Solar + Storage Half The Cost Of Gas Peaker Plants

S&P Global reports the cost of solar with battery backup dropped precipitously in 2018.

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A new era or a mountain to climb? BEIS export guarantee receives mixed bag of responses

The government’s Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), its eagerly awaited replacement for the soon-to-close export tariff, has been dubbed both a “new era” for solar and a “mountain to climb” as the...

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UK government floats market-driven replacement for solar payments

The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has unveiled a new ‘Smart Export Guarantee’ to replace the export tariff.The country's feed-in tariff, paid for every kWh...

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Renewable energy set to power district’s electric vehicle charging points

A firm generating electricity from wind farms off the Whitstable and Herne Bay coast will install 12 electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the district after winning a contract from...

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This Uxbridge farmer is ditching diesel for a solar-powered tractor

Small-scale organic farming conjures bucolic images of days spent under blue skies doing honest work and living close to the land.All that, says Uxbridge farmer Tony Neale, is true.

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Hotel to operate on battery power in Edinburgh

An Edinburgh hotel is claimed to be the first in the UK to be powered by battery.The Gyle Premier Inn at Edinburgh Park has installed a five-tonne battery.It will charge from the national grid in...

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2018: A Tipping Point for Climate Change

Did the world wake up to climate change in 2018? Or are we falling deeper into ignorance about the environmental changes happening all around us?The increasingly severe effects of the rise in...

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Renewables posted record share of UK power in Q3 2018

Renewables provided almost one-third of the UK’s total power output in Q3 2018, a record high for that period of the year, boosted by the summer’s heatwave and high wind speeds.That performance...

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The FT Editorial Board has a problem with those who pretend to solve climate change. Who might they have in mind?

“The depressing reality about climate change is that we could solve the problem, at manageable cost, but are failing to do so.”

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Solar Export Payments to be Guaranteed - for some

BEIS - The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has unveiled a scheme to replace the export tariff which expires at the end of March 2019.

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2018: A year of stalled progress and unprecedented ambition on climate

In tangible terms, 2018 marked a setback for American efforts to combat climate change.

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Can you go off-grid with solar power?

Living off-grid – that is, living independently of the main grid, big power companies and big power bills – can seem very appealing when you consider ever-increasing electricity costs.There are...

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Tesla activates Powerwall 2 Storm Watch to keep the lights on in upcoming cyclone

Tesla activated the special ‘Storm Watch’ mode of its Powerwall 2 home battery pack to keep the lights on at its customer’s homes with the upcoming cyclone in Australia. Last year, Tesla started...

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first standalone battery energy storage system in Liverpool

Ørsted's first standalone battery energy storage system, Carnegie Road, is now operational.

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Shell says it wants to double green energy investment

Company already committed to spend $1bn-$2bn annually in the next two years on low carbon energy

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The Feed-In-Tariff Rates for the Final Quarter

Anyone thinking about solar power is likely to be aware of the Feed-In-Tariff.

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Solar households expected to give away power to energy firms

The government has said households that install solar panels in the future will be expected to give away unused clean power for free to energy firms earning multimillion-pound profits, provoking...

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Washington, D.C. city council passes 100% renewables mandate

Washington, D.C. city council passed a landmark bill on Tuesday that will see the city mandate a need for all energy on its electric grid to be generated from renewable sources by 2032.As a result...

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Centrica celebrates completion of 49MW battery project in England

Centrica has formally announced the completion of its 49MW Roosecote battery storage project, 18 months after construction started.The energy major said construction of the project, one of...

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