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Robert Ashcroft
Thursday, February 26, 2015

In the last of our series of factsheets on energy generation technologies we look at solar photovoltaics (PV).


Although there are some exceptions, solar energy generation is fairly uncontroversial in the UK. Nevertheless, despite the widely recognised need to increase the proportion of...

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  • The IES is committed to promoting the crucial role of environmental science in society and an evidence-based approach to decision and policy making. One of the most...

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Recent journals

  • Researchers are exploring and developing exciting new materials and industrial processes that manufacturers are bringing to market very rapidly. Yet some of these materials pose problems that could...
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