Historical and forecast investment in renewables 2010-20 (Image: PwC)

UK Renewable Energy Investment And Generation Surges In 2014

A new report shows that renewable energy investment in the United Kingdom hit a record high in 2014, with electricity generated from renewables increasing by 20% as well. In fact, in 2014, not only did renewable energy investment hit a record of £10.7 billion, but renewable jobs increased by 9% as well. Nevertheless, the authors

A solar panel being installed at a home in Camarillo, Calif. The state aims to get 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030. (Image: J.E. Flores/NYT)

Batteries and Renewable Energy Set to Grow Together

POMONA, Calif. — The future of American energy, according to one widely held view, will include solar panels and wind turbines continuing to proliferate, churning out ever more electricity and eventually eclipsing fossil fuels to help offset the forces of climate change. With the cost of renewable technologies falling sharply, that vision is starting to

Tesla’s stationary energy storage (Image: Tesla)

IHS Predicts 9% Of Solar PV Installations Will Have Battery Energy Storage Systems By 2018

Good news for Tesla Motors and others in the battery energy storage market: “IHS…announced that 9 percent of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in North America will include attached storage in 2018. Led by commercial systems, IHS expects 700 megawatts (MW) of PV systems with energy storage will be installed by 2018, compared to just 30

Sonnenspeicher features an intelligent management system that automatically controls the charging and discharging current (Image: ASD)

Never pay an electricity bill again: Smart battery lets you use solar energy at NIGHT

Sonnenspeicher was designed by Wolfram Walter and German firm ASD Its lithium iron phosphate battery stores energy from solar panels Cheapest model is €8,450 (£6,170), but it will save money on electricity bills It also comes with ‘intelligent management system’ that controls current  In the past year solar power in the UK has more than