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UK offshore wind power to double by 2030
Britain's largest offshore windfarm off the Great Yarmouth coastline
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UK offshore wind power to double by 2030

Plummeting renewable costs raise questions about government’s continued support for nuclear energy
24 Jul 2018
The Week Unwrapped: Bees, Northern Ireland and solar tiles
A bee gets up close to a sunflower to collect pollen
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The Week Unwrapped: Bees, Northern Ireland and solar tiles

Why are bees choosing to eat toxins? What next for Northern Ireland? And could your roof power your home?
12 Jan 2018
Free solar panels for 800,000 low-income homes
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Free solar panels for 800,000 low-income homes

Reports say the £1bn government scheme will create more than 1,000 new jobs
5 Sep 2017
Ikea starts selling solar battery system in UK
Ikea solar storage
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Ikea starts selling solar battery system in UK

System will save hundreds each year, says company, but report warns it comes at a 'big up-front cost'
4 Aug 2017
Mercedes targets Tesla with home battery system
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Mercedes targets Tesla with home battery system

Electricity storage system reportedly cheaper than Tesla's Powerwall 2, but doesn't store as much power
19 May 2017
Solar Impulse 2 plane completes first Atlantic crossing
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Solar Impulse 2 plane completes first Atlantic crossing

Zero-fuel plane lands in Spain after becoming first solar-powered aircraft to make symbolic journey
23 Jun 2016
Africa can 'quadruple share of renewable energy by 2030'
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Africa can 'quadruple share of renewable energy by 2030'

The continent holds 'some of the best renewable energy resources in the world', says IRENA
16 Oct 2015

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GREEN SURGE: Solar power will be 'as cheap as coal'
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GREEN SURGE: Solar power will be 'as cheap as coal'

New era for renewables predicted, as solar panel production, technology and efficiency improves
20 Apr 2015
TIDAL POWER: First lagoons will power 8% of UK
Image of the proposed Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay project
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TIDAL POWER: First lagoons will power 8% of UK

Six tidal lagoons in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria expected to generate 8% of the UK's electricity
2 Mar 2015
Solar-powered roads could refuel cars as they drive
Artist's rendition of downtown Sandpoint, Idaho - Home of Solar Roadways
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Solar-powered roads could refuel cars as they drive

Solar Roadways seeks $1m by the end of the month to put its working prototype into production
13 May 2014
Solar Impulse II: Pilots to circle globe in solar plane
Solar Impulse pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg
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Solar Impulse II: Pilots to circle globe in solar plane

Aircraft unveiled this week has a wingspan greater than that of a 747 but weighs just 1.6 tonnes
10 Apr 2014
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