One feature of the i3 that wasn’t available on my previous Renault ZOE is the ability to change at very low powers. Of course that means charging can be very slow. The benefit of this option, which may not be obvious, is that it means the current draw is a good match for solar panels.
Less than six months after Australia received its first shipment of Tesla Powerwalls, plans for what could be the world’s first “Tesla town” – a mini-suburb on the outskirts of the Melbourne CBD whose new-build homes will include rooftop solar and Tesla battery storage as standard design features – are being unveiled by local property
Eight new battery storage projects are to be built around the UK after winning contracts worth £66m to help National Grid keep power supplies stable as more wind and solar farms are built. EDF Energy, E.On and Vattenfall were among the successful companies chosen to build new lithium-ion batteries with a combined capacity of 200
Nuclear energy’s cost, and a focus on alternative technology, including research on a new generation of hi-tech battery storage, is leading observers outside the green lobby to question the project’s value Should Theresa May take the axe to the troubled Hinkley Point nuclear project, it will propel wind and solar power further into the limelight.
Kreisel Electric, which is building a new battery facility “3K One” in Austria, announced a new home energy storage solution – the MAVERO. The Kreisel MAVERO is to be available from 2017 in four versions (each under €700/kWh *pre-tax): 8 kWh / 4.8 kW / €5.590 11 kWh / 4.8 kW / €7.530 16 kWh
A small start to what could be a game changing technological shift. A visit to one of the first Tesla Powerwall installations in the UK. For more info and prices: Is the Tesla Powerwall a hero in a half Shell?
[From 1 August] The Tesla Motors merger with SolarCity, announced first approximately on month ago, becomes reality today. Both companies will combine in all stock deal, in which SolarCity stockholders will receive 0.110 Tesla common shares per SolarCity share. Total equity value of SolarCity stands at ~ $2.6 billion, while Tesla is valuated at approximately
Culture Shock With apparently ever-increasing globalisation most of us have an expectation that we can travel to other Western countries and find facilities and a culture similar to our own – after all, a McDonald’s Big Mac bought in Paris is recognisably the same as one from New York. Occasionally, though, we find things to
The combined company will be perfectly suited to markets that barely exist yet Elon Musk announced last week that he wants Tesla, his electric-car company, to acquire SolarCity, the rooftop-solar company he helped found and now serves as chairman. The result would be a single “end to end” energy behemoth. “As a combined automotive and
Nissan expanded its renewable electricity generation in the company’s Sunderland Plant. The latest additions adds a 4.75 MW solar array, with some 19,000 solar panels – which is on top of the 6.6 MW in place from 10 wind turbines, displacing some 7% of electricity usage. Nissan states that a total 11.35 MW of power