over research analysing frequency and impact of wind industry fires

23 Jul 2014

Captured CO2 used to grow fish food

Technology Centre Mongstad pioneers pilot plant to grow algae rich in omega-3 for $10bn farmed fish industry

16 Jul 2014

The UK auto industry is booming, and it is largely thanks to clean technology

New report details how co-ordinated and long term low carbon policies have been central to the recovery of the UK's automotive industry

15 Jul 2014

Could a floating turbine cut offshore wind costs by almost half?

Energy Technologies Institute-backed study suggests innovative floating turbine design could cut offshore wind costs to £85/MWh

11 Jul 2014

EU and industry team up for multi-billion Euro clean tech push

Major new funding drive announced for clean tech industries with cash earmarked for biofuels, fuel cells and greener materials research

10 Jul 2014

Why innovation isn't always the answer

The clean tech sector loves innovation, but being regarded as innovative can be a mixed blessing

08 Jul 2014

The sustainable innovation evolution

Stephanie Draper of Forum for the Future explores some of the best projects named in Sustainia's Innovation 100

04 Jul 2014

How tofu could help create the ultimate green solar panel

Liverpool University scientists replace cadmium-containing salt with magnesium chloride to cut costs and toxins

01 Jul 2014

Build out, build up, but don’t replace, say solar competition entrants

Solar Decathlon aims to revive inefficient buildings with innovative solar retrofits

27 Jun 2014

Corporates should be forced to value 'vast' environmental impact, researchers say

New study by University of East Anglia finds too few companies are measuring full costs of their resource use

25 Jun 2014

UK CCS Research Centre dishes out £2.5m funding boost

Funding awarded to 14 projects, as Energy Minister Michael Fallon officially opens UK's latest CCS research facilities

23 Jun 2014

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