Ever wondered what’s involved in installing solar panels?


Installing solar panels can be done in a day with minimal disruption.  Here  Renewable Resources from New Lanark show how it is done:



E.ON Pelamis wave power machine from build to installation

 This video shows the development of a Pelamis wave energy converter from the manufacturing bay to installation at sea. This machine was built for E.ON and is the second generation Pelamis design, a P2.

The E.ON Pelamis machine is currently undergoing pre-commercial demonstration at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney. Currently being tested as part of a gradual work-up programme, the results of this machine’s test phase will underpin larger commercial projects currently under development by E.ON off the coast of Orkney.

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‘You’ve Been Trumped’ Showing In Oban

Bouffant buffoon brilliantly bunkered

You’ve Been Trumped (PG) is showing on Tuesday 28th August 2012  at 17:30 in the newly re-opened Oban Phoenix cinema.


Power House

Will Scotland become Europe’s ‘green power house’? 

Directed by Cailean Watt, this short documentary examines the tensions that arise when questions are asked about the future of energy generation.  For a small country peering into an uncertain future, the answers to these questions are crucial.  Sustainable energy could reindustrialise and strengthen Scotland.  But will Scottish people get behind the power house plan, and will the choices about how to enact the plan pay off?

Filmed around Scotland in 2011/12, the documentary bring together voices from government, industry and communities to capture the debate as it currently stands.  From the Energy minister to an anti-wind turbine activist, a free market academic to eco-village residents, the film aims to ask the bigger questions that emerge from an extremely complex discussion.

The soundtrack is provided by Inverness-based electronic artist, Araya.



Firms ‘not taking advantage’ of renewables

Business electricity users in Scotland ‘missing out on opportunities to benefit from renewable energy technologies’

A report by industry body Scottish Renewables has found that only 3.6% of  applications for renewable energy schemes eligible for Feed In Tarrifs last year came from small enterprises, with 95% coming from private homeowners.