Solar ‘fundamentals’ behind BP’s decision to reinvest

(REPOST: PV Tech)BP has announced that it is to pay US$200 million for a 43% stake in prolific UK solar developer Lightsource to establish a new partnership.

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Toyota planning 10 purely electric vehicles by 2020's

(REPOST: Phys.Org)Toyota Motor Corp. now offers no purely electric vehicles, although it leads in hybrid models, which switch between an electric motor and a gas engine.

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‘Hybrid power plant’ enabled for 65% renewable energy island Graciosa

(REPOST: Energy Storage News)A “hybrid power plant”, controlling the grid for an entire island and its inhabitants, will be created with the addition of a management and control platform from energy...

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Company car drivers could save thousands by switching to electric

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(REPOST:Next Green Car)Research by Go Ultra Low shows that company car drivers could save more than £7,000 by picking an electric vehicle over a diesel. New tax regulations will see yearly savings...

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UK Government picks site for country’s push on electric vehicle technologyYour Blog Post Title Here...

(REPOST: Autovista Group)The National Battery Manufacturing Development Facility, as it will be named, comes thanks to a partnership between the Warwick Manufacturing Group, Coventry and Warwickshire...

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Solar deployment just over half BEIS expectations as FiT enters final straight

(REPOST:Solar Power Portal)Last Friday Ofgem released its most recent FiT deployment statistics, revealing how much solar had been installed during Q4 2017 – the eighth quarterly deployment period...

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EV registrations take record market share in November

(REPOST: Inside EVs)The electric car market continues to go from strength to strength, taking a new record market share in November 2017 as diesel sales slump. Plug-in cars made up 2.4% of total UK...

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Solar and wind power development have lowest climate impact

(REPOST: PV-tech)A comprehensive new study conducted by an international team of scientists and published in the journal Nature Energy sheds light on the various low-carbon technologies and how they...

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Eighth month of decline for new cars sales in UK as diesel pulls market down

(REPOST: Autovista Group)For the eighth consecutive month, figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) showed a market falling rapidly, with an 11.2% drop in sales...

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Lyft launches its self driving car service in Boston as battle with Uber intensifies

(Repost: Daily Mail)The cars will have backup human drivers at the wheel and will be limited to short routes within the city's Seaport District, a burgeoning tech startup hub.

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Aston Martin's First-Ever All-Electric Car

(Repost: Architectural Digest)Aston Martin has been producing luxurious and sporting vehicles in a distinctly British idiom for over 100 years. Today, it unveiled a linchpin in its plans for the...

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UK battery storage deployment held back by government policy, claim politicians

(Repost: Energy Storage News)Government policy and regulation offer the biggest barriers to the deployment of battery energy storage in the UK according to a cross-party group of MPs focussed on...

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Renault Energy Services Launched For Smart Grid & ESS Services

(Repost: InsideEVs)The French group intends to use the new company to better focus its activities on energy storage (using second-life batteries from EVs), vehicle to grid interaction and the...

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Tesla Turns On World’s Largest Battery In Australia

(REPOST: InsideEVs)Tesla officially delivered the world’s largest battery energy storage system of 100 MW/129 MWh in South Australia within the deadline of 100 days (since signing the deal) after...

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How To Charge Your Electric Vehicle (And Other Devices) When The Grid Is Down

(REPOST: Forbes)The aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has shown the devastating potential consequences of not having electricity for an extended period of time.

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In the Year 2020 We Should All Be Driving EVs

(REPOST: Automobile)Maybe it’s because it’s a nice round number. Or because it’s the dawn of a new decade. Or the time of the next summer Olympics. Heck, maybe everyone just threw a dart at a...

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WEC Energy Group to replace Wisconsin coal plant with 350MW of solar

(REPOST:PVTech)Milwaukee-based WEC Energy Group, the parent company of Wisconsin utility We Energies, will shut down the 1,190MW coal-fired Pleasant Prairie facility and replace it with a 350MW PV...

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