CSIRO/AEMO study says wind, solar and storage clearly cheaper than coal

Australia’s leading scientific research group and the country’s energy market operator have released a benchmark study that shows the cost of new wind and solar – even with hours of storage – is...

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World will approach record-breaking temperatures in 2019, says Met Office

'The forecast for 2019 would place next year amongst the five warmest years on record, which would all have occurred since 2015'

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Santos to convert 56 crude oil pumps to 100% solar and battery storage

Australian oil and gas major Santos has unveiled plans to convert 56 of its remote crude oil beam pumps to 100 per cent solar and battery storage, in the surest and perhaps most ironic sign yet...

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Government confirms export tariff cull

The export tariff will close to new applicants at the same time as the generation tariff, the government has confirmed, despite overwhelming opposition to the plans.The Department for Business,...

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Global Storage Market to Double Six Times by 2030

The global energy storage market will double six times between 2016 and 2030, rising to a total of 125 gigawatts/305 gigawatt-hours.

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UK solar costs plummeting beyond forecasts, as cheap as £40/MWh by 2030

Large-scale solar deployment in the UK is set to re-ignite next year as the technology continues to beat all previous cost estimates and could be as cheap as £40 per megawatt hour by 2030, the...

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UK removes ‘key barrier’ to installation of household battery storage

The government regulator for gas and electricity markets in the United Kingdom has released updated guidance clearing up the confusion surrounding the installation of storage at households...

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Northumbrian Water to pilot battery storage under Argonaut Power deal

Water utility Northumbrian Water is to pilot the use of battery storage units at a number of its sites under a new partnership with developer Argonaut Power.The terms of the agreement will see...

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Ofgem update clarifies deemed export tariff and storage confusion

An updated technical guide to co-locating renewables and battery storage has clarified previously conflicting guidance on the matter, removing barriers and potentially unlocking the “tremendous...

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The value proposition of energy storage without solar

It’s no surprise that within the solar community energy storage is most often discussed in the context of solar+storage. But what about the potential for energy storage where there is no PV system?

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Nissan Wants To Turn EVs Into Mobile Battery Packs, Introduces Leaf-Powered Home

The Nissan Leaf is the best selling electric vehicle ever, and the automaker is looking to make it even more useful by introducing new and convenient ways to utilize its battery packs to store and...

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Vattenfall to install maiden UK wind-powered EV chargers

Vattenfall is to install its maiden electric vehicle charging stations in the UK after clinching an agreement with contracting firm BMM Energy Solutions and South Norfolk Council.And those charge...

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Solar in a Day - Time Lapse Video

During a recent installation of a large off-grid capable solar and battery system, I took my camera along and recorded progress, as this video shows. The installed panels are LG 365W panels so...

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US energy storage storm grows in strength

A Wood Mackenzie report shows U.S. energy storage deployments tripling in capacity during Q3 ’18 versus last year’s volume, while noting that the future pipeline growth rate doubled versus prior...

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Solar campaigners create pop-up PV project at parliament

The campaign against plans to axe the export tariff progressed yesterday when protestors developed a solar farm outside the Houses of Parliament.MPs joined protestors to create a pop-up solar...

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How the Tesla big battery became the “heartbeat” of Australia’s main grid

Neoen Australia, the owner of the Tesla big battery, or what they prefer to call the Hornsdale Power Reserve, has celebrated its first year of operation with a detailed report of the services it...

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Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help

Representatives from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Poland for talks on climate change - aimed at breathing new life into the Paris Agreement.The UN has warned the 2015 Paris accord's goal...

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An ‘evolution’ in renewable energy

GENERAL Electric (GE), the American multinational conglomerate, is close to completing the world’s first commercial wind project with integrated power storage.

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Tesla Powerwall & Sono Motors solar car pricing up due to energy storage demand

Strong demand for electric cars from both Tesla and other manufacturers has pushed up manufacturer costs for lithium ion batteries.

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Climate change: CO2 emissions rising for first time in four years

Global efforts to tackle climate change are way off track says the UN, as it details the first rise in CO2 emissions in four years.The emissions gap report says that economic growth is responsible...

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Common battery types used in solar+storage

Incorporating energy storage into a solar array is not as easy as just picking a battery off the shelf.

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The Best Laid Plans meet Exceptional Demand

It's easy to get in a rhythm when providing Solar and Battery services to end customers.

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BEIS committee ratchets up export tariff pressure amidst suggested U-turn

The business, energy and industrial strategy select committee has ratcheted up the pressure on the government to “urgently” clarify its position on rooftop solar.In a comment released yesterday,...

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Trump on dire warnings in climate report: ‘I don’t believe it’

President Trump said Monday that he doesn’t “believe” the findings of a major report his administration released forecasting dire consequences to the United States from climate change.“Yeah, I...

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Arsenal announces installation of battery storage system at Emirates Stadium

  • Arsenal Football Club has installed a battery storage system at its London stadium.
  • The club uses clean electricity from a network of solar farms and anaerobic digestion plants.
  • Other sports...
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