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Falcon aims for greener, smarter grid

Computer screenshot of Project Falcon smart grid schematic

15 December 2014

While contributions to the grid from renewable resources prepare us for a greener future, they create unpredictable variations in supply and demand. Western Power Distribution's Project Falcon is aiming to address flexibility in energy management.

Space-based solar power: the new space race

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13 October 2014

Today's agenda for space is no longer focused on merely getting there. The modern space race is about getting the engineering in place to exploit space-based solar power (SBSP). But how will energy be beamed back down to Earth without breaking the bank?

Renewables Britain: why the UK isn't green enough

Onshore wind farm

13 October 2014

With only 5 per cent of our energy coming from renewable sources, Britain is falling way behind its international neighbours. Why isn't the renewable energy sector delivering what we need to keep the lights on and make us more sustainable?

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