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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Solar generation record falls as National Grid expects further change

A new solar generation record was set earlier this week, the latest in a string of renewables milestones to fall this spring.Data compiled by Sheffield Solar’s PV Live tool and verified by...

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