BMW says EV owners can turn i3 into ‘cash cow’, use more solar power

Over the past 3 years, BMW has been running a trial of its ‘ChargeForward’ program with BMW i3 owners willing to automatically delay the charging of their vehicle at the request of their local electric utility, PG&E, in order to offset peak demand. BMW is presenting the results of the trial and says that electric

The Transition Trinity: Electric Car, Solar and Home Battery

Fuel Included was founded in 2014 in response to the threat of global warming. Our aim is to promote sustainable technologies at affordable prices, a mission that becomes ever more important as global climate changes accelerate. Initially we concentrated on electric cars but as they become increasingly mainstream we are able to focus on other green

UK’s ‘largest solar carport’ – with additional storage – planned for St Ives Park & Ride

Cambridgeshire County Council has received planning permission for what it claims will be the UK’s largest solar carport. The installation, which will be developed at the site of St Ives’ Park & Ride, is anticipated to be 948kW in size and combined with a battery storage system as part of a wider demonstrator project with

Tesla install to bring Europe’s largest community battery to Nottingham

What is expected to be Europe’s largest community battery is set to be installed at an innovative regeneration scheme in Nottingham, with a 2MWh Tesla battery to be deployed in September as part of a housing scheme alongside community solar. The £100 million Trent Basin project is a new housing development built at the site

Solar pioneer David Mills’ life in the burbs – with PV, two EVs, and battery storage

Solar pioneer David Mills says if he can do it, almost anyone can. And by doing “it”, he means powering his suburban house and his two electric vehicles largely through rooftop solar, and storing excess output in battery storage. For the last two years, Mills  has been been working on integrating solar PV with battery

Solar Charge Points charging electric cars (Image: T. Larkum)

‘Spectacular’ drop in renewable energy costs leads to record global boost

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.

Consumer Reports Runs The Numbers On Tesla’s Solar Roof

Consumer Reports, which six months ago was skeptical about the viability of Tesla’s Solar Roof product, has once again “done the math” using newly announced pricing estimations. According to CR, it’s not easy to weigh value of the offer, as company’s online calculator “relies upon some important assumptions and predictions that delve deep into the