Renewable Energy

Belfast unveils climate plans as Manchester joins Race to Zero campaign

By |2021-01-16T12:01:34+00:00January 20th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Belfast and Manchester have both revealed climate change plans, with the latter targeting a 2038 net zero target. Having signed a cities pledge that outlines the actions Manchester will take to meet its environmental targets in its Race to Zero, leader of Manchester City Council Sir Richard Leese said the council was taking the climate

In Boost for Renewables, Grid-Scale Battery Storage Is on the Rise

By |2021-01-16T11:58:52+00:00January 18th, 2021|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Driven by technological advances, facilities are being built with storage systems that can hold enough renewable energy to power hundreds of thousands of homes. The advent of “big battery” technology addresses a key challenge for green energy — the intermittency of wind and solar. The twin smokestacks of the Moss Landing Power Plant tower over

Home Solar Power Blew Up In 2020

By |2021-01-10T11:01:14+00:00January 15th, 2021|News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

I’ve been covering the solar power industry for more than a decade. I recall writing about the industry blowing up way back at the beginning, because annual installations did indeed climb rapidly compared to previous years. The nice thing about technology learning curves is that you can tell such stories over and over, and they

It’s time to start paying people to use clean energy

By |2021-01-10T10:58:32+00:00January 13th, 2021|Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Incentivising people to use power when renewable output is surplus but demand is low helps balance out peaks and keep the grid in equilibrium Zero-carbon power outstripped fossil fuel in the UK’s electricity mix in 2020 for the first time since the industrial revolution. Back then, Thomas Edison’s Holborn Viaduct coal plant – opened in

How to turn your home into a power station

By |2021-01-10T10:53:29+00:00January 11th, 2021|Battery Storage, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

It might sound like science fiction, but your home could soon be generating its own electricity. The ‘good life’ used to be all about growing your own vegetables, but in the brave new world of the 21st century, even self-sufficiency has had an upgrade. Although the advent of putting solar panels on the roof of

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

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

National Infrastructure Strategy unveiled detailing ‘ambitious’ energy commitments

By |2020-11-30T09:07:19+00:00December 4th, 2020|Electric Cars, Energy and Climate Change, News, Renewable Energy, Solar and Battery|

Measures to improve the UK's green infrastructure - including the creation of a UK infrastructure bank, a ramping up of electric vehicle (EV) policy and funding for hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) - have been detailed by the government. The National Infrastructure Strategy builds upon both theSpending Review – also released today –

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