Power Generation

The site of a former coal mine in Britain is being fitted with a solar farm and battery storage

By |2021-04-10T10:17:14+00:00April 12th, 2021|News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

A coal mine turned waste depot in the northeast of England is to undergo a retrofit that will utilize a range of sustainable technologies and design features, with those behind the project hoping over 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide will be saved annually thanks to the changes. The £8.3 million ($11.37 million) project to

Future Homes Standard: Heat pumps to be ‘the primary heating technology for new homes’

By |2021-02-05T14:04:24+00:00February 5th, 2021|News, Power Generation|

The government has restated its commitment to heat pumps following the most recent Future Homes Standard consultation. It investigated changes to Part L of the standard within which there were two key options, whether to target a 20% carbon emissions reduction in homes through “very high” fabric standards, or whether to target a 31% reduction

Big Energy Saving Week 2021

By |2021-01-08T09:49:52+00:00January 8th, 2021|Battery Storage, Blog, Energy and Climate Change, Home Battery, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar and Battery|

January 18th to January 24th brings us a National Awareness Week that is the Big Energy Saving Week - this is the week that we are encouraged to revisit our energy suppliers. Remember that switching your energy provider can potentially save you a lot of money and it is well worth going to some

Energy majors call for net zero power system ambition as part of ‘Sprint to Glasgow’

By |2020-12-19T12:42:44+00:00December 21st, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Energy majors have called on the UK government to target a net zero power system as part of the 'Sprint to Glasgow' lead-up to the COP26 climate conference. In an open letter to the Prime Minister, chancellor, COP26 President and minister for Energy and Clean Growth, the group ask that the UK match commitments made

UK carbon intensity from electricity more than halves but greater flexibility needed

By |2020-12-12T11:23:21+00:00December 14th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation|

The UK’s electricity system has decarbonised twice as fast as any other major economy, according to a new report by Drax Electric Insights. Carbon intensity from the sector has more than halved over the last decade, falling 58% thanks to the rise in renewables on the system. In particular, the amount of coal power on

BloombergNEF: Solar-plus-storage is a ‘zero-emissions threat’ to gas-burning power plants in the US

By |2020-12-05T11:18:07+00:00December 9th, 2020|Battery Storage, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Solar PV combined with energy storage represents a “zero-emissions threat” to gas generation in the US, according to a new report from BloombergNEF. While PV and batteries can perform the same services and “offer similar value” to natural gas power plants, dynamics of the competitive threat posed in the US energy market by solar-plus-storage and

How Many EV Drivers Have Solar Power In USA vs. Europe?

By |2020-12-05T11:14:59+00:00December 7th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

For the second year in a row, CleanTechnica has published a series of in-depth reports on electric car drivers and EV charging infrastructure in North America and Europe. With our partners CATL and Volta, we expanded our reach and surveyed nearly 10,000 people across the world this time around. In the past several years, we

Report: Renewables and flexible energy could cut £660m off UK’s net-zero transition

By |2020-11-28T10:39:15+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

If the UK government were to back renewable generation and flexible energy technologies like battery storage instead of a new nuclear plant, some £660m could be saved through to 2030, a new analysis has concluded. The publication of the paper, by Wärtsilä Energy, comes shortly after the UK Government confirmed plans to back small nuclear

Current± Disruptors: Equiwatt’s Johnson Fernandes and Geoff Phillips on gamification and flexibility

By |2020-12-08T14:05:47+00:00November 30th, 2020|Energy and Climate Change, News, Power Generation, Solar and Battery|

In October, tech startup Equiwatt successfully raised £300,000 to roll out its smart energy management app throughout the UK. The funding will allow the company to run trials in Gateshead, as well as expand its team. The funding comes after the technology was selected to take part in an Energy Systems Catapult project in March,

Partnership to create first end-of-life supply chain for electric car batteries

By |2020-11-21T11:39:52+00:00November 25th, 2020|Battery Storage, Home Battery, News, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

A seemingly ground-breaking project to create a circular end-of-life supply chain for the electric vehicle industry is being led by EMR Metals Recycling. The project has won grant support from the UK Government’s Advanced Propulsion Centre. RECOVAS is a partnership between EMR, three major vehicle manufacturers (Bentley Motors, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover), the University

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