Category Archives: Solar

Information on solar panels and arrays.

Introducing Night-time Solar Charging for Electric Vehicles

As we transition away from polluting fossil-fuelled vehicles to electric vehicles it is common for owners to think about the source of the electricity they use for charging. Here I’d like to touch on the options for charging with renewable electricity, and introduce the idea of charging at night using spare solar electricity. A rule … Continue reading Introducing Night-time Solar Charging for Electric Vehicles

UK’s ‘largest solar carport’ – with additional storage – planned for St Ives Park & Ride

Cambridgeshire County Council has received planning permission for what it claims will be the UK’s largest solar carport. The installation, which will be developed at the site of St Ives’ Park & Ride, is anticipated to be 948kW in size and combined with a battery storage system as part of a wider demonstrator project with … Continue reading UK’s ‘largest solar carport’ – with additional storage – planned for St Ives Park & Ride

UK solar panels reach half a million rooftop milestone

Government figures suggest British solar industry past major landmark last week, as installers work towards delivering one million roofs by 2015 The solar power industry appears to have installed its 500,000th set of panels in the UK in recent days, in a move that marks a major milestone for the burgeoning sector. According to figures … Continue reading UK solar panels reach half a million rooftop milestone