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Power roll: bringing cheap solar power to Africa and India
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Power roll: bringing cheap solar power to Africa and India

Power Roll has installed two mini solar grid systems in rural locations in Africa and India. These grids demonstrate the use of their innovative solar film and energy storage technologies that have the potential to disrupt the global solar power market. Paul Laidler, project lead at Power Roll, explained: The mini solar grid systems use flexible solar PV that is thin, light, easy to install and can be used off-grid. This makes it very attractive to communities who might struggle to get access to technology, particularly if their location is remote. Power Roll’s solar film will be produced as a roll and can be used on a variety of surfaces in off-grid settings; for example, curved around a technology pole or attached to a fragile roof. Its lightness and versatility give it numerous adv...
North Korea missile tests: UK statement
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North Korea missile tests: UK statement

Minister for Asia, Nigel Adams said: "We are deeply concerned that North Korea has conducted two short-range ballistic missile tests. These tests are a clear violation of UN Security Council Resolutions and a threat to regional peace and security. "Alongside our allies and partners, the UK is committed to peace on the Korean Peninsula, upholding the rules-based international system and securing an end to North Korea’s illegal activities. "North Korea must refrain from further provocations, and engage in meaningful negotiations with the US."