NOT MANY people can really claim that they left university and immediately transferred what they learnt through their final year dissertation into their working life, but for Jamie Wyllie of Ruchlaw Mains Farm, that's exactly what he endeavoured to do.
FARMSCALE WIND turbine manufacturer Gaia-Wind have unveiled the first UK installation of their new 'self raising tower', a hinged and motorised version of the Gaia 133 model that makes it the biggest small wind turbine that can be installed without heavy machinery.
THE GOVERNMENT decision to freeze the Feed-In Tariffs for any size Solar PV system for the remainder of 2013 is good news for Scotland, which is only beginning to take advantage of developments in Solar PV technology, according to Nick Green of Savills Energy.
FAMILY-RUN ice-cream makers Mackie's are determined to become one of the greenest companies in Britain, and with the installation of solar panels adding to their existing wind turbines, it seems they are well on their way.
FOLLOWING THE slashing of the tariff subsidies for photovoltaic (PV) generation, last month's massive Ecobuild exhibition and conference in London provided powerful evidence – if it was needed – that reports of the death of the UK solar PV industry are most definitely premature.
IT WAS always the government's intention to reduce the support available for renewables as the technologies matured and the costs came down – but in the case of hydro-power, there is some concern that planned 'degressions' are too much too soon.