Residential energy storage market reaches record US highs in first quarter of 2018

According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor report, home energy storage system deployments reached record highs in the first quarter of 2018.The report, issued by GTM Research and the...

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Electric cars can now charge on sunlight day and night with Tesla Powerpacks

Tesla has been slowly deploying its solar products and energy storage systems on its own charging network in order to have their fleet drive on solar power, but the same products can also benefit...

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Is the Jaguar I-PACE better than a Tesla?

The biggest news in the EV space over the last few months has been the launch of the Jaguar I-PACE, the first electric car from Jaguar Land-Rover. We saw it for the first time 'in the flesh' at the

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Accelerate coal retirements, 275MW of storage for PV at ‘unprecedented low prices’

Xcel Energy has filed a plan which would retire two coal plants, add significant capacities of renewables and gas – and deploy 275MW specifically in combination with PV. A Colorado-headquartered...

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Residential energy storage grows 9x in Q1 2018

The 36 megawatt-hours of residential energy storage installed in the United States during Q1 is the latest in a year of accelerating growth rates, driven by policies in California and Hawaii.

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Finance Now Available for Solar and Battery Systems

For many who want to move more quickly to renewable energy, the significant upfront cost of a solar or battery solution makes it challenging to make a start.

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Solar module prices set to fall 35% in 2018 - BNEF

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), the global average selling price (ASP) of solar modules is expected to decline by 35% in 2018, compared to previous forecasts of a 20% to 27%...

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Fully Charged Live Event: The Tesla Dance

With thousands of others, I enjoyed the inaugural Fully Charged Live event at Silverstone last weekend.

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Fully Charged Live: Earn £70 a day for your EV

At the inaugural Fully Charged Live even at Silverstone, I met Greg Fairbotham the founder of Zoom EV, a UK based peer-to-peer car sharing platform for low emission vehicles. The premise is you...

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Renewables lobby questions economics behind Wylfa Newydd nuclear investment

The UK’s renewables lobby has scrutinised the government’s decision to directly invest billions of pounds in Hitachi’s proposed nuclear project, suggesting renewables to be a far cheaper and...

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'Carbon bubble' could spark global financial crisis, study warns

Advances in clean energy expected to cause a sudden drop in demand for fossil fuels, leaving companies with trillions in stranded assets

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Sadiq Khan launches electric vehicle rapid charging taskforce for London

London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a new taskforce to expand the capital’s electric vehicle infrastructure just one week after a London Assembly committee called on him to do more to boost the...

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Why energy storage is key to a global climate breakthrough

When Vaclav Smil writes about energy, the world pays attention. “I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next Star Wars movie,” Bill Gates once tweeted.Smil is a professor at...

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Renault Electric Car Sales Increased By 58% In April

Sales of all-electric Renaults increased in April by a strong 58% year-over-year, which is the fastest growth since the summer of 2017.

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Solar a ‘new backbone’ of global power, Vattenfall says

Solar stands to be a “new backbone” of the power sector as it cements its status as the world’s “dominant new build generation technology”, Vattenfall’s head of solar and battery storage has said....

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Fully Charged Live goes live at Silverstone

Fully Charged Live, Britain’s biggest ever motor show for electric cars, is now underway at Silverstone – and the bustling halls suggest the new car show is proving an instant hit. With dozens of...

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Fuel Included at Fully Charged Live

As promised, we showed our faces at Fully Charged Live at Silverstone on Saturday. This was the first exhibition and conference launched by Robert Llewellyn off the back of his Fully Charged...

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Most models underestimate the economic impact of climate change

An investigation led by the London School of Economics and Political Science has found that economic models which underestimate the potential impacts of climate change are misguiding policymakers....

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BMW to increase ‘BMW i’ electric vehicle production by 54%

BMW announced this week a more than €300 million expansion of its Leipzig factory, which will enable an annual production capacity increase by “approx. 100,000 units.”It will include a 54%...

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Everything You Need to Know About California’s New Solar Roof Mandate

Is the requirement really cost-effective? Solar lease or purchase? Will new homes be net zero? And answers to other burning questions.

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IEA: Electric vehicles to triple by 2020

Latest projection from International Energy Agency sees huge growth in EV numbers globally, but the surge could deliver a major shortfall in fuel tax revenuesThe number of electric vehicles on the...

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1 Million Volts DC

Those of you of a certain age will remember the pre-historic epic "1 Million Years BC" starring Raquel Welch and containing some of the worst special effects of all time. I couldn't resist echoing...

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Companies are using California homes as batteries to power the grid

Every new home in California is going solar by 2020. If solar-energy companies have their way, those homes also will come with batteries.Companies like Tesla and SunRun are starting to bid on...

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Plug-In Electric Car Sales In Europe Increased 62% In April

The European plug-in electric car market is expanding at its fastest pace since summer of 2017, as sales increased by 62% year-over-year in April.

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Energy Storage Could Be Residential Solar's Next Growth Product

Energy storage could make rooftop solar more viable across the country and be an added revenue source for solar installers.

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Calls for more electric cars in London

A London assembly member has called on Sadiq Khan to “spearhead the shift to electric vehicles” in the capital.A report by the London assembly environment committee found that the growth in...

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SUDDENLY, SOLAR ENERGY PLUS STORAGE IS GIVING CONVENTIONAL FUELS A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY

The increasingly competitive dynamic duo of solar photovoltaic plus battery storage is taking energy markets by storm

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Electric Vehicles To Make Up 55% Of Global Car Sales By 2040

Electric vehicles sales could soar in the coming two decades if a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance proves accurate.

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Cost of domestic solar increasing in the UK, BEIS figures reveal

The price of domestic solar in the UK has failed to decline – and even rose marginally – in the two years since the feed-in tariff was revised, government statistics have revealed.Data released by...

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Scottish Natural Heritage adds five Renault Zoe electric vehicles to fleet

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has purchased five Renault Zoe cars to begin its move towards a fully electric pool car fleet.

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Scotland’s largest solar farm approved in first for government

A 50MW solar farm has been approved at a former RAF airfield, giving UK-based firm Elgin Energy the greenlight to develop Scotland’s largest consented solar project in the early 2020s.The...

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Fully Charged Live Event

We're going to be at the Fully Charged Live show this Saturday at Silverstone - and we'd love to see you there!

 

I first met Robert Llewellyn (star of Red Dwarf and Scrapheap Challenge) 5 years...

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Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages, analysis shows

Almost all nations would benefit economically from keeping global warming to 1.5C, a new study indicates

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Switching to electric could save UK drivers more than £45 million this bank holiday

UK DRIVERS could make significant savings on the roads by switching to electric cars.

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Energy storage revolution within 10 years is essential, says E.ON boss

EXCLUSIVE: E.ON chief executive Michael Lewis has claimed that an energy storage revolution must happen within a decade if the world is to meet the Paris Agreement goals.

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Electric vehicle sales held back by ‘dismissive and deceptive car dealerships’

Prospective car buyers told electric vehicles would 'ruin' them financially, researchers found

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Whitbread ramps up solar portfolio, backs PV as ‘fantastic’ investment proposition

Premier Inn owner Whitbread is to nearly double its solar capacity, installing rooftop PV on a further 70 of its hotels.Whitbread has turned to Anesco to complete the installs which, the company...

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British Gas 5.5% price rise comes into effect 29th May

This year’s price rises mean if you’re rolling off a fixed deal soon, you could be in for a 26% bill hike.

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Over 500 BMW i3 battery packs connect to the UK National Grid in latest large energy storage project

The use of electric car battery packs to create large energy storage projects is becoming increasingly popular.Now, a new one made of BMW i3 battery packs is connecting to the UK National Grid and...

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