Britain is emerging as a hotbed for utility-scale battery development, with two of Europe’s three biggest projects under way there and several companies joining a race that could shake up the energy market. Rapid growth of solar and wind energy means power supplies depend increasingly on whether the wind is blowing or the sun shining.
Big Oil is perhaps the most feared and respected industry in history. Oil is warming the planet — cars and trucks contribute about 15% of global fossil fuels emissions — yet this fact barely dents its use. Oil fuels the most politically volatile regions in the world, yet we’ve decided to send military aid to unstable and untrustworthy dictators,
Hyundai Motor Company is planning to increase production capacity of ‘IONIQ Electric’, which is its main electric vehicle, by 50% as number of potential buyers has greatly increased compared to its original prediction on demands in South Korean market. It is expected that this will resolve inconvenience of customers who have to wait 4 to
Falling solar and wind prices have led to new power deals across the world despite investment in renewables falling Renewable energy capacity around the world was boosted by a record amount in 2016 and delivered at a markedly lower cost, according to new global data – although the total financial investment in renewables actually fell.
Soon Tesla owners will be able to check solar roof and powerwall status, as well as manage settings via an in-car app. Elon musk went on a bit of a Tweetstorm again recently, and out of it came some new information. Being that Musk believes that eventually most customers will also go solar, and invest
Renault has launched a smart energy system, which looks to make use of second-life EV batteries for domestic and commercial energy storage. Partnering with Powervault, the system will undergo trials with customers who already have solar panels installed. A total of 50 units will be involved in the trial, which will involve eligible M&S Energy
The end of the Oil Age is within sight. Everyone who follows the news should be able to see this by now, although people have vastly different ideas about the timeline. Consultancies, investment analysts and think tanks around the world produce a constant stream of predictions about the future impact of new technologies on the
Simple calculation[s] as to the impact on electricity demand as we progressively switch over to electric cars. National Grid estimates up to 7% increase in electricity demand by 2040 for EVs There are around 30 million cars on the road today . National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios 2016 presents 4 scenarios – in the most