Falling battery prices would see wind and solar generation hit 50% globally by 2050

Wind and solar could provide half of the world’s energy generation by 2050 on the back of continually declining technology costs, particularly in battery energy storage, according to a new report...

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The Convergence of Solar, Battery and the Internet of Things

If you are wondering what the new energy revolution really holds, then this is a great overview from the Australian ABCTV television channel.

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Cryptocurrencies could increase capacity for renewable energy

According to a recent report, Bitcoin mining could account for as much as 0.5 percent of global electricity demand by the end of 2018. “Mining” is the process by which a global network of...

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UK solar deployment halved in 2017 following government’s ‘solar exit’

The UK’s solar installs across 2017 were less than half that of the previous year according to SolarPower Europe’s latest report, which has dubbed the UK “the only rainy” European country in terms...

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Wind, solar and smart systems could power transition while keeping the lights on

The UK could meet its future power demand predominantly through wind and solar generation without jeopardising security of supply, a new report has revealed.The report, produced by consultancy...

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Remote Puerto Rico Community Rebuilds with Microgrid “Like an IKEA Set”

Eight months on from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, the 3,160 inhabitants of Puerto Rico’s mountainous Mariana remain without grid power. Tired of waiting, community members recently took...

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British Pay-Go Solar Company Is Ready to Reach Millions in Congo

A British company aims to provide pay-as-you-go solar power to millions of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the vast central African nation where less than a fifth of the population...

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University of California gives electrons a one-way ticket

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered a method for controlling electron transfer, and guiding electrons in one direction. Electron transfer is one of the most...

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Minister and MPs clash over ‘shambolic’ solar policy

Shadow business, energy and industrial strategy secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey has led an attack on the government’s existing renewables policy, labelling it “shambolic”.The MP for Salford and...

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Opposing onshore UK windfarms 'means higher energy bills'

Ministers told there is no logical argument against turbines in areas that want them

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