California set to become first US state requiring solar panels on new homes

California is set to become the first US state to make solar panels mandatory on most newly built homes.The state’s Energy Commission is due to vote next week on new energy standards that would...

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Renewable Energy Storage Takes Off in Europe

Just weeks after the 12th International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES2018) concluded in Düsseldorf, Germany, newly announced figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) confirmed...

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Local authorities now ‘leading the way’ in UK solar

Ongoing frustration with national solar policy has allowed local authorities and regional government to take the lead in UK solar deployment, the Solar Trade Association (STA) has said in a new...

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PowerBanx: Living Without an Electricity Bill - Days 6 and 7 - First Week Summary

This is about Days 6 and 7 of owning a PowerBanx home battery, and a summary of the result of a week running our house with one. On Day 1 I explained how It charges up from our solar panels during...

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Tesla Quietly Raised the Price of the Powerwall

That’s not what usually happens when you scale up mass production.

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Eco homes open their doors

Transition Town Worthing has launched its fourth Eco Open Houses Worthing, in collaboration with Green Open Homes.

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Go eco and watch your house soar in value

SOARING electricity prices have changed the way property seekers look at homes.New research showed properties with sustainable features such as solar panels, battery packs and rainwater tanks have...

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Smart systems key to future of cheaper and cleaner energy supply

With news that utility bills are on the rise, experts say technology will revolutionise both consumer use and generation of power

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PowerBanx: Living Without an Electricity Bill - Day 5

My experience on Day 1 with a PowerBanx home battery showed that it's perfectly possible to run a house with using any grid electricity, i.e. for free. However, my experiences on Day 2 and Day 3...

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