A drilled rock bolt anchor will help to significantly reduce the foundation and installation costs for marine renewable energy devices. Current costs account for more than 40 percent of capital expenditures.
UV LED has now entered a fast growth. Indeed, the overall UV LED market of only ~$20M in 2008 grew to $90M in 2014 and we are expecting a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 40% for the next 5 years, claims Yole Développement in a recent UV LED Trends report
In Canada, the David McFadden Energy Entrepreneur Challenge, a yearly challenge organised by the Ontario Centers of Excellence, has as this year's theme as “Meeting the Energy Challenge of Remote Communities.”
Seems that the Pelamis and Aquamarine withdrawals from the wave energy scene has revitalised Scotland’s first wave energy technology development body, Wave Energy Scotland will receive a total of £14.3 million over the next thirteen months declares Energy Minister Fergus Ewing.
Under the EC Habitat and Birds Directive any new plan or project has to undergo an HRA (Habitat Regulations Appraisal) to determine whether it is likely to have a significant effect on certain European protected sites and how an adverse effect on site integrity can be avoided.
A Glasgow Chamber of Commerce report outline how technology will uimpact the city over the next five years. ‘Tomorrow’s City Centre: Glasgow Agenda’ white paper ‘considers how constantly evolving digital technologies will influence consumer behaviours and potentially impact the Glasgow city centre experience in the next five years.’
The Cisco specialist Integrated IT networking and communications specialist, Arrowdawn, has secured new contracts worth £200,000. Arrowdawn has completed a system upgrade for EnerMech, the mechanical engineering specialist to the energy sector, at a number of sites sites including Aberdeen and Norway. The news comes as a welcome if slight offset to the haemorrhage of local specialist skills for any future engineering extraction and exploration on the continental shelf.
As the court judgement over the wild, lonely, lovely Monadhliath range is expected in the next two to three months, "Save Wigtown Bay" campaign gains further momentum, and the Scottish Government is now considering an appeal against a ban on building a meteorological mast a current application for a seven turbine site. Wigtown conservationists dub Ecotricity "disrespectful" in its farm application, others hit out over a planning application for a wind park in Galloway and Germany's PNE Wind lines up to portfolio with other as well as Scotland's Forestry Commission portfolio.
Lighting Innovators, iViTi Lighting Ltd, based in Cardiff and Shropshire have developed both pioneering LED/Battery lighting as well as a Grid frequency monitoring technology in responding to energy supply and climate change challenges.
As the £60m boost for community scale renewable energy project is in Loch Lomond National Park, Crianlarich’s powerful start to renewable energy scheme could also be echoed by parallel complimentary networking for broadband to local communities, so that the energy funding could more efficiently afford better links for remote Scottish rural communities than to date BT has to date been able to supply although it is recorded as trialling white space.
VTT Technical Centre of Finland has developed and used a mass production method based on printing technologies that allows manufacturing of decorative, organic solar panels. Design freedom improves the panels range of applications on the surfaces of interior and exterior building spaces. VTT is also studying the feasibility of mass production printing technology of solar panels made from inorganic perovskite materials.
As ForArgyll web enquires how many nuclear power lighthouses, buoys and oil rigs are there in the UK, after it discovered a little island off the Irish west coast in County Donegal – Rathlin O’Birn was nuclear powered, the new technology nuclear arena, has Ontario Canada startup Terrestrial Energy commercialising a new reactor design, based on work done at ORNL (Oak Ridge National laboratory) in Tennessee.
Dubbed after the "unecessary" letter and for some the unlucky 13, IBM headlines the machine as the most powerful and secure yet! The first mainframe in history designed for growth of the mobile app economy. IBM's first new mainframe in three years - represents continued investment in core hardware systems that can process 2.5 billion business transactions per day, or the equivalent of 100 Cyber Mondays.
As gamekeeper George Mutch is sentenced to four months in prison after conviction of the illegal killing of a goshawk, illegal use of a trap and illegal taking of a buzzard and a second goshawk, the RSPB Scotland also continues to challenge four windfarm developments in the Firths of Forth and Tay while urging the people of Dumfries and Galloway to protest the Spango (Mid Rig) wind-farm re-submission proposal.
The first Dundee University Café Science Extra of 2015 is set to light up the New Year by exploring the wonder of auroras. Dr Alex Russell, a researcher in the School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics, will talk on ‘Predicting Auroras’ at Dundee Science Centre: 6pm on Wednesday, 14th January.
University of Edinburgh’s STEM model Marina Cortês with Perimeter Institute Faculty member Lee Smolin have been awarded the $10,000 Buchalter Cosmology Prize for groundbreaking work on causality and time concepts.
Don't hold your breath. Smart meters roll out is now scheduled for 2016. It will involves Telefonica, CGI and Capita for the UK south and central regions, while DECC suppliers of choice for smart meters, are Arqiva, BAE Systems and BT in northern England and Scotland.
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