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Telford Opens Off-Grid Bus Station

Telford Opens Off-Grid Bus Station

New wind and solar-powered bus terminals have opened. According to the local authority, Telford and Wrekin Council’s new Wellington off-grid facility is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom. The turbines and panels installed alongside bus shelters, built from recycled bottles, will power the electronic timetables, lighting and CCTV. The council estimates it …

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Leicestershire councillors approve solar farm proposals

Leicestershire Councillors Approve Solar Farm Proposals

Development of a solar plant the size of Thirty football fields has been permitted in Leicestershire. The 55-acre site, which spans 22.3 hectares, will be located outside Quorn. Nine thousand one hundred seventy megawatt-hours of renewable energy will be produced each calendar year, enough to supply more than 3,000 houses. Conditional approval was granted by …

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Little Sark Channel Islands

An Experimental Solar-powered Mobile Network Is Being Tested In Little Sark

For the first time, six solar panels have been put on the island of Little Sark to see if the Channel Islands can be powered by renewable energy. JT, the island’s mobile service provider, said the solar panels would keep the antenna’s batteries charged. Sark’s southern peninsula, Little Sark, is home to a small settlement. …

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Scientists Create Hurricane-Resistant Wind Turbines Inspired By Palm Plants

Wind power is advancing at an incredible rate. Offshore wind turbines can now reach heights of over 490 feet, with blades capable of producing up to 8 megawatts (MW), which is enough to power over 4000 U.S. homes. However, as they become more prominent, other problems arise. For example, as Atlantic hurricanes grow in strength, …

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