BEIS’ ministerial merry-go-round must grind to a stop

(REPOST: Solar Power Portal)And so, as the country continues to wait for the formation of a government and a Queen’s speech, signs of life start to emerge in Whitehall. The Westminster wheels are...

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BP to install charging points for electric cars at UK petrol stations

(REPOST: The Guardian)BP will add rapid charging points for electric cars at its UK petrol stations within the next two months, in the latest sign of an oil giant adapting to the dramatic growth...

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Feed in Tariffs to end in 2019 – what’s next?

(REPOST: Brighton Energy Cooperative)The UK Treasury quietly released a document late last year which signalled the end of the UK’s popular renewable energy scheme, the Feed in Tariff (FIT). Late...

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What happens when the grid runs out?

Did you know you can go online and see the energy consumption for the whole of the UK in real-time?.

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Energy Storage Markets Forecast To Double With Falling Prices And Favorable Policies

(REPOST: Forbes)Energy Storage Markets Forecast To Double With Falling Prices And Favorable Policies.

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BMW I3 SPORT ONE-MONTH REVIEW

(REPOST: InsideEVs)First off, the 33.2 kWh battery that became available in 2017 makes the i3 a real 100-mile EV. While that may not exactly be considered anything special for 2018, when there are...

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Prologis UK’s Solar Battery Storage Test

(REPOST: ProLogis)As part of our ongoing program to manage the environmental impacts of our buildings and help customers reduce operating costs, Prologis installed three 15-kilowatt-hour (kWh)...

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Critics have it wrong — electric vehicles are better for your health, your wallet and the planet

(REPOST: The Hill)BMW said it will sell half a million electric vehicles by 2019 and the long serving head of Fiat Chrysler told colleagues they have less than a decade to adapt to massive changes...

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UK’s largest battery project to move ahead in Swindon

(REPOST: The Telegraph)Swindon Borough Council’s battery will have capacity of 50MWh, the largest that a power project approved by local authorities can be.

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PowerBanx Home Battery Installed - Before and After

After some weeks of anticipation our PowerBanx home battery storage system has been installed and is now up and running. I plan to do lots of blogging about it, but to kick things off I'm just...

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Zappi smart EV charger | Fully Charged

We visited a working prototype Zappi charger on Orkney and Robert was so impressed that MyEnergi kindly agreed to fit one in his garage which also allowed the company to test and adjust it to...

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Tesla’s massive virtual power plant with Powerwalls in Australia at risk under new government

(REPOST: Electrek)Earlier this year, Tesla announced that it reached a deal with the South Australian government to install solar arrays and Powerwalls on 50,000 homes to create the biggest...

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Volkswagen Says Its All-Electric E-Golf Is Almost Sold Out

(REPOST: CarScoops)According to VW chairman Herbert Diess, demand for the Volkswagen e-Golf has been so strong last year that the model is almost sold out.

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New Slimline Battery Enclosures

In response to customer requests, we have procured a new slimline enclosure in light grey that can hold all your batteries in style. This is only 45 cm deep, and comes in the light grey pictured,...

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How I learned to slash my power bill, with solar and storage

(REPOST: One Step Off The Grid)Actually, I just earned $3.20 from selling half the storage in my Tesla Powerwall 1 during a ‘Grid Event’ back on 7 March, which brought my daily earnings from...

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Myenergi to bolster production, pursue new products with £1.2 million investment

(REPOST: Solar Power Portal)The Lincolnshire-based firm has been backed by ex-Tesco chief and prolific investor Sir Terry Leahy and Bill Currie, founder of the William Currie Group which...

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Local authority in England approves plan for 50MW PV farm with 50MWh battery option

(REPOST:Energy Storage News)Plans for the Branston Solar Extension were approved last week, which will see the 49.9MW project - with a 40MW export capacity - delivered on land near to the Branston...

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Housebuilder plugs in new electric car chargers

(REPOST: The Press & Journal)The developer said it expected a rapid increase in demand for home car-charging infrastructure in the coming years.

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Sonnen adds EVs to Virtual Power Plant ‘community’

(REPOST: Energy Storage News)The freshly announced ‘sonnenCharger’ is aimed at maximising the opportunity to charge EVs with clean, solar-generated electricity, while enabling sonnen to connect...

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Renault Zoe named ‘Best Used Electric Car’ by Diesel Car and Eco Car

(REPOST: Automotive World)The all-electric Renault ZOE has been recognised by Diesel Car and Eco Car Magazine’s judges by being named ‘Best Used Electric Car’ in Diesel Car and Eco Car’s Used Car...

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Nissan completes high density battery production line in Sunderland

(REPOST: Clean Energy News)The High Energy Density Battery (HEDB) project was one of the winning projects under a competition run in 2015 by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), in partnership...

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Have You Optimised Your Battery Storage?

So you have your new battery system ready to save you money from both solar and economy 7.  It will be saving you money, but could it be made even more efficient?

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Off-peak charging vital for electric car power supply, experts say

(REPOST: The Guardian)The UK energy system will be able to cope with the extra demand caused by the uptake of millions of electric cars, provided drivers shift their charging to off-peak times,...

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Climate change 'will push European cities towards breaking point'

(REPOST: The Guardian)Major British towns and cities, including Glasgow, Wrexham, Aberdeen and Chester, could be much more severely affected by climate change than previously thought, according to...

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Nissan Leaf (2018) review: Electric for the people

(REPOST: Pocket-Lint)While many manufacturers are posturing and pontificating about plans for the electrification of their cars, Nissan is releasing a proper second-gen electric vehicle, the new...

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Energy company promises to pay customers to use electricity

(REPOST: The Guardian)A small energy company has launched a new tariff that will potentially pay customers to use its electricity when demand is low.

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Octopus Energy embraces negative pricing with ‘plunge’ tariff

(REPOST: Clean energy News)The Agile Octopus plan offers customers an incentive to shift their energy use outside of the 4pm-7pm peak, with ‘plunge pricing’ being introduced to take advantage of...

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First electric black cabs arrive in London

(REPOST: ecobuild)London’s first new electric taxi swept onto the streets of central London after becoming the first new electric taxi to be officially certified by Transport for London’s test...

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Valuing Resilience Can Change the Breakeven Point for Solar-Plus-Storage

(REPOST: GTM)Power outages caused by extreme weather events serve as all-too-frequent reminders of the vulnerability of buildings to grid disruptions. But what if building owners accounted for the...

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UK aggregator Kiwi Power completes 4.8MWh battery in South Wales

(REPOST: Energy Storage News)UK demand response and energy resource aggregation company Kiwi Power has unveiled its largest behind the meter battery to date with the completion of the 4MW / 4.8MWh...

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Nissan Leaf 2018 - Review

(REPOST: Eurekar)NISSAN has finally broken the taboo surrounding electric cars, dispelling the myth that they lack road-going performance, are too expensive and have no realistic range.

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Energy Storage Summit: What to expect at the London event

(REPOST: Energy Storage News)Regulators, policymakers, experts, developers, utilities, aggregators and of course, energy storage industry participants will fill out the Victoria Park Plaza in...

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Luxury Automakers Pivot To EVs

(REPOST: Oil Price.com)Product announcements this week from Nissan’s Infiniti luxury brand and Volkswagen’s Porsche division tap into a larger story from last year. While global automakers are...

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South Australia marches on with pumped hydro, PV-plus-storage and commercial microgrid projects

(REPOST: Energy Storage News)Energy storage in the state of South Australia has continued its prolific pace of development with the announcement of two new grid-scale projects and a sizeable...

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Ford to boost investment in electric cars by 2022

(REPOST: BBC News)Chairman Bill Ford said the car maker would have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range by 2022.

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FERC ruling a ‘significant step’ towards wholesale market participation for energy storage

(REPOST:Energy Storage News)A unanimous vote taken by the US regulator FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) which would allow energy storage and other distributed energy resources to play...

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Big Batteries Are Becoming Much Cheaper

(REPOST: Oil Price.com)Batteries are hot right now. Energy storage was referred to as the Holy Grail of renewables by one industry executive, as it would solve its main problem: intermittency. No...

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Electric Vehicles Set U.K. Sales Records in 2017

(REPOST: Wards Auto)LONDON – Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles continue to break sales records in the U.K., according to figures released by emissions-abatement lobbying group Go Ultra Low.

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Falling costs, coal and renewable co-location to drive ‘explosive’ UK battery storage growth

(REPOST: Clean Energy)Lauren Cook of Solar Media’s Market Research division spoke to CEN sister publication Energy-Storage.News this week on the publication of 'UK Battery storage: Opportunities &...

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Electricity is core to our lives, but Are We Looking After it?

Interesting Radio 4 analysisof the importance of electricity in our lives and the ways in which its generation and distribution is becoming a defining issue of our times.

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First Drive: Nissan's punchy and composed Leaf update is set to dominate the EV market yet again

(REPOST: Yahoo News)Nissan says 12,000 orders have been taken since it was revealed three months ago, with 7,000 of those previous Leaf owners.

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UK battery storage to enjoy ‘explosive growth’ to 2022

(REPOST: Energy Storage)Over 9,000MWh of battery energy storage could be deployed in Britain over the next five years as the sector enjoys a trend towards “explosive growth”, a market analyst has...

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Renault strives to keep Zoe competitive in growing EV market

(REPOST: Automotive News Europe)Zoe sales in Europe jumped 48 percent to 27,245 through November last year,, according to JATO Dynamics. Sales of its nearest competitor, the Leaf, from alliance...

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