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Solar powerbanks a buyer's guide

A powerbank is a portable device that can charge your phones, cameras or laptops without mains electricity. We are often out and about and increasingly reliant on our devices so anything that can keep them powered up when they are low on power is a must. Most powerbanks are charged using conventional sources: plug them into the mains or the USB port of your PC or laptop and you have

Solar panels

A quiet revolution is taking hold of the UK as the solar power industry appears to have installed its 500,000th set of panels in the UK in recent days, in a move that marks a major milestone for the burgeoning sector. According to figures by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, 499,687 solar schemes had been installed by 5 January under the feed-in tariff scheme that supports solar arrays with

Solar panel subsidy cut halted

The solar panel industry has welcomed a halt to plans to cut subsidies for fitting solar panels to homes as ministers concluded that a cut would damage Britain’s chances of meeting its targets to renewable energy production. Subsidies for feed-in tariffs were halved last year and were due to implement another cut in July. Senior figures in the solar energy industry warned they faced a crisis which jeopardised thousands of