Which Countries are the Greenest?

April 24, 2017

Renewables on the Rise Countries all over the world are committing to green energy in one way or another. This trend was underscored by the landmark Paris agreement in 2015 that saw almost 200 countries agree to limit global warming, with almost 150 having ratified the treaty (Reference 1). This...… Read more



Solar Photovoltaic Glint and Glare Guidance First Edition now complete

April 19, 2017

Download the First Edition of the Glint and Glare Guidance PDF here. Overview The first edition of Pager Power’s Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Glint and Glare Guidance is now complete following several iterations and consultation with key stakeholders and developers. The guidance document can assist the...… Read more



Reception Surveys – Wind Farms and Large Building Developments

April 18, 2017

Overview We have recently completed a number of television reception surveys for large buildings in cities like London and Manchester, as well as working on a number planning applications for wind farms nationally. We therefore wanted to provide you with an update to our previous article...… Read more



Research Update - Eliminating "Yellow" Glare

April 10, 2017

  Background Large Solar PV developments cause direct solar reflections which can affect aircraft, trains, road vehicles and residential amenity. Pager Power has undertaken over 250 glint and glare assessments which explain the times, dates and durations of expected glare. Glare which is...… Read more



Drone Ban at Dublin Airport

April 3, 2017

Attack of the Drones The ever-increasing popularity of drones presents a challenge to aviation safety. Near misses have been reported at Heathrow Airport among others in recent times (References 1 and 2), and airports are responding. Figure 1: Drone. Drone Registration The Irish Aviation...… Read more



Pager Power at Smart Solar Ireland - 5th April

March 23, 2017

The Solar Ireland conference being held on April 5 2017 in Cork will discuss Ireland’s progress and future within the Solar Industry. Ireland’s dependence on imported fossil fuels puts pressure on the Irish Government to meet its 2020 renewable energy targets. Ireland is therefore is motivated to...… Read more



Indian Solar Takes Off

March 22, 2017

Big solar parks are getting bigger with the number and size of solar farms around the world increasing constantly. Kamuthi, India’s largest power plant, has a generating capacity of 648MW. It consists of over 2.5 million solar modules and occupies 1270 acres of land. Worldwide there are currently...… Read more



Europe’s Largest Floating Solar Farm Sets Sail

March 9, 2017

Overview Europe’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) development has become operational after six years of planning. The development, located on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, has cost in the region of £6.5million and has been developed by Lightsource in...… Read more



China trumps Trump with huge renewable electricity investment

March 1, 2017

Whilst the new US President doubts climate change science, Chinese President Xi Jinping is delivering huge Chinese investment in wind energy and solar PV generation. Four of the five biggest renewable energy deals in 2016 were made by Chinese companies demonstrating China’s commitment to renewable...… Read more



Why Tall Structures Can Adversely Affect EGPWS

February 23, 2017

What is EGPWS? EGPWS stands for Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System. It is an aircraft system that automatically alerts pilots if there is a significant risk of flying into the ground. Figure 1: Sutton Coldfield Transmitter Station, England How can tall structures affect EGPWS? EGPWS has...… Read more



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