Electric Vehicles

Powered by sunshine: why electric vehicles and solar panels are a perfect match

By |2021-09-12T17:41:53+00:00October 1st, 2021|Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

When Energy Saving Trust’s head of service delivery Matt Fraser and his family moved house, it provided the perfect opportunity to explore more sustainable ways of living. The family installed solar panels at their new home and swapped their petrol car for an electric vehicle. We spoke to Matt to find out why solar panels

Fully Charged Show 2021 – Popular EVs

By |2021-09-20T13:30:57+00:00September 20th, 2021|Blog, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, Fully Charged Live, News|

Most of our time at Fully Charged was, naturally, spent on our stand telling potential customers about the benefits of solar and battery storage. However, there was still time to go exploring around the show and I began by heading towards the main EV sales area. Here the most popular electric cars were on

Oxfordshire County Council gets green light for on-street EV charging trial

By |2021-09-12T17:09:21+00:00September 17th, 2021|Charging, Electric Vehicles, News|

A pilot project trialing 30 on-street electric vehicle (EV) chargers that connect directly to a household’s electricity supply is to be run across Oxford and Cherwell. Having been awarded funding by Innovate UK and the Office for Zero Emissions Vehicles, Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford Direct Services are now expecting installations to start in between

The weekend read: Energy storage potential

By |2021-08-22T13:27:23+00:00September 1st, 2021|Battery Storage, Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

As solar and wind make up larger portions of the energy mix, energy storage is becoming an increasingly important piece of the puzzle in keeping electricity networks running smoothly. And as battery costs fall, new business models are emerging to increase the value of battery energy storage projects for both grid operators and project owners.

How Long Does It Take For Solar Panels To Pay For Themselves?

By |2021-08-20T17:38:50+00:00August 20th, 2021|Charging, Electric Vehicles, Energy and Climate Change, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

Anyone considering investing in solar panels will of course expect that it will be a while before they have paid for themselves by producing valuable electricity. How long it will take to reach breakeven depends on many factors: The initial price of the system, including full installation; the longevity of the hardware components of

Climate change: How can you make your home eco-friendly?

By |2021-07-10T13:18:50+00:00July 16th, 2021|Battery Storage, Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

With new homes being built with eco-friendly design in mind, older properties can prove the worst offenders when it comes to their carbon footprint. But making alterations to your existing home can be costly, running into hundreds or even thousands of pounds. So, how can homeowners make their properties kinder to the environment while keeping

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